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July 10, 2020
Accuquilt July Discount Codes from Craft Gossip

Accuquilt is celebrating Christmas in July with these amazing coupon deals. Check them all out by visiting their website. Whether you are looking for new dies or complete machines, there is a coupon discount code to suit you.

Check them all out here.

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June 30, 2020
Fairy Tale Castles – 9 Quilt Block Pattern from Craft Gossip

This is a set of 9 quilt pattern designs for foundation paper piecing. Each block is a unique castle inspired by fairy tales.

The PDF file includes 9 individual paper piecing patterns to sew 6″ quilt blocks when printed at 100%. You can resize this easily by printing at different sizes and is available for purchase.
This is 9 single patterns. The picture shows possible quilt ideas that you could make using these foundation pieces – quilt patterns are not included.

This is an easy quilt to make, although as no instructions are included, it may not be ideal for beginners.

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June 11, 2020
Organize Your Sewing Space With This DIY Sewing Mat from Craft Gossip

There is nothing more productive than a clean sewing table and sewing work area. We don’t all have the luxury of big working spaces, so having all your quilting knickknacks on hand by your sewing machine is priceless and time-saving too. You can see the full pattern and tutorial here. 

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June 10, 2020
15 Tips for Quilting with Denim from Craft Gossip

Quilting with denim is not the same as quilting with other fabrics. This list of 15 tips for quilting with denim will help guide you. Denim quilts are a great way to recycle those old blue jeans. Denim has become such a popular fabric to upcycle as it’s durable and we often throw our jeans away well before they are worn out. Denim jeans are also one of the hardest things to dispose of due to our tendencies to hold onto our favourite pair even though they may never fit again.

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June 4, 2020
Free Motion Quilting Patterns Free PDF Pattern from Craft Gossip

Free Motion Quilting Patterns is used in the Ultimate Beginner Quilt series. Learn how to make a quilt using The Ultimate Beginner Quilt Kit Fat Quarter Shop has a large selection of free PDF patterns. Download one today!

 

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May 31, 2020
10 Springtime Quilting Patterns from Craft Gossip

Although it may not seem like it, Spring is right around the corner. Time for picnics, parties in the park and Easter fun!

Or… maybe not.

Strict social distancing measures, while working in our favour, could stop us from having spring time celebrations. But don’t let this get you down! Why not start a new project to keep yourself occupied – a springtime themed quilt adorned with flowers, butterflies, bunnies, bright and pastel colours and all things Easter?

We’ve rounded up 10 Spring quilts for you to try your quilting hand at. All of these are free patterns that ...

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May 20, 2020
Discounted Fabric Cutting Machines from Craft Gossip

Accuquilt has 20 % off cutting machines from the basics the most advanced. We often get asked what our thoughts are about these machines and if you are someone who makes more than 4 quilts a year then, it is my opinion these machines are perfect for you.  The basic models are under $250 so using it for multiple quilts really spreads out the cost of the initial investment. The best thing, of course, is that during MAY there is 20% off.  No need for a coupon code or special password, just head on over.

You can see all the products ...

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May 19, 2020
How To Use Quilting Rulers from Craft Gossip

This tutorial shows you how to use a quilting ruler.

Quilting rulers come in all different sizes and shapes. Heather Thomas will teach you how to use them properly by explaining what all of the different hash lines on them are for as well as the diagonal lines.

 

You can read her full article here. 

You may also like to watch this video that shows you how to use quilting rulers properly.

 

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May 15, 2020
Quilt Pattern – Nurse Frontline Hero Quilt Block Pattern from Craft Gossip

This quilt pattern is for a Nurse themed Quilt block, make a single block project such as a bag, mug mat, or Pillow. You can see all our Single block projects here.  These Nurse blocks would make wonderful bags for frontline Nurse and medical staff hero’s as well as cushions, pillows and keepsakes for those who have fought hard during the current pandemic.  You can purchase this pattern here via Etsy.

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February 29, 2020
Book Review – Little Quilts for Big Occasions from Craft Gossip

Sew a little and celebrate a lot! Sandi Colwell’s seven petite wall hangings will brighten your decor for life’s grand events! Get started on any one of these fun little quilts for special occasions, and you’ll complete it in just a few quick sessions of applique, machine embroidery, and quilting. From birthday cupcakes to July Fourth firecrackers or Christmas packages, you can put together seven sweet themes to display on tables or walls. When time is of the essence, these lighthearted designs finish fast!

