can a guy get a quilt around here?

design, fabric, quilting


Our My Guy quilt is in the current issue of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine. The quilt is made from yarn-dyed plaids and a chocolate brown solid.


We proposed this quilt to the magazine after a recent trip to local quilt shop. What used to be a quilt shop with a balance of neutrals, homespuns and prints had, in the course of a few months, become Girlsville. I had gone into the shop looking for a simple grey tone-on-tone for a custom quilt we were making. Unbelievably I was unable to find a single yard of a simple grey without some dominant girly print all over it. I love big prints as much as the next girl but I felt sorry for all of the men that must have to sleep under a lot of over-sized, pink cabbage roses. Were the shoe on the other foot, I wouldn’t enjoy having a bedroom decked out in olive camo fabric!


So to all you guys out there, I feel your pain and wave the olive branch of plaids to you all!

9 thoughts on “can a guy get a quilt around here?

  1. I had the same problem, and my husband has a thing for gray fabric. I only had a week while he was away on an unexpected trip before Christmas, and just happened to find a series of gray fabrics right before he left, so the quilt was a quick one, and i am not entirely happy with all the fabrics (they were predominantly different polka dots):

  2. Me and my quilting buddy–who is the quilting opposite of me–picked out your quilt in AP&Q as one we both wanted to do. Love your bold, versatile pattern. Thanks!

  3. A tricky subject indeed, but a good one! Surely there must be males over the age of 4 who also deserve to get nice quilt gifts that they’d enjoy. Yours looks great! Congrats on the mag.

  4. The first thing I do when I get my new American Patchwork and Quilting magazine is look to see if there is a new pattern from you and Bill. I always love them. Thanks!

  5. I appreciate this very much. I’ve been wanting to make a quilt for my son and despaired of finding an idea that would not involve any feminine frills. Thank you!

  6. Masculine fabrics are at a premium. I made a rag quilt for our bachelor son’s contemporary loft using 100% wool men’s suiting fabrics in browns and taupes. It is my favorite!

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