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February 1, 2023
Video Tutorial – 5 WAYS TO USE UGLY FABRIC from Craft Gossip

We all receive ‘Ugly’ Fabric at some point. Sometimes we receive it with other fabric, or simply our tastes change. Here is a quick and easy quilt pattern that transforms into a quilt in a minute. It is easy to adjust to your fabric using this method. It has four other approaches to utilize those ‘ugly’ fabrics as well. Therefore, grab your cup of tea and relax.

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January 31, 2023
Mother-Daughter Quilting: Making Modern and Traditional Quilts from Craft Gossip

Sue Nickels, a traditional quilter, and her daughter Ashley, a modern quilter, provide two fun projects in this online quilt class.

Even though they used the same fabrics, their quilts have distinct appearances due to the different motifs on Sue’s scrappy quilt and Ashley’s clean geometric quilt. You will appreciate learning about quilting from Sue and Ashley, regardless of your preference.

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January 30, 2023
Easy Herringbone Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Making a beautiful herringbone quilt is easier than you might think! With precut 2 1/2-inch strips, you can easily create a stunning quilt that resembles the intricate herringbone pattern that was first used in the Roman Empire. This pattern was created by the Romans to provide strong infrastructure to their roads and buildings and has since inspired a variety of beautiful designs, including this quilt.

While the herringbone pattern may seem complex, it is actually quite simple to make using precut strips. Simply arrange the strips in a specific way to create the herringbone pattern, and then sew the ...

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January 29, 2023
Book Review – Scrap Quilts and How to Make Them from Craft Gossip

Scrap quilts are not only practical and inexpensive to make, but they also provide a freedom and vibrancy of design that traditional quilts sometimes lack. This simply written, easy-to-follow guide helps quilters with a basic understanding of quiltmaking principles to create their own unique scrap quilt.

Judy Florence, an experienced quiltmaker and author, offers expert advise on fabric management and design methods in the first portion. She also offers recommendations for modifying designs and outlines some classic scrap quilt patterns. You can check out the book in more detail here. 

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January 28, 2023
Sewing Room Sampler Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

This Sewing Room Sampler 2 Quilt Pattern offers everything you need to sew, including a few classic quilt blocks. Make this cute sewing space accessory using your favourite colourway or collection.

Finished size: 46″ x 67″
At the turn of the 19th century, the sampler quilt became popular in America. The sampler quilt departed from the medallion style quilt that was popular before. The quilter can build several blocks before combining them into a block-style quilt with a sampler quilt.

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January 25, 2023
Video Tutorial – How to Make a Modern Double Arrow Quilt Block from Craft Gossip

How to create a stunning double arrow block utilizing modern design. It may be made quickly and is great for stash-busting or scrappy material. In addition, Claudia demonstrates her Island Batik Ambassador row-by-row quilt in brief.

 

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January 24, 2023
Quilted Daffodils Coloring Page from Craft Gossip

Connecting Threads has some fun and creative quilt-style coloring sheets for you to download and print.

I love coloring away my stress and find the layering of colors onto a design is a great substitute for actually quilting, which is great if I am on holiday or too tired to quilt.

So why is coloring good for you? it can LOWER YOUR STRESS AND ANXIETY. Coloring has the capacity to relax your brain’s fear region, the amygdala. · IMPROVEMENT OF MOTOR SKILLS AND VISION
Researchers discovered that mindfulness art therapy for women with cancer helped to considerably reduce symptoms in ...

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January 23, 2023
Basket Quilt Block Tutorial from Craft Gossip

Learn to make an easy basket quilt block. This timeless block has many variations, but this simple version uses half square triangles and rectangles to form the block.

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How to turn a Quilt Block into an Envelope Pillow from Craft Gossip

Are you tired of having unfinished quilt projects laying around, collecting dust? Orphan quilt blocks, also known as UFO blocks (unfinished objects) are a common problem for many quilters. These blocks are often left over from larger quilt projects that were never completed, and they can be difficult to know what to do with. But there’s no need to let these beautiful blocks go to waste. This adorable project is the perfect solution for using up those orphan blocks and creating a beautiful new addition to your home decor.

This project is a quilted pillow cover that can be ...

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January 22, 2023
Book Review – Musical Quilt Blocks from Craft Gossip

This musical collection has 24 full-size block patterns that may be used to make wall hangings, bed quilts, lap quilts, pot holders, pillows, or any other design you can imagine!

There are many different musical notes and instruments. Make one of each to avoid having to pick! 6″ x 6″ finished block The page count is 32.

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January 21, 2023
Boo’s Nursery Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

 

Make the nursery brighter with this joyfully cheerful quilt. Create a striped blanket by piecing patterned fabric strips onto a neutral base. This log cabin block can be made in a variety of colours, from bright and bold to soft and pastel. It is possible to make this quilt in any colour you prefer. Instructions, diagrams, and tips are provided. It measures approximately 46″ x 46″. 16 pages in a soft cover.

