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May 14, 2022
5 Pixel Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

Do you ever look at pixellated quilts and wish you could make one?  Do you like the look of pixel quilts?  We have rounded up five pixel quilt patterns that you can purchase over on Etsy.  All them are a digital download.  Which one is your favorite?

  1. This big pixel penguin pattern packs a punch!
  2. Get ready for a tropical vacation with this pixel hibiscus flower pattern.
  3. Great for the kids or your favorite gamer, here is a pixellated Mario quilt pattern.
  4. Give a pixel rose quilt like this one to that special someone.
  5. This pixel skull quilt pattern is ...

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May 13, 2022
How to Make No-Sew Hexies from Craft Gossip

Did someone say no-sew hexies?  Count me in!  Fairfield has this wonderful technique in a blog post by Polly Carlson.

The entire process is described in this tutorial and it is a fantastic idea.  I’m not going to lie, hexies are not my favorite thing to do, but I may just have to give them a try again with this no-sew method.  You do need a special product, but it’s worth it if you don’t have to do the tiny stitching that normally accompanies hexie making.

I’m inspired to give it a try again with this ...

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May 11, 2022
How to Make Non-Appliqué Circle Quilt Blocks from Craft Gossip

Not every quilter enjoys doing appliqué. For those of you who don’t, but want to do some circle blocks, this tutorial from Joot is for you.

Having quilted for over 30 years, I still enjoy learning new techniques.  This one caught my eye. It is like reverse appliqué and the effect is quite interesting.

The tutorial has step-by-step photos and instructions to guide your through the technique so you should not have too many issues with it.

Why not learn a new trick and do something a little different with your next quilt.  You can with this tutorial.

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May 9, 2022
How to Cut Fabric Perfectly Straight from Craft Gossip

I don’t know about you but many times I have cut into a favorite piece of fabric and ruined it by not cutting correctly.  What is even worse is when you cut it wrong and end up not having enough left for a pattern.  This tutorial from Ageberry has you covered.

Covering pretty much every type of fabric available, you will be cutting straight lines like a pro in no time.

There is even a video to help you square up fabric when you are cutting.

It may look easy, but sometimes cutting fabric can be hard, especially if ...

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April 30, 2022
No-Sew Gnome Quilt Kits from Craft Gossip

I found these fascinating no-sew quilt kits over on Mary Maxim and thought I would show you a couple of them.  This is a technique where you push the fabric into foam board.  Interesting!  I’m not going to lie, sometimes I like a break from my sewing machine and this looks like a fun way to keep using fabric without having to sew it.

These kits can be purchased over on Mary Maxim.  They contain all of the supplies you will need to make one wall hanging.  You will need to have a punch tool to complete the project ...

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April 28, 2022
How to Make a Quilt Jacket from Craft Gossip

With quilt coats continuing to be all the rage, I thought it would be good to bring you all another tutorial.  This one is from Conscious by Chloé and it has beautiful photos.

Taking you through her entire coat-making process, you learn some tips and tricks to making a jacket.  There are even some suggestions for good patterns to use and some makers if you don’t feel like making your own.

I love the weathered look of her jacket and those great buttons!

If you are thinking about making a quilt jacket or coat then I recommend reading this ...

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April 24, 2022
How to Do Lined Pojagi from Craft Gossip

If you are interested in learning more about pojagi, in particular traditional lined pojagi, then look no further than than this article from Epida Studio.

Pojagi is traditional Korean patchwork and Elizabeth is an expert.  In this article you learn how to make lined pojagi, including how to make the templates and how to mark.

With plenty of detailed photos and step-by-step instructions, you will want to try your hand at this unique needlework.

You can find the free tutorial here:  Traditional Lined Pojagi Tutorial.  Make sure to check out her other tutorials because it is a fascinating craft.

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April 20, 2022
How to Make a Fabric Basket With a Jelly Roll from Craft Gossip

Grab your favorite jelly roll or gather up some fabric strips and get ready to have some basket-making fun.  This project by Atkinson Designs is easy to do and looks lovely!

You do need some special products to help prepare the strips for being woven, but they are easily purchased if you don’t already have them.

The tutorial takes you through the entire process with instructions and plenty of photos.  It does take a bit of time, but the result is definitely worth it.

Perfect for things like keys, loose change or even candy, make a couple of these ...

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April 18, 2022
How to Do Orange Peel Quilting With a Walking Foot from Craft Gossip

Here is a fun and unique quilting design that you can do with a walking foot.  It is the orange peel (also known as the cathedral window) and Pippin Sequim shows us how to do it.

The article has diagrams that take you through the entire process, beginning with sketching out your design to stitching it.  It even includes the sequence of how it should be stitched.

This pretty design would look lovely on so many different quilt patterns and it really is not that difficult to do.

If you are interested in adding another quilting design to your repertoire ...

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April 12, 2022
All About Low Volume Quilts from Craft Gossip

Have you ever thought about trying to make a low volume quilt?  Do you know what one is?  This article by The Willow Market tells you a little bit about them and gives you a look at one low volume quilt.

Low volume quilts don’t have much value contrast and are not at all brightly colored.  It gives them an almost serene and calming look.

This article gives some insight into picking out fabrics for a low volume quilt and some tips as to what works and what doesn’t.

Sometimes a low volume quilt is just what you ...

