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December 2, 2022
Christmas in the Pines Throw Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Creating this festive masterpiece with extra time on your hands is a cinch! With the AccQuilt Dies

GO! North Carolina Circles-2, GO! Feathers Dies, and the GO! North Carolina Star-12 die, you can make this beauty.

Designed for AccuQuilt by Laura Strickland of Orange Blossom Quilt

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December 1, 2022
21 Christmas Holiday Nutcracker Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

There’s something about the Nutcracker that makes us want to create with it year after year. Maybe it’s how this story can be so many things — sweet and innocent, dark and sinister, silly and frightening all at once. Or perhaps it’s because, in this world of high-tech electronic toys, the Nutcracker is quite possibly the cutest wooden toy ever invented. Whatever the case may be, we love designing quilts inspired by this classic tale. In this post you will find 21 different quilt patterns inspired by The Nutcracker, some are modern interpretations while others have a vintage ...

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November 29, 2022
Quilted Christmas Tree Ornaments from Craft Gossip provides instructions for making these quilts using two methods. The first method, piecing, is demonstrated in the video on the tutorial page. The second method, paper piecing, is also detailed on that page.

Instructions for making these little quilts using two methods from designer Ann Hermes are available on There is also a link to a video demonstrating the first method, which is standard piecing. Paper piecing is the second technique.

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November 28, 2022
Tropical Drink Mug Rug Tutorial from Craft Gossip

Are you dreaming of a vacation on a tropical island somewhere?  Well if you can’t go then why not have a fun staycation and serve up drinks on a fun tropical drink mug rug.  This pattern is from Create with Claudia.

In this video tutorial you will find detailed instructions.  There is even a link to a written tutorial in the video description.

Gather up your bright and summery fabric scraps and make this adorable mug rug.  Your guests will love it even if they aren’t relaxing under a palm tree somewhere.

Because it is a small project ...

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November 24, 2022
How to Make a Ribbon Star Quilt Block from Craft Gossip

Here is a gorgeous quilt block pattern from Lee A. Heinrich that really packs a punch!

The traditional sawtooth star in the center is made modern with the ribbons surrounding it.  It really is an eye-catching design!

The tutorial has detailed step-by-step directions as well as accompanying photos.  It looks tricky but it really isn’t if you follow along with the blog post.

Read to the end of the post and you will see about four different color variations.  I love that the designer included this.  It is always nice to see what things look like in different colors ...

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November 18, 2022
How to Make a Jelly Roll Race Quilt from Craft Gossip

On your mark, get set, go!  It’s time to make a jelly roll race quilt.  If you check out social media you will see that these are all the rage right now.  This tutorial from Carol Lyles Shaw shows you how to make one for yourself.  It is not hard and it looks great.

In the tutorial Carol has a link to the video by the Missouri Quilt Company.  However, Carol’s blog post shows you all kinds of fabric tips and layouts to make your quilt shine.  I love the touch of tropical fabric in Carol’s version ...

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November 15, 2022
How to Make Scrap Fabric Chicken Ornaments from Craft Gossip

Not sure what to do with all of those leftover fabric scraps you have?  Why not make a bunch of these adorable chicken ornaments?  The tutorial is from Ann Wood Handmade.

The blog post has a downloadable pattern as well as a detailed list of supplies needed.  It also has step-by-step instructions with corresponding photos.  This will help ensure that making these chickens will be easy for you.

Along with fabric scraps you’ll need a bit of felt and stuffing.  Other than that all you need are general sewing supplies.

You could make a barnyard full of these cuties ...

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November 14, 2022
Easy Quilt in a Day Pattern from Craft Gossip

Do you have  day to spare?  Then why not make an entire quilt.  You can with this tutorial from Pieces by Polly.

This pattern is a great project for a beginner.  It’s also great for experienced quilters who need to come up with a gift in record time.  Sometimes it’s nice to have a quick project like this one.

The detailed tutorial explains all of the steps.  There are not too many photos of the process, but that is ok.  This is not a hard quilt to make.  It even explains how to baste and quilt the quilt ...

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November 7, 2022
Video Tutorial – Triple Play Log Cabin Quilt from Craft Gossip

In Missouri Star Quilt Company, Jenny, Misty, and Natalie each offer a distinctive take on a favorite block, technique, or template once a month.

The Doan sisters demonstrate three brand-new Log Cabin quilt patterns in this episode at Missouri Star Quilt Company. Natalie’s Moonrise Log Cabin quilt displays quarter log cabin blocks set on point. She used precut layer cakes from the stunning Firefly collection by Sarah Watts for Ruby Star Society.


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November 6, 2022
How to Make a Quick and Easy Table Runner with Strips from Craft Gossip

From Our Little Handmade Home comes this easy-to-make table runner.  Made from strips, it has a great scrappy look to it.

The tutorial comes complete with cutting and sewing instructions.  To get the actual layout you do have to sign up for the email, but it’s a really great pattern.  One bonus to this pattern is that the measurements are in both metric and imperial.  I don’t see that very often.

This table runner only uses three different fabrics for the top so you can really coordinate some lovely colors and designs.

I love smaller projects like table ...

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October 30, 2022
How to Make a Scrappy Christmas Star Throw Pillow from Craft Gossip

Whip up an easy quilted Christmas throw pillow with this tutorial from Polka Dot Chair.  It is a terrific scrap buster and a great addition to your holiday décor.

