Generations Quilt Block Patterns Why you find so much free stuff on this site...Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. If you buy something thru them, I receive a small commission—at no extra cost to you. This helps me provide all the free information found on this site. 5 Circle Quilt Patterns to Try Whether you choose appliqué or pieced circles for your quilting projects, you’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment after quilting circles! Inevitably, your non-quilting friends will ask, “How did you do that?” Raw-edge appliquéd quilt: One of the simplest forms of circle quilts is a raw-edge appliqué design, which washes up with a softly frayed edge.
Blossom Heart Quilts Hi everyone, it’s Angie from GnomeAngel.com and it’s my great pleasure and delight to reveal the 12″ finished quilt block I designed for The Bee Hive: Ripples. (That’s ripple, not nipples as some of us are prone to read it! Filth pots!) This pattern works well in all solids, only 2 colours, scrappy or with a little mix of everything. The repeat creates a lovely ripple effect like stones (the squares caused by the corners) being thrown into a pond. This block is all squares and half square triangles (HSTs).
I Dance in Circles Making this quilt felt a little bit like dancing. It is full of color and movement, and just the right touch of sexy. But don't be scared of all those curves; I assure you -- not a single pin or template was used in their construction. In case you don't remember me, I'm Tracey; I blog at traceyjay quilts. Designing quilt patterns using Excel and Paint I use Excel and Paint to design most of my quilt patterns (or the back of an envelope, lol), and someone suggested a post a tutorial on here for how to use them. So here it is! For this, I used Excel 2003. 2007 and 2010 work mostly the same, just things are in different spots. Wichita Planes Quilt Block Pattern City Blocks Series Wichita is the largest city in the Midwestern state of Kansas. Known as the "Air Capital of the World," many large airplane manufacturers set up shop in Wichita in the 1920's and 1930's.
Free Quilting Patterns Description: Shop your local thrift shop on half price day, and you’ll find plenty of sweaters to piece for this beautiful quilt. Craft Link: Stitch A Quilt From Old Sweaters Read More: Quilting or Home Description: Ton of free quilting patterns are available online, from Timeless Treasures.
Classic Blocks: Fresh Fabric... The Friendship Star I'm starting something new on the SewCanShe blog today and I'm so excited about it! Last month Anna Griffin and Blend Fabrics reached out to me for collaboration ideas and it was so serendipitous because I already had an idea in mind and was waiting for some fresh new fabric to try it. Introducing... Classic Blocks: Fresh Fabric!
Binding Tutorial I receive many queries regarding quilt binding, specifically machine stitching the binding, and would like to clarify a few technical, but not difficult, binding matters. I almost always make continuous cross-grain binding, There are several very informative tutorials available online which are clear and easy to follow. I particularly like the instructions given by Amanda from Crazy Mom Quilts in her quilt binding tutorial which can be found here. I do have a few of my own tips, things that work well for me: To determine the length of continuous binding needed I measure the quilt top and side, multiply by two, and add at least 25 inches.
Designing a quilt with Excel I didn’t get much sewing done this week; I was too busy doing some much needed deep cleaning and organizing in my house. But in my typical ADD fashion when it comes to quilting, I started a new project that I’m going to call “Rock Garden,” using some Kaffe Fassett fabrics in my stash, combined with a few others I bought at the time to go with them. Because Fassett often uses a lot of bold prints, I really wanted something that would show off the fabric, and I wanted to keep it a simple construction.
Jack in the Box Quilt Block: Illustrated Step-by-Step Instructins in 3 Sizes Skill Level: Beginner Grid: 5x5 The Jack in the Box quilt block is simple to make using either the Connector Corners technique or paper piecing for perfect pointy points. You'll find both techniques available on this page in three different sizes. As always, if you choose to paper piece, the pattern downloads are free and located on this page, too! This block is also called Wheel of Fortune and Whirligig. Easy Quilt Patterns for Beginning Quilters Beginner Quilt Patterns Try one of these easy quilts the next time you're looking for a new project. All of the quilt patterns are suitable for beginners, because they are quilts you'll complete without feeling overwhelmed with lots of intricate steps. If you prefer visuals, look through the quilt patterns gallery and quilt block patterns gallery, where you'll find hundreds more quilt patterns, including additional easy quilting projects. All of my quilt patterns and tutorials include detailed instructions and illustrations to show you how to make a quilt.