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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,

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!

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.

 

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!

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.

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!

 

 

 

10 Easy Spring Quilt Patterns – Make One Today!

kalWhen the winter is long, it’s nice to work on a spring project to lift my spirits. Pretty patterns and brighter colors make me feel happy  I have found some great spring patterns and wanted to share them with you.  And some of them are FREE!

 

Kaleidoscope Quilt Pattern

Disappearing Nine Patch Baby Quilt

Well Springs Quilt 

Spring Blooms Quilt Pattern

Spring Lambssheep Mug Rug

Early Spring Throw Quilt

Spring Fling Quilt

Spring is Here Quilt

Spring Cleaning Quilt

Hop Scotch Quilt

Deborah

 

 

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