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November 1, 2021
How to Make a Patchwork Chicken Bowl from Craft Gossip

Doesn’t everyone need one of these adorable patchwork chicken bowls?  You can make your own with the tutorial from DIY Tutorial Ideas.

While the tutorial does not have any written instructions, it does have extremely detailed step-by-step photos to help you out.

You will need plenty of fabric scraps (something I know every quilter has) and some basic sewing skills.  You will need to do a bit of figuring out for the measurements because there is no text, but it is a fairly straightforward project and if you can ad lib a bit, you should not have too many ...

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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 9, 2021
15 Free Quilted Pot Holder Patterns from Craft Gossip


They make perfect homemade gifts and everyone needs them.  What am I talking about?  Quilted pot holders, that’s what.  They don’t take too much time to make and are something that will definitely be used.

We’ve assembled 15 different free patterns and I’m pretty sure you will find at least one design that you are going to love.  Why not change things up a bit this year and give a set of potholders instead of an expensive gift that is not very practical.

  1. Bombshell Bling has a tutorial for a set of scalloped style pot holders ...

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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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September 16, 2021
How to Make a Quilted Tic Tac Toe Game from Craft Gossip

For a fun twist on quilting, you might might to try making this fun quilted tic tac toe set from Quilt Social.  Not only are there instructions for all of the pieces, there is also a pattern for the board that wraps up so it is completely portable.

This project would be perfect for a long road trip or maybe a summer cabin.  The best part is that you can wash so if it gets those road trip snacks on it there is no worry.

The detailed tutorial has a list of all of the supplies you will need, along ...

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August 25, 2021
How to Make a Quilted Tote Bag from Craft Gossip

It is time to put your quilting prowess to work and make a beautiful quilted tote bag.  Andy from A Bright Corner makes it easy with her tutorial.

This tote uses plenty of scrap fabrics and it easy to piece together.  There are even inside pocket which make it super functional.  The finished tote measures about 14″ x 13″ so it is a nice large size without being too cumbersome.

I love the scrappy look that Andy went for.  It adds a lot of interest to the quilt without being overpowering.  With a quick change of colors you could make ...

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March 13, 2021
Stabilizing T-Shirts for Quilts – Free Tutorial from Craft Gossip

With graduation season right around the corner, plenty of people are thinking about making t-shirt quilts for their graduates.  It’s not a super difficult process, but there are things to keep in mind, like stabilizing the shirts.  This tutorial from New Quilters demonstrates how to do that.

T-shirts are a fun way to show off all kinds of things.  However, they are made of knit, which does not quilt well on its own.  It stretches far too much to quilt using standard techniques.  That is why the fabric needs to be stabilized first.

In this handy tutorial you will ...

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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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January 10, 2021
Free Fabric Hexies Earring Tutorial from Craft Gossip

Sometimes quilters need a fun little project that comes together in no time.  It doesn’t even need to require sewing.  That’s why these beautiful hexie earrings from Crafty Staci are such a great design.

Only a bit of hand sewing is required to assemble these, and the only special supplies you will need to make them are cardstock, glue, and earring fixtures.  Once you have what you need to make them, you are ready to let your imagination go wild.

These earrings are the ideal project for fussy cutting some of those beautiful fabrics you have in your ...

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December 19, 2020
Scrap Fabric Patchwork Christmas Tree Tutorial from Craft Gossip

Calling all quilters and crafters who have loads of scrap fabrics from previous projects!  Here is an easy and festive design for you.  These pretty patchwork Christmas tree plushies from Teresa Down Under are about as easy as they can be.

The detailed tutorial has everything you need to know to make these.  You will find a list of the supplies that you will need, including the downloadable template for the cone shape.  There is even a video tutorial.  Along with the standard sewing and quilting supplies, you will need some fusible interfacing and poly fill for your trees.

Depending ...

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November 23, 2019
Scandinavian Fabric Stars from Craft Gossip

Got Fabric scraps? Then these Scandinavian stars are going to be a fun little project for Christmas. These stars are basically fabric origami and if you have a chlid who loves to fold then they are going to enjoy helping you with these Handmade stars. You can use them as decorations in a Christmas garland or tie a ribbon to the top and hang them in your tree.

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