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December 7, 2020
Building Blocks: All About Precut Fabric from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Precut fabric saves time and effort when creating quilting projects.

Precut fabric revolutionized the quilting world. The quilting skill was historically passed down through teaching – one would learn the intricate and mathematical approach of measuring and cutting fabric by hand from the generation that came before. Anyone who has pieced a quilt knows it’s difficult work! Before you could even consider your project or layout, all the fabrics must be cut from bolts or repurposed from used materials. The margin for error was extraordinary, a single miscalculation could jeopardize an entire quilting project.

Quilting is now easier and more ...

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Scrappy Christmas Tree Mug Rug FREE Pattern! – 12 Makes of Christmas from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

OMG these turned out so cute! You’ll want to dig through your Christmas scraps and make our seventh make of Christmas too.

I just love the Scrappy Christmas Tree Mug Rugs. They were so fast and easy to make. In the video and FREE pattern to go with this project, I show you how to make half square triangles from squares. It’s my favorite method because it is fast and accurate.

From there you’re just playing with fabric to figure out the best scrappy layout and sewing horizontal rows. It’s so easy.

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December 6, 2020
QAYG JELLY ROLL CHRISTMAS STOCKING 2020 from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our sixth make of Christmas we are making a Quilt-As-You-Go Jelly Roll Christmas Stocking and we’re giving the pattern away for FREE!

I love this project. It is cute, fun, fast and you can get two Christmas stockings from one jelly roll. So it is perfect if you are trying to make coordinating stockings for siblings or couples.

And the best part is because this is a Quilt-As-You-Go project, when you are done piecing your stocking, you are also done quilting and are ready to turn it into an adorable handmade stocking.

This project can easily be completed ...

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December 5, 2020
Charm Pack Christmas Stocking FREE Pattern + Bonus FMQ tutorial – 12 Makes of Christmas from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our fifth make of Christmas, we’re bringing back a replay from our first 12 Makes of Christmas series and showing you how to turn your favorite holiday charm pack into an adorable Christmas stocking.

This is a two-for-one tutorial, with instructions on how to piece and assemble the stocking AND a lesson on free motion quilting a swirl that is perfect for a holiday stocking.

In the video we cover some quick piecing tips so you can get this project done in a weekend, or the night before Christmas if you’re a procrastinator and that’s how ...

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December 4, 2020
Two Ways to Join Quilt As You Go Blocks- Quilting Tips and Techniques from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Sewing Friends, 

 I am welcoming December with open arms and a big smile on my face! I have always loved counting down the days til Christmas with each passing day my excitement grows in anticipation for spending time with family, eating holiday treats and creating memories that will last a life time. Today I have a fun quilting tips video about how to attach your quilt as you go blocks in two different ways using the stitch in the ditch method and the binding strip method! 

If you missed out on my last quilting tips video all about the ...

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TUTORIAL: Welcome Home Quilt Block from Wedding Dress Blue

If you are looking for a scrap quilt pattern that is versatile, good looking, beginner friendly, group friendly, quick and just plain FUN, you have found it: Welcome Home Quilt Block.

Yes, all of these are Welcome Home Blocks!

As long as the pieces match up, it does not matter what order you assemble them–traditional log cabin, court house steps, random–they all look good.

MATERIALS (for each block–it takes 48 blocks to make a 60″ x 80″ quilt)

From a variety of scraps, cut…

2 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ squares

2 2-1/2″x4-1/2″ strips ...

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Vintage Bouquet Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Vintage Bouquet Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! If you love Marcia Brady as much as we do, get excited! 

Last year, Maureen McCormick (aka Marcia Brady) visited Missouri to meet Jenny. Maureen is an avid quilter and just as sweet in person as she was on TV. (Click HERE to watch the video!)

The Vintage Bouquet Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Now, Maureen has her own fabric collection with Moda, and Jenny used it to whip up a flower applique quilt made with quick and easy half-square triangles. 

These pretty blocks can be laid out in dozens of ways. And whether you choose pinwheels, chevrons, or square-in-a-square, you’ll have a groovy ...

