Category: Quilts

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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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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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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Ghost Quilting Tutorial

Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts shows you her technique for Ghost Quilting, adding depth and interest to your quilting with subtle shapes and forms. Learn how easy it is to add these extra elements to the negative space in your next quilt!

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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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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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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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Design to Reality: Succulent Quilt Pattern

Michelle from Factotum of Arts told us a little about her experience with the Quilt Design A Day group in an interview earlier this summer. We asked Michelle to share one of her designs each month throughout fall and winter, inspiring you to create her pretty blocks and quilts!

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Visions of Acoma Paper-Pieced Quilt

Afton Warrick from Quilting Mod has a free paper pieced quilt pattern for you! This Visions of Acoma design includes all of the pattern pieces for you to download, plus step-by-step instructions. Afton lives in the southwest and was influenced by traditional Acoma design.

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Quilt Design A Day Interview: Michelle

We have two more interviews to share with members of the Quilt Design A Day group, a talented community of designers with a daily design practice! Next up is Michelle from Factotum of Arts with her thoughts on Quilt Design A Day and her design process…

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Interlock: Quilt Pattern

Kelly Bowser of kelbysews is a talented quilt designer and sewist. She was inspired to make this Interlock quilt when she saw the new organic Birch Fabrics Charley Harper designs, and now you can make the quilt too!

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Modern BOM Sew-Along: Finishing Your Quilt

Designer Alyssa Lichner of Pile o’ Fabric is back for the final post in our Modern BOM series. We know some of you have been eagerly waiting for this post! Today Alyssa shows you how she finished her quilt, including tips for binding, quilting and more. We can’t wait to see your quilts. The extra-large blocks in our second Modern BOM make such an impact when placed together in the final quilt!…

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Forest Path Quilt Pattern + Color Tips

Christina Lane created the Forest Path Quilt Pattern for Sew Mama Sew readers to celebrate her new Quilting Happiness book with co-author Diane Gilleland. Christina shares tools and other ideas for selecting colors and fabrics in your quilting, plus you can comment to win a copy of the book!…

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