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November 11, 2021
Free quilt pattern using 2.5″ fabric strips from Pieced Brain

Free quilt pattern using 2.5″ fabric strips

Download this Free quilt pattern using 2.5″ fabric strips and whip up this beauty in no time at all! Precut strips are perfect for this project!

Latticework for Timeless Treasures

This quilt is called Latticework, which I designed for the Sapphire fabric collection by Timeless Treasures. It measures 65″ x 76″ with 10″ blocks. The size is perfect as a throw quilt and would make a beautiful gift. This collection features deep blues, softer ones, and blacks with metallic touches bringing out the florals, paisleys, and scrolls in every print. They are so beautiful! Sapphire is shipping NOW so ...

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November 1, 2021
Island Batik Precuts from Curlicue Creations

Do you remember waaaay back in July when I showed the unboxing video for my Island Batik Ambassador box #2?  I mentioned that the precuts would be coming at a later date.  They actually came a while ago and I posted them to Facebook and Instagram, but I totally forgot to write a blog post about them!  Here they are.

I received a strip pack of Sticks N Stones, plus a coordinating light fabric and a coordinating dark fabric.  Isn't this collection just wonderful?  This should be in local quilt shops now.

I also received a Bellingham Bay 10 ...

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September 10, 2021
Spool Stars and Stitches Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Spools and Stitches Quilt by Jenny Doan for the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

In 1820 – for the very first time – thread was sold on spools. (Before that, it was skeins or hanks. Can you imagine the tangles?!)

The spools were made by a local woodturner, and the thread was wound by hand at the Clark Brothers’ factory in Paisley, Scotland. Like old fashioned soda bottles, these wooden spools came with an extra half-penny charge that was refunded when the empty spool was returned to the shop. My, how times have changed!

Spools and Stitches by Jenny Doan for the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

This week, Jenny is whipping up a homage to the magnificent spool with a brand new jelly roll quilt.

Spool Stars and ...

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August 27, 2021
Boho Blooms Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Boho Blooms Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Picture this: You are relaxing next to a desert campfire. Rocky cliffs and towering saguaros are silhouetted by a fire-red sunset. The scent of sagebrush floats in the cool, evening air. You wrap a quilt around your shoulders and listen for the call of a distant coyote.

Of course, such an idyllic moment demands a carefully chosen quilt—and we’ve got just the thing!

Boho Blooms by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Boho Blooms is a beautiful Southwestern quilt pattern inspired by the classic Squash Blossom. It comes together quickly with layer cake squares and snowballed corners. Best of all, Jenny turns the scraps into a pretty ...

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August 24, 2021
Skip To My Lou Baby Quilt in Violet Craft Modern Classics! from Busy Hands Quilts

Today I'm sharing a bright and happy rainbow Skip to My Lou in the Baby size!  

Precut Friendly Quilt Pattern

Skip to My Lou is a precut friendly quilt pattern - you can use charm packs or layer cake squares, or of course scraps from your stash would work just as easily.  Just cut the number of squares in the size indicated in the quilt pattern. 

After you've selected your print squares, choose two solid fabrics that set off the squares.  This quilt is ...

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August 6, 2021
Lakeview Terrace Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Lakeview Terrace Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

I’ve never met a sunset I didn’t love. 

Big-city sunsets always impress, with skyscrapers silhouetted against a golden sky. Winter sunsets transform freshly-fallen snow into acres of pink cotton candy. 

But nothing compares to sunset on the lake. Those colors dance on rippling water, creating a light show like nothing on earth! 

Lakeview Terrace Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

This week Jenny is whipping up a Lakeview Terrace jelly roll quilt with colorful bargello chevrons that remind us of sunset-tipped waves. What a dream! 

Click HERE to watch the tutorial! 

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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July 9, 2021
Signature Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Signature Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Signature quilts – or friendship quilts – first became popular in the 1840s. Sometimes they were used as sentimental wedding gifts. Sometimes they honored a beloved teacher or minister. And sometimes, they were carried across the plains by pioneer women as a reminder of dear friends left behind. 

These quilts were so cherished, many have survived the generations and can be found in hope chests and museums even today.

Signature Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

This week, Jenny is making her own family signature quilt. It’s adorned with hand-written names of all the Doan kids and grandkids, and I have a feeling this pretty quilt will become ...

