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November 28, 2021
Christmas Baubles Free Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Who doesn’t love some Christmas Baubles?  I know I do and I especially like them when they are made out of fabric.  Look at the darling quilt pattern from Jen Daly Quilts for Moda Bake Shop.  It is just beautiful.

Made with Moda holiday fabrics, this mini measures only 18″ x 24″.  There are a lot of fabrics packed into this small quilt. In fact, it is perfect for a mini charm pack.  If you don’t know, mini charm packs are squares measuring 2 1/2″ square.

The blog post has detailed step-by-step photos and instructions so assembly ...

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November 16, 2021
Sunset at Sea Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Check out this gorgeous quilt pattern you can purchase over on Connecting Threads.  Wow!

Designed by The Fabric Addict, the pattern contains instructions for two sizes, lap and queen.  The use of the various colors to achieve an ombré sunset look is stunning.  There is no skill level listed so if you decide to purchase this pattern you will want to make sure that it is good for your level of expertise.  It is a downloadable pattern only.

I can imagine this quilt being made in all sorts of fabrics combinations.  Personally I would choose ones that mimic that lovely ...

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November 10, 2021
Nutty Quilt Kit Featuring Tula Pink Fabrics from Craft Gossip

Featuring gorgeous fabrics from the Tula Pink collection of fabrics, this quilt kit will soon be available over at the Fat Quarter Shop.  You can make sure you don’t miss out on a chance at this beauty by reserving a spot.  The kit will be available for purchase in April 2022.

Measuring about 75″ x 87″, this is a whimsical design that is a great way to show off so many different fabrics.

The kit comes with fabrics for the quilt top and binding.  In addition it comes with the pattern.  You will need to supply the backing fabric ...

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November 5, 2021
New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of 11/05/2021 from Curlicue Creations

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Beige Marbled quilt fabric. Fat quarter cut of 100 percent cotton. Easy care, machine wash cold water, tumble dry low.

This is a vintage destash fabric, not a new, off the bolt cut. This fabric may or may not have been pre-washed.

The design on this fabric features a beige marbled pattern. Perfect for your next quilting or home sewing project. So unique - be creative!

A beautiful cut of quilting fabric, Beige Trees Tone on Tone quilt fabric, by Benartex. Fat quarter cut ...

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Free Whirling Sparks Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Looking stunning in the autumnal solids from Kona cotton solids, this free quilt pattern available over on the Robert Kaufman site is gorgeous.  Designed by Elise Lea, it is for quilters with an intermediate or above skill level.  Finished, it should measure about 57″ x 66″.  Perfect for a lap quilt.

Detailed fabric requirements, along with the fabrics used in the design, are included.  This is helpful if you want to get that same ombré look that is pictured.

This quilt would look beautiful any time of the year, but especially during the autumn months, when the colors of the ...

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October 23, 2021
10 Free Scrap-Busting Christmas Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

I honestly believe that it is fun to make Christmas quilts all year round.  They are a nice reminder of the holidays and they are a great option for gift-giving.  If you have a lot of fabric on hand and don’t want to spend a fortune on new fabrics or patterns then this list is for you.  Here are 10 free scrap-busting Christmas quilt patterns that you are sure to love.

  1. Show off your scraps with this easy isoceles triangle retro quilt.  The green background in the photos really sets off those holiday novelty fabrics.
  2. Filled with sparkling Christmas ...

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October 16, 2021
5 Gifts That Every Beginner Quilter Will Love from Craft Gossip

Quilting is making a big-time comeback in the crafting world and there are plenty of newbies to the hobby.  If you, or someone you know, wants to start quilting then you may want to pick up a few helpful items.  Any, or all, of these items, would make great gifts for the first-time quilter in your life and they can be purchased over on Amazon.

  1. First-Time Quiltmaking – Learning to Quilt in Six Easy Lessons – This book will have you quilting in no time.  It’s ideal for a beginner who needs to learn the basics.
  2. If you want to cut ...

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October 10, 2021
How to Fold Quilts Correctly from Craft Gossip

Have you ever unfolded a quilt only to see creases?  Some of those creases don’t want to come out.  This video tutorial from the National Quilter’s Circle shows you how to fold all of your precious quilts to prevent damage.

It is not just creases that happen over time.  The fabric can start to deteriorate and tears may happen.  Staining can also be a problem.

Not only does the video show a great folding method, it has tips on how to store your quilts as well.

I don’t know about you, but I have many quilts, and ...

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October 8, 2021
A Feel-Good Fabric Collection: Onward + Upward by Jessica Swift from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Hello, fabric lovers! 

I would like to start the day with one of my favorite sayings, “It doesn’t matter how many times you fall, what matters is how many times you get up!” We are all humans, going through this roller coaster we call life, and our goal is to try to make the most out of it. Today celebrates exactly that with Jessica Swift’s latest collection, Onward + Upward! One of my favorite things about Jessica as a designer is that her collections are so personal, relatable, and enlightening. 

Onward + Upward embraces the powerful experience of self-discovery and ...

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September 1, 2021
Quilting Yardage Cheat Sheet from Craft Gossip

Sometimes you see a quilt pattern that calls for a certain cut, like a fat quarter.  You may not have any on hand, or you are new and don’t really know what that is.  Don’t worry, Elizabeth over on Brown Bird Designs has you covered.

Her handy article contains charts and how-tos for every cut imaginable.  You’ll be an expert in turning your yardage into precuts in no time. There is even a handy downloadable pocket guide to put in your purse when you go to the quilt store.

