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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Strip Pieced Diagonal Beginner Quilt Tutorial | Free Quilt Pattern

This pattern was designed by Jen Eskridge of Reanna Lily Designs. She used it for charity quilts. I have made about 4 of them in red, white and blue for Quilts of Valor.


Here is the latest version I made. This will be given to a family member.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Wonky Heart AccuQuilt Die | Layer Cake | Free Quilt Tutorial

Using the AccuQuilt Wonky Hearts die, you can make this cute block. The die number is 55471 and it makes a 6” finished block. You can stack up to 6 layers of fabric for each cutting. Click the link below to download instructions for the block and two different quilts.

Wonky Hearts Block 6" Finished

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Arrowhead Quilt Tutorial | Layer Cake Quilt | Scrap Quilt

The block is called Arrowhead. The technique shown in this tutorial was created by Anita Grossman Solomon and published in Quiltmaker magazine in 2011. The article was titled Anita's Arrowhead. Scroll to the bottom of this page for download links to the pattern.

Finished size is 8.5" square

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Big Hearts Quilt Tutorial | Pieced Heart Quilt | Free Quilt Pattern

This is my version of the Simple Hearts Quilt made by Allison Harris from Cluck Cluck Sew. Links to download Allison's block pattern as well as her tutorial on the Simple Hearts quilt can be found at the end of this post.

My version is made from forty two 8" finished heart blocks. There are 6 blocks across and 7 blocks down and the quilt finishes about 66" x 78".


Monday, November 7, 2022

Strip Disco Quilt Tutorial | Jelly Roll Quilt | Scrap Quilt | Free Quilt Pattern

 I used leftovers of jelly roll and 2-1/2" x WOF strips to make this fun quilt.

Finished size approx 64" x 80"

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Rolling Waves Optical Illusion Quilt Tutorial | Free Quilt Pattern | Strip Piecing | Easy Quilt

Strip piecing is used to make three variations of the Double 9-Patch quilt block. The pattern is offered by McCallsQuilting.com as a two fabric version. Also included in this tutorial is a revised version using four fabrics.


Finished size about 80" x 80".

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Rick Rack Quilt Tutorial | Free Quilt Pattern | Jelly Roll Quilt | Scrap Quilt

I used leftovers from other jelly roll projects along with strips I cut from leftover fabrics. Easy quilt to make and fun way to use up scraps.

Finished Size: 64" x 80"

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Stardust Quilt Tutorial and Free Pattern | Stripology Ruler | AccuQuilt | Folded Corner Clipper

Easy pattern to make with this free pattern from Benartex. Finished size: 75" x 93". Block finishes at 16". Fabrics used were from the Grunge Seeing Stars Collection by Moda.

Finished Size 75" x 93"

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The Making Waves Quilt Tutorial | Free Quilt Pattern | Optical Illusion Quilt |

I saw a picture ofl this block on Pinterest. There was no link. There were no comments that I could find so I do not know it's origin. It looked like the quilt in the picture had four different colorings. I am limiting myself to just two so my head will not explode!

Finished Size: 75" x 90"

This version uses 7 fabrics.

Monday, October 3, 2022

6 Things You Can Make With The Folded Corner Clipper Quilting Tool

 


The Folded Corner Clipping tool from Creative Grids can do many things. The video below shows 6 of them including the chisel unit, flying geese, half square triangles, snowball block, joining strips and trimming half square triangles.



The Spikes Quilt Tutorial | Scrap Quilt | Rotary Cutting | AccuQuilt | Free Quilt Pattern

 I used scraps for the accent fabrics and a light fabric for the background. This could be all scrappy if you use an assortment of low volume prints for the background.


Finished Size: 60" x 84"
Block Finished Size: 6"
Number of Blocks: 130
Setting: 10 x 13

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The Herringbone Quilt Tutorial | Free Quilt Pattern | Fat Quarter Friendly | Rotary Cutting or AccuQuilt

5” finished half square triangles are all that’s use in this quilt. Use fat quarters or scraps for the accent fabrics and yardage for the background. Fabrics used in the sample are from the Kaffe Fasset Collective collection.