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June 25, 2021
Boardwalk Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Boardwalk Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Quilters find inspiration everywhere we look. 

We see quilts in old tile floors. We see quilts in stained glass windows. We even see quilts in patchwork fields of wheat and corn.

This week, Jenny is stitching up a new layer cake quilt inspired by childhood memories of the California Coast. 

You see, when Jenny was a little girl, her family loved to visit the beach at Santa Cruz. Even now she can picture that beautiful boardwalk stretched across the sand like long, pieced strips.

Click HERE to learn how to whip up this show-stopping strip quilt with quick and easy ...

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May 14, 2021
Goose Tracks Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Goose Tracks Quilt by Missouri Star Quilt Company.

There’s a beautiful, old Goose Tracks quilt at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. 

It was made 150 years ago by Mrs. Ellen Parsons of Shelbyville, Tennessee. A hand-written note explains: “Mrs. Parsons planted and grew the cotton in her garden. She picked the cotton and spun it into thread. She wove the threads into cloth to make the lining for the quilt. She pieced and quilted it by hand.” Phew! That’s a lot of work!

Goose Tracks Quilt by the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

This week, Jenny is whipping up a quick and easy version of the Goose Tracks pattern using precut charm packs. 

Goose Tracks Quilt by the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

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February 16, 2021
Fat quarter quilt patterns I love for Spring from Pieced Brain

Fat quarter quilt patterns I love for Spring

Gather some precuts to make these two fat quarter quilt patterns I love: a modern quilt and one with machine applique flowers to welcome Spring.

“Spring Dance” was just published in the Late Spring 2021 issue of Quilter’s World magazine, and also in the Fat-Quarter Friendly Quilts publication. These colors are so beautiful! They are from the Balboa collection by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics.

It measures 54″ x 70″ and the blocks finish at 12″ and 4″. It comes together super fast so it is a fun weekend project. If you are a beginner quilter, this pattern is ...

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December 7, 2020
Building Blocks: All About Precut Fabric from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Precut fabric saves time and effort when creating quilting projects.

Precut fabric revolutionized the quilting world. The quilting skill was historically passed down through teaching – one would learn the intricate and mathematical approach of measuring and cutting fabric by hand from the generation that came before. Anyone who has pieced a quilt knows it’s difficult work! Before you could even consider your project or layout, all the fabrics must be cut from bolts or repurposed from used materials. The margin for error was extraordinary, a single miscalculation could jeopardize an entire quilting project.

Quilting is now easier and more ...

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May 25, 2020
Sunday/Monday Quilt Inspiration: Mini Charm Squares from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

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My apologies for not being here for the last week. I have a sister who has Alzheimers, and she's spending the week with us. She needs constant supervision. I hadn't realized how much ground she's lost since the last time she was here. 

Ways to use mini Charm Packs, on Craftsy

At first she seems the same, unable to hold a conversation but capable of answering simple questions. After a while though, it's apparent that it's a charade she cannot keep up for long. I know this charade bit is just a stage of Alzheimers, but it's still a surprise at how ...

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May 24, 2020
An Unmetered Ode to PreCuts from Quilting Studio Adventures

I love PreCuts.  I LOVE them.  Buying fabric is expensive.  Finding a fabric line by a designer might mean hundreds of dollars.  But what if you really love the designer and the fabric line?  Then PreCuts are the answer.  There are Layer Cakes - a stack of forty 10" x 10" fabrics from the same collection - see above left, Chalk & Charcoal by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman.  There are Charm Packs, a stack of forty 5" squares - see above bottom right, Modern Backgrounds More Paper by Zen Chic.  There are even MiniCharm Packs, forty 2.5" squares.  Hiding in the upper ...

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May 17, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: 10" Layer Cakes from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

The last couple of Sundays I've been using fabric precuts to inspire you, so this Sunday we'll keep going with layer cakes. You can find the SQI post on charm squares here and the SQI on jelly rolls here

Personalized Photo Charms Compatible with Pandora Bracelets. Here is another great info chart from

10" squares are large enough that they can be cut down to any size that is at least ten inches. They are especially good for making disappearing patch quilts, such as disappearing four patch or disappearing nine patch. 

Disappearing 9-Patch With Layer Cakes BABY QUILTS
This D9P is a great example of how complicated they can look. Here's another in softer hues. Both use one ...

