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December 11, 2021
10 Festive AccuQuilt Dies for the Holidays from Craft Gossip

The holidays are here and what better way to show off some holiday spirit than adding some appliqué to your quilts?!  AccuQuilt has numerous festive dies to choose from and they can all be purchaased on the AccuQuilt website here.

If you have never used this cutting system then you don’t know what you are missing.  The cuts are accurate and the system is not too difficult to use.

I’ve rounded up my top ten picks for you.  Once you get to the website, which you can find here, there are pages of different holiday dies.

  1. Santa Stocking ...

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November 18, 2021
Reverse Appliqué Quilt Techniques from Craft Gossip

For an interesting appliqué technique, you may want to take a look at reverse appliqué.  Geta’s Quilting Studio wrote this blog post that demonstrates the way she does it.

Complete with plenty of photos, she shows you what methods she uses and gives tips to get good results. Her three dimensional mini quilts are stunning.  Pictured are only two of them, but wait until you see the rest in her article.

I’m inspired to go give it a try, although I don’t think I will be doing anything as intricate as she does.

At times I like ...

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October 24, 2021
Fusible Web Raw Edge Machine Appliqué Tutorial from Craft Gossip

The beauty of raw edge machine appliqué is that you can do any shape you want to.  No matter what it is, like feet in this article from Magic Little Dreams or your own alien creation, it can be done.  It is also not as hard as you may think it is.

This detailed tutorial comes complete with step-by-step photos and written instructions.  It takes you through the planning of the design, the supplies and products you will need, and the finishing up process.  After you have read this article, you may just be an expert.

There is even a ...

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September 12, 2021
Raw Edge Whimsical Appliqué Mini Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

This free appliqué mini quilt pattern from Felicia’s World is absolutely charming.  It is ideal for anyone who loves doing appliqué.

Because of its size, 15 1/2″ x 17 1/2″, it is not a project that will take too long.  Look closely and you will see that along with the appliqué shapes there are yo-yos too.  I love that!.

Wouldn’t this be an adorable gift for a friend or family member with a new house?  Standard quilting and appliqué tools are needed. In the tutorial you will find a link to the pattern as well as ...

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March 27, 2021
Tulip Quilt – Free Pattern from Craft Gossip

Here is a big, bold, and beautiful quilt pattern from Allspice Abounds.  Perfect for spring, or any other season, this is such a happy quilt.  Not only is it in full bloom with all of the tulips, if you look closely you will see some sweet birds scattered throughout.

This quilt uses two techniques, piecing and appliqué.  The birds and the leaves of the flowers are appliquéd on, while the blooms and stems are pieced.

There is a detailed downloadable pdf for the six page pattern.  You will find all of the measurements and cutting instructions.  You will also find ...

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March 8, 2021
Easy Easter Egg Placemat Pattern from Craft Gossip

Perfect for Easter festivities, this charming Easter Egg placemat pattern was designed by Jaquelynne Steves for Thermoweb.  It’s a simple, yet striking design that would look lovely on your Easter tablescape.

This placemat includes many design elements.  You will find a ribbon embellishment, patchwork appliqué, and machine stitching.  Because of the negative space, there is plenty of room for some beautiful machine quilting.  Not all designs have that.

In addition to standard quilting supplies like fabric and batting, you will need ribbon and Heat ‘n Bond which you can purchase on the website.

This is a perfect project for ...

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December 4, 2020
Hanukkah Sampler Quilt – Free Pattern from Craft Gossip

Made in bright and cheerful colors, this festive Hanukkah sampler quilt from FaveQuilts, would be a lovely quilt to make for the holiday.  The designer of the wall hanging is Ellen Maxwell and it was made to highlight the Chanukah Hallmark Collection from Free Spirit Fabrics.

The pattern combines piecing and fusible appliqué. You will find a list of all of the supplies needed, as well as step by step instructions to help you out.  The downloadable PDF also has the templates for the four designs in the center.

Measuring 38″ by 38″ when finished, it’s an ideal wall ...

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November 21, 2020
AccuQuilt Christmas Embroidery Designs from Craft Gossip

If you are an AccuQuilter and are looking for some fun and festive Christmas embroidery designs then look no further than this list.  Here’s a round up of all of the adorable holiday designs that AccuQuilt has to offer.

Your quilts and other embroidered projects will be the star of your Christmas décor when you use one of these patterns.  They are all designed to be used with the AccuQuilt Go! and can be purchased via the links.

  1. This silly reindeer is taking the easy route by driving around in his car.  I’m not sure if Santa will ...

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October 12, 2020
#MondayswithMarcus Week 2: Deirdre Bond-Abel from Marcus Fabrics

You’ll love this pretty wall hanging by our second MWM designer, Deirdre Bond-Abel! Entitled “Betty’s Blooms”, the look is shown here in 1930s prints, yet would translate equally well in your favorite Marcus collections, including prints and basic texture lines for a more contemporary look! It’s a fun mix of piecing and applique that will add charm to any room setting.

To get the FREE PATTERN, just email Then, check out (and be sure to bookmark!) her companion video of applique tips and techniques!

Next Up: Pam Buda – October 19!

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