Finished size 60" x 80"

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Pinwheels Galore | Scrap Quilt Tutorial | Free Instructions | Rotary Cutting | AccuQuilt

Use as many or a few scraps as you like. Instructions include rotary cutting and AccuQuilt cutting.  For the sample quilt, I used black with white dots for the main pinwheels. The secondary pinwheels are made from bright scraps. The background was made from a white tone-on-tone and white fabric with black dots.


Finished size 8"

You can scrap up all the backgrounds using low volume prints or light fabrics and scrap up the pinwheels as much as you like.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Milky Way Quilt Tutorial | Free Quilt Pattern | AccuQuilt | Fat Quarter Friendly

Use fat quarters to make this out of the world quilt. The block is called Star of the East and can be paper pieced or cut with the AccuQuilt Star of the East Block on Board.

Finished Size 51 x 64

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Woven: A 3 Dimensional Quilt Using Half Square Triangles

This quilt is made entirely of half square triangles (HST)....lots of them! Make a test block first so you can see what the fabrics look like and if you even want to make the quilt.

 

Finished Size 72" x 96"

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Tossed Triangles Quilt Tutoiral | Free Quilt Pattern | Scrap Quilt | Rotary Cutting | AccuQuilt Cutting

This is your chance to use your larger chunks of scraps. Pair light and dark fabrics with a good contrast. Use rotary cutting or the AccuQuilt Fabric Cutting System.

Finished Size - 60" x 78"

Block Size: 6" finished

Number of Blocks: 130

Setting: 10 x 13

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Scrappy Trip Around the World

 This quilt uses left over 2-1/2" wide strips or Jelly Rolls. It resembles the layout called Many Trips Around the World but in a scrappy way.

Finished Size 70" x 94"

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Layer Cake Custard Free Layer Cake Quilt Pattern

This is a Short Cut Quilt Pattern available for free from The Fat Quarter Shop. I have made several of these quilts because they are fun and easy to make. Pick a layer cake and a background and you're off!

Monday, August 8, 2022

Jacob's Ladder Quilt Tutorial | Free Quilt Pattern | Rotary Cutting or Accuquilt | Fat Quarter Quilt

This classic quilt block is easy to cut and piece. The version in this quilt uses a common background fabric of white tone-on-tone and a single fabric in each block for the accent.

Jacob's Ladder Block - 9" Finished

This tutorial includes cutting and piecing insructions for rotary cutting as well as for using the AccuQuilt Fabric Cutting System. I used Electric Quilt 8 to design this quilt and pattern. Download the EQ8 project file at the end of the lesson.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Hosanna Quilt: The Palm Block Quilt Tutorial | Free Quilt Pattern

The Hosanna Block is also known as the Palm block.

Finished size approx. 64" x 82"

See the video for tips and download the free quilt pattern below.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The Selvage Quilt

Stop throwing away those selvage ends! Cut your selvage strips about 1-1/2" and use them to make a quilt. Before cutting, make sure you have enough fabric for your current project. Sometimes a half inch can make a difference if you're short on fabric.


Log Cabin Block Layout Settings.

 Use any of these settings for log cabin blocks or half square triangle blocks.


Sunday, July 10, 2022

Parfait Quilt

Use any large or all over print that you love to make this fun and easy quilt. It only takes 2 different fabrics and a total of 5 yards.

Finished size approx. 50" x 68"

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Jelly Roll Sizzle

 This is an easy jelly roll quilt.


Scrappy Version
Finished Size 60" x 84"

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Where is the Description Below the YouTube Video?

 To find the credits or description below the YouTube video...



Thursday, June 9, 2022

Star Rings for Rotay Cutting or AccuQuilt Using Low Volume Prints

Using two blocks you can see the illusion of rings. The dark fabric is one, multi-color print and the light fabrics are low volume prints. This quilt finishes at 63" x 72". Learn what low volume prints are and how to use them.

