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January 19, 2022
10 Tips When Making Quilt Coats from Craft Gossip

Making a quilt coat is not as easy as you may think it is and these 10 lessons learned from Create with Claudia will help you if you are planning on making a quilt coat.

From type of fabric to use, to sewing tips, you’ll find out what some of the do’s and don’ts are when making a quilt coat.  It’s an honest look at what began as a great idea, to what went wrong and how to fix it.  Hint number one is that it’s a vest and not a coat.  That should give ...

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January 17, 2022
Rose in Bloom Quilt Along from Craft Gossip

If you love a quilt along as much as I do, then you will love this one from the Fat Quarter Shop.  This is a block of the month program that features over 16 yards of beautiful fabric.  It can be purchased over on their website.

The finished quilt will measure 84.5 inches square and is made in the beautiful Love Note fabric line from Moda Fabrics.  I love the soft hues of this collection.  They are so relaxing and the quilt pattern fits them so well.

For intermediate level quilters, you will be piecing all sorts of blocks ...

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January 15, 2022
8 Awesome and Free Sawtooth Star Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

Always one of a quilter’s favorite blocks, the sawtooth star adds a versatile and beautiful design to quilts.  It can be traditional or modern and it is often a go-to for designers.  We have rounded up nine stunning and free sawtooth star quilt patterns.  Which one will you be making?

  1. Here’s a simple and striking offset sawtooth star that has a modern look to it.  It is designed by Then Came June.
  2. Fun and festive, this beautiful pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew will quickly become a family favorite.
  3. With its big and bold offset stars, Sew Can She ...

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January 13, 2022
Easy Beginner Jelly Roll Free Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Perfect for your latest jelly roll or 2 1/2″ strip set you just bought, this free quilt pattern from APQS shines.

Called Island Four Patch, this is an easy quilt to make so it is good for a beginner with some experience.  When finished, the quilt measures about 45″ x 60″, so it’s a great lap quilt.

I can envision this quilt in so many different color variations, and I have a couple of strip sets that I just may have to use to make one of these.

The pattern uses a lot of strip piecing which helps ...

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January 11, 2022
Scrappy Quilted Hearts Ornaments Tutorial from Craft Gossip

I love seasonal ornaments.  I have a twig tree in my house where I change up the look from season to season.  When I saw this tutorial from The Crafty Quilter, I knew one of these heart ornaments would be perfect for my tree.

They are not difficult to make and I can say with a lot of confidence, that all of the quilters reading this article have all of the supplies needed.

These ornaments are not just for Valentine’s Day either.  They would be lovely on a Christmas tree of as part of the decoration of a gift ...

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10 More Ways to Make a Temperature Quilt from Craft Gossip

Have you been seeing all of the gorgeous temperature quilts out there?  They are lovely and, guess what….they are pretty easy to make.  Even better, you can make your quilt completely unique to you based on your fabric and pattern choices.

Last year I wrote a roundup on 10 Ways to Make a Temperature Quilt and it has been a popular post.  Recently there has been an explosion of interest in these fun quilts so I did some searching and found 10 more ways to make one.  Have fun quilting!

  1. Material Girl Quilts is all about half square triangles ...

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January 9, 2022
How to Web a Quilt from Craft Gossip

Have you ever heard of webbing a quilt?  It’s a piecing technique and it’s a great way to put a quilt top together.  This helpful video tutorial from Quilting Gail shows you the entire process.

There are a number of ways to piece a quilt top once you have cut out your shapes and this is a handy and easy way to do it.  It makes quick work of a sometimes tedious process.  After watching the video, I know I will be giving this method a try.

If you have ever wondered what webbing a quilt was, or ...

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Book Review – Patchwork Quilted Bags: Totes, Purses and Accessories from Craft Gossip

Patchwork Quilted Bags helps you create unique bags that put a little charm into your wardrobe.

Full-sized quilting patterns and step-by-step instructions for 19 different projects, along with techniques for assembling the perfect patch, make this quilting book ideal for novice and practiced crafters alike. Projects range in size from large totes to small pouches in a zakka vein.

With Patchwork Quilted Bags you can make:

  • A bird-themed travel bag
  • An elegant lace-rimmed bucket bag
  • A colorful clasp purse
  • A round bag/basket
  • A fold-away eco bag
  • A baby bag with bottle “cozy”
  • Adorable animal-themed totes
  • A Union-Jack themed pouch ...

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January 8, 2022
6 Stunning and Free Table Topper Patterns Using AccuQuilt Dies from Craft Gossip

Do you have an AccuQuilt cutting system or are you thinking about getting one?  Here are six lovely table topper designs that you can make with dies from their collection.  The patterns are all free, but you will need to purchase the dies needed if you don’t have them already.  All of the dies and the machine can be purchased on AccuQuilt.

  1. This gorgeous snowflake table topper from Connie Kresin is a striking and unique design.
  2. Create with Claudia has a unique octagonal design using the Hattie’s Choice die for the center.
  3. Perfect for Thanksgiving or any time ...

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January 7, 2022
Scrappy Hearts – Free Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Get ready to raid your scrap bins.  Stash Bandit has the most lovely free scrappy quilt designs, and this heart one is no exception.  It would be great for Valentine’s Day or any other time of the year too.

It is a small quilt, measuring about 18 1/2″ square so it does not take much time to make.  Standard quilting supplies are needed and if you quilt, you should have them all on hand.  I’m also guessing you have enough scraps to make this sweet quilt.  I know I do.

