Modern, streamlined, quick – with characteristics such as these, the Nancy Zieman’s Quick Column Quilting methods will no doubt soon become your go-to form of patchwork. Quilt designs are commonly based on squares, triangles, or circles—or a combination thereof. Celebrate March as National Quilting Month by adding a new word to your repertoire of patchwork descriptions: The word is columns!

Get ready for Quick Column Quilts journey! Choose from the thirteen column quilt designs in Nancy’s Quick Column Quilts book and Watch Quilt Column Quilts on Sewing With Nancy. If you’re new to quilting, or want to refresh your skills, there’s a design for you!

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 Nancy‘s Original Column Quilt

This easy-to-piece design can be made into a double- or full-size bed quilt. The gradation of colors provides great visual impact! Nancy found inspiration for this quilt design from a beach towel that was left behind at her home – by a friend of the family.

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Quilt To Give

Nancy modified the original column quilt (above) and created this super-quick quilt design — to make and donate to individuals and families in need. The quilt is easily made from a fabric stash, with perhaps few purchased fabric additions. The center of each column features scrappy patchwork. You can easily create a Quilt to Give by yourself, or invite friends to sew with you—like we do each September at The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show in Madison, Wis.

Heartbeat Column Quilt

No matter the size—lap to king—you can sew this quilt in a heartbeat! Colorful accent strips in a variety of widths make up Nancy’s heartbeat quilt pattern, while the subdued one-color strips add a perfect background for the design.

Interrupted Columns Quilt

Nancy’s Interrupted Columns quilt is a speedy-to-make queen-size quilt designed with a very easy lesson in color coordination. Simply find a print you love for the sashing, and choose five colors from the print to use for the column solid color fabrics. The interruptions—horizontal strips—stop the lengthwise movement while creating a more artistic appeal.

Carefree Column Quilt

Fat quarters, those convenient fabric cuts approximately 18″ x 21″, are ideal for this carefree column quilt. Made with six fat quarter cuts and one background fabric, this lap quilt is ideal for bright fabric choices or large-scale prints.

Wind Chime Column Quilt

The wind chimes hanging from the deck at Nancy’s home served as the inspiration for this Wind Chime Column Quilt. Just like real wind chimes, the angled accent pieces, seem to move as if gently nudged by the wind.

Folded Flying Geese Wall Hanging

No half-square triangles are needed to make the artistic “flying geese” in Nancy’s Folded Flying Geese wall hanging. Start with simple fabric squares, fold three times, and presto – the folded triangles create 3-dimensional Flying Geese. Plus, the background columns are not cut, but rather one piece of fabric. Hmm, it’s kinda interesting!

Folded Scrappy Column Quilt

Are you looking for a stash buster or a scrap quilt project? Nancy’s Folded Scrappy Column Quilt is the answer! The steps are simple: fold, then quilt. There are no pieced triangles and zero bias cut edges. This three-dimensional project has guidelines, rather than an exact pattern, so it is perfect for every size fabric scrap in your stash. Talk about easy!

Dotted Columns Wall Hanging

Switch it up and making an abstract wall hanging with Nancy’s column-quilting techniques, and a few fun fabrics. This artistic silk dupioni wall hanging includes “dotted columns” or circles appliquéd over the easy-to-create columns.

Happy-Go-Lucky Chevron Column Quilt

Use novel piecing techniques in Nancy’s Happy-Go-Lucky Chevron Column Quilt. Mix and match the wide and narrow strips of fabric to create care-free chevron columns. No matching necessary—use only straight stitching.

Hit-and-Miss Table Runner

At first glance, our Hit-and-Miss Table Runner looks like it is pieced with traditional hexagons. Not so with Nancy’s speedy column quilt design. The hexagon shapes are created with two halves, eliminating the intersection of three seams, otherwise known as Y-seams. With this technique, faux-hexagon halves are stitched in columns with relative speed and ease. Plus, the results are dramatic!

Tumbling Tumblers Column Quilt

Take a recognizable tumbler quilt design and turn it on its side. Nancy combines several sizes of tumbler shapes to create this modern quilt design – that breaks most sewing rules. And, the piecing is super-simple!

Floating Squares Column Quilt

This Floating Squares Column double-sized quilt looks difficult to make, but not so! The darker squares “float” on the light background of the quilt top, made with some creative cutting and sewing of crosswise strips. Not to worry, you’ll not be required to cut squares, Nancy opted for a quick-to-make column quilt technique!

All 13 quilt patterns are detailed in the Quick Column Quilts by Nancy Zieman.

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Watch Quick Column Quilts (Part One, Part Two, and Part Three) on Sewing With Nancy online.

For a chance to win a copy of Nancy Zieman’s Quick Column Quilts book, please leave a comment sharing which of Nancy’s 13 quilts you’d like to make.

Nancy Zieman Productions will give away one Quick Column Quilts book to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states. Winner must reply within 30 days to the official giveaway announcement email message – sent from Nancy Zieman Productions. Email Team NZP at [email protected]

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Nancy Zieman Productions Giveaway Winner Announcement

The randomly selected winner of a Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack with exclusive S!S button & sticker, from the February 28 Blog Post, NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Fun Fabric Caddy Program 110 is Teri.

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Her comment is: This caddy would be a great way to keep water bottles for the kids especially in a fun novelty print.


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2020 NZP Pillow Sewing Challenge

Be sure to join in and follow the 2020 Nancy Zieman Productions Pillow Sewing Challenge at the NZP Blog. Find Pillow Sewing Challenge details on our Official Nancy Zieman Productions 2020 Pillow Sewing Challenge Launch Posting. Deadline to enter is Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Happy National Quilting Month!

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