We’re all busy, but we still want to make beautiful things for our family and friends–and let’s not forget making things for ourselves, either!
Even the simplest quilt is a commitment (which is great when you want to dive into something big), but you can finish the prettiest placemats, napkins, table runners, or pillows in a few hours. Everyone over for dinner will admire your beautiful quilted placemats, but no one knows you whipped them up in one afternoon. (We won’t tell if you don’t!)
Take our “Double Dip” reversible placemat pattern. The strip piecing makes for superfast construction, but the color and pattern variations are endless. You could do a set in coordinating (but not matching) colors, or swap colors between the horizontals and vertical strips, or, if you use three colors, have half the set be colors a, b, and c, and the other half be colors a, b, and d.
Table runners aren’t far behind in ease and speed of construction. Look how eye-catching the “Pure Color” table runner (below) is in bright modern solids. But it’s a Keepsake Quilting Quick Kit, which means you get a kit designed for fast sewing delivered right to your door with everything you need included, so you can jump right in. That means faster finishing, and more time for your guests to admire your handiwork!
No rundown of quick projects is complete without talking about pillows. They’re simple, comfy, and there’s an endless range of patterns, colors, and styles. Take our “Log Cabin :eaves” digital pattern: we show three color variations here, but the Log Cabin pattern may be the most versatile quilt pattern out there (and it’s one of the easiest, thanks to strip piecing).