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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 24, 2021
How to Make a Quilted Dresden Mug Rug from Craft Gossip

Mug rugs are those easy little projects that make great gifts or sellable items.  They don’t take too much time to make and are a handy way to use up smaller pieces of fabrics.  These Dresden mug rugs from Terri’s Notebook are a perfect example of them.

Designed to mimic a color wheel, they are a rainbow of pretty fabric scraps and would look lovely anywhere.  This detailed tutorial has step-by-step instructions as well as helpful photos to guide you through the process. The design may not best suited for beginners, however the instructions are so good that ...

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July 23, 2021
Scrap Fabric Quilt Making Class from Craft Gossip


Have you ever wanted to add more color play to your quilt designs?  Do you have a lot of scraps to use up?  The Three-Part Harmony quilt course over on Creativebug may be for you.  The class, which can be purchased, is online and taught by Anna Maria Horner.

Suitable for intermediate level quilters, you will learn how to balance colors and create movement in this 7-part class.  Among other things, you will also learn how to make half square triangles, organize fabric by value and chain piece.

With Creativebug classes participants have the ability to interact with other students ...

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July 20, 2021
Hexagon Quilt Tutorial and Free Pattern from Craft Gossip

With a quick switch of fabric, one can easily change up the look of this stunning hexagon quilt by Polka Dot Chair.  Quilts made from one shape are always so eye-catching, and this one is no exception.

This one is loaded with Halloween prints and is so much fun and perfect for fussy cutting fabric.  The tutorial has all of the information you will need to make it.

There is also a section dedicated to how the designer made her hexagons.  It is a great method if you don’t have a hexagon template, and it makes easier work of ...

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July 19, 2021
How to Make a Teapot Cozy from Craft Gossip

Put your quilting skills to good use with this pretty tutorial from Hello Sewing.  This tea cozy is perfect for you or and all of your tea (or coffee) drinking friends.  It is also easy to make with this handy tutorial.

The article guides you through all of the supplies you will need and includes step-by-step instructions on assembling the entire thing.  For those of you who like to learn via video, there is also video tutorial included.  There is even a section on figuring out the dimensions needed for your teapot size.  That is super helpful.

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July 17, 2021
10 Free and Fabulous Rainbow Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

Fun and fabulous, rainbows put a smile on everyones face, and these ten free projects will have you seeing rainbows everywhere!  Your house will be filled with them if you make one, or more of these quilts.  Which one is your favorite?

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  1. White stars set in a pastel rainbow background make this quilt from Quilty Love glow.
  2. Stitched by Crystal gives us this lovely modern rainbow baby quilt.
  3. Use up lots of rainbow scraps for this mini wall hanging from Create with Claudia
  4. A gorgeous collection of rainbow scrap ...

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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 15, 2021
How to Make a Windmill Quilt Block from Craft Gossip

For a fun quilt block with lots of movement in it, take a look at the windmill pattern from Generations Quilt Patterns.  It has a center that is a bit tricky, but all in all it is not a difficult block to assemble.

Depending on the color scheme used, this is a striking design.  I particularly like the hot pink and white that the author used for her photos.  It really packs a punch.

In the tutorial you will find measurements for 3 different sizes which is helpful if you need a particular size for a design you are working ...

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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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July 11, 2021
How to Make the Jazz Quilt Block from Craft Gossip

Calling all scrap quilt fans!!  This free pattern from Sewing with Scraps is for you. It’s fun, it’s easy and did I already mention that it is free?!

As some of you may know I love love love scrappy quilting and this design is an ideal showcase for my favorite scraps.  One of the Jazz blocks measures 17″ square when finished.

In this article you will find the video tutorial, a list of supplies that are needed and a link to a pattern for the complete quilt.

Whether you want to make one block or twenty, this is ...

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July 9, 2021
Quilt Supplies Every Beginner Needs from Craft Gossip

It can be overwhelming when you just start out quilting.  All of those beautiful quilts are tempting you to make a masterpiece straight away.  Well, before you do, you will want to know what supplies you need to get started and the Seasoned Homemaker gives you all of the details.

Not only does this article list the essentials, it goes into details about each product and there are even recommendations for which product to purchase.

You will find 17 items in total and each one is definitely something you will want if you are a beginner.  Sure, some of the ...

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July 7, 2021
10 English Paper Piecing Projects from Craft Gossip

More and more I see pictures of these beautiful and intricate english paper piecing projects.  From bags to large quilts it seems like they are everywhere.  We’ve rounded up ten tutorials to get you started on your english paper piecing journey.

