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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Pixie Sticks Lap Quilt Pattern

As soon I saw the Pixie Sticks baby quilt by Debby Kratovil in the March/April 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting, I fell in love. The 1930s repro prints against the clean white background…the fun reverse placement of color vs. white … Continue reading

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Quilting, Castles, and Gardens of Ireland – Let’s Go!

Do you dream of Ireland? The infinite shades of green in the landscape, the warm welcome of the people, the rich cultural heritage, and best of all…the quilting inspiration! If so, we’d like to invite you to make 2016 the … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt! Nuts and Bolts – Part Two

Gigi’s pick for the I Love This Quilt! page, Nuts & Bolts by Sandy Klop, appears in the January/February 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Download the Nuts & Bolts free lap quilt pattern here. Read Part One of Gigi’s Nuts … Continue reading

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Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015

We add many, many free quilt patterns, quilt block patterns, and quilting tutorials to our website every year. It’s what we do and it’s what we love! Looking back over 2015, I thought it would be nice to have the … Continue reading

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Happy Quilt-Mas – Crafty Handmade Gifts for Christmas

It’s not too late to make unique Christmas gifts your loved ones will treasure. Although a completed bed size quilt may be out of the question with just two weeks to go, there are loads of smaller fabric projects that … Continue reading

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Printable Gift Tags – You’re Welcome!

I’m in the midst of creating a boatload of handmade gifts for Christmas. None of them quilted this year – go figure! Anyway, I’ve worked hard on these projects and I want the wrapping to be nice, with personalized gift … Continue reading

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Free Motion Quilting: Help Is Here!

Whenever possible, I like to quilt my own quilt tops. There’s something supremely satisfying about knowing that every stitch in a completed quilt was made by me, especially when the project is going to be a gift. Right now, I’m … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Easy Curved Piecing

Curved piecing is a wonderful way to expand your quilting repertoire. So many classic and modern patchwork patterns call for it, and it can create such wonderful designs. Drunkard’s Path, New York Beauty, Lover’s Knot, Mill Wheel, and Double Wedding … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Felting Wool for Quilt Making

If you have admired quilts and other projects with felted wool appliqué but recoiled at the high cost of supplies, this week’s Tuesday Tutorial is for you! It’s easy and fun to felt your own wool, and you can start … Continue reading

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City Safari: How I Create Patchwork Designs

There are basically two ways to design your own quilt: (A) Start with the fabric and develop a pattern based on that, and (B) start with a pattern and select fabrics based on that. I’ve created patchwork designs in both … Continue reading

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