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

12 Braided and Herringbone Pattern Quilts – Easy Patterns with Dramatic Results!

If you like quilts with bold geometric patterns, then you are going to love these Braided and Herringbone Quilts.  Although a traditional pattern, Braided and Herringbone quilts can give you a very modern feel.  These patterns look complicated but are really easy to execute.  Here are several patterns to whet your appetitie!

Christa’s Herringbone Quilt

Inlaid Braid Bed Runner

The Modern Herringbone Quilt Pattern

Herringbone Twin Quilt

Indie Vibrations Quilt Pattern

Mini Braids and Flowers Quilt

Layer Cake French Braid

Denim Twist Quilt

Let’s Play Baby Quilt

Quilt In A Day Eleanor Burns Patterns, Braid in a Day

The Ribbon Retreat Herringbone Quilt

Parquet Quilt

Happy Quilting!


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

Best Ergonomic Rotary Cutter – Blade Automatically Closes!

One of the most important tools any quilter owns is a rotary cutter.  I admit, I have several. This is one of my most favorites. The automatic closing feature is a huge benefit for me.  If you’re looking for a good all-purpose rotary cutter, this one is for you!

Order your Olfa Ergonomic Rotary Cutter from the QuiltedTurtle Quilt Shop.

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,


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,



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,


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!



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,



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,




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!