Generations Quilt Patterns Blog

by Julie Baird

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The Generations Quilt Patterns Blog is the fast and easy way to find the latest information about generations-quilt-patterns.com. This page will keep you posted on:

  • The most recent additions to our Free Quilt Block Patterns Library
  • New quilting techniques to try for your newest project
  • Reviews of the latest quilt books and tools that we use
  • The latest additions to our pattern line "Generations Quilt Patterns"

And of course when new information is added to the Generations Quilt Patterns website, you'll see it here first!

The Most Recent Posts

Sep 20, 2020

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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Sep 16, 2020

Perfect Your Paper Piecing Skills - Pt 2 Fabric prep and sewing machine setup

Perfect Your Paper Piecing Skills - Fabric prep and sewing machine setup

Paper piecing doesn’t suck when when you know exactly how & why to prepare your fabrics and how set up your sewing machine.

An ounce of preparation is like a pound of cure! ;)

2nd lesson in an ongoing series.

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Sep 15, 2020

Perfect Your Paper Piecing Skills - Pt 1 The right tools for the job

Perfect Your Paper Piecing Skills - The right tools for the job

Paper piecing doesn’t suck when you know what tools are a ‘must-have’ & why—and which ones you can hold off on for a bit.

Good News! You’ve probably got most of them already.

Read on to see if there's anything you might need in order to wield the power of paper piecing for yourself!


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Sep 14, 2020

Perfect Your Paper Piecing Skills - Techniques for the Savvy Quilter

Perfect Your Paper Piecing Skills starts here

Paper Piecing doesn’t have to suck.

It's true!

Learn the simple techniques and tricks to add this infinitely helpful skill to your traditional or modern or art quilting arsenal.


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Sep 13, 2020

Providence Quilt Block Tutorial: 5", 7-1/2" and 10" finished

Providence quilt block tutorial

Is the Providence quilt block as hard to make as it looks?

In a word…NOPE!!! It' s simply the creative placement of half & quarter square triangles. Beginner-friendly instructions. Downloadable cutting chart and coloring page included.

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Sep 05, 2020

Easy Peasy Prairie Queen Quilt Block: 6, 9" and 12"

Simple is best for a Prairie Queen quilt block. Quick pieced HST. Strip pieced four patches. Easy Peasy. Fully illustrated, beginner friendly instructions.

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Aug 27, 2020

Easy Amish Squares Quilt Block Tutorial: 7", 10-1/2" and 14" finished

Amish Squares quilt block tutorial

An Amish Squares quilt block is one of many variations on the Courthouse Steps patchwork design.

It's quicker to piece than a standard Log Cabin because you can add patches (logs) to two opposite sides before having to jump up to press. This makes for much faster piecing without sacrificing accuracy.

Includes downloadable coloring page and cutting chart.

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Aug 13, 2020

Choosing fabrics and colors for quilts

Victoria writes...I'm new to quilting and would love some help on fabric choices please! I've got two vintage\retro fabrics that I really want to use.

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Aug 09, 2020

Step-by-Step Calgary Stampede Quilt Block: 7", 10-1/2” & 14" finished

Calgary Stampede quilt block tutorial

The Calgary Stampede quilt block looks complicated. It's not. Simple basic piecing techniques create all the pointy goodness!

Beginner friendly instructions.

Includes free downloads of coloring page and cutting chart.

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Aug 07, 2020

BABYLOCK JAZZ II

Purchased my Jazz July, 2020. Has never correctly stitched. The place I purchased were very sweet in trying to help make adjustments but to take for

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