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January 17, 2022
Rose in Bloom Quilt Along from Craft Gossip

If you love a quilt along as much as I do, then you will love this one from the Fat Quarter Shop.  This is a block of the month program that features over 16 yards of beautiful fabric.  It can be purchased over on their website.

The finished quilt will measure 84.5 inches square and is made in the beautiful Love Note fabric line from Moda Fabrics.  I love the soft hues of this collection.  They are so relaxing and the quilt pattern fits them so well.

For intermediate level quilters, you will be piecing all sorts of blocks ...

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January 15, 2022
8 Awesome and Free Sawtooth Star Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

Always one of a quilter’s favorite blocks, the sawtooth star adds a versatile and beautiful design to quilts.  It can be traditional or modern and it is often a go-to for designers.  We have rounded up nine stunning and free sawtooth star quilt patterns.  Which one will you be making?

  1. Here’s a simple and striking offset sawtooth star that has a modern look to it.  It is designed by Then Came June.
  2. Fun and festive, this beautiful pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew will quickly become a family favorite.
  3. With its big and bold offset stars, Sew Can She ...

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January 13, 2022
Easy Beginner Jelly Roll Free Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Perfect for your latest jelly roll or 2 1/2″ strip set you just bought, this free quilt pattern from APQS shines.

Called Island Four Patch, this is an easy quilt to make so it is good for a beginner with some experience.  When finished, the quilt measures about 45″ x 60″, so it’s a great lap quilt.

I can envision this quilt in so many different color variations, and I have a couple of strip sets that I just may have to use to make one of these.

The pattern uses a lot of strip piecing which helps ...

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January 11, 2022
Scrappy Quilted Hearts Ornaments Tutorial from Craft Gossip

I love seasonal ornaments.  I have a twig tree in my house where I change up the look from season to season.  When I saw this tutorial from The Crafty Quilter, I knew one of these heart ornaments would be perfect for my tree.

They are not difficult to make and I can say with a lot of confidence, that all of the quilters reading this article have all of the supplies needed.

These ornaments are not just for Valentine’s Day either.  They would be lovely on a Christmas tree of as part of the decoration of a gift ...

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10 More Ways to Make a Temperature Quilt from Craft Gossip

Have you been seeing all of the gorgeous temperature quilts out there?  They are lovely and, guess what….they are pretty easy to make.  Even better, you can make your quilt completely unique to you based on your fabric and pattern choices.

Last year I wrote a roundup on 10 Ways to Make a Temperature Quilt and it has been a popular post.  Recently there has been an explosion of interest in these fun quilts so I did some searching and found 10 more ways to make one.  Have fun quilting!

  1. Material Girl Quilts is all about half square triangles ...

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January 9, 2022
How to Web a Quilt from Craft Gossip

Have you ever heard of webbing a quilt?  It’s a piecing technique and it’s a great way to put a quilt top together.  This helpful video tutorial from Quilting Gail shows you the entire process.

There are a number of ways to piece a quilt top once you have cut out your shapes and this is a handy and easy way to do it.  It makes quick work of a sometimes tedious process.  After watching the video, I know I will be giving this method a try.

If you have ever wondered what webbing a quilt was, or ...

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Book Review – Patchwork Quilted Bags: Totes, Purses and Accessories from Craft Gossip

Patchwork Quilted Bags helps you create unique bags that put a little charm into your wardrobe.

Full-sized quilting patterns and step-by-step instructions for 19 different projects, along with techniques for assembling the perfect patch, make this quilting book ideal for novice and practiced crafters alike. Projects range in size from large totes to small pouches in a zakka vein.

With Patchwork Quilted Bags you can make:

  • A bird-themed travel bag
  • An elegant lace-rimmed bucket bag
  • A colorful clasp purse
  • A round bag/basket
  • A fold-away eco bag
  • A baby bag with bottle “cozy”
  • Adorable animal-themed totes
  • A Union-Jack themed pouch ...

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January 8, 2022
6 Stunning and Free Table Topper Patterns Using AccuQuilt Dies from Craft Gossip

Do you have an AccuQuilt cutting system or are you thinking about getting one?  Here are six lovely table topper designs that you can make with dies from their collection.  The patterns are all free, but you will need to purchase the dies needed if you don’t have them already.  All of the dies and the machine can be purchased on AccuQuilt.

  1. This gorgeous snowflake table topper from Connie Kresin is a striking and unique design.
  2. Create with Claudia has a unique octagonal design using the Hattie’s Choice die for the center.
  3. Perfect for Thanksgiving or any time ...

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January 7, 2022
Scrappy Hearts – Free Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Get ready to raid your scrap bins.  Stash Bandit has the most lovely free scrappy quilt designs, and this heart one is no exception.  It would be great for Valentine’s Day or any other time of the year too.

It is a small quilt, measuring about 18 1/2″ square so it does not take much time to make.  Standard quilting supplies are needed and if you quilt, you should have them all on hand.  I’m also guessing you have enough scraps to make this sweet quilt.  I know I do.

Small quilts like this are fun projects ...

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January 5, 2022
Patriotic Pioneer Rose Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Are you ready for some patriotic and traditional beauty in a quilt?  This stunning pattern is by Jennifer over at Curlicue Creations can be purchased on Etsy.  Measuring 61″ x 61″ it is an ideal lap size that would look lovely hung on a wall or draped over a sofa.

The pattern in a pdf version, however it is also available in print.  When purchasing, make sure to read the complete description so you ensure that it is the right pattern for you.

