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December 26, 2020
20 Projects to Make With Scrap Fabric Yo Yos from Craft Gossip

Remember those cute little fabric yo yos (or Suffolk puffs) that your grandmother used to make?  They were in every color imaginable and she made all kinds of fun things out of them.  Well, I have rounded up 20 tutorials to inspire you to make your own.  From earrings to table runners, you are sure to find a project that you will love.  There are even a couple of tutorials to show you how to make a yo yo if it’s a new skill for you.

  1. Molly and Mama brings us this beautiful and detailed tutorial demonstrating how to ...

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December 24, 2020
Free Candle Quilt Block Pattern from Craft Gossip

Just in time for the holidays, this quilt block of a group of candles from Quilt Jane, would make a lovely tiny mini quilt, or a festive addition to a Christmas sampler quilt.

The block measures 8 1/2″ square.  The candle flames are freeform and they give plenty of movement to the design.  Other than the flames, the block is easy patchwork piecing.  Honestly, even the freeform flames are easy.

You could do this in a number of pretty color combinations and the candles are not just for Christmas.  The design could be incorporated in many different ways.

I ...

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December 23, 2020
Quilt Pattern – Zellige Quilt by AGF Studio from Craft Gossip

Do you remember those 3D magic eye books from the 90’s? Well this quilt reminds me of that, in fact, if I stare at the design long enough I can feel my third eye pulling the design to make it dimensional.

All Pdf files include the instructions and illustrations that you need to be successful, starting with your very first quilt. You’ll find lots of easy quilt patterns that are designed especially for beginners, along with projects that are more challenging. With a wide variety of free quilt patterns to choose from. The patterns are created with their ...

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December 22, 2020
Quilted Gnome Mug Rug Pattern from Craft Gossip

Described as “the cutest gnome mug rug ever”, that description is pretty accurate.  Just looking at this guy from The Crafty Quilter puts a smile on your face.  Make one, or a whole set, with this easy tutorial.

More and more gnomes are popping up in home décor, and not just for Christmas.  Some people display them all year ’round.  If you are, or know a, gnome collector, then this mug rug would be a great addition to any collection.

It’s essentially a smaller version of a gnome quilt block.  When finished, this mug rug measures 6 1/2 ...

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December 21, 2020
Book Review – Prayer Shawl Quilts from Craft Gossip

Use these quilting patterns in Prayer Shawl Quilts to stitch prayer shawls for a friend in need. For those who love to quilt, every quilt is an act of love. These special quilted prayer shawl patterns let friends (or even strangers) know you have been praying for them. Featuring quilted shawls, throws and lap quilts from designers with a variety of faith backgrounds, Prayer Shawl Quilts is 48 pages and full color. You can purchase this book here.

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December 20, 2020
Scrap Fabric Folded Christmas Tree Ornaments from Craft Gossip

For an easy and quick scrap fabric Christmas ornament look no further than these lovely trees from Life After Laundry.  The green and red fabrics shown are so festive, but you could easily do this in any color of your choice.

Every year, a friend of mine decorates her tree in blue, white, and silver colors.  Luckily I have just the blue and silver fabric that would be perfect for it so I think I’m going to make her one of these.  It would make a nice little homemade trinket to let her know I am thinking about her ...

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December 19, 2020
Scrap Fabric Patchwork Christmas Tree Tutorial from Craft Gossip

Calling all quilters and crafters who have loads of scrap fabrics from previous projects!  Here is an easy and festive design for you.  These pretty patchwork Christmas tree plushies from Teresa Down Under are about as easy as they can be.

The detailed tutorial has everything you need to know to make these.  You will find a list of the supplies that you will need, including the downloadable template for the cone shape.  There is even a video tutorial.  Along with the standard sewing and quilting supplies, you will need some fusible interfacing and poly fill for your trees.

Depending ...

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December 18, 2020
Economy Quilt Block Tutorial from Craft Gossip

Whether you are a beginner quilter or just need a refresher on something, sometimes it’s nice to get back to the basics.  That is exactly what this tutorial is, a nice, easy, and tremendously versatile quilt block called the Economy (or square in a square) block.  This pattern is for an 8″ block and is brought to us from Leila Gardunia.

I mentioned this block’s versatility earlier, and it definitely is.  It can be used as a joiner block for other ones, or it can stand along.  It is often used in “I Spy” quilts for children.  It ...

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December 17, 2020
Quilt Pattern – Gummy Bear Quilt by AGF Studio from Craft Gossip

This free quilting tutorial is for a gummy bear quilt. I mean can it be any more amazing than that? I know a certain young teen that would love this quilt for her bed and if I can squeze in some sewing time she may well get it just in time for her birthday too!  Shh don’t tell her.

All Pdf files include the instructions and illustrations that you need to be successful, starting with your very first quilt. You’ll find lots of easy quilt patterns that are designed especially for beginners, along with projects that are more ...

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December 16, 2020
Create Fabric Yardage From Your Scraps from Craft Gossip

If you are  a bit of a fabric hoarder like Claudia and myself then the chances are you have a whole lot of colour coded baggies of scraps of fabric just desperate to be used. This tutorial by CreatewithClaudia shows you how to turn your scraps into workable fabric yardage that be be transformed into larger projects, quilts and blocks.