  1. This tutorial on how to make your own english paper piecing papers will help you get started.
  2. The Missouri Star Quilt Company has a handy video and article introducing you to this fun method.
  3. For a fun project to start with, check out this sweet little mug rug pattern.
  4. Temecula Quilt Company has some lovely english paper pieced ...

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July 3, 2021
Red, White, and Blue Scrappy Flag Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

It’s time for some scrappy red, white, and blue quilted goodness.  This patriotic flag pattern from Diary of Quilter is about as scrappy as it gets.

Measuring about 39″ x 51″ when finished, it is super simple to make.  With the exception of a small part of the quilt, it’s all about squares.  The trick with this one is to have enough scraps in the various colors.

Of course, for us quilters, that probably is not a huge problem.  Because it is so easy to put together, you could easily make this quilt in a day or two ...

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July 1, 2021
How to Machine Quilt Better Spirals from Craft Gossip


Lori Kennedy brings us this helpful tutorial with four tips to getting better spirals in machine quilting.  If you have ever seen any of Ms. Kennedy’s work, I am pretty sure you were impressed.  She has so many different patterns that you can find on her blog and purchase from her.

This post, about spirals is especially helpful as they can be quite tricky to do.  They will be easier for you if you read the article.  Along with the four tips, you will find plenty of photos of the process along with some other handy tidbits.

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June 29, 2021
Freeform Stars Patriotic Table Runner Pattern from Craft Gossip

Freeform stars are some of the most fun stars to quilt.  There isn’t a lot of pressure to get points perfect, and they add some fun movement to designs.  This table runner designed by Dawn from Springwater Designs for Inspired by Fabric includes some of those fun stars in it.

Using various red, white, and blue fabrics, the quilt is made up with various squares and rectangles (some of which are cut in half).  Each star block measures 6″ when finished.  The table topper measures about 21″ x 36″ when finished.

Along with cutting instructions, you will find easy ...

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June 25, 2021
Modern and Pretty Quilted Wall Hanging Pattern from Craft Gossip

This small quilt from Me and My Sister Designs is the perfect showcase for some special fabrics.  Using 10″ squares, you can highlight your favorite layer cakes in this 28 1/2″ x 28 1/2″ wall hanging.

An ideal project for a beginner, the piecing is simple and there is not too much of it.  There is also a nice empty space in the center that would be perfect to show off your quilting skills.  I could envisions some lovely circular feathers in the center.

The downloadable pdf pattern has complete and detailed instructions to assist you throughout the ...

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June 23, 2021
Patriotic Pineapple Quilt – Free Pattern from Craft Gossip

I think everyone needs to make one of these beautiful patriotic pineapple quilts.  This design is from both Jedi Craft Girl and Gigi’s Thimble, two awesome quilt designers.

The free pattern is available in a downloadable pdf and measures about 40″ x 58″ when finished.  It is an ideal design for five fat quarters plus background fabric.  You will find detailed step by step assembly instruction in the pattern.

Even if you don’t make the quilt, you have to go and check out the blog post for all of the pineapple eye candy.  I can’t decide if ...

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June 22, 2021
Modern Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Are you looking for a striking beginner level modern quilt pattern?  This striking one designed by Cluck Cluck Sew, and available for purchase at The Confident Stitch might be just the one you are interested in.

With bold intertwined rectangles, this pattern has instructions for five different sizes and it is jelly roll friendly.  This design would be a great way to show off a favorite strip set.  If you prefer, it’s also a great scrap buster.

This geometric design is striking and really makes the fabrics the star of the show.

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June 20, 2021
A Guide to Strip Piecing from Craft Gossip

Without going into too much detail, strip piecing is an easy technique to sew together strips of fabric in order to use them to make other units of fabric.  That’s not a great explanation, but this blog post from The Seasoned Homemaker explains it a lot better than I can.

The article takes you through the general steps of putting together a block with 16 squares in it, all from one strip pieced unit.  You will also find pressing instructions.  These are quite helpful as there is often a lot of bulk when a seams come together.  You will ...

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June 19, 2021
8 Snail’s Trail Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

Snail’s Trail is one of those fun quilt patterns that is not hard to do, but looks really tricky.  If you like that circular look that it gives, check out these eight different quilt patterns that incorporate the Snail’s Trail quilt block in them.  These quilt patterns can all be purchased over on Etsy.

  1. Here’s a stunning rainbow version  designed by Lisa Alley of Bear Hug Quiltworks that really packs a color punch.
  2. In pinks and yellows, this beautiful pattern designed by Pamela Mostek almost looks like waves.
  3. Combining the Lemoyne Star block and the Snail’s ...

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