One of my favorite types of quilts to make is a scrap quilt. I love the idea of using up what I already have and making the most of my stash. I also love the look of a good scrap quilt. They have a warmth and charm that happens without any extra effort on my part. If you’re looking for some good patterns to reduce that stash, here are 10 to choose from, and some are free!
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The Quilter’s Fan Block is one that is easy for intermediate quilters. Because the videos are so good, it is also for beginners. If you follow along step by step as Laura Knownes builds the block, you too will be able to construct the block with no problems.This one includes a little bit of machine applique that is shown very nicely in the videos.
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Quilted table runners make wonderful small projects that you can finish successfully in a fraction of the time it takes to make a quilt. For this reason, they are very popular gifts you can make for friends and family. If you’re planning some future Christmas or Birthday gifts, here are some quilted table runner patterns to get you started, and some are FREE!
P.S. If you order a pattern from the links above, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my fabric stash fund.
When it’s time to put binding on a quilt, I find it a chore to cut the bias binding. First I have to figure out which angle on my ruler to use, then where to place it on the fabric to get started.
Cutting bias binding just got easier with this new bias tool ruler! I tried it and I will never go back to the old way of cutting bias binding. TQM Products makes a ruler that takes the work out of cutting bias binding. Watch the video to see how fast and easy it is! I’ve used the tool for two quilts already and will never bind a quilt without it again! And an added bonus is that it folds in half so I can easily pack it for traveling!
P.S. TQM Products gave me the Bias Tool to review. I only bring you reviews of products I use and know are going to be really valuable to you and your quilting. This is one of those products!
This Royal Squares Quilt Pattern is free from Craftsy.com. I have a lot of scraps left over from quilts I’ve done in the past. I am always looking for great patterns to use up those scraps, and this one was perfect for that purpose.
Royal Squares is a beginner-level quilt pattern. That means there are not many points to match and the block is easy to construct. For the beginner, this is an easy project that will allow you to be successful in creating a beautiful quilt. For the experienced quilter, this is a fast and easy quilt for those times when you need a quilt in a hurry and are short on time.
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If I were to teach a new quilter how to make a quilt, I would choose:
1. A very simple pattern that does not require a lot of small piecing.
2. A pattern that had very few seams and points to match up.
3. A pattern so simple that there were very places where it could go wrong.
I love quilting and I want every new quilter to fall in love with the process the way that I did when I first started over 30 years ago.
I’ve put together a list of beginner quilts that would fit each of these criteria. All are inexpensive patterns and some are FREE:
P.S. If you do purchase a pattern from one of the links above, I receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my Fabric Stash Fund.
It’s not too late to start working on a quilt for Christmas. Whether it is for you, or for a friend or family member, working on a Christmas quilt is a great way to get your season started! We’ve found 10 scrumptious patterns for you to choose from. All are inexpensive, and some are FREE!
P.S. If you purchase a pattern from the links above, I do receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my Fabric Stash Fund!
When I saw this tool recently at a quilt show, I had to have it immediately! This Quilt Binding Tool makes that last step of binding a quilt so easy! No more fussing and figuring, trying to measure binding so that you come out with just the right amount for a quilt. This little tool allowed me to finish easily finish my binding and make it look so professional!
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The log cabin block is one of the easiest blocks to learn to make. What I love about the log cabin quilt block is that you can design so many different styles of quilts with this one block! I’ve found several different patterns for log cabin quilts, and all of them are very different. And some of them are FREE!
Bulls Eye Log Cabin Quilt Pattern
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I’ve got two new quilting products that I just bought and I just love! The first is a light that will make your hand sewing so much easier to see. The second is a travel quilt ruler that I am taking with me to all of my quilt retreats!
Beam N Read LED 6 Deluxe Hands Free Light; Extra Wide & Extra Bright Light from 6 LEDs Plus Clip-on Orange and Red Relaxation Filters
I use this light for absolutely all of my hand quilting and embroidery work. I was having trouble with poor lighting and the need for reading glasses. As I begin to use reading glasses, I have discovered that really good lighting makes all the difference. Without this light I have a trouble seeing to sew and thread needles. No problem threading needles with this Beam and Read LED light!
I can’t wait to take my new Fold-Away Quilters Ruler to my next quilt retreat. I always worry that I am going to bend and break my ruler. I have a chip out of the corner of my old ruler where I banged it on a door as I was bringing in all of m sewing equipment to the retreat. That won’t happen again with my new fold-away ruler! I can’t wait to show my friends at the retreat. I suspect they are all going to want one!