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3 Ways to Sew Bear Paw Quilt Blocks — Tutorial

Finished Block Size: 13-1/2″ x 13-1/2″ (34 x 34 cm) Skill Level: Beginner The bear paw quilt block is an old favorite that dates back to the days when real bears used to lurk in the woods around most towns, villages, and settlements. This tutorial shows you how to make three different variations on the […]


Scrappy Pinwheel Table Runner Quilt

Make this quick quilted table runner from red and white triangle squares and dress up your table for holidays or every day. Step-by-step photo tutorial from NewQuilters.com.


Spinning Star Quilt Block Tutorial

I don’t know how I’ve lived through all these years of quilting without coming across this fun, wonky star block, but I just saw it for the very first time on Instagram a few days ago. I knew instantly that I had to sew it and write a tutorial for it. There was only one […]


Pinwheel Layer Cake Lap Quilt

I liked making a pinwheel baby quilt so well that I just finished quilting a larger lap-sized version of the same pinwheel pattern. If you know how to make a half-square triangle block, you can make this quick and easy quilt. Start with 10″ squares from a fabric layer cake collection (or you can cut […]


Jewel Box Quilt Block Tutorial

This easy traditional block is built by combining two even simpler blocks: half-square triangles and four-patch blocks. The basic Jewel box block unit consists of two half-square triangles sewed together with two four-patch blocks and arranged like this: You can see the four-patch blocks here: And the triangle blocks here: To make a complete Jewel […]


White Pumpkin Fall Table Topper Quilt

Quilt size: 23″ x 24-1/2″ (59 x 62 cm) Skill level: Easy/Beginner The original pattern and tutorial for this charming little table topper quilt comes from Lindsay Wright at the Fort Worth Fabric Studio blog. I thought it would be fun to make mine in black and white instead of the traditional orange.  I also […]


Pinwheel Layer Cake Baby Quilt

There’s something fun and festive about pinwheel blocks that makes them look great in quilts for a person of any age, from babies to adults. If you know how to make a half-square triangle block, this pinwheel baby quilt couldn’t be easier to sew. Start with 10″ squares from a fabric layer cake collection (or […]


How to Sew Rose Quilt Blocks | Stitch & Flip Piecing Tutorial

Beautiful to look at and heavenly to smell, roses have always been my favorite flower. The rose is also a flower with a history rich in meaning. In the spiritual tradition I belong to, roses and their scent symbolize many good things: the divine Mother and her spirit at work in the world, angels, miracles, […]


How to Sew Churn Dash Quilt Blocks

The Churn Dash quilt block is a traditional quilting favorite and a kissing cousin of the simpler Shoo Fly Block. Like Shoo Fly, Churn Dash belongs to the fabled Nine Patch quilt family. This means the block is made on a grid of nine squares , arranged in three rows of three. The only difference, […]


How to Sew Shoo Fly Quilt Blocks

  The Shoo Fly quilt block is a traditional favorite and a fun, easy block to make. This tutorial shows you how to make a 13-1/2” version of the block out of 5” charm squares (precut friendly!) and a clever technique that makes four half-square triangle blocks at one time. Fabric You Will Need Making […]


How to Sew Crazy T-Shirt Quilt Blocks

Tools and Supplies Lightweight or featherweight fusible interfacing, either woven or non-woven. I like Pellon 911FF, but there are also good interfacings available from Thermoweb, June Tailor, and other manufacturers. Basting Spray OR wash-away glue stick OR straight pins Rotary cutter See-through cutting ruler Thin (preferably see-through) pressing cloth or large piece of scrap quilting […]

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