Category Archives: Quilt Patterns

11 Drunkard’s Path Quilt Patterns – Expand Your Skills With Curved Piecing!

One of the funniest names for a quit block is the Drunkard’s Path quilt block.  With it’s curved pieces, you can arrange the blocks into many different variations that can create a topsy turvy pattern.  This block gives you plenty of practice with curved piecing. Don’t be afraid to try curved piecing. Once you’ve mastered the technique, you will be able to take that skill and use it to make many different blocks that have curved piecing in them.

Here are a few books and patterns with variations of the Drunkard’s Path.

A New Spin on Drunkard’s Path Book

Modern Drunkard’s Path Quilt

Drunkard’s Path Baby Quilt

Drunkards Path Stepping Beyond

Traditional Drunkard’s Path Quilt

Lunar Eclipse Quilt

Curvy Curves Pattern

Broken Circles Table Runner

Circles and Crescents Quilt

Paradise Punch

Happy Trails:  Variations on the Classic Drunkard’s Path Pattern

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

Easy Churn Dash Quilt Tutorial Using Quilters Magic Wand

There are some tools that are so simple, yet so valuable.  The Quilters Magic Wand is one of those tools.  In this tutorial, I show you how to make a traditional Churn Dash Quilt Block.  To make the half-square triangles, I use the Quilters Magic Wand half inch ruler.  It helps me piece accurate quarter inch seams.  Once you know how to use it, you will find yourself reaching for this ruler again and again!

Check out our online shop, The Quilted Turtle, for more great tools just like the Quilters Magic Wand.

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

11 Churn Dash Quilts – Fast and Easy Quilts for All Skill Levels!

The Churn Dash quilt block is such a versatile and traditional block. You can take any of the patterns below, and depending on where you place your fabrics, and how many colors you use, the one block can create endless design options.  Or make them exactly as they are shown here!

Churn Dash Mug Rug

Nested Churn Dash Block Pattern

Modern Churn Dash Quilt Pattern

401 Churn Dash Quilt Pattern

Vintage Churn Dash Quilt Pattern

Liberated Churn Dash Quilt Pattern

Scrappy Churn Dash Table Runner

Dash Around The Churn Quilt Pattern

Your Turn to Churn Quilt Book

Happy Churn Dash Quilt Pattern

Shadow Churn Dash Quilt

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

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

 

 

10 Applique Quilts – Great Inspirations For Your Next Project

Applique gives us much freedom of pattern.  There is so much we can do with applique that we cannot do with traditional quilt piecing.  Whether you like to do needle-turn applique, machine applique or raw-edge applique, your only limit in pattern-making is your own imagination.

Here are some great applique quilt patterns, some traditional, some non-traditional and some whimsical.

Wildflowers Quilt Pattern

Sweet Somethings Flower Applique Quilt

Whimsical Basket Quilt

Ocean Friends Applique Quilt

Poinsettia Applique Wall Hanging

Halloween Cat Applique Quilt Pattern

My Enchanted Garden: Appliqué Quilts in Cotton and Wool

The Best-Ever Applique Sampler from Piece O’Cake Designs

Baltimore Blocks for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide

Floral Applique Lap-Size Quiltwhimsical

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

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

Fast and Easy Scrap Quilt Tutorial – Use Up Those Scraps!

I love quilts that are made with just one simple block and, when set together, create a secondary pattern that is far more sophisticated than the original block.  That’s why I love this scrap quilt.

It doesn’t matter what colors are in your scrap basket, with this quilt you will Use Them All!

Here is information on the ruler I show in the video. We carry this in our online shop The Quilted Turtle.

The Cutting Edge Sharpening Ruller 6 1/2″ x 18 1/2″

 

12 Quilted Table Runners – Make One This Weekend!

Table runners are a great way to decorate your home. You can use them on dining room tables, coffee tables, end tables, under lamps, on dressers, and more! Table runners give you a way to change out a little bit of color in a room each season or when you just need a change, a fresh look.

