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January 21, 2021
How to Sew a Pinwheel Quilt Block from Craft Gossip

As quilters, sometimes it is fun to get back to the basics.  With all of the intricate and beautiful quilt patterns available, it’s nice to do something simple, and quilt block tutorials are a great way to refresh, or learn, quilting skills.  That is certainly the case with this tutorial.  New Quilters brings us a perfect pinwheel tutorial for getting back to the basics.

The pinwheel block is one of the most common and traditional blocks used in quilting.  It first became popular in the early 1800’s.  It is also a good way to hone your quilting skills ...

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January 9, 2021
10 Free Heart Quilt Block Patterns from Craft Gossip

Love is in the air, especially around February 14.  Of course for lots of people it’s more commonly known as Valentine’s Day and what symbolizes the day more than hearts?  I’m not really sure. If you are looking for a heart quilt block pattern then look no further than one of these 10 to choose from.  There are all sorts of patterns to choose from.

  1. Bonjour Quilts brings us this block where the heart is an outline, instead of a solid one.
  2. This heart quilt block from the Crafty Quilter is all about stripes.
  3. Fabric 406 has ...

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January 8, 2021
Heart Quilt Blocks in Various Sizes – Free Patterns from Craft Gossip

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, plenty of quilters are thinking about heart projects.  If you are, and are looking for an easy quilt block to make, here is the solution for you.  Cluck Cluck Sew has a simple pattern in three sizes.  It’s perfect for all of those festive projects you are thinking about making.

Cutting instructions are provided for seven different sizes so you shouldn’t have any problem finding the right size for your project.  The downloadable pdf provides all of the cutting instructions needed.  The tutorial provides step-by-step photos for the process too ...

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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.

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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 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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November 3, 2020
Christmas Star- Free Quilt Block Pattern from Craft Gossip

This free quilting tutorial is for a basic Christmas star, but basic doesn’t mean simple, Add colored background for a primitive look or sharp pastels for a modern twist on an old time favorite Christmas quilt design.  You can grab this free Christmas quilt block pattern here.

Use this design to create a Quilted bag or similar one block project.

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August 31, 2020
Christmas Quilt Block Pattern from Craft Gossip

This Christmas quilt block set is a little high in price, BUT if you are planning on using all 12 designs in your Christmas holiday quilt it is a great bundle. You can also purchase these blocks individually via Etsy. 

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year….

This Christmas quilt pattern Set is for 8″ x 8″ and 10″x 10″ blocks.( all sizes are included)

All 12 patterns are included:

Rocking horse
Candy Cane
Christmas ornament ( 4-6-8″ block size)
Christmas Tree (6-8-10″ block size)
Gingerbread man (6-8-10″ block size)
Gingerbread woman
Gingerbread man with shorts
Christmas truck ...

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June 18, 2020
Quilting Pattern – Baby Four Patch Crib Free PDF Pattern from Craft Gossip

This baby 4 patch quilt is quick to make and perfect for beginners. No fancy cutting for this quilt, it’s a great one project for scrap fabrics and you can even use an orphan block in the middle or outer edges. This quilting pattern is free and available for download here. 

4 Block patterns are perfect for beginners.

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June 10, 2020
15 Tips for Quilting with Denim from Craft Gossip

Quilting with denim is not the same as quilting with other fabrics. This list of 15 tips for quilting with denim will help guide you. Denim quilts are a great way to recycle those old blue jeans. Denim has become such a popular fabric to upcycle as it’s durable and we often throw our jeans away well before they are worn out. Denim jeans are also one of the hardest things to dispose of due to our tendencies to hold onto our favourite pair even though they may never fit again.

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June 8, 2020
Quilt Pattern – Monstera leaf Quilt Block Pattern, from Craft Gossip

This Plant lady monstera leaf Quilt pattern is for a 8″ x 8″ and 10″x 10″ block.( both sizes are included)
the one I made in the picture is 8″x 8″.
You can purchase this block pattern via Etsy. The perfect block for a Crazy plant lady.

This pattern includes a colored and a blank overview for you to color yourself.
As well as a numbered overview and of course all the numbered sections that you need for sewing this pattern.
It also includes a short sewing and assemly instruction.
This is a digital pattern for immediate download ...

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June 1, 2020
Quilt Pattern – Hibiscus Quilt Block Pattern from Craft Gossip

To purchase this hibiscus flower paper piecing pattern for your quilt projects check out the pattern on Etsy. 

Use this block to make a single block project such as a bag, mug mat, or Pillow. You can see all our Single block projects here.

This pattern is for a 8″ x 8″ and 10″x 10″ and 12″x 12″ block.( all sizes are included)
the one I made in the picture is 8″x 8″.

This pattern includes a colored and a blank overview for you to color yourself.
As well as a numbered overview and of course all ...

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May 25, 2020
Quilt Pattern – Boxer dog Quilt Block Pattern from Craft Gossip

Boxer dog Quilt Block Pattern in technology Paper Piecing.
Use this quilt blocks to make a dog quilt, table runner, placemat, dog pillow, or baby quilt – it is a perfect handmade gift for Boxer dog lover. To purchase this dog paper piecing pattern for your quilt projects check out the pattern on Etsy. 

Use this block to make a single block project such as a bag, mug mat, or Pillow. You can see all our Single block projects here.

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May 15, 2020
Quilt Pattern – Nurse Frontline Hero Quilt Block Pattern from Craft Gossip

This quilt pattern is for a Nurse themed Quilt block, make a single block project such as a bag, mug mat, or Pillow. You can see all our Single block projects here.  These Nurse blocks would make wonderful bags for frontline Nurse and medical staff hero’s as well as cushions, pillows and keepsakes for those who have fought hard during the current pandemic.  You can purchase this pattern here via Etsy.

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November 3, 2019
The Easiest Way To Sew A Log Cabin Quilt Block from Craft Gossip

It’s a great method for beginners to sew a log cabin quilt block, without lots of measuring. One of the best things about the log cabin block is you don’t have to worry about lining up corners, so it is forgiving for the beginner who is still learning to accurately sew straight. You can see the full tutorial here.

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