Round Robin Quilts

Friendship Quilts of the '90s and Beyond

Patricia Maixner Magaret and Donna Ingram Slusser

Published by That Patchwork Place, Inc., 1994

Patricia and Donna introduce you to a fun, creative and rewarding quilting concept for any group of quilting friends. For Round Robin quilts, friends pass their projects among group members, who each make an addition to every quilt top. This organizational handbook is packed with lots of color photographs for inspiration and ideas. Step-by-step instructions for organizing a quilt or garment round robin quilting project and clear, easy-to-follow directions ensure success for creating a friendship quilt. There are plenty of ideas and inspiration to get you and your quilting friends started immediately.

128 pages; color throughout; $22.95. Available at your local quilt shop, bookstores, or visit How to Order.

Visit the Round Robin Quilts mini-Exhibit to see some quilts from this book.

Table of Contents


What's Ahead

Getting Started

Keys to a Successful Round Robin Project
The First Gathering
The Interlude
In Flight
Coming in for the Landing

Border Beauties -- Medallion Friendship Quilts

The Border Beauties Process
Border Beauties Guidelines
Border Basics for Medallion Quilts
Finishing the Project
Sample Group Guidelines
Suggested Block Patterns
Gallery of Border Beauties

Add-On Appliqué -- Round Robin Quilts

The Add-On Appliqué Process
Add-On Appliqué Guidelines
Selecting a Project Theme
Selecting Color and Fabric
Finishing the Design
Sample Group Guidelines

Around-The-Block -- Round Robin Quilts

The Around-the-Block Process
Around-the-Block Guidelines
Using a Design Wall
Project Themes and Theme Blocks
Supporting Blocks
Finishing the Design
Sample Group Guidelines
Around-the-Block Formats

Round Robin Variations

Design Basics

The Elements of Design
The Principles of Design

Finishing Up

Planning the Borders
Choosing the Backing
Planning the Quilting
Signing Your Quilt and Adding a Label
Adding a Journal Pocket

Quiltmaking Basics

Selecting and Preparing Fabric
Fabric Grain Line
Accurate Seaming
Using a bridge
Chain Piecing
Sewing Units Together
Preparing the Appliqués
Stitching the Pieces in Place
Making Flower Stems
Adding Borders
Straight-Cut Corners
Mitered Corners
Marking the Design
Preparing the Backing
Selecting the Batting
Basting the Quilt Layers Together
Hand Quilting
Machine Quilting
Binding Your Quilt
Straight-of-Grain Binding
Bias Binding
Binding Application
Adding a Hanging Sleeve



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