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January 17, 2022
Rose in Bloom Quilt Along from Craft Gossip

If you love a quilt along as much as I do, then you will love this one from the Fat Quarter Shop.  This is a block of the month program that features over 16 yards of beautiful fabric.  It can be purchased over on their website.

The finished quilt will measure 84.5 inches square and is made in the beautiful Love Note fabric line from Moda Fabrics.  I love the soft hues of this collection.  They are so relaxing and the quilt pattern fits them so well.

For intermediate level quilters, you will be piecing all sorts of blocks ...

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January 13, 2022
Easy Beginner Jelly Roll Free Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Perfect for your latest jelly roll or 2 1/2″ strip set you just bought, this free quilt pattern from APQS shines.

Called Island Four Patch, this is an easy quilt to make so it is good for a beginner with some experience.  When finished, the quilt measures about 45″ x 60″, so it’s a great lap quilt.

I can envision this quilt in so many different color variations, and I have a couple of strip sets that I just may have to use to make one of these.

The pattern uses a lot of strip piecing which helps ...

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January 9, 2022
How to Web a Quilt from Craft Gossip

Have you ever heard of webbing a quilt?  It’s a piecing technique and it’s a great way to put a quilt top together.  This helpful video tutorial from Quilting Gail shows you the entire process.

There are a number of ways to piece a quilt top once you have cut out your shapes and this is a handy and easy way to do it.  It makes quick work of a sometimes tedious process.  After watching the video, I know I will be giving this method a try.

If you have ever wondered what webbing a quilt was, or ...

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January 7, 2022
Scrappy Hearts – Free Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Get ready to raid your scrap bins.  Stash Bandit has the most lovely free scrappy quilt designs, and this heart one is no exception.  It would be great for Valentine’s Day or any other time of the year too.

It is a small quilt, measuring about 18 1/2″ square so it does not take much time to make.  Standard quilting supplies are needed and if you quilt, you should have them all on hand.  I’m also guessing you have enough scraps to make this sweet quilt.  I know I do.

Small quilts like this are fun projects ...

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January 5, 2022
Patriotic Pioneer Rose Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Are you ready for some patriotic and traditional beauty in a quilt?  This stunning pattern is by Jennifer over at Curlicue Creations can be purchased on Etsy.  Measuring 61″ x 61″ it is an ideal lap size that would look lovely hung on a wall or draped over a sofa.

The pattern in a pdf version, however it is also available in print.  When purchasing, make sure to read the complete description so you ensure that it is the right pattern for you.

I love the traditional look and the added appliqué.  It gives the quilt a lovely movement to ...

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January 3, 2022
How to Make a Quilted Trio of Mini Heart Mug Rugs from Craft Gossip

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, this little trio of mini quilts would make any sweetheart smile.  You can make them with this free tutorial from Sew Lux Fabric.

Using scraps, you should be able to stitch these little beauties up in no time.  Standard quilting supplies are used and the appliqué is fused so it’s easy to make.

If you have a lot of sweethearts, or just like to decorate with lots of mini quilts, this project is ideal.

If you read my posts, you know that I love scrappy projects.  I also like easy makes.  This tutorial covers ...

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December 22, 2021
Mini Snowflake Quilt – Free Pattern from Craft Gossip

Celebrate those chilly winter months with this lovely mini quilt from Lake Girl Quilts.  It is a free pattern over on the website.

If you follow along with the tutorials and links I post, you know that I am a huge fan of scrap quilts.  Well, this snowflake pattern is definitely scrappy and it is going onto my ever-growing to-do list.

Measuring 13″ x 13″ when finished, it is an easy project.  All you need are general sewing and quilting supplies and fabric scraps.  I don’t know about you all, but I have plenty of scraps to make one ...

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December 18, 2021
10 Free Mini Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

Do you ever get in the mood to make a quilt, but you don’t want to spend days and days making one?  How about trying a mini quilt.  Many times you can make an entire mini quilt in an afternoon.  They make terrific gifts for that friend who has everything.  They are also a great way to use up your fabric stash.

Instead of heading out to the store next time you feel like making a quilt, why not try one of these ten patterns?  They are all free and vary from modern to traditional.

  1. This unique shooting hearts ...

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December 17, 2021
How to Do Curved Quilting With Your Walking Foot from Craft Gossip

Looking for a new quilting pattern to finish off your quilt tops?  Here is some striking stitching from Leah Day.  It is called Curved Pinstripes and wow, is it lovely.

It is not always easy to find easy and striking machine quilting patterns to make with your walking foot.  This definitely fits the bill.

Not only does the tutorial give you detailed instructions on how to achieve the look, there are a lot of tips along the way.  That is always helpful to me, because I tend to charge ahead and not read everything like I should.

Leah has a ...

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December 15, 2021
Gradient Stars Free Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

I fall for a gradient, or ombré, pattern almost every time I see one.  That was definitely the case with this stunning design by Elise Lea for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  It glows!

The finished quilt measures 64″ x 76″ and is for an intermediate level quilter.  Elise used Kona solids for her quilt.

To me this quilt has such a calming look to it.  I think it is probably because of the solid blues.  Blue is my favorite color and the designer’s use of them in this is lovely.

The pattern has detailed instructions on fabric needed, cutting, as ...

