Patterns by designer Jodie Land. All patterns, including the 10 found in “The Beginning” book, feature the following:
Print a Page – each pattern can be printed as a single page. Everything you need to make that quilt is on that page. Additional pages for each pattern include a representation of the finished quilt along with definitions for terms that may be found in the pattern.
Non-Fabric Specific – all patterns are written in a generic format like Fabric A, B, C or Background.
Quilt Size – quilt widths are no more than 40 inches wide, so you can use a single piece of batting and backing fabric with no seams required.
Yardage – in each pattern you’re provided with 2 values for yardage – the first value is the amount you would need to purchase. It’s usually about 2 inches extra rounded up to the nearest standard yardage increment. This is to allow for pre-wash shrinkage and/or straightening of the grain. The second value is the exact amount you need.
Orphaned Yardage – many of these quilt patterns use smaller amounts of yardage which are ½ a yard or less. There are a lot of patterns out there for scraps but you’re having to cut them up before you can use them. These patterns use small amounts of fabric in an efficient way.