I often buy yardage and then wish I ...

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August 23, 2021
Quilted Prism Pattern from Craft Gossip

Looking for a stunning table topper pattern?  Look no further than this beauty from Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  All I can say is wow!  It is a rainbow of colors turned into a prism and it is a free pattern.

When you download the pdf pattern you will find that there are instructions for four different versions of this beauty.  There is also a detailed list of all of the fabrics used and yes, there are a lot of them.  Along with the fabric you will need a special hexagon ruler and other standard quilting supplies. This is not a project ...

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August 16, 2021
Fat Quarter Wrap Skirt Pattern from Craft Gossip

So, you know all of those fat quarters you bought and never used?  The ones that you absolutely love, but can’t decide to make with?  How about a wrap skirt?  No it isn’t exactly quilting, but it is a great way to use up some of your favorite fabric stash.  The free tutorial comes to us from Polka Dot Chair.

The tutorial is for a smaller size, but there are instructions for making it larger.  Looking at the tutorial, it is surprisingly easy to make this fun skirt.

There are not a lot of steps to it and ...

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August 6, 2021
AGF Collection Reveals: 2021 Part 3 from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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It’s my favorite time of year again where I get to finally share some exciting news with all of you! If you follow us on social media, you might already know about our upcoming collections but in case you missed it, I’m going to show you what’s coming soon to AGF. This time around we had to shift the way we think and we now know the power of having a positive mindset can change everything. As a company, our goal is to create designs with a purpose, the purpose of ...

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July 27, 2021
Easy Plaid Quilt – Free Pattern from Craft Gossip

Made from just three fabrics, this free quilt pattern from Robert Kaufman Fabrics is called Cozy Plaid and it is perfect for beginners.

Designed by Ariga Mahmoudlou to highlight the Robert Kaufman Fabrics batik line called Forest Glen, the combination of greens simply glows.  When finished it should measure 49 1/2″ x 60 1/2″, a great lap size.

Made only of squares, this is a very easy quilt to assemble and would be a great starting point to people who want to make a quilt.  The placement of the various colors gives it that plaid look and also ...

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July 16, 2021
Fun in the Sun Free Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Using only six fabrics, this quilt pattern from Art Gallery Fabrics is a nice lap size of 50″ x 63″.  Originally it was designed to show off fabrics from their Sunburst line, but, as with any pattern, any fabrics can be used.

This is not an ideal pattern for beginners, especially for quilters who aren’t familiar with using templates.  In addition, there are some thin strips to sew which can sometimes be challenging for someone just starting out.  However, the downloadable free pattern provides the templates and detailed cutting and assembly instructions.

Sometimes less is more, and that is ...

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July 14, 2021
Geometric Rainbow Wall Hanging Quilt Kit from Craft Gossip

Whether you love rainbows or want to show off you pride, you will want to make this stunning pattern.  The quilt kit is available for purchase over on Connecting Threads.  It’s called Quadricorn Color Bright Wall Hanging.

This wall hanging measures about 58″ square when finished and is listed for an easy skill level.  The quilt kit comes with all of the fabric you will need to make the top, however you will need to buy the backing fabric.

The colors in this quilt are incredible and really show off that rainbow look.  The moment I saw it I ...

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June 24, 2021
Stroked Flying Geese Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Welcome back!

Summer season is upon us and I'm sure everyone is excited to get started on their summer sewing list! The season is calling for fun and bright projects, and today we have something very exciting for you. If you are into quilting, you definitely have heard of Flying Geese, it's a lovely block unit that you see often in quilts and tons of patchwork projects alike! There are so many ways to create them, but here at AGF, we've discovered a whole new look. 

We like to call it the Stroked Flying Geese, a technique ...

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June 16, 2021
1960’s Summer Paradise with Sunburst Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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My favorite season of the year is Summer so when I see bright and colorful fabric prints, I automatically get excited! Today’s Lookbook release is a special one because it’s our collection called Sunburst, that just transports you into a 1960’s mid-summer paradise. All the designs just make you want to sit by the poolside and soak up some rays like the print “Fun in the Sun Chill” which is the one featuring the ladies laying on towels, the fresh lemons, and the beach balls! I can already see so many summer projects being made that just ...

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June 12, 2021
Rainbow Tucson Quilt Kit from Craft Gossip

Sometimes we all want a project where we don’t have to think a lot about what fabric to use.  That is one of the nice things about a quilt kit.  It’s all there for you.  This one called Tucson, that can be purchased from Connecting Threads, is stunning.

The pattern is for an intermediate skill level and the quilt measures about 72″ x 84″ when completed.

Just looks at this beautiful design. That center star really pops in the colors. With your purchase you get the fabric you will need to complete the quilt top.

Kits are such ...

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June 5, 2021
10 Free Batik Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

With their rich and saturated colors, batik fabrics are a joy to work with.  The patterns are varied and beautiful.  Batiks definitely have a different feel than other fabrics, but they make beautiful quilts.  Here are ten batik fabric projects that you may enjoy creating. Looking for more Batik Quilt patterns? Check these out on Etsy.

  1. Benartex Fabrics brings us this lovely pattern called Always Chasing Rainbows.  You know with a name like that it is bound to be beautiful.
  2. This stunning wall quilt from Connie Kresin is easy to make and would look great anywhere.
  3. Inspired Quilting by Lea ...

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