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August 15, 2019
Hawaiian Dreams Quilt Lost in New Jersey from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Mary is asking for help in locating her 40” by 50” Hawaiian Dreams quilt. This bright quilt is made from fabrics purchased when Mary’s sister traveled to Hawaii in 2000.

The fabrics are Hawaiian prints of bright green, light blue, yellow with white flowers, and red with turtles and fish.  The quilt also has black accents,and a red backing that draped around to the front. Mary machine pieced the quilt and has nearly completed hand quilting it. The binding was not done.

On July 24,2019 Mary was driving on Asbury Anderson Road, in Warren County New Jersey ...

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May 6, 2019
Two tutorials - Quilts from Shirts from Studio Dragonfly Quilts

The original post for these quilts was just over two years ago. This set of mini-quilts was made for a family of five siblings to remember their father. I've received several questions about reproducing the design for the first and third quilts so thought I'd share that information here so that you can make one, too.

One frequent question is about how to size the finished quilt to be bigger or smaller. Both of these designs are based on an eight block by eight block grid. In other words, there are eight rows of eight blocks. To determine ...

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April 1, 2019
How to Piece a Scrap Overload Block from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Happy April Fool’s Day! It’s the first of April, which means it’s time for our newest block in the Friendship Quilt Along, which goes by the fitting name of the Scrap Overload Block.

Like last month’s Checkerboard Tiles quilt block, this one is very scrap heavy. You’ll need all the accumulated practice and skill building you picked up in March for taking on this one!

Click here to find the Scrap Overload quilt pattern. This block features lots and lots of little pieces this month with a really fun scrappy border.

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March 2, 2019
Crown Jewel Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Crown Jewel Quilt

For more than 600 years, the Tower of London has been home to the most extravagant riches of the British Monarchy: velvet robes, golden crowns, and jewel-encrusted scepters as old as the kingdom itself. As a collection, they’re known as The Crown Jewels, and boy are they something to see!

Crown Jewel Quilt

But this week Jenny is working on a Crown Jewel project that is quick, easy, and snuggly, too! Click HERE to learn how to transform simple little charm packs into a quilt worthy of royalty!

Crown Jewel Quilt

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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January 2, 2019
Our Longarm Renters are Quilting Half Square Triangles and Flying Geese from Quilted Joy

Half square triangles are one of the most basic shapes in quilting. But there is a specific type of triangle used in quilting called “Flying Geese”. Flying geese are rectangular blocks with half square triangles in a contrasting color on two corners. They kind of resemble the silhouette of a flying bird in the sky. In contrast, two half square triangles which is literally a square cut in half diagonally, will sometimes resemble a flying goose if the fabric is the same or similar. These quilts from our longarm machine renters are excellent examples of half square triangles and flying ...

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December 10, 2018
Sassy Tip-106 from The Sassy Quilter

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Sassy tip #106:

Trimming Half Square Triangles!

I recently was at a quilt retreat and shared these tips that I use to make speedy work of trimming half square triangles…

This ruler right here is a life saver!

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•With this ruler you are trimming two sides of the triangle at one time!

You just line up your stitched line with the size HST you are looking for and zip zip.

•Now the next step is how to get those dog ears off of there!

I use a cut diamond as my mental reference…

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You want to cut the corners of ...

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September 6, 2018
Scrap Bin Quilted Pillow from The Cloth Parcel

Remember our Confetti Weave Quilt (still a personal favorite!)?  After trimming the half-square triangles, we saved all of the leftover small triangle pieces.  We thought we would make something really cool, since there were so many of them. After sewing them together with the same gray background from the quilt (also trimmings) into half-square triangles, […]

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August 17, 2018
Missing: Jungle Fever Triangles Quilt from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Pam Brennaman, a quilter in Clearwater, Florida made this 48″ x 54″ dark brown and jungle prints pieced quilt for her brother in law. It was shipped it to him in Oklahoma City, OK, and the  shipper reported it delivered on August 13, 2018, earlier than expected, at 9 AM.  By 10 AM the quilt was missing.  The quilt is labeled with the following:

To Mark Brennaman
Much love
Pam Brennaman
Clearwater FL
August 2018

The label is written with marker on a triangle attached under the binding to a corner of quilt backing, in a corner. Pam says ...

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June 22, 2018
Playful and Colorful Renter Quilts! from Quilted Joy

A lot of quilts come into this studio, but what really gets everyone “oohing” and “ahhing” tends to be bright and colorful quilts. What can I say, I love color! Quilts are excellent spaces to explore and use color to the extreme. These quilts were chosen for this post because the quilters had some fun with color.

Rhonda's colorful batik sampler quilt, quilted at Quilted Joy

Rhonda made this quilt for a good friend. Just look at how the colors from these batik fabrics blend and contrast to create such an intricate and stunning pattern. Rhonda is actually relatively new to quilting and she is taking it by storm ...

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May 20, 2018
These Renters Love Triangles! from Quilted Joy

I’m always talking about shapes here. Shapes are what make up the patterns of all quilts. Circles, squares, rectangles, even hexagons are used in quilting. These quilts are made up of triangles. Take a look!

Valerie's Sequoia Quilt. She quilted this at Quilted Joy!

The first quilt is from Valerie called “Sequoia”. She made it with colors of the University of Louisville for her son. It certainly is striking. She quilted it with an edge to edge pantograph called Airborne.

