Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cheater Quilt

This is a cheater quilt that I just finished for my Etsy shop.  A cheater quilt is a quilt with a top that does not have to be pieced together. The fabric used for the top of the quilt looks like it has been pieced together or appliqued, but is actually one large piece of printed fabric. Cheater is such an ugly word for such a beautiful thing.  Cheater quilts are a perfect project for new machine quilter or folks with little time for craftiness.  A cheater quilt allows you to skip the huge task of doing piecework on a quilt. All you have to do is quilt and bind.  I finished this quilt in about 2 hours.


  1. I think you need a more politically correct term than "cheater quilt".
    It's like Rachel Ray's cooking: "semi-home-made".

    "Cheater" gives it the connotation that you are trying to defraud someone. But in reality, you are just taking a shortcut. Is it cheating to take a shortcut? I think not. I hereby propose the new terminology "Shortcut Quilt".

  2. Elbrio you are right. Cheater is such an ugly word. The shortcut quilt then.

  3. Kristina, I love this quilt. These are the kind I should work on because I never have the time to start quilting but I do know how to sew. I agree with elbrio on the shortcut quilt name :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Thursday last week. I couldn’t do these parties without you. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great week.