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January 16, 2021
Free Hashtag Quilt Block Pattern from Craft Gossip

If you are on social media, then you have probably seen a hashtag or two.  Dare I say that you’ve probably seen hundreds of them.  It turns out they make a fun and whimsical quilt block too.  Just check out this one from Sew Much More in Store!  It’s ideal for traditional and modern quilters alike.

This free tutorial and pattern are for a 12″ finished block however there are also instructions for a 3″, 6″, and 9″ block size.  All you have to do to get it is sign up for her email.

A quilt made up ...

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January 13, 2021
Scrap Plaid Quilt – Free Pattern from Craft Gossip

It’s time for a mega scrap buster quilt pattern.  This one is courtesy of Kitchen Table Quilting, and boy is it a beauty.  I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, I love scrap quilts.  They are the ideal way to use up all of those smaller pieces of fabric I have left over from other projects.  As soon as I saw this free pattern, I said to myself that it was going on my “to make” list.

It’s a fairly easy quilt to make and there are no triangles involved.  That should make some ...

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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 4, 2021
Granny Squares Scrap Quilt – Free Pattern from Craft Gossip

I bet you though granny squares were just for crochet.  Well, they aren’t anymore.  This charming quilt from Quilty Love proves that!  Made with lots of scrappy squares, it’s a beautiful and easy quilt to make.

Because of the way the blocks are made, it looks like they are set on the diagonal, but they aren’t.  The variety of fabrics in each block really make this design sparkle.  Best of all, it’s an ideal scrap buster.  I don’t think I’ve ever met a quilter who doesn’t have a lot of scraps to use ...

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December 30, 2020
Free Pippi Longstocking Quilt Block Pattern from Craft Gossip

When I was a girl I loved the Pippi Longstocking books by Astrid Lindgren.  They would provide endless hours of amusement for me.  I think it was her independent spirit that drew me to the character.  That is why I was so excited to see this free quilt block pattern from Just Jude Designs.  It is a Pippi Longstocking block.  What fun!

The quilt block measure 12.5″ square and is ideal for scraps.  Pippi is pieced together easily, in a freeform fashion, so chances are that if you make more than one of these blocks, they won’t be ...

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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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December 10, 2020
Patchwork Pineapple Free Mini Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Are you looking for a cute and easy mini quilt pattern that is fresh and fruity?  Well here you are.  How can you not love this pineapple from Sassafras Lane Designs?!  The best part (at least for me) is that it is entirely scrappy.  I am always on the lookout for patterns that use up my scrap fabric pieces.

Quick fun fact about pineapples:  Did you know that the part of the pineapple we eat is actually the flower?

This charming quilt measures 8.5″ x 11.5 inches when finished.  That’s the size of a piece of paper ...

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November 22, 2020
Poinsettia Quilt Block Free Pattern from Craft Gossip

 

At the holidays you will find brightly colored poinsettias all around my home.  They are a tradition for our family.  That is why I did a double take when I saw this pretty poinsettia quilt block from Epida Studio.  What I really like about this design is that it is an appliqué pattern.  I don’t do a lot of appliqué, but every now and then I like to give it a try.

I definitely need to add a poinsettia quilt to my collection and it might just be made with this block.

Made with fusible webbing, the designer’s ...

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November 14, 2020
15 Free Flying Geese Quilt Block Patterns from Craft Gossip

The Flying Geese quilt block is a traditional one that is a favorite of many quilters.  What is interesting is just how many variations and ways of making it are available.  We’ve rounded up 15 free tutorials showing many of these methods.  There are even a couple of quilt patterns to show off those flying geese that you worked so hard to make.

  1. Make a lovely tree with this design from Sew What Yvette
  2. Show off those special fabrics with this giant no-waste flying geese tutorial from Reanna Lily Designs
  3. This pretty block from Quilting Daily has goslings running ...

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November 8, 2020
Tom turkey Free Quilt Block Tutorial from Craft Gossip

Few designs are as iconic as a turkey for Thanksgiving, and this scrappy Tom Turkey quilt block is pretty cute as far as turkeys go.  I’m partial to scrap fabric projects, so this pattern immediately caught my eye.

When finished, this block should measure 14″ square.  It’s made up of various squares, half square triangles and other shapes.  To assemble the block you need standard quilting and sewing supplies.  The legs are made with a zig zag stitch.

