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Aug 21, 2017

Lady of the White House Quilt Block: 12", 18" and 24"

Our Lady of the White quilt block is made with simple strip piecing techniques and quick pieced HST. Fully illustrated, beginner friendly instructions.

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Aug 12, 2017

39 Wyoming Quilt Shops to inspire you!

This online list of Wyoming quilt shops includes an interactive map. Find a new one or add your favorite quilt fabric store to our free directory.

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Aug 07, 2017

Rocky Mountain Puzzle Quilt Block: 8", 12" and 16"

Solve the Rocky Mountain Puzzle quilt block with quick pieced HST & partial seam piecing. Fully illustrated, beginner friendly tutorial.

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Aug 07, 2017

Tripping Around the World!

This is my 18th quilt finished in Dec. 2016. I fell in love with this pattern on sight and dropped everything else I was doing to make it. The entire

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Aug 05, 2017

Windmill Quilt Block Tutorial: 4", 6" and 8" finished

A quartet of quick pieced half square triangles. Cut squares. Cut rectangles. That's all there is to the Windmill quilt block. Fully illustrated, beginner friendly instructions.

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Aug 04, 2017

Flying Squares Quilt Block: 5", 7-1/2", 10" and 15"

A Flying Squares quilt block is a little bit of whimsy that's easy to stitch. Just squares and rectangles. Fast. Easy. Beginner friendly.

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Aug 03, 2017

Odds and Ends Quilt Block: 6", 8" and 12"

The Odds and Ends quilt block is simple to make using quick pieced HST and a bit of strip piecing. Whip one up today with these beginner friendly instructions.

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Aug 02, 2017

"Trail of Tears" -- Road to Oklahoma Quilt Block

This is my 19th completed quilt. I usually don't buy new fabric, but I fell in love with these animal prints so I bought 4 jelly rolls (2 prints+2 blacks).

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Aug 01, 2017

Baby Lock Jazz

I was really excited to get this machine. When I started to use it my excitement went downhill. When doing quilting you can never get the tension correct.

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Aug 01, 2017

Postage Stamp Quilt

My grandmother was a quilter all her life and when she passed I was given a pile of her UFO's (UnFinished Objects = quilts) and her old Dressmaker sewing

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Jul 30, 2017

Susannah Quilt Block: 4", 6", 8" and 12" finished

A Susannah quilt block is quick to piece when you use Connector Corners. After that it's all just simple squares. Beginner friendly instructions.

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Jul 30, 2017

Susannah Quilt Design Inspiration

Investigate the many different ways you can set a Susannah quilt block into a quilt design. Here you'll find eight different ways to get your creative juices flowing!

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Jul 20, 2017

Do you know the name of this applique quilt pattern?

I found it in my Mother's attic after she passed away. She grew up in Martinsburg WV and her family names are Davis, Thompson and Collins. I think it's

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Jul 06, 2017

Whirling Pinwheel Quilt Block: Instructions in 2 Sizes

Whirling Pinwheel quilt block is easy to make using these two easy techniques for pointy points everytime! Beginner friendly, step-by-step tutorial.

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Jul 06, 2017

35 Quilt Shops in New Jersey to choose from!

With this many quilt shops in New Jersey, you're sure to find the perfect pattern and fabric for your next quilt!

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Jul 06, 2017

124 Florida Quilt Shops to inspire you!

Florida Quilt Shops: With this many stores listed in our free online directory you're sure to find one to suite your needs!

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Jul 05, 2017

3D Bow Tie Quilt Block - Multi-Size Instructions

The 3D Bow Tie quilt block is seriously ADORKABLE! A simple four patch with a twist. Fully illustrated instructions. Perfect for the beginning quilter.

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Jul 04, 2017

3-Patch Quarter Square Triangle Block: Step-by-Step Tutorial in 4 Sizes

Learn to make the perfect 3-patch quarter square triangle with our illustrated instructions. Download the free pattern. Learn other QST techniques.

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Jun 29, 2017

Old Maid's Puzzle Quilt Block - 6 sizes to choose from!

The Old Maid's Puzzle quilt block is perfect for the beginner or for quilt block exchanges- all HSTs & squares. Step-by-step tutorial for great results!

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Jun 28, 2017

Triangle Weave Quilt Block: Complete Illustrated Step-by-Step Instructions

Learn how to make a Triangle Weave quilt block. Includes paper piecing AND traditional piecing instructions in 4 sizes. Free pattern downloads.

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Jun 27, 2017

Four Crowns Quilt Block Pattern in 3 Sizes

The Four Crowns quilt block is easy to stitch when it's paper pieced. Perfect points everytime. Beginner friendly pattern. Download the free patterns.

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Jun 26, 2017

Hour Glass Quilt Block: Illustrated Step-by-Step Instructins in 3 Sizes

Make this Hour Glass quilt block variation. Instructions included for paper piecing, No Waste Flying Geese & connector corners. Downloadable patterns.

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Jun 23, 2017

Olfa Cutting Mat / Rotary Cutting Mat

Olfa Cutting Mat for Quilting: How to choose, use, care and repair a self healing rotary cutting mat. Prolong the life of your mats with this simple tip...

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Jun 22, 2017

Triangle Square Technique #4 - When 1 isn't enough!

Make 8 triangle square units in a jiffy with this simple technique. 2 squares. 4 seams. 4 cuts. Download our free cutting chart for a handy reference.

