Patterns

Anything But Boring’s designs solve problems! Need a purse that is hands-free? We have it! Need a quilt in a hurry? We have patterns that can be made in a weekend using precut fabrics. Traveling and need lots of little things always handy? We have that, too!

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NEW!

Golf Anyone?

The perfect gift for the golfer in your life! This easy pattern has four sizes of golf club covers and can be closed with either Hook and Loop or a zipper. Instructions for a fabric embellished towel is also included.

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NEW!

Medallion Star Block of the Month

For shops, this is an eight month Block of the Month. It includes individual pattern pages for each month as well as cutting instructions for the monthly kits (click on link below “available here”).
The quilt is available in three sizes, throw, full and queen. The blocks are re-sized after construction so they fit together nicely, even for beginners.

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For shop owners: Kit Cutting Instructions are available here.

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Easy Galaxy

This is not your traditional monkey wrench. With trimming after only two triangles,  it is set with large squares. Available in four sizes, it comes out perfect every time!

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Creative Covers

Creative Covers

Be inspired as you make a sketchbook, photo album or book cover. Lots of embellishment ideas and tips are included. Instructions adaptable for almost any size.

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Honeybell Stars

Making this pattern is “Anything But Boring” as there are only a few blocks alike! This smaller version (cover) can be made in a day and the larger two in a weekend! The pieced star blocks are made over sized so there are not star points to cut off. The 4 patches are uneven so there are no seams to match. You will love the medallion result!

Corrections to pattern: Page 3, 15. Change 5-1/2 to 6.  

Page 5, 1. Change 5-1/2 to 4-1/4.

Page 6, 1. Change 5 inch to 5-1/2 inch.

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Streak of Lightnin Cover

Streak ‘o Lightnin’

Try this easy quilt which takes 2-1/2 inch strip sets, one in darker and one in lighter value (42 strips of the darker and 40 of the lighter). A ruler with a 45 degree angle on one end will be helpful, such as the CGRABB1 from Creative Grids.

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Going Mod

Going Mod
In two sizes – for wall or bed

It is easier than it looks to join the Mod Squad!

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Mimi’s Delight

Mimi’s Delight
Available in NINE SIZES using FQ’s or yardage.

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Zip 'n go tote

Zip ‘n Go Tote
Finished size: 15″ H x 21″ W x 7″ D
Footprint: 7″ x 16″

Perfect size for a BRIEFCASE, a DIAPER BAG or a CARRY ON

Note: Please purchase 7/8 yard of lining fabric.

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Inside of tote:

Zip ‘n Go Tote Interior

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Two-Hour Tulip Purse Bouquet
This pattern contains 4 sizes (larger sizes may take longer than 2 hours).

Perfect for monogramming or embellishing, this fast and easy purse is ergonomically balanced so it won’t turn over! No more lost cell phone! Customize yours with choice of 4 purse sizes, 3 pocket styles, strap length and closure style! Makes a great gift!

Pattern includes paper templates. Making more than one purse at a time? Acrylic Templates now available in every size in checkout.

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Long Stemmed Tulip Purse  

Announcing the new . . .

Long-Stemmed Tulip Purse
The next generation of Two-Hour Tulip Purse is now available! It is modified to have one adjustable strap to go over the shoulder (when shorter) or head and shoulder (when longer) making it hands-free. Great for travel! This new pattern includes two sizes. The pattern is written to take advantage of an length adjustable strap. The hardware needed is 2 rectangle O rings and 1 sliding buckle. A matching color magnetic closure is also available in checkout.

Quilt Stores! Purse hardware available upon request!

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Kit 'n Kaboodle bag

Kit ‘n Kaboodle Bag
New! This bag is large enough for overnight or weekend travel. It is a great size for carrying a quilt to bee and would make a great gift. All designer proceeds from this pattern will be donated to water.org. For more info, see blogpost dated March 19, 2011.

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TRAVELERS TOTE

Traveler’s Tote
This tote is a must for travel! The tote has 3-D pockets to hold water bottles and other pockets to keep things at your fingertips. Make one to match your luggage and add the handle cover and tag to speed up finding them at the airport or cruise ship!

Inside of tote:

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Inside of Traveler’s Tote

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Schlepping Bag
This large bag (25″ x 30″) will be your best friend when it is time to pack up for a class. It has LARGE pockets for your 24″ mat and ruler. Also useful for carrying a quilt to bee or guild. Includes instructions for making bias binding in a jiffy. Also includes a pattern for an optional, removable zippered tool pouch.

May be made with pre-quilted fabric or you may start by quilting the fabric of your choice!

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Traveler's trio

Traveler’s Trio
Includes instructions for a name badge holder which will hold cards, cash and a class schedule (perfect for those large shows), an over the head/shoulder hands-free purse and an under-your-clothes discrete passport holder.

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Bias Binding Simplified Ruler
Did you ever wonder if you should use bias or straight of grain binding? Go to our video page for lots of information so you will always know which to use!