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December 15, 2020
DIY Quilted Checkerboard Game from Craft Gossip

This quilted Checkerboard is so cute and the perfect handmade and quilted gift for Christmas time. You could sew up a matching bag for this game and use it as stocking fillers for young and old. This checkerboard can be made in any color scheme as long as they are clearly contrasting which means its  the perfect way to use up fabric scraps from larger quilting projects. You can grab this tutorial here. 

 

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December 14, 2020
Free Snowman Quilt and Throw Pillow Pattern from Craft Gossip

I’m pretty sure that everyone needs one of these absolutely adorable snowmen quilts and throw pillows.  Well, at least I do.  This free pattern from Patchwork Posse is an easy and fast project to make.

With the exception of the appliquéd carrot nose and the button eyes, this is a patchwork quilt made up of squares, half square triangles, and some strips for the border.  Being a fan of scrappy quilts, this design immediately caught my eye because of the variety of blue squares.  They really help make those snowmen shine!

Measuring about 46 inches square, this wall hanging ...

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December 13, 2020
Sewing Patterns – 15 Sewing Machine Covers from Craft Gossip

Sewing machine covers are a great way to put your sewing machine to bed at night. It helps prevent knobs being knocked, tensions being changed and of course dust settling in all the wrong nooks and crannies. A Sewing machine cozy or cover is also handy if you  share your “sewing” space with another part of the household, such as your dining room table or the spare bedroom. It allows you to tuck away your machine with a decorative cover. Of course to make these Sewing machine covers you will need to take your sewing machine out and put it ...

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December 12, 2020
5 Free Bird Quilt Block Patterns from Craft Gossip

What’s the old saying…”Birds of a Feather Flock Together”?  That is certainly the case with these five free quilt block patterns.  Each bird is lovelier than the next, and if you are thinking about making a bird themed quilt, you may want to start with one of these designs.

  1. The pretty Christmas cardinal block was part of a sew along.  This beautiful male stands among the pines in this pattern from Sew Fresh Quilts.
  2. If you like chickens then you are definitely going to like this chicken quilt block from Sew Inspired.  He’s pretty cute and easy ...

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December 11, 2020
Book Review – 24 Hour Baby Quilts from Craft Gossip

Need a quick gift for a baby shower but time is running out? Not to worry, grab your rotary cutter, fabric, sewing machine and our easy-to-follow instructions and in just 24 hours you can make any one of these delightful baby quilts by Linda Causee. From beginner to intermediate there is a design that’s just right for you.

20 quick quilts: Busy Baby Bunnies, For Baby’s Christening, Baby Birds and Butterflies, Kate’s Quilt, Sail Off to Dreamland, Angel Ribbons, Fairy Godmother, My Paper Dolls, Little League, Baby’s Garden, Lost in the Stars, Candy Pinwheels, My Baby ...

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December 10, 2020
Patchwork Pineapple Free Mini Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Are you looking for a cute and easy mini quilt pattern that is fresh and fruity?  Well here you are.  How can you not love this pineapple from Sassafras Lane Designs?!  The best part (at least for me) is that it is entirely scrappy.  I am always on the lookout for patterns that use up my scrap fabric pieces.

Quick fun fact about pineapples:  Did you know that the part of the pineapple we eat is actually the flower?

This charming quilt measures 8.5″ x 11.5 inches when finished.  That’s the size of a piece of paper ...

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December 9, 2020
Quilt Pattern – Lost In Space from Craft Gossip

This quilting pattern is all about Space, The key to this amazing quilt is the fabric which you can purchase from Blank Quilting. This quilting pattern is perfect for a boys or teenagers room. You can download the full PDF quilt pattern here via Blank quilting.

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December 8, 2020
Holiday Ornament Mini Quilt – Free Pattern from Craft Gossip

This charming mini Christmas ornament quilt from We All Sew is just the project for all of you who enjoy making half square triangles.  I’m not going to lie when I say that it is my favorite unit to make when quilting.

What is so intriguing about this pattern is that the circular part of the ornament is made as a square and then the circle is cut out of it.  That is how the half square triangles take on a different look.  And what an effect this has on the design.  The ornament practically twinkles with all of ...

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December 7, 2020
Quilt Pattern – Zoo Dwellers Quilt from Craft Gossip

This free pattern is a revised version of the original Zoo Dweller Quilt pattern.

The Zoo Dwellers quilt is a quick one to put together.  There are no blocks to make, and no fussy seams to line up.  All you need is 7 fat quarters and just over a yard of background fabric.

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December 5, 2020
7th Inning Stretch Free Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

This free pattern is all about Baseball and home runs, A great quilt for boys, teens and gentleman. You will need their fabric to complete this design as it is based on pre-printed themed fabrics. You can learn more and see download the free pdf for this quilt pattern via BearCreekQuiltingCompany. 

Looking for more baseball-themed quilt patterns? Check these out on Etsy.

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