10 Quick Quilted Projects

Sometimes you want to quilt something but you don't want to make a quilt.  Sometimes you just want to practice your quilting without doing it on a quilt top.  What's a quilter to do?  Make some small quilted projects.  Small quilted projects are the perfect way to practice a free motion quilt design.  You get to practice and you end up with practical item.  I hate to feel like I'm wasting fabric and batting when I'm practicing.  I'm lucky to have other quilty friends here in Blogland.  I found 10 quick quilted project, say that 3 times fast, for you to practice your quilting skills.  

10 quick quilted projects


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There is something for everyone in this round up.  So let's jump in and check out all the things we can be making.  Remember you don't have to quilt any of these the way the tutorials say, you are welcome to quilt them however your little heart desires.  I promise you none of the bloggers on this list will hunt you down if you do something a little different.

1. Quilted Eye Glass Case

Now the tutorial calls for just a piece of quilted fabric.  If you have some quilt samples you want to use this is perfect!  Think of the possibilities and know you will have a one of a kind eye glass case.  I know for a fact these are super popular and easy to do.  I used to make them for craft shows from my mom's quilted scraps.

2. Easy Quilted Table Runner
 Table runners are a great way to practice your quilting.  You can whip up a table runner top in no time.  They make great gifts and your fabric choice can change their looks easily.

3. Bowl Cozies
 There are two styles of bowl cozies in this tutorial.  One is a basic square and the other is an octagon.  Either one is perfect for doing some meandering on and they are so practical.  I've lost track of how many of these have been made in our house.

4. Quilted Library Bag
When my sister-in-law wanted to do some quilting this is the bag that I had her make.  I let her dig through my fabric stash, we cut the squares and she was set.  She sewed it up on her Singer 301 one afternoon.  She ended up with a bag that she loved, I got to spend some quality time with her, and she got to use her sewing machine that I had "borrowed" for awhile.

5. Quilted Place Mat
I need to make some of these!  I love the circular quilting but I've been scared to try it.  This is the perfect project for me to do to get over that fear.

6. Quilted Casserole Carrier
Another extremely practical quilted projects, at least if you are from the midwest.  We love our pot-luck dinners around here.  You don't want to be showing up to the pot-luck just holding your dish.

7. Knock Off Vera Bradley
 Ladies do I really need to say anything?  Vera Bradley bags are great but lets face it everyone has one.  Making your own means no one else has one like you.

8. Apron with Built In Potholders
I love this!!  I love aprons and have several but having one with potholders already built in is just genius.  I'm going to have to make one or ten of these.

9. Quilted Sewing Machine Pad
I have to make another one of these.  I passed this one on to a new sewist.  I figured they had a more need for it than I do right now.  Plus I can always make another one.

10. Mushroom Mug Rug
Mug rugs are awesome!  I love 'em.  They are also the perfect practice piece for stitch in the ditch quilting.  You don't want mug rugs to have a lot of texture but I do like mine to have some batting in it.  So stitch in the ditch is perfect.

10 quick quilted projects


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About Melissa Shields

Mel is a 30 something year old quilter, attempting to balance her old school roots with today's trends. When not sewing or shopping for a new sewing machine Mel enjoys reading, reality TV, and Nascar.

2 comments:

  1. All of these are great fun quick projects. Thanks for sharing them with us. I know sometimes I just need a break and need something I can complete quickly to feel better.

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  2. What a great list of little projects! Thanks for sharing!

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