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Big Stitch Quilting is Great for Scrap Quilts – Try one, You’ll Love it!

Big stitch quilting is a great way to quilt a large scrap quilt. The colored threads and big stitches add a layer of interest to a quilt, even a busy one like a scrap quilt.  Big stitch is a great way to learn to hand quilt.

To see a tutorial on big stitch quilting, check out this YouTube Video.

To see the Big Stitch Quilting Needles by Pepper Cory, click here.

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12 Ideas for Wedding Quilts – Traditional Quilts Make Family Heirlooms

summer bMaking a quilt for a family wedding is one of the best ways to pass on a quilt as a family heirloom.  I find that, when a couple receives a quilt as a wedding gift, they tend to cherish it in the manner that a hand-made quilt deserves.  When I’m thinking about making a wedding quilt, I like to choose very traditional quilts. Nothing too outlandish or too bright.  I want something that is going to stand the test of time, that they will still love for years and years.

Here are some patterns that would make wonderful wedding quilts:

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Random Star Quilt

Floral Irish Chain Quilt

Nested Churn Dash

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

Alex’s Wedding Quilt Pattern

Scarlett’s Double Wedding Ring Quilt

With All My Love Quilt

Infinity Loop Quilt

Hearts Entwined Quilt

Hugs and Kisses Quilt

Sweetheart Heart Quilt

12 Kids Quilts – For the Children in Your Life

If you’re like many quilters, chances are a few of the quilts you make are for family members.  Whether it’s birthday presents, or Christmas gifts, or baby shower presents, quilts are a great way of showing your family how much you love them.  If your family member is important to you, you will spend many hours making a quilt you know they will treasure for a long time.

And gifts for children are the best of all.  Children love bright cheerful quilts.  I found several quilt patterns that would make great quilts for the children in your life.

 

Let’s Go! Kids Quiltletsgo

On The Farm Kids Quilt

Barrel of Monkeys Quilt

Pointed Quilt

Circus Time Quilt Blocks

Escaping Bugs Bottle Quilt

HippieStarlight Wishes Quilt

Hippie Flower Quilt

I Love You Quilt

3D Maze Quilt

Quilts and Totes For Little Folks

Fun Quilts For Kids

Deborah

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.

 

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12 Summer Quilts – Bright and Breezy Quilts You Don’t Want To Miss

SummerSun – Fun – Cool Breezes – Popsicles – Family

What do you think of when you think of summer?  For me, time spent up north at the lake is what summer is all about.  The breeze coming off the lake, cooling you down.  Warm sun on your skin after a swim. And there is nothing like a nice light-weight summer quilt for those cool nights with the windows open.  I have found a few summer quilts you may want to make this summer!

Summer Critters Placemat

Sunny Days of Summer Wall Hanging

Summer Sampler Quiltsunset

Summer Table Runner

Summer Days Quilt

Summer Breeze Quilt

Summer Squares Quilt

Summer Party Boat Mug Rug

Summer’s Here Baby Quilt

Sizzling Summer Quilt

Ladybug Summer Runner and Placemat

Lighthouse Table Runner

Happy Summer 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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12 Chevron Quilts -Make A Happy Quilt This Week!

chevmodAnother traditional quilt block pattern is the Chevron.  What’s really nice about this pattern is that it really stands the test of time. We now have many variations of this block. Every quilt is unique depending on the size of the chevron pattern and the colors you use. Take a look at a few of the patterns I found, and you will see big variations on this one block.

Chevron Quilt Tutorial

Happy Chevron Quilt

Chevron Falls Quilt

Kiara Chevron Quilt

Simple Chevron Quiltchevcandy

Chevron Accent Quilt

Emily Taylor Designs Cheekly Chevron Quilt Pattern

Diamond Chevron

Chevron Candy Quilt

Sharp Chevrons Pattern

iHeart Chevron Quilt

Modern Chevron 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.

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12 Traditional Quilt Blocks – Ohio Star, Snail Trail, Churn Dash, Irish Chain and more!!

snailtrailIf you’re looking at old quilts online, or in museums, there are some traditional patterns that you will see over and over.   I’ve been spending some time looking at them myself because I have fallen in love with those quilts from the ’20s, 30’s and 40’s.  Even if you are a new quilter, it is a good idea to be able to identify some of the most common and best traditional blocks.  Here are some patterns that I’ve come across in my searches. Everything old is new again!

Scrappy Snail Trail

Churn Dash Quilt

irishPreppy Pinwheel Quilt

Log Cabin Quilt

Block of the Month Sampler Quilt

 

Double Irish Chain Quilt

Ohio Star Table Runner

Baby Tumbling Blocks Quilt

Card Trick Mug Rug

Modern Drunkard’s Path Quilt

Bear Paw Tradition

Happy Quilting!

Deborah

P.S. If you purchase a pattern from this post, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for contributing to my quilt stash!

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11 Great Nine-Patch Quilts – Make One This Week!

ninepatchThe nine-patch block has been around for a long time.  And yet, even a traditional format such as the nine-patch can be put together to look old-fashioned or modern.  The versatility of the nine-patch means you can find nine-patch patterns in all sorts of styles.  Here are a few I found this week.

Playing With Nine-Patch Quilt

Scallop Nine-Patch Quilt

Winding Nine-Patch Quilt

Baby Nine-Patch Quilt

Mod Nine-Patch

Nine-Patch Quilt By Donna Westerkamp

Nine-Patch Crossplaying

Apartment Nine-Patch Quilt

Daisy Patch Quilt

Patches Plus Quilt

Nine-Patch Fun  Baby Quilt

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

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

 

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11 Four-Patch Quilts – Fast and Easy!

fourOne of the simplest types of quilt blocks is a four patch.  I love these  blocks because you can get a complex-looking quilt out of a simple block.  This type of block is also a good way to use a larger variety of fabrics.  And some are great for scrap quilts. I love to watch movies while I piece. The four-patch blocks are often very easy to construct, which means I don’t have to think as much as I would with a complex block design; perfect for piecing while watching a movie.

Here are some four-patch quilt blocks I think you will like.

Four-Patch Heart Quilt

Four-Patch Star Quilt

Four Squared Quilt

Sunshine Serenade Four-Patch Table Topperfour heart

Four-Patch Fun Quilt

Double Four-Patch Quilt

Lucky Four-Patch Quilt

Scrappy Four-Patch Quilt

Four and Four Quilt

Four Better or Worse Table Runner

Fat Quarter Four Step Quilt

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

 

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.

 

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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