Tag: quilt blocks

Call Me Maybe Mug Rug Tutorial

Lara Buccella from BuzzinBumble has a new book out, Crafted Appliqué – New Possibilities. She designed the “Call Me, Maybe” Mug Rug exclusively for Sew Mama Sew readers, to celebrate the release of her new book…

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How to Create a Modern Broderie Perse Mini Quilt

Mallory Hill loves the vintage art of Broderie Perse (French for “Persian embroidery”). In Broderie Perse, printed fabric is artfully arranged and embroidered or sewn to create a unique background. Learn all about this technique that swept Europe in the 1600s, including ideas for using modern fabrics to create your own designs…

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Dancing Diamonds Mini Quilt Tutorial

Yvonne Fuchs of Quilting Jetgirl shows you how to make her Dancing Diamonds mini quilt with HSTs (half square triangles). This is an easy beginner quilting project, and has great impact with shades of fabric in same color palette. There is a giveaway for Yvonne’s latest pattern release too!…

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Charming Plus Quilt Tutorial

Tisha from Quilty Therapy created her Charming Plus Quilt with the Avant Garde fabric collection. The basic nine patch block gets a little something extra in Tisha’s design, making it a satisfying project new quilters and experienced pros!

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Chromascope Quilt Block Tutorial

Alexandra Ledgerwood of Teaginny Designs shows you how to make this modern, paper pieced variation of the traditional kaleidoscope block. She has the full PDF Chromascope Quilt Pattern for sale with lots of additional details, but her tutorial provides you with everything you need to make one quilt block (including the paper foundation templates!)…

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Urban Scandinavian Winter Runner Tutorial

Learn how to make this pretty, minimal Urban Scandinavian Winter Runner for your bed or table. Kirstyn Cogan, author of Urban Scandinavian Sewing and the designer behind P&B Textile’s Urban Scandinavian Basics fabric collection, shows you how to spruce your home up for winter with this easy tutorial. Plus there’s a giveaway!

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Thanksgiving Album Blocks

Owner, pattern designer and author Natalie Barnes from beyond the reef is back with Thanksgiving Album Blocks. You have plenty of time to prepare the blocks for your Thanksgiving visitors this year! Natalie is also giving away pattern sets and copies of her book, A Modern Twist: Create Quilts with a Colorful Spin.

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Sewing Merit Badge Challenge: Make a Quilt!

Are you teaching a friend to sew this month? Are you learning to sew? The challenge for this week is to make a quilt (or a mug rug or a mini quilt.) Show us your photo for another chance to win a Pfaff sewing machine or a fabric shop gift certificate.

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Moose Fusible Appliqué Free Pattern

Wendi Gratz from Shiny Happy World shows you how to make the free Moose Fusible Appliqué from her Woodland Critters Quilt. The quilt is from her new Fusible Applique Made Easy Craftsy class! Get your free pattern and tutorial for the moose, then use our link for 50% off Wendi’s Craftsy class…

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Flamenco Quilt Pattern

Geta Grama from the Romanian Quilt Studio shop and blog recently showed us How to Make a Drawstring Bag. This tutorial shows off some of Geta’s intricate quilting skills. Learn to make her 15″ x 15″ mini-quilt (or turn it into a fabulous pillow!)…

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10 Pillow Tutorials + Sewing Merit Badge: Pillow

The weekly sewing challenge in our Teach a Friend to Sew series is to make a pillow! If you’re teaching someone, we encourage you to use one of our favorite tutorials to help your friend learn some essential tasks (straight lines, sharp corners, turning something right-side out, etc.) Once you’re done, take a photo and enter it in our drawing for a Pfaff sewing machine and fabric shop gift certificates! (Sewing teachers can enter too.)

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Connection Block Tutorial + Pattern

Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl is passionate about quilts and quilt pattern design. She believes the secret to success is to show up, try, learn, modify and repeat, so Yvonne recently set out to conquer her fear of curved piecing. The resulting design is this versatile Connection Block, a free pattern and tutorial for you!

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Tile Blocks Tutorial

We love seeing Hillary Goodwin’s latest via Instagram @entropyalwayswins, and we were totally wow-ed by an image she shared of a quilt commission in progress. We asked Hillary to break the blocks down a bit more so we can make this Tile Blocks Quilt too!

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#lovewinshearts Quilt Block Pattern + Tutorial

The Supreme Court ruling in June recognized same-sex marriages throughout the United States, and inspired #lovewins happiness throughout social media. We’re still smiling! Amy from Badskirt designed the #lovewinshearts block to celebrate this victory for equality. We have a free pattern and tutorial, and we hope you make a block (or an entire quilt) to celebrate with us!

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Easy Quilted Coasters + Table Topper Tutorial

Natalie Barnes is the owner and pattern designer of beyond the reef, and author of the new A Modern Twist: Create Quilts with a Colorful Spin (with quilter Angela Walters). Natalie has a free Quilted Coaster + Table Topper Tutorial for you, plus a chance to win one of FIVE copies of her book. (International winners A-OK!)

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Geese Migration Quilt Free Quilt Pattern

Mary Fons of PaperGirl is a writer and quilter. She combines both of these talents beautifully in Dear Quilty: 12 Easy Patchwork Quilts + Great Quilting Advice, a book geared toward the beginning quilter. Download your free Geese Migration Quilt PDF Tutorial, and comment for a chance to WIN a copy of the book…

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By the Block Quilt Tutorial

Siobhan Rogers, author of By the Block: 18 Surprisingly Simple Quilts, shows how you can mix and match certain aspects of patterns, taking basic designs up a notch with just a few changes. Siobhan’s tutorial pulls from two different patterns in her book, with a little extra twist. If you love the look, you’ll love By the Block!

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Autumn Chain Block

Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts and The Bee Hive monthly block series shows you how to make the Autumn Chain Block. Multiple Autumn Chains bring out the diamonds, stars and pluses in this block, another option perfect for your next quilting bee…

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Design to Reality: Trapped

Here’s the latest Design to Reality quilt block from Michelle of Factotum of Arts. Michelle’s minimalist “Trapped” design looks great framed, as an easy update for your office or living space…

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Icicle Star Paper Pieced Block

To celebrate her new Start Foundation Paper Piecing class and to get you excited about paper piecing Elizabeth designed this Icicle Star, a festive foundation paper pieced block with both 6” and 12” finished block templates. You can download the PDF and use the block for any size project, from table runners and pillows to quilts!…

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Winter Grove Pillow

Casey York stops by with a new Winter Grove Pillow project, a modification of one of the pretty designs in her new book, Modern Appliqué Illusions. Plus, enter to win a copy of the book!…

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Design to Reality: Mod Squares

Michelle from Factotum of Arts creates something special every day of the week in her Quilt Design A Day group. We asked Michelle to take her designs to reality with a new pattern every month here at Sew Mama Sew. Her first pattern was the Succulent Quilt and now we have Mod Squares, a variation on a 9-patch quilt block.

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