It is possible to lighten up a nursery with this delightfully cheerful quilt. Strips of patterned fabric dance over a neutral base to give you the best blanket ...

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January 19, 2023
26 Ladybug Quilting Patterns For Spring from Craft Gossip

Ladybugs, also known as ladybirds or lady beetles, are a popular quilting motif due to their bright colors and cute appearance. They are considered a symbol of good luck and prosperity, which makes them an ideal choice for a wide variety of quilting projects. Whether you’re looking to create a playful wall hanging, a cozy blanket, or a thoughtful gift, ladybug quilt patterns offer endless possibilities.

This roundup of 26 ladybug quilt patterns is perfect for quilters of all skill levels. I’ve broken the list down into categories of free ladybug patterns and paid ladybug patterns, so you ...

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January 18, 2023
Video Tutorial – Quilted Tote Bag from Craft Gossip

Make a stylish spring sling bag you can take anywhere you want by turning rainbow charms into a stylish crossbody bag with a twist lock and handy zippered pocket in this tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

You can make this clever pattern by Emmaline Bags by following along with these fun online classes. This clever pattern by Missouri Star Quilt Co. is designed to turn any quilter into a bag maker, and the other way around. It’s an inspiration for everyone—from beginners to advanced quilters.

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January 17, 2023
How to Attach Binding Tape – Online Class from Craft Gossip

Every quilter needs to know the fundamental technique demonstrated by Ashley Nickels, a quilting designer. In the How to Make Binding Tape class, you’ll learn how to pin the binding to the quilt sandwich, attach it with the walking foot on your sewing machine, create mitered corners, join the binding ends, and hand-sew a blind stitch.

You’ll also see how to make your own binding strips and sew them together in the How to Make Binding Tape class.

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January 16, 2023
Tiger Quilted Floor Cushion from Craft Gossip

This project was sewed 100% from scraps. It is easily customizable to whatever design you want on your floor pillow. I made mine reversible with two sides. One looks like a tiger face and one is a peperoni pizza. This is a heavy and durable cushion that will last for a very long time. It is perfect for cuddling and reading a story in a childs bedroom

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January 15, 2023
Twelve Quilt Bookmarks from Craft Gossip

Probably no type of folk art is considered more typically American than the patchwork quilt. These handmade masterpieces have come to be considered works of art, and quilts, both modern and antique, are now highly prized collector’s items.

The designs in this collection of little quilt bookmarks are all drawn from classic American quilt patterns.

Artist Muncie Hendler has rendered twelve beautiful designs in clear, bright colors to create a group of lively bookmarks. Now you can mark your place with all-American style!  $1.99 

 

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January 14, 2023
Shoofly Chain Bed Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

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Download this stunning bed quilt made with a lovely floral print and coordinating light pastels for a feminine appearance.

This quilt is made with two simple blocks — shoofly and Irish chain.

In this new Annie’s video workshop, Shoofly Chain Bed Quilt, expert Nancy Scott will lead you step-by-step through the process of making this quilt.

When choosing fabrics for your quilt, you will be able to choose fabrics of similar tones and shades. You will be able to choose your own fat quarters and fat ...

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January 11, 2023
Video Tutorial – Fat Quarter Plaid: Fat Quarter Quilt Pattern Tutorial from Craft Gossip

The Fat Quarter Plaid Quilt pattern from Tiny Orchard Quilts is a perfect project for quilters of all skill levels. This pattern uses only 16 fat quarters, making it a great option for those looking for a quick and easy quilt to make. And because the fat quarters provide the pattern and color, no background fabric is needed. This pattern is perfect for experimenting with different color and pattern combinations to create a unique and personalized quilt.

The instructions provided by Tiny Orchard Quilts are easy to follow and include tips and tricks for cutting fabrics, piecing the quilt top ...

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January 10, 2023
Lucky Star Quilt Along with Keaton Quilts from Craft Gossip

Sewalong with Justin from Keaton Quilts as he creates a 12-block quilt top featuring a rainbow star palette. Justin Stafford, an author, educator, and sewing enthusiast, describes the Lucky Star quilt with rulers and a rotary cutter in this video.

The quilt top is designed for intermediate quilters, but if beginners have mastered the half square triangle, the directions will be adequate enough to quickly advance their skills. Muted colours make for a straightforward traditional throw or you could replicate Justin’s plan for a vibrant stunner.

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January 9, 2023
Bold, Bright, & Beautiful Batik Baby Quilt from Craft Gossip

This Bold, Bright, & Beautiful Batik-Low Volume Baby Quilt is a quick and easy project you’ll love to make. Generally, the traditional brick path pattern uses rectangles and makes a stunning finished quilt. This variation mixes it up a bit by pairing two charms to create the visual effect of rectangles. The charm bricks are more playful, and I love the bright mix of colors. This method creates a beautiful, color-splashed diagonal design that looks great in any size quilt.

Choose two charm packs, one batik and one low volume, and you’re ready to begin sewing. The batik charms ...

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