I love the traditional look and the added appliqué.  It gives the quilt a lovely movement to ...

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January 3, 2022
How to Make a Quilted Trio of Mini Heart Mug Rugs from Craft Gossip

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, this little trio of mini quilts would make any sweetheart smile.  You can make them with this free tutorial from Sew Lux Fabric.

Using scraps, you should be able to stitch these little beauties up in no time.  Standard quilting supplies are used and the appliqué is fused so it’s easy to make.

If you have a lot of sweethearts, or just like to decorate with lots of mini quilts, this project is ideal.

If you read my posts, you know that I love scrappy projects.  I also like easy makes.  This tutorial covers ...

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January 1, 2022
Seven Stunning Snowflake Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

Are you ready for the first snowfall of the season?  You will be when you make one of these seven stunning snowflake quilt patterns that are available to purchase over on Etsy.

These patterns are for various skill levels so make sure to read the entire description of the item before you purchase it.  That way you know that you are getting the right item for you.  In addition, all of these patterns are pdf downloads.

  1. Here’s a gorgeous and unique snowflake pattern that uses appliqué to get those lovely circular shapes.
  2. With big and bold geometric shapes, this ...

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December 31, 2021
Coffee Cup Quilt – Free Pattern from Craft Gossip

This article will be posted to the blog on New Year’s Eve.  I am pretty sure that most of us are going to need a cup of coffee tomorrow morning.  Some of use are probably going to need a lot more.  To celebrate that favorite beverage, make this fun Coffee Cup quilt pattern from See Kate Sew.

In fact, in the long run, it is probably cheaper to skip the actual morning take out coffees and make this quilt instead.

This quilt is an ideal lap quilt size.  The tutorial has a detailed supply list as well as instructions ...

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December 29, 2021
5 Tips for Making Your Patchwork Quilt Shine from Craft Gossip

Have you ever wondered how some quilters seem to get their scrap patchwork quilts to sparkle?  Well, Amy from Diary of a Quilter has five tips to help you out.

Packed full of lovely photos, you will find out all of the secrets to getting the most out of your scraps.  There are even links to other articles, such as one about fabric value. It is pretty eye-opening when you learn about all of the different types and categories of quilting fabric.

As an added bonus, the article takes you through the process of making a baby size easy patchwork ...

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December 27, 2021
How to Make a Seatbelt Cover from Craft Gossip

I don’t know about you, but sometimes seatbelts can be irritating on the neck.  Why not try this handy solution from Thermoweb?

You will need to use their special Heat ‘n Bond Fusible Fleece to complete your project.  However, other than that, and some Velcro, all you need are standard sewing supplies.  You can purchase the fusible fleece here.

I love practical solutions like this one.  What fun it would be to make a set of them in matching fabrics for your automobile.  You could also make them in fun novelty fabrics depending on who sits in what seat ...

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December 26, 2021
Book Review – Quilted Bags and Gifts: 36 Classic Quilting Projects to Make and Give from Craft Gossip

Quilted Bags & Gifts is a beautiful collection of bags, pouches, and accessories designed for quilters who love to create handmade gifts. All 36 projects use basic patchwork and appliqué techniques, so they can be made in a weekend. Readers will be inspired by Akemi Shibata’s unique “Elegant de Kawaii” style, which combines taupe fabrics with colorful prints.

With an astounding 36 projects to choose from, quilters will love this selection of tote bags, handbags, sewing cases, coin purses, tapestries, and more!

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December 22, 2021
Mini Snowflake Quilt – Free Pattern from Craft Gossip

Celebrate those chilly winter months with this lovely mini quilt from Lake Girl Quilts.  It is a free pattern over on the website.

If you follow along with the tutorials and links I post, you know that I am a huge fan of scrap quilts.  Well, this snowflake pattern is definitely scrappy and it is going onto my ever-growing to-do list.

Measuring 13″ x 13″ when finished, it is an easy project.  All you need are general sewing and quilting supplies and fabric scraps.  I don’t know about you all, but I have plenty of scraps to make one ...

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December 18, 2021
10 Free Mini Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

Do you ever get in the mood to make a quilt, but you don’t want to spend days and days making one?  How about trying a mini quilt.  Many times you can make an entire mini quilt in an afternoon.  They make terrific gifts for that friend who has everything.  They are also a great way to use up your fabric stash.

Instead of heading out to the store next time you feel like making a quilt, why not try one of these ten patterns?  They are all free and vary from modern to traditional.

  1. This unique shooting hearts ...

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December 17, 2021
How to Do Curved Quilting With Your Walking Foot from Craft Gossip

Looking for a new quilting pattern to finish off your quilt tops?  Here is some striking stitching from Leah Day.  It is called Curved Pinstripes and wow, is it lovely.

It is not always easy to find easy and striking machine quilting patterns to make with your walking foot.  This definitely fits the bill.

Not only does the tutorial give you detailed instructions on how to achieve the look, there are a lot of tips along the way.  That is always helpful to me, because I tend to charge ahead and not read everything like I should.

Leah has a ...

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December 15, 2021
Gradient Stars Free Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

I fall for a gradient, or ombré, pattern almost every time I see one.  That was definitely the case with this stunning design by Elise Lea for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  It glows!

The finished quilt measures 64″ x 76″ and is for an intermediate level quilter.  Elise used Kona solids for her quilt.

To me this quilt has such a calming look to it.  I think it is probably because of the solid blues.  Blue is my favorite color and the designer’s use of them in this is lovely.

The pattern has detailed instructions on fabric needed, cutting, as ...

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