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Nov 17, 2017

Amish Star Quilt Block Tutorial: 6", 9" and 12" finished

Amish Star quilt block tutorial

With all its patches, an Amish Star quilt block looks pretty complicated.

In truth, it's just a simple 9-patch made from basic units.

See how simple it is to make!

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Nov 13, 2017

The Magic Pressing Mat—Is it all it's cracked up to be?

This Magic Pressing Mat has been filling up my Facebook newsfeed like crazy.

Yours, too?

So I shot the lock off my wallet and bought two from Amazon.

Here's what you need to know.

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Nov 11, 2017

Corner Beam Ruler: Tutorial and Review




The Corner Beam ruler is THE tool for creating corner beam units.

Makes cutting and trimming virtually foolproof.

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Nov 09, 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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Nov 03, 2017

Lover's Lane Quilt Block: 6", 9" and 12" finished

Lover's Lane quilt block

The Lover's Lane Quilt Block takes a handful of half square triangles.

A quartet of Square in a Square units.

Simple piecing.

Beginner-friendly instructions.

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Nov 03, 2017

Grandpa's Hugs cuddle quilt

Growing up with a quilting grandmother and a sewing machine in the house, I always thought I'd try quilting some day. After all, it's in the blood or

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Nov 02, 2017

Autumn Leaf Quilt Block: 5", 10" and 15" finished

Autumn Leaf quilt block

An Autumn Leaf Quilt Block is much easier to make than it looks. Basic quilting techniques are all that's needed to piece together this elegant bit of foliage!

Connector corners, a smattering of paper piecing and a reliable quarter inch seam—seriously—that's it!

And Voila!

It's done!

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Sep 28, 2017

Love and Kisses Quilt Block: 6", 9", 12", 15"

Our Love and Kisses quilt block takes advantage of half square triangles made 8-at-a-time and twirling seam allowances to make construction a breeze. Easy!

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Sep 21, 2017

Janome 6600

I've had this machine for about ten years and am still in love with it. I have not had a single problem in all of that time. Some of the best features

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Sep 16, 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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Sep 12, 2017

Double Star Block Instructions, continued...

Our Double Star block tutorial continues with preparing the units and assembling the block. Variations on the design, sample layouts complete the lesson.

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Sep 12, 2017

10 Double Star Quilt Ideas to Tempt You!

You've finished your Double Star quilt blocks. Now what? Ten different designs to jump start your creativity await. Click here to start.

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Sep 12, 2017

Double Star Quilt Block: 10" 15" and 20" finished

Double Star quilt block

The Double Star block looks like it might take advance piecing skills. But don't let it fool you. 3-patch Quarter Square Triangles and Flying Geese are all it takes.

That. And some cut squares.

Seriously. That's it...

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Sep 07, 2017

Pfaff 2170

My Pfaff 2170 just died and, as usual, just like with my Pfaff 7570, parts are no longer available to repair it. Are manufacturers trying to force women

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Aug 29, 2017

Rolling Stone Quilt Block: 6", 9" and 12" finished

Our Rolling Stone quilt block is constructed with either a bit of paperpiecing or Connector Corners. Add some strip piecing. Easy Peasy! Beginner friendly.

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