This is an easy pattern that does not use too much fabric.  The tutorial has all of the fabric cuts you will need.  In addition it lists all of the supplies you will need to make your pillow.

This pillow has a zipper back for easy pillow form removal.  There are not instructions included for that part of the pillow, however, if you know how to add that you can.  You ...

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October 24, 2022
How to Make a Pixelated Witch’s Hat Throw Pillow For Halloween from Craft Gossip


Calling all scrap quilters!  This project is for you.  Gather up all of your white, black and orange scraps and make this easy pixelated Witch’s Hat throw pillow.  It comes to us from Create with Claudia.

In the tutorial you will find a complete list of the supplies you will need.  In addition, there is a chart showing the layout of all of the 2 1/2″ squares.  Lastly, there are instructions on turning the top into a throw pillow with an envelope backing.  What a fun Halloween decoration for your house!

Because of the size of the squares ...

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October 22, 2022
10 Pinwheel Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

One of the most recognizable patterns in quilting is the simple Pinwheel.  There are an infinite number of ways you can use this block.  Here are 10 free patterns that you can make with the Pinwheel.

  1. Pinwheel Stars from Robert Kaufman Fabrics looks stunning in just two colors.
  2. Combining a fun background fabric and simple pinwheels makes this pattern from Sonya’s Snippets easy to make.
  3. Jedi Craft Girl has a fun and scrappy pinwheel pattern.
  4. The Devoted Quilter combines the block with a chain block for a unique pattern.
  5. I Love Quilting Forever has a pattern with big and ...

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October 21, 2022
How to Make a Modern Holiday Quilted Table Runner from Craft Gossip

Give your holiday a modern and updated look this year with this free table runner pattern from Suzy Quilts.

In the tutorial you will find all of the instructions plus templates for the appliqué shapes.  In addition there are suggestions for the type of fabric to use and where it can be purchased.

I love the simplicity of using just two colors.  Can I just add that the red fabric she uses in one of her runners is absolutely gorgeous and I may have to do a little shopping now that I have seen it.

This runner uses raw edge ...

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October 17, 2022
Electric Quilt 8 Kaleidoscope Blocks from Craft Gossip

Who doesn’t love a kaleidoscope quilt block?  I know I do.  When sewn together they make fascinating and stunning quilts.  The Electric Quilt Company has an add-on package for the Electric Quilt software.  The package contains 500 blocks to choose from.  Wow!

This package works with EQ8, EQ7, EQ Stitch or EQ Mini Software.  Blocks can be printed in many sizes.

With so many blocks to choose from, you will be making kaleidoscope quilts for many many years to come.

Design a stunning quilt with one of the 500 designs or mix and match them.  Whatever you choose it ...

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October 14, 2022
How to Make a Vote Mini Quilt from Craft Gossip

In the United States we vote every November.  It is our civic duty that many people take pride in.  Celebrate your voting pride with this awesome and free VOTE mini quilt pattern from Bonjour Quilts.

The tutorial has diagrams for cutting as well as for laying out the quilt.  You will also find step by step diagrams and instructions for the quilt assembly.  There are a number of steps, but you should not have too many problems if you have some quilting experience.

This pattern is a great scrap buster for your red, white and blue scraps.

Display this mini ...

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October 8, 2022
10 Quilted Christmas Placemat Tutorials from Craft Gossip

Get your holiday table ready for Christmas with one of these free placemat patterns.  Each one is unique and festive and a set of these will definitely impress your family and friends!

  1. Suzy Quilts has a modern and easy pattern for you to make.
  2. Geta’s Quilting Studio has a unique patchwork pattern that even has a pocket for the silverware.
  3. No sewing is needed with this unique placemat poinsettia design from Craft Your Happiness.
  4. 2 pine trees and a Christmas star shine in this easy pattern from Create with Claudia.
  5. Accuquilt brings us this lovely pattern showing off the ...

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October 6, 2022
How to Make a Halloween Bats Mini Quilt from Craft Gossip

The bats will come out on Halloween night with this festive mini quilt pattern by The Seasoned Homemaker.

In this free tutorial and pattern you will find a list of all of the supplies you will need.  You will also find the templates for the bats, moon and cloud.  Not only are there written instructions, but there are detailed photos of every step.

Because of all of these details you should have no problem putting your mini quilt together.  Make more than one and give them as Halloween treats for friends and family.

You can find this free tutorial here ...

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September 28, 2022
How to Make Quilted Luggage Tags from Craft Gossip

Got Scraps?  Then this fun and handy tutorial is for you.  Add a little something personal to your luggage with these awesome quilted luggage tags.  You can learn to make them in this tutorial from Crafty Staci.

Staci’s tags are all super heroes which is awesome.  Of course you can always change up the fabric to get an entirely different look.  However I like the superhero theme.  Everyone in the family could be someone different.  That way you’d never mix up your bags.

The tutorial has step by step instructions and photos to help you make your tags ...

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September 26, 2022
How to Make a Christmas Patchwork Pillow from Craft Gossip

For a fast and easy Christmas pillow look no further than this tutorial from A Bright Corner.  The simple design is so effective with the bright holiday colors used.  Patchwork like this pillow is always a favorite any time of the year.

This tutorial does not have extremely detailed instructions, but it has the basics and if you have some quilting and sewing experience it should not be too difficult to make one of these pillows.

I’m not sure if this beautiful pillow could be any more festive than it is.  That is thanks to the various reds and ...

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