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Summer Give-Away – Enter Today!

beamnread6It’s time again for a Give-Away!  I am happy to announce the Spring Give-Away!! You can be entered to win the Beam N Read LED 6 simply by leaving a comment below on this blog post. Tell me, what year did you finish your first quilt?

This is one of my favorite Quilters Tools!!! I use mine every time I’m doing hand sewing and quilting.

Quilters who comment before midnight Eastern time on June 15th will be entered to win. We do not ship prizes internationally, so this contest is open to United States quilters only.

Happy Quilting!

Deborah

 

 

P.S. if you would like to order a light for yourself, and can’t wait for the Give-Away, I don’t blame you!  Go here to order yours today.

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12 Baby Quilts – Whip One Up This Weekend!

TipsyBaby Quilts are a great gift AND a great way to try out a new pattern.  Because they are smaller quitls, it’s nice to try out a pattern to see if you like it. If you do, you can always take the same pattern, add to it and make a bigger quilt.  I have come to really love baby quilts for this reason.  Here are a few new baby quilt patterns you can whip up this weekend!

Tipsy Triangles Baby Quilt

Sugar and Spice Baby Quilt

Sweet Baby Logs Quilt

Baby Chains Baby Quilthello

Baby Blocks Baby Quilt

Hello Baby Quilt

Giraffe Baby Quilt

Let’s Play Baby Quilt

Circles and Rings Baby Quilt

Boxy Rings Baby Quilt

Welcome Baby: 9 Adorable Quilt Patterns

The Big Book of Baby Quilts

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12 Modern Scrap Quilts – Quick and Easy!

 

prismQuilting is forever changing.  Our craft has continued to evolve, and thank goodness it has. I think the reason there are so many quilters is because of how versatile quilting has become. If you liked the old tradtional patterns, that’s great. Many people are still making traditional patterns.  And over the last few years, modern quilts have begun to sneak in to the mainstream quilt world. If you’d like to try your hand at a modern quilt, here are some patterns to tempt you!

Modern Doors Quilt

Modern Sapphires Quilt

Tilted Modern Quilt

Prism Modern Quiltdoors

Garden Trellis Modern Quilt

Modern Geese

Modern Memory Quilt

Modern Log Quilt

Modern Rainbow Baby Quilt

Modern Patchwork: 12 Quilts to Take You Beyond the Basics

Tula Pink’s City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks

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12 Easy Quilted Table Runners – Make One Today!

sawtoothMaking a table runner is a great way to try out a new pattern, or learn a new technique without committing to a full-sized quilt.  Because a table runner is small, that means I am able to complete it quickly and get a sense of accomplishment when finished.

Table runners make great gifts for weddings, birthdays, Christmas, house-warming parties, etc. Here are a few I found that I think you will like:

Saw-Toothed Stars 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.

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Amish Ohio Star Quilt – Great for Beginners!

I’m back from quilt camp and cannot believe how much I got done!  I was able to finish this Ohio Star Quilt.  The fabrics are a 6-inch bundle from Craftsy.com. The line of fabric is called Boundless, and the color way is called Crayon Box.

When these arrived, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them. Then I knew I was going to do Ohio Star blocks. Once I had a few of them, I could see, with the luscious colors, all this quilt needed was a little bit of black fabric for the border to make these colors really pop!

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

P.S. Craftsy is one of my favorite websites for video quilt classes.  And I’m starting to get hooked on their fabrics too!

 

 

 

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14 Nine-Patch Quilts – Quick and Easy!

plusAs far as quilting blocks go, you can’t get more simple than a basic nine patch.  A nine-patch block is 9 squares sewed in rows of three to form the square block.  Nine-patches are great for beginners. They are also handy when you need a quick quilt for a gift. And, of course, they are wonderful for using up scraps!

This week I am looking for my next quilt to make using scraps, so I’m looking at lots of nine-patches. A few of these I shared in a previous posts, but I included them in case you missed them the first time.

 

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

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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!

Starburst Quilt Pattern – Use Those Scraps with Triangles on a Roll

I wanted to show you two more quilts I have made using Triangles on a Roll. I have been determined to bring down the size of my scrap pile and these quilts are great for using up those scraps, big and small, especially using my Scrapmaster method!

These quilts are made with 2-inch Half Square Triangles from Triangles on a Roll.

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

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Use Up Those Scraps! Magic Square Scrap Quilt

I am obsessed with Half Square Triangles this year.  I have tried every method on how to create them. Some are more accurate than others. For me, using the Triangles on a Roll is the best way because it helps control my quarter inch seam, and the paper acts as a foundation when cutting them apart. The cuts that are on the bias are less likely to stretch as I cut.

Magic Squares is one of my favorite scrap-busting quilt patterns. It is made with Triangles on a Roll 2-inch Half Square Triangle paper. I was able to really use a lot of my scraps on this one!

 

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11 Quick Bow Tie Quilts That Anyone Can Make!

buttonsYou might think a Bow Tie Quilt Block would only be used for very masculine quilts, the kinds you think of when planning to make a quilt for a man or boy.  But somehow the Bow Tie block has transcended into other types of quilts. I can think of several baby quilts that have very successfullyl used the Bow Tie block to make a quilt that is sweet and adorable.

The Bow Tie block is a great block for beginners to learn. I have been viewing several patterns around the Internet. Here are some variations of the Bow Tie quilt block for you to try. And some of these patterns are free!

Charming Bow Ties

Buttons and Bow Tiescharmbow

Bow Tie Quilt

Bow Tie Scrap Quilt

Silk Bow Ties Patchwork 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

3D Bow Tie Quilt Block

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!

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10 Easy Triangle Quilts – Inspirations for your Next Quilt!

color trianglesThis year I’ve been working on a lot of quilts with triangles. I am fascinated with the versatility of the simple triangle. You can make an endless number of amazing quilts with variations of this one shape. I have completed several quilt tops this year that use triangles as the main unit. So it’s safe to say I’m getting pretty good at triangles.

I’ve seen some pretty great patterns and wanted to share them with you. And some of them are free!

Scrappy Triangles

Triangle Maze

 

Triangles Askew Quilt

Triangle Confusion Quilt123

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.