In case you didn't know, I have some free patterns and tutorials on my QuiltedSunshine website. Here's a link to my Free Page.
The Simple Quilt
The Simple Quilt has a rectangle in the center, with the 4 side borders made exactly the same. It doesn't get any easier than this! Get the pattern for the matching pillow, too.
Learn how to do traditional French Fold Binding. Includes figuring how much yardage to buy, cutting bias strips, sewing them together, mitering the corners, binding a scalloped edge and how to join the ends.
Mitered Receiving Blanket
The mitered receiving blanket makes a great baby gift! You can use 2 pieces of flannel or add some minky. It's a fun and quick blanket to make, and there are no special tools required.