12 Quilted Table Runners – Great Gifts – Make One This Weekend

I just finished working on a table runner this week. It was a pattern I wanted to try out and, after completing the table runner, I decided I liked it enough that I will be making a full quilt from the same block pattern soon.  You just cant beat using a table runner as a test piece. Not only does it help you test the colors and pattern, but when you’re done, you have a new runner for yourself or to give as a gift.

If you’re looking for a good table runner pattern for yourself, or to give to a friend, here are some great patterns from which to choose:

 

Modern Half-Square Triangle Table Runner

Charmed Again Table Runner

Contemporary Table Runner

contempMidnight Forest Table Runner

Charming Chevron Table Runner

Patchwork Heart Table Runner

Reversible Table Runner

Windmill Table Runner

Simple Nine-Patch Table Runner

Spring Brunch Quilted Table Runner

Love Knot Table Runner

Twirling Quilted Table Runner

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from the links above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.

15 Nine-Patch Quilts For Beginners – Fast and Easy

There is no better place to start learning to quilt than a nine-patch block. This is one of the most traditional block construction patterns and they are easy to put together.

A nine-patch block is a block that is made up of nine squares; three rows of three squares.  These blocks have been found as early as the 1800s in American quilts.  But just because it’s been around for a long time doesn’t mean the nine-batch block is old or out of date.  Today nine-patch quilts can be found even in new patterns from new designers, as are many of the blocks listed below.

Take a look at the large variety in these links below, and you will surely find one you want to make this weekend!

Nifty Nine-Patch Quilt

Charmingly Crazy Nine-Patch Quilt

Playing With Nine Patches

Nostalgic Nine-Patch

Rainbow Nine-Patch Quilt

Is That a Nine Patch? Quilt Pattern

Winding Nine-Patch Quilt

Baby Nine-Patch

Mod Nine-Patch

Nine-Patch Cross

Apartment Nine-Patch Quilt

Daisy Patch Quilt

Patches Plus Quilt

Nine-Patch Fun Baby Quilt

Nine-Patch Extravaganza

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from these links, I might receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund!

Easy Quilt For Beginners – Midnight Star Quilt Tutorial

In this quilt, the block, on its own, is an unusual block. However, once you place several of them together, like magic, you see the stars appear.  And the block is so easy!

Here is information about the products used in the video. You can find them at The Quilted Turtle online quilt shop.

Quilters Slide Lock

Omnigrid Portfolio

Steamfast Iron

Happy Quilting,

 

12 Bow Tie Quilt Patterns – Great for Beginners!

The bow tie quilt pattern is a widely recognized block design.  You can make many blocks and create a quilt, or you can use one bow tie block in a sampler quilt. The country charm and simplicity of the block makes it perfect for beginners, as well as experienced quilters.

I often think of bow tie quilts done in 30’s fabrics. This makes a nice summery quilt. However, there are many other looks you can achieve with this one block. Below are a few to try:

Bow Ties from Sew Many Quilts

Turning 20 Bow Ties and Butterflies

The Bow Tie Quilt Pattern

Charming Bow Ties

Buttons and Bow Ties

Bow Tie Quilt

Bow Tie Scrap Quilt

Bow on Top Baby Quilt

Beau’s Ties Quilt

Dots and Tots Quilt

Sew Easy Bow Tie Quilt Block Pattern

Quilt Sensations Vintage Bow Ties Wall Quilt

 

Happy Quilting!

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from the links above, I may receive a small commission.  Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund!

Best Quilting Tools: Fiskars Folding Quilters Ruler

We love to travel with our quilting. Whether it’s sewing with the guild, taking a class or attending a retreat, many of us take our quilting with us. Quilt Product Makers are now designing products that are great tools that are easy to take along. Fiskars Folding Ruler is one of my favorite tools.

You can find Fiskars Folding Ruler at the Quitled Turtle Online Quilt Shop.