You can purchase this e-book here. 

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February 15, 2020
DIY MiniMini Quilt from Craft Gossip

Mini Miniquilts are adorable but don’t let these little pieces of art fool you into thinking they are simple and easy to make. Just because it is small doesn’t mean it isn’t jammed packed full of technique.

You can see the full article about this amazing piece here. 

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February 8, 2020
English Paper Piecing: The Beginners Guide from Craft Gossip

Sometimes we get so carried away showing our readers amazing quilt designs that we forget to go back to basics once and a while for all the newbies to quilting. That is how we came across this very detailed article about paper piecing. You can read the full article here. Once you have read this article you will have a complete understanding of paper piecing and how to use it in your quilting habits.

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February 1, 2020
Quilted Hanging Organizer Tutorial from Craft Gossip

This quilting tutorial is for a hanging organzier, even though the image above has this organizer used in the sewing room or craft room, you can use these fun and practical organizers all over the home. The pattern and tutorial to complete this tutorial can be seen here. 

 

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January 25, 2020
Oasis QAL: center medallion and Circle Applique tutorial from Craft Gossip

You don’t have to be part of this Quilt along to learn a valuable lesson in quilting. This tutorial guide is all about appliquéing a perfect circle onto your piece. The tutorial is detailed and full of tips and tricks to help you. Sometimes you have to teach an old dog new tricks so that we can improve our abilities and more importantly pass our knowledge and experience on. You can read the full tutorial here.

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January 18, 2020
The Unicorn Abstractions Quilt from Craft Gossip

The Unicorn Abstractions quilt is from the multi-option foundation paper piecing project booklet in the Violet Craft Abstractions Series.

This pattern includes directions to make either a Unicorn or a Horse and also offers different background options. In this version, a rainbow background with tossed stars surround the unicorn for a colorful quilt.

Finished size is 60” x 60”.

Purchase the Unicorn & Horse Abstractions PDF pattern here.

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January 11, 2020
Free Quilt Pattern – Valetine’s Day Hearts from Craft Gossip

This tutorial or quilting pattern is called simple hearts, but it’s simply beautiful. There is something really awe-inspiring in this “simple” but elegant design. This tutorial comes with a full set of instructions making it suitable for anyone who is just starting out in quilting. You can see the full valentines day quilt tutorial here. 

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December 14, 2019
12 Things To Sew For Christmas Gifts from Craft Gossip

If you are looking up gift ideas for Christmas, then why have you waited so long to get started? Okay, don’t panic! here are some fun Christmas sewing ideas that are sure to impress friends and family. So start looking, start buying and start sewing!

You can see the full round-up here. 

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December 10, 2019
Book Review – Rock a Bye Quilts from Craft Gossip

Rock A Bye Quilts is the perfect baby orientated quilt book for your quilting library. This book features 6 different designs and some cute little extras too. Babies and quilts — what a wonderful combination of new life and old tradition! In this timeless collection, you’ll find 6 baby quilts, 3 bumper pads, and a wall hanging, all updated with time-saving techniques. This book is available for purchase via the link above.

 

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December 7, 2019
Quilting Pattern – The Merry Stars Quilt from Craft Gossip

This Merry Stars quilting project is actually created with Christmas prints. Obviously, if you were to complete this quilt in time for this Christmas you will need to work hard and fast, BUT I thought I would feature it because in the next few weeks do you know what goes on sale? YEP! all the Christmas print fabric. So stuck up, print off the pattern and create yourself a little DIY Quilt Kit ready for Christmas in July next year or drag it out sometime in October 2020. You can see the full tutorial here.

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November 30, 2019
Modern Christmas Tree Quilt Block Pattern and Tutorial from Craft Gossip

You will be surprised how well this simple tree block comes together to create a stylish Christmas quilt, perfect for gift giving or watching hallmark movies under. The tutorial shows you how to make the blocks and create the quilt and can be seen here. 

Christmas quilts are a great way to spread some festive spirit, not only in the gifting of them but placing them on beds, couches and chairs. I mean who doesn’t want to snuggle up under a Christmas themed quilt whilst drinking eggnog and waiting for Santa to come down the chimney?

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