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Super Simple Christmas Stocking – 12 Makes of Christmas 2020 from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We’ve done a Christmas Stocking tutorial every year as part of our 12 Makes of Christmas series and this is the easiest one yet.

The Super Simple Christmas Stocking just requires some cute Christmas fabric, batting and a walking foot. That’s it! Just layer it up in the right order (we tell you in the video and in the FREE pattern), cut out the stocking and sew.

There’s no piecing, no quilting, just fast and easy assembly that shows off your favorite holiday prints in all their glory.

I am a big fan of ugly sweaters, so ...

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December 3, 2020
Fat Quarter Friendly Christmas Quilt Perfect for Using Up Holiday Scraps! 12 Makes of Christmas 2020 from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our third make of Christmas we are replaying our tutorial for Ribbon Candy, a modern, fat quarter friendly holiday quilt that is perfect for using up all your extra Christmas fabric or that holiday fat quarter bundle you just had to have.

About half of the quilt is strip pieced so it goes quickly, it really shows off large prints well and a neutral strip between every fabric means you can pack a lot of fabrics in while still giving the eye a place to rest.

Ribbon Candy was originally designed as part of the Stashin’ with Stephanie Club ...

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How to Make Zippered Book Sleeves from Snowy Days Quilting

make a book sleeve that zips

Welcome to day 2 of the Holiday Gifts to You blog hop! We’ve planned a solid week of complimentary patterns and tutorials for quick projects. Today I’ll be sharing a tutorial for making book sleeves!

A book sleeve is essentially a padded pouch to protect your book. I don’t know about you, but my books always seem to get a little bit worn when I take them places. No matter how careful I am, putting a book in my bag always leads to scuffs and bent corners. Book sleeves solve that problem!

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December 2, 2020
Make Quick & Easy Snowflake Ornaments with Your Cricut from Craftcore

With my free cut file download, you’ll be making these layered snowflake ornaments in no time at all! All you’ll need is 3 colours of cardstock (thicker is better for stability), a thin ribbon, scissors, and double sided tape – and your Cricut cutting machine, of course! Assembly is simple for this cute project. Enjoyable for kids to assemble too!

Watch the Assembly Tutorial

Download the Snowflake Template

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Holly Background Quilting Design Perfect for Holiday and Christmas Quilts – 12 Makes of Christmas! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our second make of Christmas we are focusing on a perfect quilting design for all your holiday quilts.

In this replay I show you how to quilt an easy holly background meander free motion quilting design using the Full Line Stencil by Hancy Creations to develop the muscle memory you need to master this fun design that is perfect for all of your holiday quilting projects.

The Holly Background Meander is a combination of a holly leaves with a little loopty loop meander to connect the leaves. I show you how to quilt the holly leaves and the best ...

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December 1, 2020
Swirls & Curls Free Motion Quilting Stitch! 12 Makes of Christmas 2020 from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Today we are kicking off our third annual 12 Makes of Christmas series! Each year we bring you 12 ideas of easy and fast projects you can complete this holiday season.

We’ve got some great content planned for you this year. We’re kicking it off with some free motion quilting designs perfect for holiday projects, a quilt design perfect for holiday scraps, three Christmas stocking designs, two mug rug designs and wrap it up with a three part series on making a jellyroll tree skirt!

First up is Swirls & Curls, a fabulous whimsical free motion quilting stencil that ...

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November 27, 2020
Seeing Spots Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Seeing Spots Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Hexagon quilts can be tricky, but they don’t have to be! Simply grab your favorite jelly roll strips and our brand new 60 Degree Triangle Ruler. Almost like magic, those six-sided beauties come together in a flash—no Y-seams required!

The Seeing Spots Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

This quilt would dazzle with any 2.5 inch strips, but we sure love Jenny’s choice of Linework and Designer Solids by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics. It’s bright, cheery, and oh so fresh! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Seeing Spots Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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November 25, 2020
Fat Quarter-Friendly Star Quilt with NO Y-Seams! Sparkle from Quilt Addicts Anonymous from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

I am in LOVE with this month’s Stashin’ with Stephanie design. I actually had something quite different in mind, but when I realized that my original idea would require massive amounts of background fabric, I made the switch to a medallion star design and the results are fantastic!

