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January 11, 2019
Easy Quarter Square Triangles from A Few Loose Threads

Easy Quarter Square Triangles

What is a Quarter Square Triangle or QST, for short? It’s made of 4, Quarter Squares! 

Another name for this unit is the Hour Glass block.

There is a simple formula used to make them – Finished Size + 1 1/4″.

Finished size = 3″ x 3″. 

3″ + 1 1/4″  =  4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″

Method 1:  Sew First

Step One

  1. Cut 2 squares from contrasting fabric using the formula above.
  2. Draw a line diagonally from corner to corner on the back of the lighter fabric.
  3. Pair squares Right Sides Together (RST). Pin.
  4. Stitch a scant ¼” from ...

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December 21, 2018
Flower Glass Quilt Tutorial from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Today is the winter solstice—the shortest day of the year. Jack Frost has officially arrived with his chilly days and long, icy nights. But believe it or not, there are a few flowers that manage to thrive in the midst of such inhospitable weather!Flower Glass Quilt Tutorial with Jenny Doan

English primrose brightens even the grayest winter day. Pansies add a splash of color against the pure white snow. But my favorite blooms of all are found on Jenny’s new Flower Glass quilt. These simple petals and hourglass blocks will keep you cozy all winter long!

Flower Glass Quilt Tutorial

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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May 25, 2018
Nine Patch and Hourglass Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Nine Patch and Hourglass Quilt

This week’s new quilt combines two classic blocks, so please be sure to gather all the supplies necessary for both. (You might want to grab a pen. I’ll wait.)

Nine Patch and Hourglass Quilt

Are you ready? Ok, in order to build an entire quilt’s worth of nine patches and hourglasses, you’re going to need: 10-inch squares. That’s it! The end! Finito!

Nine Patch and Hourglass Quilt

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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September 23, 2017
domino ufo projects from Making A Lather

Have you noticed there is not enough time to do all you want to do? I have a problem with liking everything I see. I finished all 8 cutting garden blocks in orange for the rainbow scrap challenge. I already have a long list of rainbow projects for next year, thanks to all the inspiration I found visiting other rainbow scrappers.

I have a batch of nearly finished projects. Once the first domino falls they will all tumble down. That is certainly a fun part of quilting or anything.

more borders for the spirit of Christmas

the leader ender project ...

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September 16, 2017
pineapple blossom orange from Making A Lather

Last month's color for rainbow scrap challenge was not a color I needed for my two ongoing rainbow quilts, so it was good to get them out again and work on them.
Ready for the final round on the pineapple blossoms - quiltville

I am making rows of 5 so the orange row is ready to assemble

There was a little purple going on in the sewing room this week too.

2 sides of the quiltville leader/ender challenge are attached. The bucket of hourglass units is nearly empty. So there is an end to this quilt. The plan didn ...

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May 16, 2017
Mountain Call from Ants to Sugar

I haven’t been bashful about my love for mountains.

There are probably complete strangers who, after one encounter in a Baton Rouge park, know every mountain range I’ve called home and how much I miss higher ground.


Blue Ridge Mountains. White Mountains. Rocky Mountains. Sierras.

I’m not really picky, but those are some of my favorites. They are all far far away from me now, and when it came time to design for the second collection of pattern postcards at Quilt Theory, I thought I’d pull them a little closer and put them in a quilt ...

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