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December 12, 2021
Book Review – Sewing Scrap Blocks with Character from Craft Gossip

Create scrap blocks like you’ve never seen in this quilting book, Sewing Scrap Blocks With Character

  • The ultimate pattern book for quilters seeking fun, whimsical scrap block designs, all with loveable character and charm
  • 64 patchwork blocks, each fresh and modern and based on the #365daysquiltscraps challenge
  • Original designs include a baby dragon, cats, bunnies, penguins, Halloween decorations, Santa, and more
  • Full-size patterns for each project, with easy-to-use gridded templates for enlargement and piecing

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December 4, 2021
10 Free Christmas Free-Motion Quilting Designs from Craft Gossip

Are you looking for ways to add some extra charm to your Christmas quilts?  One way is to free-motion quilt them with holiday motifs.  You can make up your own or try one of these 10 beautiful designs.

  1. Lori Kennedy is a master at free-motion quilting and she has a number of holiday motifs.  Up first is this mistletoe and berries design.
  2. This snowflake ornament pattern from Lori has a modern look to it.
  3. What is Christmas without a tree like this evergreen tree design from Lori.
  4. Lori’s holly leaves and berries would look lovely on any quilt.
  5. Everyone ...

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November 27, 2021
6 Sensational Creativebug Christmas Stocking Classes from Craft Gossip

What is Christmas without a stocking?  I still have my stocking that was made for me when I was born.  Special memories are made with those festive sock shaped containers.  People all over the world anxiously await the moment they can open theirs.

If you want to make one for someone special this year then you may want to take one of these classes offered by Creativebug.

  1. Create a lined stocking made in burlap with Maya Donenfeld.
  2. Make a cabled stocking with Marly Bird.
  3. Here’s a gorgeous felt stocking that you can make with Leslie Schucker.
  4. Liana Allday shows ...

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November 14, 2021
Book Review – The Patchsmith’s Christmas Mug Rugs from Craft Gossip

Take any 6” quilt block and transform it into a delightful and functional mug rug mini quilt for your home. A mug rug mini quilt is the ideal gift to make for yourself or a friend, relative, teacher or colleague. They are small enough to create in an afternoon and will brighten any table or desk. Within the pages of this book you will find ten ‘side bar’ designs which can be paired with ANY 6” block to create a unique and fun mug rug.

The Patchsmith’s Christmas Mug Rugs

Perhaps you have some 6” blocks left over from ...

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November 3, 2021
How to Make a Scrap Patchwork Letter from Craft Gossip

Calling all scrap quilters!  It’s time for another scrap busting project and this is definitely one of them!  This tutorial by Sew Me Something Good shows you how to sew up the letter K with scrap fabrics.  In addition, it has tips for sewing up any letter.  You can spell out all sorts of things in quilts once you have the letters mastered.

The article has a diagram with the fabric layout.  It is surprisingly simple and only requires some half square triangles and straight line stitching.  You could easily change up the size of the square to make ...

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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 31, 2021
Book Review -Pat Sloan’s Holiday Celebrations: 17 Quilts and More for 6 Seasonal Occasions from Craft Gossip

Come join the fun as Pat Sloan takes you on a joyful journey through a year’s worth of celebrations. You’ll find easy patchwork and fusible-appliqué; projects for Valentine’s Day, Easter, the Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Pat Sloans Holiday Celebrations

Stitch welcoming lap quilts and table toppers, plump and pretty pillows, trick-or-treat totes, cozy Christmas stockings, and more. Keep your home decor looking fresh and cheery as the seasons change, and always have the perfect pattern on hand for a housewarming or holiday gift.

With inspiring photos, easy-to-follow instructions, and 17 terrific designs at your ...

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October 30, 2021
5 Autumn Leaf Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

Capture that autumn feel any time of the year with one of these beautiful quilt patterns that can be purchased over on Etsy.  From more modern autumn leaves to traditional quilt patterns, there is a little something for everyone.  Along with these lovely patterns, you can purchase all sorts of leaf quilt patterns on their site here: Etsy Leaf Quilt Patterns.

All of the patterns shown here are in downloadable pdf format.  You will want to read the item’s full description to determine if the pattern is a good fit for you.

  1. Falling leaves are what makes this appliqué ...

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October 28, 2021
Machine Quilting Butterfly Design Tutorial from Craft Gossip

In this tutorial from Lori Kennedy you will learn how to machine quilt a butterfly design.  Lori’s tutorials are always helpful and detailed, and this one is no exception.

Photos are provided for each step of the butterfly making process so you know exactly how she makes hers. There are even tips to help you out along the way.

It is always fun to change up your machine quilting and add to your repertoire of designs.  This charming butterfly would be lovely on a child’s quilt or a quilt that is made up of butterfly blocks.

If you ...

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October 24, 2021
Book Review – 100 Any-Size Christmas Blocks from Craft Gossip

100 Any-Size Christmas Quilt Blocks by Rita Weiss and Linda Causee is a treasure trove for the quilter who loves making holiday projects. The accompanying CD provides templates or paper foundation patterns for each design in multiple sizes, so you can print all you need for a project. The appliqué and foundation-pieced patterns are given in five sizes each: 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 inch. The patchwork patterns are sized for 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 16 inch blocks. With 550 options, you are sure to find just what you want!

To inspire you, sample projects include four ...

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