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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,




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 – 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,


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!


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

Best Tool To Organize Your Sewing Machine Bobbins – Dritz Bobbin Box

I just started using these bobbin boxes and I am loving them.  Anything that helps me stay organized in my sewing room is a big bonus!  Now my bobbins stay organized and don’t unravel. I can easily grab the box out of my drawer next to my sewing machine when I need another bobbin.

We carry the Dritz Bobbin Box at the Quilted Turtle Online Quilt Shop.

10 Paper Pieced Quilt Patterns to Tear Into Today!

When I first saw a paper-pieced quilt, I couldn’t figure out how it was made. The geometric pattern seemed so intricate. It was not obvious, by looking at it, how it was constructed.  But I knew I would never be able to use such unusual quilt pieces and actually make a successful block.  But then I learned the paper-piecing technique and discovered how easy it was once I know how.

Whether you’re a beginner or already have made paper-pieced quilts, I have found some new patterns that you might like to try:

Hexi Tiles Foundation Paper Piecing Quilt Pattern

32 Karet Paper Piecing Quilt Pattern

Scrap Medley Paper Piecing Quilt Pattern

Wonky Triangles Paper Piecing Pattern

Pinwheel Star Paper Piecing Quilt Pattern

Bookshelf Quilt Paper Piecing Pattern

Paper Pieced Tessellating Fish

Starry Night Paper Pieced Quilt Pattern

Get Your Sewing Room Organized with the Essential Sewing Caddies

Here is another item that I have been using in my sewing room to help me get organized, especially near my sewing machine. As we sew, we are constantly using different tools, like small scissors, bobbins and pins.  The Sewing Caddy holds my stuff, and helps me stay organized. Besides that, they are just darn cute! The caddy comes in an Owl, Lady Bug and Porcupine. You can get one today from the Quilted Turtle in the links below:

Lady Bug Essentials Sewing Caddy

Owl Essentials Sewing Caddy

Porcupine Essentials Sewing Caddy

Happy Quilting,



12 Flying Geese Quilt Patterns – Make One This Weekend!

Flying Geese is one of those traditional patterns that can made into many many different types of quilts.  You can use the pattern to make a very old-fashioned quilt, or arrange the blocks into a more modern pattern.

Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

Flying Geese Charm Mug Rug

Flying Geese Chase Quilt

Offset Flying Geese Block Quilt

Rainbow Flying Geese Quilt

Four Geese A Flying Quilt

Flying Geese Go Crazy Quilt

FlyingGeeseLogCharming Flying Geese Baby Quilt

Flying Geese Log Cabin Quilt

Wandering Geese

Flock of Geese Quilt Pattern

Geese in a Square Quilt

I’m Flying Quilt Pattern


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

14 Charm Quilts – Use Up Those Charm Packs!

charm-dashI remember in the mid ’90s when quilters started trading charm squares that were 5-inch pieces of fabric. We would collect them, and when we had enough, we would make a quilt that was made up of the charms, with no one fabric ever being used more than once.  It as fun to swap and trade until you had enough for a quilt.

Today, Moda uses this concept and has adapted it to their Charm Packs. They take one line of fabric, which often has several fabrics in it, and cut 5-inch squares of each fabric in the line. The pack will often have 2 of each fabric.  We now can easily buy the 5-inch squares ready to put into a quilt. I love Charm Packs because the fabrics all go together so well since they are all one line of fabric.  It takes a lot off the work out of choosing colors for your next quilt.

charmlaneHere are some patterns that are perfect for you to use up those charm packs!

Charm Dash Quilt

Modern Charm Quilt

Horizon Charm Quilt 

Stitch and Slice Charm Pack Baby Quilt

Simpy Helixed Charm Pack Table Runner

 Charming Quilt Pattern

Charmed Quilt Pattern

Basket Charms Quilt

Charming Diamonds

Just Charming Quilt

Heritage Charm

Charm Lane Quilt

180 Charms Lap Quilt

Charmingly Crazy Quilt

Happy Quilting,


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!