Our new Creative Grids “Bias Binding Simplified” Ruler is now available. The width is 2-1/2 with a 2-1/4 inch cutting line as well. There are cutting diagrams right on the ruler as well as yields for each width. At one end of the ruler is a 45 degree angle to help you in joining your two ends when finishing a binding. Be sure to let me know how you like it!

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Nine O’Clock Sharp
New! This beautiful quilt with an asymmetrical accent star is a design by Mary M. Corcoran. The instructions include details for a beginning quilter to be successful. Videos are also available on Anything But Boring’s website to enhance your ability to make this quilt quickly and easily. You will want to try it in one of four different sizes: Crib/Lap 46″ x 58″, Twin 62″ x 74″, Double 78″ x 90″ and Queen 90″ x 90″.

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French Table

French Table
   Love the timelessness of French fabric? This pattern can be made with any grouping of 5-inch squares. It includes a table runner (uses 13 to 17 5-inch squares) 12″ x 38″ and 2 shapes of place mats (uses 14 to 17 5-inch squares) 13″ x 19″. The elongated octagonal mat works great on round tables!

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Centennial Squares
  Though the piecing looks complicated, this is a quick and easy pattern designed by Dottie Biery using the Century of Progress block first published by Nancy Cabot in 1933. It includes detailed instructions and easy to follow illustrations. Available in 5 sizes: Baby 42″ x 42″, Throw 42″ x 58″, Twin 59″ x 83″, Double 75″ x 83″ and Queen 91″ x 99″.

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Prints Charming

Prints Charming
  Another quick and easy design by Janice D. Pope, this quilt is available in 2 different sizes. Pre-cut charm pack kits can be used, or you can cut squares from your scraps or stash to make this easy quilt. Quilt sizes included are 43″ square and 57″ square.

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Perennial Plumes

Perennial Plumes
Perennial Plumes was designed by Mary M. Corcoran who was inspired by a quilt in the collection of the North Carolina Museum of History. The original red and green quilt, called Tulip and Plume, was made by Julia A. Pearce between 1880 and 1900. Staying true to the large four-block format, this 82″ X 82″ adaptation was created in Island Batik fabric and introduced a new setting. The color palette was designed to highlight the change of seasons, which was reinforced by placing the phases of the moon in the border corners. The quilt would also be lovely highlighting the many shades of autumn leaves.

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Pie and Ice Cream
This paper foundation pattern includes all the copies necessary to make one table runner!

This pattern had an interesting history: In 1871, Elizabeth Mathews Baxter created a beautiful and original wedding quilt for her son and his wife. Mary Ann Keathley was entranced by a photograph of this antique quilt and in 1989 created “Hidden Circles” based on that original quilt. Mary’s quilt can be found in the Leisure Arts book, Encyclopedia of Classic Quilt Patterns, published by Oxmoor House. The pattern author adapted the template pieces to foundation paper piecing and this pattern was created.

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Shoji (Asian screen)

Shoji (Asian Screen)
This pattern includes instructions for two quilt sizes: 62″ x 84″ twin and 84″ x 94″ full.

Techniques include piecing and easy faced appliqué (hand or machine).

The full sized instructions are also available from the magazine Asian Fabric, Issue 21 available from your local quilt store.

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Kissing Nine Patch Set On Point

Kissing Nine Patch on Point
This pattern includes sizes 50″ x 60″ on cover, 60″ x 90″ Twin, 90″ x 90″ Queen. This intermediate difficulty quilt was inspired by an antique quilt top from rural central Indiana. Pat Young of Raleigh is the current owner of the original top. The maker’s name is unknown.

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KISSING NINE PATCH STRAIGHT singleSET COVER 750

New! Kissing Nine Patch Straight Set
The easy quilt for a beginner was inspired by the diagonal set pattern above. The sizes included in the pattern are Lap size on cover 51″ x 66″, Twin 66″ x 96″, and Queen 96″ x 96″.

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Jewel Box

Jewel Box
A Disappearing Nine-Patch Diagonal Set Quilt using 5-inch squares. Includes instructions for 4 sizes of quilts.

Designer’s Note: Correction on pattern: Number of squares needed to make the Queen size is 180 colored, 180 white (3-1/3 yards) and 45 black (3/4 yard) and 2 yards black for setting triangles. In Queen layout, Rows 9 & 10 should be 18 blocks needed, not 16.

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College Bound

College Bound!
Now in 4 sizes! One size is 63 x 93 for those extra-long college beds. Make this quilt in a weekend! Also in Full (84 x 94) Queen (94 x 94) and King (114 x 114)

The extra long twin can be made with one layer cake (40 ten inch squares), 1/8 yard for cornerstones, and 3 yards for sashing and borders.

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Circle in a Square
An Easy Appliqué and Reverse Appliqué Quilt using 2-1/2 inch strips. No appliqué experience required! Instructions include 2 sizes of quilts.

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