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Cabins By The Sea
Quilt Designed & Made by Ramona Sorensen Skill Level Intermediate Finished Size 92" x 92" Finished Blocks 36 Blocks 14" x 14" Ramona made this quilt with Log Cabin blocks redesigned to use partial seaming to make cutting the patches easier. Use an ac
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MAKING FABRIC With String Piecing
One way to make fabric is string piecing. It’s a great technique for using up scraps. I start by choosing the color scheme. I store my fabric in 60-quart plastic tubs. I have one tub for each color. I often choose the color scheme of my quilt based o
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Ramona Said
“A few weeks ago, a customer brought in a quilt for me to quilt. As I was working on it, I noticed a few of the blocks used partial seams. I’ve been longarm quilting for 16 years and I can say I rarely see partial seaming. Partial seaming is not a di
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Bunnies Galore
Quilt Designed & Made by Stephanie Cunnyngham Skill Level Easy Finished Size 62" x 62" Finished Blocks 13 Blocks 10" x 10" NOTE: See Pattern Pull-Out Section for appliqué templates. The cute appliquéd bunnies make Stephanie’s quilt ever-so-loveable.
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Sheep In The Garden
Quilt Designed & Made by Bev Getschel Skill Level Intermediate Finished Size 60" x 85" NOTE: See Pattern Pull-Out Section for template. Fabric yardage assumes 40” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. • Assorted wools 6⅛ yds. total fo
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Cross & Crown
Designed and Machine Quilted by SANDRA CLEMONS Finished Quilt Size 73½" x 83½" Number of Blocks and Finished Size 56 Cross & Crown Blocks 9" x 9" Retro prints from the Hadley collection designed by Denyse Schmidt for FreeSpirit Fabrics add an eclect
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Bev’s Quilt Story
An older woman and her husband collected wool to make rugs; I think braided rugs but am not sure. They scoured thrift shops for wool garments. They disassembled the garments and washed the wool. One of them passed away and 20 boxes of wool were gifte
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Here Are The Steps For String Piecing.
1. Cut the foundation paper to the size that you want your unfinished measurement to be. 2. Place first fabric strip right-side up on paper foundation. Strips should extend off foundation’s edge. Place second strip right-side down over first strip,
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Delft Blue Pottery
Quilt Designed & Made by Krisanne Watkins Machine Quilted by Carole Lifferth Skill Level Challenging Finished Size 100" x 100" Finished Blocks 25 Block Y 12" x 12" 24 Block Z 12" x 12" NOTE: See Pattern Pull-Out Section for foundation section. Kris
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I Love This Quilt!
• free pattern • staff faves • blog fun I am always a sucker for quilts that look more complicated than they really are. I’ll admit, it strokes my ego when admirers of my finished quilt say “Oh, that looks really hard, I could never do that!” and de
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Spring Posies
Quilt Designed & Made by Kristin Echols Skill Level Easy Finished Size 59⅛" x 71¾" Finished Blocks 20 Blocks 12" x 12" In need of a baby quilt in the midst of the pandemic, Kristin used 5” squares she had on hand to make her first version of this qui
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Galaxy
Designed and Machine Quilted by KONDA LUCKAU Finished Quilt Size 62" x 81½" Number of Blocks and Finished Size 12 Galaxy Blocks 19½" x 19½" Blast off into outer space with this fun modern star quilt. Konda’s clever design combines 6 stars into 1 big
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More from Kristin
The inspiration for Spring Posies was my nephew’s daughter, Violet. She was born in the midst of the pandemic, and I needed to make a baby quilt from the fabric I had on hand. I had a few stacks of 5” charm squares, so I came up with the posy design
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Delft Blue Pottery
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Happy Flowers
Quilt Designed & Made by Audrey Hiers Skill Level Easy Finished Size 22½" x 25¾" NOTE: See Pattern Pull-Out Section for appliqué templates, which are printed without seam allowances. Fabric yardage assumes 40” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless oth
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Happy Flowers
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Audrey’s Quilt Story
I have an entry area where I can hang small wallhangings and I’ve made one for each season. Happy Flowers is the name I gave this hanging as it is just that...Happy. I decided that I would not go formal with it so instead of precise appliqué, all edg
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Quilt Basics
We recommend that you read all of the instructions before starting a project and that you cut and sew one block before cutting all of your fabric. Using a rotary cutter, mat and an acrylic ruler, cut the shape to the size indicated in the cutting lis
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ITH Quilt Designs
An embroidery machine is so helpful when quilting. In addition to machine-quilting the fabric layers, an embroidery machine allows you to make an entire quilt block in the hoop. Play with in-the-hoop quilt block designs and you’ll not only have a gre
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Happy Flowers
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More from Kristen
I watched an online quilting class and loved the idea of two-color big stitch quilting, but decided to incorporate it into the block as embroidery before quilting instead—to make it easier on my fingers. Since I am first a dressmaker, I like to combi
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Sheep In The Garden
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Yankee Garden
Quilt Designed & Made by Kristen Clay Machine Quilted by Di Cluff of Sister Chick’s Quilting Skill Level Easy Finished Size 63" x 72" Finished Units 84 Units 4½" x 4½" Tucks and hand embroidery decorate the centers of the white units to dress up Kris
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McQ&A
I made a quilt for a black and white plus one color challenge that my guild was hosting. The entire top is fused appliqué and because of the unusual edges, I needed to find an alternate finishing solution. I layered and quilted it as usual, then I us
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Pretty Blossoms
Quilt Designed & Made by Abigail Dolinger Skill Level Easy Finished Size 17½" x 52½" Abigail takes the idea of quilt-as-you-go a step farther with the ever-so-nice flowers that are pieced in strips. She used pink and purple for her flowers but you ca
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Abigail’s Inspiration
I had the idea of flowers floating in a field of green leaves and grass to represent springtime. I knew there should be two shades of green for interest—the runner would be too boring if I only used one green fabric. I considered cutting the strips 2
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Welcome, Spring!
It doesn’t matter whether the winter was a long, cold, hard winter or an easy one with few storms and little bitter cold, I’m always up for the arrival of spring and March means spring is on the way. I am so very ready! Ready for warmer weather, read
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Build Up Your Binding Muscles
Are you the person who loves, loves, loves binding your quilt? Or do you wish the quilt fairy would come in the night to finish things up for you? Or do you fall somewhere in between… Well, whether you love binding or not, your quilt isn’t finished
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Fresh Picks
• trends • tools • cool stuff Electric Quilt is introducing an updated version of this must-have book for quilters. This 3rd edition of Barbara Brackman's classic book contains 4000+ full-color block patterns. It's full of ideas to get your creative
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