Valerie's Sequoia Quilt. She quilted this at Quilted Joy!

It has an open curvy feel like wind or clouds. Unfortunately, we no longer carry Airborne, but you should check out one of our new pantographs called Oh ...

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April 7, 2018
Centering In from Quilted Joy

As we all know, quilts are made up of blocks or units that are frequently the same design if not the same fabrics or colors. How you arrange those blocks does a lot to the overall effect of the quilt. The following renters chose to have concentric squares drawing your eye to the middle. Each individual block may be simple, but the resulting quilt looks complicated and beautiful.

Angie used the APQS George at Quilted Joy to quilt this gorgeous quilt!

Angie rented our George machine for a few hours a day over three or four Saturdays to sit down quilt this big quilt! George doesn’t require the rental certification class because ...

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April 6, 2018
From Half Square Triangle (HST) to Triple Triangle Square (TTS) from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Raise your hand if you know what a Triple Triangle Square is! If you didn’t raise your hand, I have to admit I didn’t know what it meant either before writing this post! The funny thing is, that it is actually a very familiar shape that we have seen many times in our quilting lives.


The other day I stumbled upon TTS while designing the Coquet quilt from our Splendid & Printemps Fusion Look Book. At the beginning, I thought it was really easy to measure, cut, and make, but when I started writing the instructions I realized that ...

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April 4, 2018
Free Tute - HST Spinning 9 Inch Block {Scavenger Hunt BOM} from madebychrissied

HST Spinning 9 Inch Block - Free Tute by

If you're taking part in the IAQ Scavanger Hunt BOM, hi and yes, you've found your April block.

What do you say we let everyone else in on what's going on?! 
Throughout 2018 the International Association of Quilters (IAQ) are running a Scavenger Hunt BOM.  On the first Wednesday of each month the Guest Designer for the month releases a 9" (finished) block.
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February 11, 2018
We’ve Got Some Exciting Classes Coming Your Way! from Quilted Joy

I have been hard at work putting together my spring schedule of classes and I’m so excited for everything we have coming up! We’ve got everything from piecing techniques to machine quilting on the stand ups AND the sit down domestic machines. So are you ready to learn a lot this spring? Take a look at all of the amazing classes we have on our jam-packed schedule this spring.

Take a (P)Fantastic Adventure in Machine Quilting with Claudia Pfeil

Claudia Pfeil Longarm Machine Quilter

The workshop I’m most looking forward to is Claudia Pfeil’s (P)Fantastic Adventure. You may not ...

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January 4, 2018
Make This: Half-Square Triangle Diamonds Quilted Pillow Cover from The Cloth Parcel

Remember the leftover corners from the blocks of the Snowball Fight quilt tutorial?  Today’s pillow features those little bonus blocks in a stunning radiating diamond pattern. For this pillow cover, you’ll need: 100 Half-Square Triangle (HST) units, unfinished size 2.25″.  If you made the bonus HST’s from the Snowball Fight Quilt, these will be the […]

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December 8, 2017
Jitterbug Quilt Tutorial from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Learn to make this fun Jitterbug Quilt!

The Jitterbug was one of the most popular dances of the swing era, but how did it get such a funny name? Turns out “jitterbug” is just a combo of two cute little words: jitter and bug. But put ‘em together and you’ve got a name worth remembering!

Learn to make this Jitterbug Quilt with Jenny!

This week we’re working on the Jitterbug Quilt. And, like it’s namesake, it’s based on two simple little elements: the 4-patch and the half-square triangle. Combine those quilting powerhouses with an extra dose of creativity, and you’ve got a quilt as swanky as the swingingest jitterbug on ...

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November 15, 2017
Two Quilts with the Work of One from Quilted Joy

There is nothing better than a big, thick, and heavy quilt on a cold winter morning. But not all quilts are kings. Sometimes our creative muses demand a wall hanging, or a new baby needs a blankie. The problem comes when you account for the two hour minimum rental time. If it only takes you an hour to quilt your little masterpiece, what can be done?

Half Square Triangle Quilt

Pam designed these two beautiful quilts for a friend. You’ll notice there is writing on the yellow bordered quilt to the right. What a great memento for a wedding, to have the signatures ...

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September 25, 2017
Meadow Dance Blog Hop for Benartex from madebychrissied

Meadow Dance Pillow Cushion Tute by

Welcome to the final day of the Benartex Meadow Dance Blog Hop.

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September 21, 2017
Lattice Quilt from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Pamela Schuetz is searching for her Lattice Quilt which she made for her husband who died a month after she finished it. The quilt was last seen in Topeka, Kansas on October 1, 2011.

This king size quilt is made of half square triangles with 1″ diagonal strips between the triangles. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. It is labeled with Pam’s name. The label is hand sewn to a back corner.

If you find this quilt, please contact Pam at

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September 18, 2017
Bella Skill Builder…Block 7 from The Sassy Quilter

Her we are… Block 7 in the Bella Skill Builder quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!

Bella Skill Builder
Block 7

Half Square and Quarter Square Triangles

You can find the Half Square 4 in 1 Ruler HERE and the 4.5″ Quilting Square Ruler HERE.

Both of these are very helpful for these blocks and a great addition to your ruler stash!


These are the Quarter Square triangles for one of this months block. I though I would show you guys the technique for piecing these little boogers!

You start with your two squares right sides together… draw ...

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