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Cheesecloth Ghost Quilt for Halloween — Tutorial

Around our house, we believe that you can never have too many Halloween decorations. I didn’t actually finish this little ghost quilt until the day after Halloween, but I’m posting the instructions so that if you want to make one, you’ll have a real head start on next year! If you concentrate, you can get […]

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8 Irresistible Pumpkin Quilts

I love making quilts for Halloween. I especially love pumpkin quilts, which can have either a Halloween theme or a Harvest theme (or both.) Here’s a small gallery of favorite pumpkin quilts I’ve made or photographed over the years. The top photo is a quilt of my own design, using some fat quarters of fabric […]

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How to Make Your Own Quilt Design Wall

How can you be sure the quilt you’re planning will look good before you go to all the work of cutting out the fabric and sewing the quilt together? A quilt design wall gives you a way to test your fabric choices and see exactly how your quilt will look before you assemble it. You […]

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Quilt Size Guide for Table Toppers

How big should you make a table topper quilt? The table below gives dimensions for quilts to top several different size tables. Table runner quilts are a great way to try out techniques you’re not quite confident enough to use yet on a bed quilt. Table Type  Table Size  Table Topper Size Card Table  36″ x […]

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Quilt Size Guide for Bed Quilts

Wondering exactly what size to make your next quilt? Both beds and people come in all sizes and of course, they need different size quilts. The chart below gives quilt and mattress dimensions for bed quilts of all sizes, from crib to California King. Keep reading after the chart to see other factors you should […]

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