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April 9, 2022
5 Square AccuQuilt Dies from Craft Gossip

AccuQuilt has some new dies and they are all squares.  That may not sound super exciting, but it is absolutely ideal for quilters.  Just think about all of the times we need to use squares in our designs.  All of these dies can be pucrhased over on AccuQuilt.

  1. 10 1/2″ square die 
  2. 9 1/2″ square die
  3. 7 1/2″ square die
  4. 5 1/2″ square die
  5. Bundle of all four sizes of square dies

If you have never used the AccuQuilt cutting systems you may want to think about giving it a try.  Precise cutting all of the ...

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March 24, 2022
How to Cut Quilt Squares from Craft Gossip

Are just starting out with your quilting journey?  Then this tutorial from Needlepointers.com is for you.  What may seem super simple does require a little knowledge.

Filled with step-by-step photos and instructions you will be an expert quilt square cutter in no time.  There is even a video to help you out.

If you have ever wanted to try out quilting or just are not sure about how and where to begin, this article is a good start.  Even better, it is part of their Beginner Quilting series.

Once you have mastered the cutting part of the quilting process ...

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March 20, 2022
Tips for Quilting and Sewing with Flannel from Craft Gossip

Have you ever wanted to sew or quilt with flannel?  It is definitely different than sewing with regular 100% cotton fabric.  These tips from Coral & Company will help you out.

From the quality of flannel to the care of it and pretty much everything in between, you will find an answer to all of your questions.  There is even a section on combining flannel with other fabrics.

There are definitely a number of things that need to be taken into consideration when sewing with flannel.

You won’t be nervous to sew or quilt with flannel after you have read ...

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March 6, 2022
Foundation Paper Pieced Mini Pineapple Quilt Block Tutorial from Craft Gossip

Are you ready to try some mini foundation paper piecing?  This tutorial from The Little Mushroom Cap can help you out.

Perfect for small scraps, test out your sewing skills with this technique.  The blog post takes you through the steps and you can download the pineapple pattern.

If you follow my articles here you know that I love a good scrap fabric project and this is definitely that.  I will say that this is probably not for a beginner, however if you have some quilting or sewing knowledge, you can take your time and you will be able to ...

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March 5, 2022
5 Stunning Row by Row Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

Have you ever wanted to try a Row by Row quilt?  These types of quilt patterns are just what they sound like.  Each row is a different quilt block and the rows make up the quilt design.  They can be fun, festive and whimsical.  And there are lots pdf patterns available too.  I have rounded up five that can all be purchased over on Etsy.

  1. Rainbows and lots of scrappy goodness are what make this pattern from Emma Jean Jansen shine.
  2. Celebrate the holidays with this stunning and festive pattern from Pieced Brain.
  3. Aunt Ems Place brings us a traditional ...

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February 24, 2022
How to Make An Improv Quilt from Craft Gossip

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make an improv quilt?  This article from world-renowned improv quilter Cindy Grisdela can get you started.

Once you read about her inspirations and techniques for making her gorgeous quilts, you will want to grad your fabric scraps and give improv quilting a try.  With this type of quilting, you know your art will be totally unique in the world.  It is also a liberating process that almost makes you feel like a kid with crayons.

Bring out your creative side and get inspired to make your very own improv quilt with this ...

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February 14, 2022
Book Review & GIVEAWAY – Crafting with Digital Cutting Machines from Craft Gossip

Crafting with Digital Cutting Machines is a new book out by Libby Ashcraft.  It is ideal for crafters who use the ScanNCut, Silhouette and Cricut.

Filled with plenty of colorful photos and diagrams, you will find the following in this 96 page book:

  • Introduction and overview of various cutting machines
  • Glossary of common terms
  • Section on suitable materials you can use with your machine
  • Numerous must-know techniques
  • Six step-by step craft projects

Throughout the various sections there are plenty of tips to help you out.

Libby, the author, has been crafting for over 20 years and is a certified Silhouette ...

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February 6, 2022
How to Appliqué Wool Felt from Craft Gossip

Are you interested in adding some wool felt appliqué to your next quilt project?  This handy tutorial from Fresh Figs will help you with your plans.

With detailed step-by-step instructions and photos, you will be adding appliqué to plenty of projects.  The article provides information for both hand and machine methods.  The photos are sharp and eye-catching and help make this process easy.  You will also find tips on what thread and needles to use.

Wool appliqué adds a nice dimension to projects and wool adds some nice texture as well.

If you are looking to add some unique wool ...

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February 5, 2022
7 Stunning and Free Hourglass Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

Yesterday I featured an hourglass quilt and decided to do a roundup of free quilt patterns using this easy and traditional block.  Most of these articles have a tutorial for the block as well as a quilt layout pattern of suggestion.  There are even a couple of specials twists too.

Get ready to raid your scraps fabrics and make one of these beautiful quilts.

  1. Cluck Cluck Sew has a unique take on the traditional hourglass block…a double hourglass block and it is awesome!
  2. Here’s a lovely and patriotic scrappy design from Diary of a Quilter.
  3. I love this ...

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January 23, 2022
How to Practice Free Motion Quilting With Whole Cloth from Craft Gossip

If you are a longarm quilter and would like to expand your free motion skills, then this tutorial is for you.  Jane over on Stitch by Stitch Custom Quilting has a helpful whole cloth pattern practice video.  Not only that, but recently she has started offering a practice panel for sale.  That’s a great for option for people wanting to give this skill a try.

Jane’s video takes you through the process of free motion stitching and includes plenty of tips and tricks along the way.

Free motion quilting can be a bit tricky when starting out, but ...

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