Star Rings Quilt - Finished size 63" x 81"

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Really Simple Layer Cake Quilt Free Tutorial

Take one stack of 10" fabric squares and a little extra yardage for borders and you can make this beautiful quilt in no time. The quilt finishes approx. 65" x 73".

The layer cake used in this quilt was from the Wovens Collection by Bonnie and Camile from Moda Fabrics. 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Charm Thursday Quilt Tutorial, Using Charm Squares, Free Quilt Pattern

This quilt finishes about 65" x 78" and is made using 5" squares. You can use packages of 5" charm squares, cut your own squares or use fat quarters. This is a great scrappy quilt.

The pattern is a free download from Moda Fabrics and the link is at the end of this article. Here is the video I prepared for this quilt.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Snowball Stars Quilt Tutorial

Just so you know..... this is an easy quilt to cut and piece, but it is not a quick quilt to cut and piece! It is, however, well worth the effort because it is very pretty.



Finished size approx. 70" x 86"

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Slides and Ladders Jelly Roll Quilt Tutorial and Free Pattern

This quilt is made from 38 strips that are 2-1/2” x WOF. Use a jelly roll, precut strips or cut your own strips from scraps.

In this free quilt tutorial, you will learn how to make this simple quilt by sewing strip sets and cutting them into segments.

Friendship Star Scrap Quilt Tutorial

 This scrap quilt is easy to make but it is NOT a fast quilt to make. Take your time with this one. There are so many half square triangles it might make sense for you to make up a little stack of HST and throw them in a container until they have multiplied quite a bit. The good part is that, I think, it is well worth the time and effort!

Sunday, March 27, 2022

10 Quilts from Layer Cake 10" Squares

Want to make a really easy quilt? Grab a package of pre-cut 10" squares or cut your own and get busy making this quilt. Watch this short video to see how it's done.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Quick Time Quilts - Saw Blade Quilt Block Tutorial and Free Pattern

The simple Saw Blade block can be scrappy, or color coordinated. It was part of the Houston Texas Bay Area Quilt Guild’s long running Scrap Exchange program for its members and is used here by permission from the Scrap Exchange coordinator, Winnie Fleming. Make this 6" finished quilt block with scraps or yardage. The free pattern includes two straight settings and two on-point versions.

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Sea Snails Quilt Tutorial for AccuQuilt and Paper Piecing

A quilt tutorial that combines a Snail's Trail block variation and Storm at Sea sashing and cornerstones. Use AccuQuilt Snail's Trail block on board or paper foundations to complete separate versions. This quilt was designed with Electric Quilt 8. Download the EQ8 Project File:

Snails Trail at Sea Project File


Saturday, February 12, 2022

Bright Bargello Quilt Tutorial

This Bargello Quilt Tutorial teaches the basic steps to complete a bargello quilt. The fabrics are from the Grunge Basics Collection by Moda Fabrics. Quilt was pieced and quilted by Carol Thelen and finishes about 61" x 78". The quilting pattern is "Whisper" designed by Melonie J. Caldwell. A free pattern can be downloaded from the link below. All the strips are cut in strips. Use the AccuQuilt Strip Cutter to make this fast.


Saturday, January 29, 2022

How to Make a Curvy Quilt from Strips

 

Finished size 60" x 80"

Learn how to make this curvy quilt from just strips! Watch the video below to see how easy it is.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Making Quarter Square Triangles

Quarter square triangles are so versitile and so easy to make. Use two, three or four different fabrics to make amazing designs.

Monday, January 10, 2022

The Rising Star Block For Rotary Cutting and AccuQuilt

The Rising Star block looks complicated but it's really easy to piece! Cutting instructions included for rotary cutting and for the AccuQuilt Rising Star die.


The Rising Star block is a star within a star. The diagram below shows the three fabric variation.

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