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Beginner’s Quilt-Along: Block 5

Here’s Block 5 of our Beginner’s Quilt-Along. This block is most commonly known as the Friendship Star. I’m also sharing several video lessons for beginners and product recommendations to prevent rulers from slipping.


Beginner’s Quilt-Along: Block 4

Here’s Block 4 of our Beginner’s Quilt-Along. This block is most commonly known as the Churn Dash or the Double Monkey Wrench.

Posted: June 28th, 2012  

Topics: Free Projects, The Learning Center, Tips and Tricks

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Beginner’s Quilt-Along: Block 3

Here’s Block 3 of our Beginner’s Quilt-Along (QAL). This is our first block, of several, that contains half square triangles. I’ve included an easy method for making HSTs in today’s tutorial.

Posted: June 21st, 2012  

Topics: Free Projects, The Learning Center, Tips and Tricks

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Beginner’s Quilt-Along: Block 2

Here’s Block 2 of our Beginner’s Quilt-Along.

Posted: June 14th, 2012  

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Beginner’s Quilt-Along: Block 1

I’m so excited! It’s time for our Beginner’s Quilt-Along to begin. Here’s Block 1. I hope you’ll join in the FUN!

Posted: June 7th, 2012  

Topics: Free Projects, The Learning Center, Tips and Tricks

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A Treat For Quilt Market

Please join me in welcoming today’s guest Jennifer Rodriguez from All Things Belle. She’s sharing a really cute and easy idea for including crochet and fabric with adorable results.

Posted: May 16th, 2012  

Topics: Free Projects, Guest Bloggers, Tips and Tricks


Artist Trading Cards – Inspiration from upstatelisa

Our third guest this week is upstatelisa sharing some of the gorgeous ATCs that she’s created.

Posted: April 18th, 2012  

Topics: Free Projects, Guest Bloggers, Quilt Gallery, Tips and Tricks


Making Artist Trading Cards from Orphan Quilt Blocks

Kim of Kim’s Crafty Apple is showing us how she transforms orphan blocks into beautiful ATCs.

Posted: April 17th, 2012  

Topics: Free Projects, Guest Bloggers, Quilt Gallery, Tips and Tricks


Artist Trading Cards – Inspiration from Jill aka The Quilt Rat

Our next swap will be ATCs – Artist Trading Cards. Follow along with Jill, as she creates her first Artist Trading Cards and shares ideas on how you might wish to make some of your own. Two more inspirational guests will be featured tomorrow.

Posted: April 16th, 2012  

Topics: Free Projects, Guest Bloggers, Quilt Gallery, Tips and Tricks


The Pieced Quilt Block

In today’s Learning Center post, Pat Sloan explores the very base of our craft, the pieced block. Almost all quilters start to quilt by learning how to “Piece”. You know… cutting perfectly good fabric into small squares, rectangles and triangles. Then sewing those back together to make an awesome quilt block.

Posted: April 12th, 2012  

Topics: The Learning Center, Tips and Tricks


Tutorials: How to Bind Your Quilts By Machine or Hand

In today’s Learning Center post, Pat Sloan shares her favourite method of attaching quilt binding by machine. She’s also invited guest Dana Bolyard of Old Red Barn Co. to share her hand binding method.

Posted: March 29th, 2012  

Topics: The Learning Center, Tips and Tricks


Becoming a Quilt Pattern Designer

Anna Branch shares some great tips and practical advice on becoming a quilt pattern designer.

Posted: March 21st, 2012  

Topics: Guest Bloggers, Tips and Tricks