I like the colors that the designer used in her block.  They are bright and cheerful.  Like all patterns, you ...

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October 14, 2020
Free Peppermint Dresden Quilt Block Tutorial from Craft Gossip

The moment I saw this quilt block and quilt tutorial from Diary of a Quilter, I knew it was going on my to-make list.  Just like the name implies, these Dresden blocks look like peppermints. There is so much movement in them and, because of the designer’s choice colors, they are almost hypnotic.

The finished quilt measures 41″ x 60′, so it’s a nice lap size.  To make the sections for the quilt block, you will need a special ruler, but the designer has all of the details on that.  Once each block is assembled, they are machine ...

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October 13, 2020
Twirling at the Disco Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Use up your scraps and create  2.5″ scrap fabric squares for this Disco ring quilt. This quilt is created by making 16 patch squares.

 x Twirling blocks will make up a little baby size 32″ quilt
16 x Twirling blocks will make a nice lap size 64″ quilt
36 x Twirling blocks will make a great bed size 96″ quilt.
Get those scraps together!

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October 11, 2020
Free Christmas Star Quilt Block Pattern from Craft Gossip

Rose over at Threadbare Creations designed this exquisite paper pieced Christmas Star Quilt Block and has been generous enough to publish it for free.

Paper piecing is one of those quilting techniques people either love or hate.  No matter what you think of the method, you can achieve some pretty incredible looks with the it.  Just look at the points in this star block.  I know I’m not the only quilter who likes getting sharp and accurate points, and I’ve enjoyed making a couple of quilts using the technique.

This is not a difficult paper pieced pattern, and ...

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September 28, 2020
Quilt Block Pattern – Boat.Nautical Quilts from Craft Gossip

The small and the large steamboat pattern, the sailboat and the little happy boat pattern. These boat patterns are perfect for the older child or even an elderly gentleman who loved the sea or had a love of fishing.

These patterns include one colored and one 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.

Instructions are in English and in German.

You should be familiar with foundation paper piecing. You can purchase ...

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September 15, 2020
Autumn Leaves Free Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for a fall scrap quilt pattern, and nothing says autumn more than the colorful foliage. The area where I live comes alive with all kinds of fall colors.  Except for the fact that I have to rake all of those beautiful leaves, it’s my favorite time of the year.

This gorgeous free quilt pattern from Robert Kaufman Fabrics highlights the beauty of the season.

Designed to spotlight one of their lovely fabric lines, the maple leaf blocks are ideal for showing off your favorite fall fabrics.  To me ...

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September 8, 2020
11 Free Leaf Quilt Block Patterns from Craft Gossip

If you are lucky enough to live in an area where the leaves change their colors in autumn, then you know how beautiful that time of year can be.  You can keep those fall colors alive all year with one of these 11 free leaf quilt block patterns.  For a different feel, like summer or spring, you can always change up your color choices.  No matter what colors you make them in, they are lovely.

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September 6, 2020
Apple Quilt Block Tutorial from Craft Gossip

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, and when the leaves start to change colors, I know that apple picking season isn’t far away. In the orchards around us, the trees begin to burst with all of that delicious fruit.  Did you know that there are over 7,500 apple varieties in the world and that they are part of the rose family?  I sure didn’t.  All I know is that they taste great, and that I have made many scrumptious treats from ones that we have picked over the years.

Believe me, if you ...

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September 5, 2020
Quilting – Half Square Triangles – 8 at a time from Craft Gossip

A quick and easy way to make multiple half-square triangles at once.  If you need a lot of them, they can be tedious to make. But with this 8 at a time method, you can whip them out in a fraction of the time. Not only does it speed up the quilt making process but it saves on your sanity too. Especially if you are like me and get bored with repetition easily. You can see the tutorial on how to make these quick quilting squares here.  

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September 4, 2020
10 Free Halloween Quilt Blocks from Craft Gossip

From ghosts to pumpkins, these not-so-spooky halloween quilt block patterns from some talented makers are sure to make your next quilt spooktacular!  Best of all, they are all free, which is the best kind of treat there is for quilters. The patterns cover a variety of techniques and can be found here.

  • Raise your hand if you eat too much candy on Halloween!  Here is a calorie-free version for you:  Trick or Treat Quilt Block from Stash Bandit.
  • This ghost is pretty cute and the Ghost Quilt Block tutorial from Center Street Quilts is charming!
  • Who doesn’t think eyeballs ...

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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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