Patch Pals Border Swap

When we introduced the Patch Pals Collection in our Jan/Feb ’11 issue, we wanted these playful characters to be easy-to-piece and simply made from squares and a few triangles. The crib quilts in this collection are all the same size and their borders are interchangeable, making it easy to customize your project. These quilts make great baby or shower gifts for the special little one in your life.

Here are Beary Patch, Quack Patch and Ruff Patch as they were originally patterned. Kits for all of these Patch Pals can be found at

QM110201 500 246x300 Patch Pals Border Swap

Beary Patch, Jan/Feb ’11

QM110403 239x300 Patch Pals Border Swap

Quack Patch, Mar/Apr ’11

QM1106011 237x300 Patch Pals Border Swap

Ruff Patch, May/June ’11

For added inspiration, here are some border and color options to spark your creativity!

Check out this adorable panda bear using the border from Ruff Patch. The bear uses the exact same pieces, just colored differently.

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And how about this cheery duck with a vibrant Beary Patch border?

patchpals duck 238x300 Patch Pals Border Swap

You can customize Ruff Patch to match your favorite canine friend. This brown dog romps in the green grass using the border from Quack Patch.

patchpals brwndog1 238x300 Patch Pals Border Swap

Here’s a sneak peek at the borders for the next two Patch Pals. Can you tell what animals our next pals will be?

patchpals new borders 300x182 Patch Pals Border Swap

We love to see quilts that you make using Quiltmaker patterns. Post a photo at Quilters Club of America and tag it with Quiltmaker Show & Tell for a chance to win great prizes like fabric bundles and new quilting books as part of our First Friday Show & Tell ongoing giveaway!

About Denise Starck

I am the Graphic Designer for Quiltmaker. I really love what I do and being able to combine my two passions, graphic design and quilting, into every day is fantastic! I've been quilting for over 14 years and enjoy all types of quilting.
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23 Responses to Patch Pals Border Swap

  1. Glenda Oliver says:

    I just back ordered the issue with the owl so what month did this series on animals start so I will know what magazines I need to be looking for thanks

  2. Valerie says:

    When I read all the comments regarding the Patch Pals, I believed I could have written all of them. I love, love, love them, having made five – the Teddy Bear, Bunny, Monkey, Penguin and Elephant. I was soooooooooo disappointed to read that the Reindeer was the last of the series. I hope, hope, hope you will reconsider and continue the series with (hint, hint) a lion, giraffe, kangaroo and kola bear to name just a few. Thanks for bringing so much fun into the lives of your quilting subscribers.

  3. Bonnie says:

    I am a new subscriber and so far have the monkey and the elephant patterns. These are darling — perfect for Quilts for Kids quilters. This year I began following Joan Ford’s advice in “Scrap Therapy”, cutting all my scraps into 2″, 3.5″ and 5″ squares. As a result, have a huge collection of 2″ squares. So I’ll adjust the squares in the patterns and wind up with quilts to delight babies and youngsters. For anyone wanting to make a Patch Pal quilt and help a child in need, I encourage you to donate your quilt to Quilts for Kids. For more information visit

  4. Tina says:

    I would really like a hippo using patches. Do you have one I can purchase?

  5. I have made the bear, elephant, duckie, monkey, penguins, bunny and the turtle. I am working on the kitty and another turtle gave some as baby shower gifts and kept the rest. Love Love them. Just recieved this month’s magazine and can’t wait to make the Owl. I am going to do mine in halloween fabric. I change up the borders and use colors from my stash. Love this series and look forward to each new addition.

  6. Jackey says:

    I have made all the animals and am donating them to Linus. My magazine hasn’t arrived yet with the elephant. But I have already pulled the fabrics. I made the panda bear just from the picture. That is how easy these are. Thank you quiltmaker for these wonderful, wonderful patterns.

  7. Linda Rielly says:

    For the brown border I’m assuming a tiger and for the dark blue border a whale or a dolphin. Just love the animal quilt blocks they are so cute.

  8. Mary Nash says:

    I love Quiltmaker Magazine. I have many years that I have saved and pull out all the time to have a cup of coffee, put my feet up and slowly turn those pages, studying to see what is there, a new pattern, just the thing I was looking for or a color combination. I like that it gives color options and tips. I would choose the dogs, any of then, as I have 4 schnausers. I love the full size patterns. I get it and read it at least 3x, cover to cover before I file it. Then I still go back……I may have forgotten what was in there, so it is like a new one to me. Ruff Patch reminds me of my dog “Woofie”….lots of enthausim.

  9. Julie Shipp says:

    I’m thinking Tiger & something aquatic like a fish or whale.

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  11. jodie eberhardt says:

    any chance of a lion, giraffe, and elephant? i love these quilts. they use up stash and go together so easy!

  12. Cathy Giles says:

    I desperately need the Jan/Feb 2011 issue. I need to make beary patch for my new grand childs room and the colors in the kit do not match what I need. Any suggestions on how to get a copy, it is no longer for sale on this website. Thanks,

  13. Ivani says:

    I guess it will be a kitty.

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  15. JoAnn says:

    Are you going to give instructions for the Panda Bear Pal? I’m making the Beary Patch now and would love to make the Panda as well.

  16. Lucy says:

    I love the Panda especially with the checker board boarder. I love these patterns as they are so cute and easily put together. I’m going to make the dog next but might need to make a Panda! I’m looking forward to seeing a kitty sometime in this grouping.
    Denise – thanks for the great designs.

  17. Valerie says:

    I’m guessing a cat and a frog. Both cute for babies. Love your magazine. It’s the best out there.

  18. Ginny B says:

    I am hoping you are going to do a monkey, elephant, and/or giraffe. Any one of these three would go in my future grandchild’s nursery. I need to be done before August. In any case, these are great!

  19. Mary vJ says:

    I am guessing you have a tiger and a peacock ahead? or maybe a whale?

  20. susan says:

    where can i buy the mags wholesale? specifically the 100 blocks vol. 3

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