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Jun 21, 2017

Bachelor's Puzzle Quilt Block Patterns in 3 Sizes

A simple Bachelor's Puzzle quilt block. Just 3 fabrics. Quick pieced triangle squares, Rail Fence and 9-patches. Perfect for a beginning quilter!

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Jun 20, 2017

Churn Dasher Quilt Block Tutorial - 5", 7-1/2", 10" and 15" blocks

Learn how to make a Churn Dasher quilt block or choose another our Free Block Pattern library. Beginner friendly instructions in 4 sizes.

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Jun 12, 2017

Bernina 765 SE

I absolutely love the Bernina 765 SE Rose Gold with embroidery module. This machine was a special edition and is no longer available from Bernina but

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May 23, 2017

Compass Quilt

I have sewn for more than 50 years; clothing - including a rain coat and a wool winter coat; sofa & papasan chair covers; costumes for kids, adults, and

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May 23, 2017

Singer 247

This is a machine that I bought when I was in the Army and overseas. To me, it is the Featherweight 221 with zig-zag and 3-needle positions. I bought

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May 18, 2017

Log Cabin Quilt Designs

Log Cabin Quilt Designs: From basic block to WOW! Use our free layouts to plan your next log cabin quilt. Tips to make planning and design easy.

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May 17, 2017

Courthouse Steps Quilt Pattern: Fast and Fun Beginner Quilt

Courthouse Steps Quilt: Fast, easy quilt pattern makes great beginner quilts. Free layout guides, design tips for your next quilt project

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May 14, 2017

New England Quilt Block: 5", 7-1/2" and 10" finished

A New England quilt block is the definition of sweetness and simplicity. Half square triangles, cut squares and rectangles. Beginner friendly tutorial.

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May 12, 2017

Bernina 330

Love the stitch, when I remember to do everything perfect. Not impressed with the size of the throat/harp area. Dealer is okay. But I took my machine

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May 11, 2017

Fussy Cut for Effect: Let Your Quilt Fabric Do the Work

Fussy cut quilt fabric. Add interest to your quilts. Fun & simple to do. See examples. Reward who steps closer to admire your work with a visual treat.

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Apr 18, 2017

On the Square Quilt Block: 9", 13-1/2", 18" finished

The On the Square quilt block stitches up quickly using simple strip piecing techniques. Beginner-friendly instructions to help each step of the way.

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Apr 16, 2017

Antique Tile Quilt Block: 6", 9" and 12" finished blocks

The Antique Tile quilt block is perfect for a beginneing quilter. But simple doesn't mean boring. See 15 ways to set them. The last one's a humdinger!

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Apr 16, 2017

Antique Tile Quilt: 15 layouts. From simple to Stunning!

Just because it's a beginner block doesn't mean the Antique Tile quilt is just for beginners. Follow along as we find the perfect, knockout design.

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Apr 16, 2017

Antique Tile Quilt, Part 2, The final reveal!

Our hunt for the perfect Antique Tile quilt design is near the end. In these variations the block disappears into the layout. Dazzling quilt designs.

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Apr 13, 2017

Free Motion Quilting 101 / How to Machine Quilt / Machine Quilting Instructions

Free Motion Quilting 101; Learn machine techniques from a qualified teacher. Perfect for beginners and experts. Ready to quilt? Let's begin!

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Apr 08, 2017

Evening Star Quilt Block Tutorial - 4", 6", 8", 10" and 12" blocks

The Evening Star quilt block is ideal for the beginning quilter-simply connector corners & squares. Use this step-by-step tutorial for great results!

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Apr 06, 2017

Dewey Quilt Block: Block instructions in three sizes

A Dewey Quilt Block is the perfect showcase for those yummy large-scale prints. Illustrated, beginner friendly instructions for 8", 12" and 16" blocks

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Mar 27, 2017

Pfaff Performance 5

I have had this machine for almost 4 months. Have used all.kst everyday. I adore this machine. I bought it as my main sewing machine. This machine has

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Mar 23, 2017

Bleeding fabric in a twin size Dutchman's Puzzle

Randi shares...I had my son help me choose fabric for his quilt. Red was/is his favorite color, so of course it was a bright solid he chose. A Dutchman's

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Mar 16, 2017

Standard Quilt Sizes Chart: King, Queen, Twin, Crib and More

Download your free Standard Quilt Sizes Chart, a complete reference for quilt, mattress, and packaged batting sizes. Right-size your next quilt!

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Mar 13, 2017

Pfaff Passport 2.0

I LOVE this machine! Bought it to take to sew ins...because I have two Quilt Expression 4.0's (2 homes) and figured the parts would be interchangeable...they

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Mar 12, 2017

Sunflower House Blessing Quilt

As my friend was searching for a home to purchase for her and her family, I began praying this scripture verse for her: God determined the times set for

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Feb 25, 2017

Streak of Lightning ~ The rest of the story!

Cindy writes... It's not a quilt yet BUT could not find a page for first timers to post their pride and joy. I'm trusting all of you lovely quilters will

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Feb 25, 2017

Streak of Lightning Quilt

Advice for quilting a Log Cabin Streak of Lightning quilt. Includes cutting charts, diagrams, helpful tips for a foolproof job! Beginner friendly.

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Feb 22, 2017

Free Quilt Block Patterns Library

Free quilt block patterns to tempt quilters of every skill level. Multiple sizes. Free downloadable paper piecing patterns where needed.

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