Sparkle is one big star, and while it looks stunning, it is actually pretty simple to put together. There are NO Y-seams in the quilt, and I break down how to sew your diamond blocks and turn them into easy to assemble wedges that make up the quilt top. You’re ...

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November 20, 2020
Triple Play! Best of BLOCK from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Triple Play! Best of BLOCK from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorials today.

BLOCK Magazine is a simple thing. Just 100+ pages of pretty pictures and words.

Jenny’s Design

The Half-Hexi Braid Place Mat from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

But when you open that front cover, the heart and soul of Missouri Star come rushing out like a flood of inspiration and creativity!

The Half-Hexi Braid Place Mat from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Misty’s Design

The Charm Pillow on Point from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

For this month’s Triple Play tutorial, Jenny and the girls gathered ideas from the December 2020 BLOCK to design a treasure trove of quick and easy projects that are perfect for holiday giving!

The Charm Pillow on Point from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Natalie’s Design

The Rhombus Garden Table Runner from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Click HERE to learn how to make BLOCK-inspired placemats, pillows, pincushions, and table runners with your favorite precut charm ...

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November 17, 2020
Peppermint Snowball Candy Mat and free pattern from The Crafty Quilter

With the holidays around the corner, I’m always looking for unique gifts that I can make for friends and family. Enter the Peppermint Snowball Candy Mat! It’s the perfect gift that combines two of my favorite things: candy and quilting.

This Peppermint Snowball Candy Mat a free pattern from The Crafty Quilter.  It makes a great hostess gift and it's perfect for placing underneath that special bowl of candy or plate of cookies.

That candy dish deserves something special to rest on. Or perhaps that plate of cookies would look so nice on this sweet little quilt. It measures 11 1/2″ square and is just the right size for a bowl or a plate to fit on top.

Peppermint Snowball Candy Mat is perfect to set underneath a bowl or plate of candy and cookies.  Free pattern from The Crafty Quilter
This Peppermint Snowball Candy Mat a free pattern from The Crafty Quilter.  It makes a great hostess gift and it's perfect for placing underneath that special bowl of candy or plate of cookies.

Peppermint Snowball Candy Mat free pattern

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How to Quilt As You Go - Time Saving Scrap Buster Technique from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers,

I am so excited about our brand new Youtube Series called Quilting Tips! In this playlist my mission is to cover all the basics every beginner quilter should know to jump start them on their quilting journey and to have them making finished quilts in no time!

Today’s new video is about Quilting As You Go!  Grab a piece of batting and pull out your scrap bin because not only is this process a great scrap buster but it saves you the extra steps of having to quilt your project after you have pieced it together. Quilting ...

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November 16, 2020
Easy Beginner 60-Degree Triangle Quilt! On the 60 Equilateral Triangle Quilt Pattern from My Book! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Today’s tutorial is perfect for anyone who has been wanting to give equilateral triangles, or 60-degree triangles, a go but have been intimidated by them.

I just love equilateral triangles because they look so fancy and advanced, but they’re not that bad once you break them down. My pattern On the 60 from my first book, “Simple Quilts for the Modern Home” is the perfect beginner 60-degree triangle pattern. The triangles are big and they are sewn together in horizontal rows, which makes it about as easy as you can get.

As always we cover everything you need ...

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November 13, 2020
Hourglass Wreath Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Hourglass Wreath Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Can you imagine enduring winter in ancient Scandinavia? No electricity. No furnace. No corner grocery store. Just weeks and weeks of darkness, cold, and scarcity. 

During the darkest part of winter, my own Swedish ancestors adorned evergreen wreaths with white candles to celebrate Yule, or midwinter. The evergreen boughs symbolized resilience in harsh conditions; the candles, hope for the warmth and light of spring. 

The Hourglass Wreath Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

3,000 years later, I think we can all use a touch of hope, so we’re whipping up a quick and easy Hourglass Wreath quilt. This simple layer cake pattern comes together in a jiffy ...

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