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quilts for the men in your life

Hello all, Mary Ellen here.

Quilts for guys. A continual puzzle. How do you find a quilt pattern that is manly but still fun to make? Is it possible to make a guy quilt without using camo fabric or tractors or muscle cars? Of course it is, but it ain’t easy!! Even the fabrics in most quilt shops are working against us–those gorgeous florals and prints are just too pretty for most men.

It’s the time of year for graduation quilts. Quilts that can go into dorm rooms. I think Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company has come up with an easily made quilt that fits the bill. This one could go into a guy’s dorm room I think. The blue and white combo she uses is a classic, but of course any 2 color combination works. Even school colors-but some of those combos would be godawful–I’m thinking of my niece’s colors: maroon and gold. Yuk!

Anyway here’s a link to a video that may be just what you need. If you don’t need it now, file this one away for future reference. I think even in black and white with a shot of hot pink you’d have a quilt for a fashionista. Or how about as a background for some tropical applique? Click here.

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