Generations Quilt Patterns Blog

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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"

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Dec 09, 2018

Quilt Guilds Directory - More than 2200 to choose from!

The Generations Quilt Guilds Directory: Find a quilting guild close to home. List your guild or club in our free, online database.

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Dec 09, 2018

Find Quilt Stores! More than 4100 shops to explore!.

A directory of quilt stores by state, city and country. With so many listings, you're sure to find a nearby shop. Or add your favorite to the list.

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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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Nov 27, 2018

Design a Quilt with Medieval Walls Quilt Blocks: 10 layout ideas

Click here for inspiration for the Medieval Walls quilt block

We'd shared two different ways to make a Medieval Walls quilt block.

What comes next?

The quilt, of course! 10 different layouts to get those creative juices flowing.

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Nov 26, 2018

Brave World Quilt Block Variation: Instructions for 2", 3" and 4" finished blocks

Click here for the tutorial for this Brave World quilt block variation

A simple variation on this design-one HST is added to one corner.

Step-by-step instructions in 3 sizes for BOTH traditional and paper piecing methods.

Download cutting charts & patterns.

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Nov 07, 2018

What's the 'secret sauce' of a Split Rects Ruler?

What's the 'secret sauce' of a Split Rects Ruler?

Does a Split Rects Ruler really make constructing half rectangle units easy?

Read our review to see what it is, how it works and compares to other rulers.

Find out if it's for you.

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Nov 07, 2018

Beginner Quilt Block Patterns and Tutorials: You, too, can piece for success!

Visit our Beginner Quilt Block Patterns series

Our beginner quilt block patterns are the key to almost every pieced block.

Learn multiple methods to make them with our tutorials and patterns.

Multi-size cutting charts. Free paper piecing patterns and templates to download when used.

Piece for success today!

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Nov 06, 2018

Variable Star Quilt Block: 6", 7-1/2", 9" and 12" finished

Variable Star quilt block tutorial

The Variable Star is quick to make with just quarter square triangles and cut squares.

Beginner-friendly, fully-illustrated instructions in four sizes.

Free downloadable cutting chart in four sizes and a coloring page to plan your block. Time to cut up and sew!

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