Generations Quilt Patterns Blog

by Julie Baird

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May 10, 2019

London Roads Quilt Block Pattern in four sizes

Learn to make a London Roads quilt block. Instructions for 4.5", 9", 13.5" and 18" block. There's even more tutorials in our Free Quilt Block Patterns Library

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May 02, 2019

Yellow Button Game

After our retreat is underway, the coordinator discretely hides a large yellow button on someone's table. She then sets a timer for a random amount of

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Apr 05, 2019

Ivy's Quilt

My son commissioned me to make a special quilt for his godchild, Ivy Rain. It was for her third birthday. Her family raises goats and uses them as pack

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Jan 07, 2019

Carpenter's Square

After making a beautiful pink quilt for my daughter's wedding shower in Minnesota I made this quilt for her husband. This quilt was to be opened at a

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Jan 07, 2019

A Bed of Roses

I made this quilt for my daughter's wedding shower. It is a whole cloth quilt with the design quilted by hand. It is queen size. The pattern was purchased

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Dec 11, 2018

Diagonal String Block Quilt

My quilting space in Alaska is pretty generous and I've been quite spoiled by having all three of my machines easily accessible on a large desk. I have

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Dec 11, 2018

The First Quilt my Grandma made for me.

My Grandmother made this quilt for me in the early '80's. The blocks are made from printed fabric that she outlined with hand stitching. Her binding

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Nov 28, 2018

Judy Garland Summer Stock movie quilt

This quilt is hanging on a wall in the barn where Judy's dressing room is. While Gene Kelly is talking to her and rubbing her feet about the show's premiere

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Nov 28, 2018

Understanding Stitch Length: Converting SPI to Metric and Vice Versa

Stitch Length control lever on a Singer Slant-o-Matic

The quilt pattern says use a stitch length of 12, your machine has 2.0, 2.5, 3.0--but no '12'.

Learn how to convert stitches per inch to mm. Download conversion charts to use at your sewing machine.

Discover the best stitch lengths for different types of quilting and piecing.

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Nov 28, 2018

Medieval Walls Quilt Block Tutorial: 9", 13-1/2", 18" finished blocks

Click here for the tutorial to make a Medieval Walls quilt block

A Medieval Walls quilt block looks complicated, but it isn't!

Three simple-to-piece units...strip piecing...a bit of sashing. That's it!

Fully-illustrated, beginner-friendly instructions for both traditional and paper piecing techniques. Cutting charts, coloring page and paper piecing patterns are free to download.

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"Northern Stars"
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