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October 28, 2021
Machine Quilting Butterfly Design Tutorial from Craft Gossip

In this tutorial from Lori Kennedy you will learn how to machine quilt a butterfly design.  Lori’s tutorials are always helpful and detailed, and this one is no exception.

Photos are provided for each step of the butterfly making process so you know exactly how she makes hers. There are even tips to help you out along the way.

It is always fun to change up your machine quilting and add to your repertoire of designs.  This charming butterfly would be lovely on a child’s quilt or a quilt that is made up of butterfly blocks.

If you ...

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October 4, 2021
How to Make an English Paper Piecing Travel Kit from Craft Gossip

Are you looking for a unique gift item for that quilter who seems to have everything?  Here’s a terrific idea.  Make them this English paper piecing travel kit from Red Handled Scissors.  What a great idea!

In this free tutorial you will find everything you need to know and a downloadable pattern.  There are plenty of step-by-step photos and detailed instructions to help you out.

It is not always easy finding specialized gifts for people, and this is tops in my opinion.  I would love to get something like this so all of my pieces are not scattered about ...

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March 6, 2021
14 Free Crazy Quilt Patterns and Techniques from Craft Gossip

Crazy quilts have been around for a very long time.  Originally made with various silks and velvets, and including incredibly detailed embroidery stitching and embellishments, they were true works of art.  Quilters still make these beautiful pieces today, and have added their own flair on them.

Here are fourteen various patterns and techniques to make your very own crazy quilt or quilt block.  From fancy to simple and everything in between, you are sure to find a technique that you will want to try.

  1. Here is an easy crazy quilt block method from Instructables.  It would be a good one ...

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February 22, 2021
How to do Hand Appliqué – Free Tutorial from Craft Gossip


Appliqué is a nice technique that quilters use to add shapes and texture to a quilt.  This tutorial, from Amy Loves to Sew, demonstrates the raw edge method for doing appliqué.

In this method, fusible webbing is used to adhere the shape to the fabric.  Then hand stitching is used to accent the shapes.  Amy uses larger stitches which add a nice design element to her appliqué.

For her flowers, she used the blanket stitch for the center and the straight stitch for the petals.  The tutorial has step by step photos to show you the entire process.  There are ...

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January 25, 2021
How to Make Quilted Jewelry from Craft Gossip

Sometimes a project comes along and you just have to do a double take.  That is the case with this stunning idea from National Quilter’s Circle.  How to Make Quilted Bracelets not only includes instructions for the bracelet, but also for making necklaces and the fabric gemstones that adorn the pieces.

Fabric jewelry is always unique, even more so when you make it yourself.  Your creations will always be the center of attention every time you wear them.

This tutorial is done in two parts, how to pick out the fabric for your piece and how to make the ...

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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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November 4, 2020
Big Stitch Hand Quilting Tutorial from Craft Gossip

Have you ever wanted to try out big stitch hand quilting?  Not everyone is familiar with it, but it’s basically a different hand quilting method.  Larger stitches are used, not only to hand quilt a piece, but to add an additional design element to it as well.

It used to be (and still is for many people) that hand quilters would try their very best to get the smallest and most even hand quilting stitches they could.  However more and more people are doing big stitch quilting.  Usually it is done with perle cotton and in colors to compliment ...

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September 16, 2020
AccuQuilt Halloween Embroidery Designs from Craft Gossip

Calling all AccuQuilt fans!  If you love Halloween then you have to check out these absolutely adorable embroidery designs.  Every one of them is more charming than the next one, and there are so many to choose from, it will be difficult to decide which one is your favorite.

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