 

11 Triangle Quilt Patterns – Easy Breezy Quilts for Every Occasion

When I was a beginner quilter, I was always looking for new quit block patterns to make into a quilt. After many years, I realized that each quilt block is made up of simple units that can be arranged and rearranged in an infinite number of patterns. One of my favorite units is the simple triangle. I am always fascinated at the many many stunning quilts that can be created from such a simple unit.

Here are some great triangle patterns that I want to share with you. And some of them are free!

Hidden Hexagon Triangles Quilt

Wonky Triangles Paper Piecing Pattern

Half Square Triangle Baby Quilt

Triangle Mini Quilt Pattern

Scrappy Triangles

Dreaming Half Squares Triangle Quilt

Garnets and Rubies Quilt

Snail Mail Quilts

Tipsy Triangles Baby Quilt

Triangles at Play Quilt

Sunshine Serenade Triangle Placemats

Deborah

 

 

P.S. If you order patterns from the links above, sometimes I receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash.

Big Stitch Quilting Without a Hoop – Tutorial

 

Big stitch quilting is quickly becoming one of my favorite ways to finish a quilt.  It is fast, easy, and inexpensive. It’s great for finishing baby quilts, utility quilts, scrap quilts, charity quilts, and just about any kind of quilt!

If you would like to purchase any of the items mentioned in the video, you can do so here:

General’s White Chalk Marking Pencil

Sewline Ceramic Lead Black Marking Pencil

Happy Quilting!

Deborah

12 Pinwheel Quilt Patterns – Easy to make and so Beautiful!

The Pinwheel quilt block – such a simple unit, with many different possibilities! When I think of pinwheel quilts, I think of those lovely thin summer quilts, with pastel blocks on a white background, the kind your Grandmother would have had at the summer cottage.  While I love this very traditional way of putting the pinwheels together, there are many other ways to interpret this block.

I found 12 different patterns for you to consider for your next quilt, and all are very different!

Peppermint Pinwheels Table Runner

Dutch Pinwheel Quilt

Prairie Pinwheel Baby Quilt

PinWheels Quilt

Pinwheel Spinning Around

Pinwheel Jam Quilt

Scrappy Pinwheel Flowers

Tutti Frutti Double Pinwheel Quilt

Pinwheel from Laura Nownes

Pinwheel Sampler Quilt

Stars and Pinwheels Quilt

Pinwheel Boxes

Happy Quilting!

Deborah

 

 

P.S.  If you order a pattern from the above links, I do receive a small commission.  Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.

Honeycomb Quilt Tutorial Using Half-Square Triangles – Triangles-on-a-Roll

Half-square triangles are such a versatile unit, and I can’t stop making them!  This quilt is made of 6-inch half-square triangles, which means it’s very fast to put together because the triangles are large.  So if you’re looking for a fast pattern that appears more sophisticated, this Honeycomb pattern is for you.

The following products are shown in this video:

Triangles-on-a-Roll 6-inch Half Square Triangle Paper

Steamfast Travel Iron

Omnigrid Portfoli cutting and ironing surfaces

Omnigrip 2.5″ x 12.5″ Ruler

12 Braided and Herringbone Pattern Quilts – Easy Patterns with Dramatic Results!

If you like quilts with bold geometric patterns, then you are going to love these Braided and Herringbone Quilts.  Although a traditional pattern, Braided and Herringbone quilts can give you a very modern feel.  These patterns look complicated but are really easy to execute.  Here are several patterns to whet your appetitie!

Christa’s Herringbone Quilt

Inlaid Braid Bed Runner

The Modern Herringbone Quilt Pattern

Herringbone Twin Quilt

Indie Vibrations Quilt Pattern

Mini Braids and Flowers Quilt

Layer Cake French Braid

Denim Twist Quilt

Let’s Play Baby Quilt

Quilt In A Day Eleanor Burns Patterns, Braid in a Day

The Ribbon Retreat Herringbone Quilt

Parquet Quilt

Happy Quilting!

Deborah