Small quilts like this are fun projects ...

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January 5, 2022
Patriotic Pioneer Rose Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Are you ready for some patriotic and traditional beauty in a quilt?  This stunning pattern is by Jennifer over at Curlicue Creations can be purchased on Etsy.  Measuring 61″ x 61″ it is an ideal lap size that would look lovely hung on a wall or draped over a sofa.

The pattern in a pdf version, however it is also available in print.  When purchasing, make sure to read the complete description so you ensure that it is the right pattern for you.

I love the traditional look and the added appliqué.  It gives the quilt a lovely movement to ...

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January 3, 2022
How to Make a Quilted Trio of Mini Heart Mug Rugs from Craft Gossip

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, this little trio of mini quilts would make any sweetheart smile.  You can make them with this free tutorial from Sew Lux Fabric.

Using scraps, you should be able to stitch these little beauties up in no time.  Standard quilting supplies are used and the appliqué is fused so it’s easy to make.

If you have a lot of sweethearts, or just like to decorate with lots of mini quilts, this project is ideal.

If you read my posts, you know that I love scrappy projects.  I also like easy makes.  This tutorial covers ...

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January 1, 2022
Seven Stunning Snowflake Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

Are you ready for the first snowfall of the season?  You will be when you make one of these seven stunning snowflake quilt patterns that are available to purchase over on Etsy.

These patterns are for various skill levels so make sure to read the entire description of the item before you purchase it.  That way you know that you are getting the right item for you.  In addition, all of these patterns are pdf downloads.

  1. Here’s a gorgeous and unique snowflake pattern that uses appliqué to get those lovely circular shapes.
  2. With big and bold geometric shapes, this ...

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December 31, 2021
Coffee Cup Quilt – Free Pattern from Craft Gossip

This article will be posted to the blog on New Year’s Eve.  I am pretty sure that most of us are going to need a cup of coffee tomorrow morning.  Some of use are probably going to need a lot more.  To celebrate that favorite beverage, make this fun Coffee Cup quilt pattern from See Kate Sew.

In fact, in the long run, it is probably cheaper to skip the actual morning take out coffees and make this quilt instead.

This quilt is an ideal lap quilt size.  The tutorial has a detailed supply list as well as instructions ...

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December 29, 2021
5 Tips for Making Your Patchwork Quilt Shine from Craft Gossip

Have you ever wondered how some quilters seem to get their scrap patchwork quilts to sparkle?  Well, Amy from Diary of a Quilter has five tips to help you out.

Packed full of lovely photos, you will find out all of the secrets to getting the most out of your scraps.  There are even links to other articles, such as one about fabric value. It is pretty eye-opening when you learn about all of the different types and categories of quilting fabric.

As an added bonus, the article takes you through the process of making a baby size easy patchwork ...

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December 27, 2021
How to Make a Seatbelt Cover from Craft Gossip

I don’t know about you, but sometimes seatbelts can be irritating on the neck.  Why not try this handy solution from Thermoweb?

You will need to use their special Heat ‘n Bond Fusible Fleece to complete your project.  However, other than that, and some Velcro, all you need are standard sewing supplies.  You can purchase the fusible fleece here.

I love practical solutions like this one.  What fun it would be to make a set of them in matching fabrics for your automobile.  You could also make them in fun novelty fabrics depending on who sits in what seat ...

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December 26, 2021
Book Review – Quilted Bags and Gifts: 36 Classic Quilting Projects to Make and Give from Craft Gossip

Quilted Bags & Gifts is a beautiful collection of bags, pouches, and accessories designed for quilters who love to create handmade gifts. All 36 projects use basic patchwork and appliqué techniques, so they can be made in a weekend. Readers will be inspired by Akemi Shibata’s unique “Elegant de Kawaii” style, which combines taupe fabrics with colorful prints.

With an astounding 36 projects to choose from, quilters will love this selection of tote bags, handbags, sewing cases, coin purses, tapestries, and more!

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December 24, 2021
How to Make a Quilted Coat from Craft Gossip

Take a look at social media and you will see that quilted coats are all the rage right now.  Here is a helpful tutorial from Tamara’s Joy to help you make one for yourself.

What I love about this tutorial is that she has links for all sorts of patterns.  That way you have a choice of styles.  What this article does is help you turn those patterns into a quilted coat.  Perfect!

I have seen quilts turned into short jackets and long coats.  I’ve seen blazers and puffy quilted ones too.

Why not turn your favorite fabric ...

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December 22, 2021
Mini Snowflake Quilt – Free Pattern from Craft Gossip

Celebrate those chilly winter months with this lovely mini quilt from Lake Girl Quilts.  It is a free pattern over on the website.

If you follow along with the tutorials and links I post, you know that I am a huge fan of scrap quilts.  Well, this snowflake pattern is definitely scrappy and it is going onto my ever-growing to-do list.

Measuring 13″ x 13″ when finished, it is an easy project.  All you need are general sewing and quilting supplies and fabric scraps.  I don’t know about you all, but I have plenty of scraps to make one ...

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December 20, 2021
How to Save Money With Quilt Backing Fabric from Craft Gossip

All of us are looking for a way to save some money right?  I know I am.  Here are some great tips on quilt backings from Quilty Love to help us out.

She suggests using flannel, and this handy article tells you what you need to know when quilting with it and other sheets.  There are tips on what type of sheets work best and how to quilt with them.  There are even tips on basting and care of the fabric.

It is always nice to save some money when quilting.  It can be a pretty expensive habit.

If you ...

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