A table runner is an easy way to try out a quilt pattern without having to make a whole quilt.  If I make a table runner, and find I like the pattern, I will then go ahead and make the whole quilt. If I find I didn’t have fun working on the pattern, I finish the table runner, and move on to another pattern.

Table runners make great gifts. Keep a few on hand, and you’ll always have a gift, even for unexpected gift-giving events.

Chevron Table Runner

Simply Helixed Charm Pack Table Runner

Mini Charmer Table Runner

Jewel Table Runner

Table Charm 2: A jelly roll pattern

Batik Scrappy Table Runner

Maple Leaf Table Runner

Fresh Squeezed Table Runner

Midnight Frost Table Runner

Candy Table Runner

Christmas Ornament Table Runner

Thankful Harvest Table Runner

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

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

11 Hexagon Quilts – You won’t be able to resist making one today!

Hexagon quilts are hot hot hot! New patterns and styles go way beyond Grandmother’s Flower Garden. The design possibilities are endless.

Hexagons started showing up in quilts in the early 1800s. Simple single-unit quilts were often the how hex’s were assembled, often by hand. Since then, hexagons have gone through an evolution. Hexagons can be used as a simple unit, or pieced out of many other pieces to create the hexagon. They can be put into a quilt by hand piecing, machine piecing, or English paper piecing.

You can now find whole books full of just hexagon quilts.  I’ve discovered these patterns easily available with the internet:

Hexagon Mug Rug

Hex Plus Quilt

Tetris Hex Quilt

Hexagon Table Mat

Flowers and Stars Hexagon Quilt

Hexagon Pillow Pattern

Those Charming Hexagons Quilt

Hexagon Pleasures Quilt

Hexie Alphabet Paper Pieced Patterns

Big Bold Baby Hexagons Modern Quilt

Hexie Zig-Zag Mug Rug

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

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

12 Rail Fence Quilts – Fast and Easy – Make One This Weekend!

Rail Fence quilt patterns are great to use with Jelly Rolls. If you need a quick and easy quilt, you can’t go wrong with this easy traditional pattern.  And this easy pattern is also reat for scrap quilts.

If you are a beginner, this pattern is for you. You will be able to create a pretty quilt with very simple construction.  If you are not a beginner, this is a great one for quick baby quilts or charity quilts.

Here are a few rail fence patterns I found just for you.

Blush and Bloom Rail Fence Centerpiece

Rail Fence Improv Quilt

Off the Rails Quilt

Hobo Rail Fence Table Runner

Chair Rail Quilt

Baby Rails Quilt

Electric Rails Quilt

Zig Zag Rail Fence

Jelly Roll Rail Fence Quilt

Rock and Roll Jelly Roll Quilt

Floral Fence Quilt

Happy Quilting,

Deborah

 

 

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

12 Heart Quilts For The Ones You Love – Make One Today!

Quilters make quilts for people they love. That is a long-standing tradition. And on off the most popular symbols of love is the heart. Quilt patterns have contained hearts for centuries. Folk art quilts often are embellished with applique hearts. Patchwork heart blocks have been popular for a very long time.  If you’re looking for a quilt pattern to express your love for your sweetheart, a relative, or friend, here are some patterns to choose from. And some of them are free!

Hearts on Fire Quilt

Candy Hearts Quilt

With All My Heart Quilt

iHeart Chevron Quilt

Hearts Entwined Quilt

You’re Mine Salvage Heart Quilt

zigzagZig Zag Love

Round Valentines Table Topper

Batik Hearts Quilt

Valentines Mug Rug

Our Hearts Will Go On Quilt

Heart Garden 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!

Easy Quilt For Beginners Using Solid Fabrics – Gems and Jewels Quilt

Fabrics without prints can make a beautiful quilt. Most quilt fabrics have some sort of print on them and often more than one color. But fabrics in solid colors can make a stunning quilt all on their own. The Amish have been using solid fabrics for years.  You can achieve a very dramatic look with solids. And, here’s a tip, solid fabrics often cost a bit less than printed cottons.