Monthly Archives: May 2013

Friday Freebie: A Sampling of Geese Quilted Tote Bag Pattern

If you’ve ever found the idea of making a tote bag a bit intimidating, this pattern is a great place to start! It features a simple pocket-free lining, easy mock box corners, and step-by-step photos and instructions to guide you … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Quick Quarter-Square Triangles (QSTs)

  In a previous lesson we showed you a nifty, efficient approach to making half-square triangles (HSTs) two-at-a-time, with no fabric waste. Now, let’s take a look at a similar approach for making quarter-square triangles (QSTs). Note: please click any … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie: Crazy Anne Foundation Pieced Lap Quilt Pattern

Round up your red, white and blue scraps and give this fun foundation-pieced lap quilt pattern a go! The quilt finishes at 50″ x 62″. Yardage for making the quilt as shown is included in the pattern, but fabric scraps … Continue reading

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Summer Kick Off: Memorial Day Weekend 2013

It’s finally here…the unofficial start of summer 2013! Many of us will be enjoying a long holiday weekend, and what better way to kick off the season than with a little extra time to quilt? For a quick start on … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie: Something Borrowed, Something Blue Pillowcases

If you’re looking for a quick-but-special handmade gift for a summer wedding, look no further! This lovely pair of lace-trimmed pillowcases designed by Gerri Robinson are fit for royalty, and make up in a jiffy. A double-turned inside seam creates … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: America Makes Fast Quilts Spring 2013

We’re excited to bring you our fresh new special issue, America Makes Fast Quilts, Spring 2013! It’s packed with 25 speedy, snappy projects that will entice you to begin your next quilt. We invite you to pick up a copy … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie: Corner Candy Shop Lap Quilt Pattern

Looking for an excuse to head for your local quilt shop over the weekend? This delightfully sweet lap quilt pattern designed by Sandee Wachal might be just what you need! Choose an assortment of 20 fat quarters plus a background … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Making and Using Quilting Templates

Welcome back to our weekly tutorial for quilters! In today’s free video lesson, we’ll go over how to make and use the templates that are sometimes necessary in various quilting designs. With the modern popularity of rotary cutters, today many … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie: Sentimental Blooms Mother’s Day Table Runner

Mothers everywhere are known to enjoy handmade items from their children, no matter the age of the mother or child. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12, 2013, and I’ve chosen this Sentimental Blooms table runner quilt pattern, adapted from a … Continue reading

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