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May 11, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: 2½" Jelly Rolls from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Jelly Rolls, or 2½" fabric strips, are great inspiration for quilts. They are pre-cut, color-coordinated, easy to sew strips that make for super-fast sewing. 

free Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns …

Jelly Roll

One look at its namesake and it's easy to see the naming inspiration. Here's a recipe for Lemon Jelly Rolls from The PKP Way  that I happen to really enjoy. Notice that I've given you only a part of the recipe. Please visit their site for the full recipe. 

So Jelly Rolls in the world of quilting....
yummy, soft, pretty strips of fun!
How To Use Jelly Roll Strips for Quilting - A Quilting Life

And what, you ask, can a quilter make with these ...

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May 6, 2020
Pin It Weekly #336 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I've been adding pins to my "heart, quilts" board. In fact, I've added a whole new section for precuts. There's a link at the bottom of the post so you can find it easily. (Because you know I put it in alpha order.) Already I have over 50 pins. I guess Sunday's SQI inspired me, too.

Ready to ship 100 percent cotton fabric baby quilt, lap quilt, Kaffe Fassett floral quilt, throw quilt,crib quilt. Wild and colorful modern patchwork pieced quilt featuring Kaffe Fassett floral, stripe, chevron, polka dot print fabric in hot pinks, reds, yellow, grey, orange, blue, white, green, aqua, teal, purple, all the colors of the rainbow. Colorful florals, chevrons, stripes combine together with a soft pink, white and floral fabric on the coordinating back. Highlighted with a lattice ...

FREE pattern: 'Bella

Gray sashing and straight line quilting

Remix/Ash Rail Fence

I just really like this and I would not have thought of the colors but love them

Saturated colors and x and +. Hooray!    Blogged:

Busy Hands Quilts: Layer Cake Custard Shortcut Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party!

Charm Squares Quilt Patterns 17 best ideas about charm pack quilts on pinterest charm pack | Quilt Pattern Design

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March 27, 2020
Make More Quilts from Your Favorite Precuts: My Stop on the Benartex Precut Hop! from Christa Quilts

Today is my stop on the Benartex Precut Project Hop and I have a load of fun ideas for you! I’ve rounded up a collection of precut-friendly quilts I’ve made from my 5 Benartex fabric collections, including a mix of free patterns, paid patterns, and remakes from my books. I hope this will inspire you to put those precuts to use!

The Freebies

Click here to download any of these free patterns shown below.

Rainbow Taffy Made from Charm PacksRainbow Taffy by Christa Watson made from Modern Marks

By using 4 Modern Marks Charm packs +  white background I was able to really show off the rainbow ...

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March 13, 2020
Benartex Precut Project Hop Starts Next Week! from Christa Quilts

Do you love working with precuts as much as I do? Well, I’m excited that my fabric company Benartex has decided to host a precut project hop to help you decide what to make with your collection of charm squares, strip-pies, 10x10s and fat quarter bundles. And the best part is, most (if not all) of the projects featured will include a free pattern or tutorial. How cool is that??

Benartex Precut Project Hop

Designer Schedule

Below is the schedule of fabric and pattern designers who have cooked up some fantastic ideas for you. Of course, we prefer to use Benartex precuts which ...

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January 7, 2020
Fractured Triangles Quilt Pattern Tutorial from Carol Lyles Shaw

One of my 2020 goals is to create more video tutorials showing my process for creating quilts.  So, I created a video tutorial  while I was making a new version of my Fractured Triangle pattern in a very different colorway from my original version. I had testers who made wonderful variations when I published the [ ...Continue Reading ]

The post Fractured Triangles Quilt Pattern Tutorial appeared first on Carole Lyles Shaw.

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December 4, 2019
Perfect 5 Quilt Along Week 9 – Finishing from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back for Week 9 of the Perfect 5 Quilt Along for the Perfect 5 Quilts Book by It’s Sew Emma! We’re celebrating one of our favorite precuts, the 5″ Charm Pack. Our Perfect 5 Sampler Quilt is a taste of all the quilts, as blocks from all 16 quilts are included.

We’ve been sewing two blocks every Wednesday, joined by a wonderful lineup of bloggers who’ve been sharing their blocks (and other Perfect 5 inspired projects) with us during the event!

Kimberly Jolly’s Perfect 5 Sampler Quilt, made with Early Bird by Bonnie ...

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