Christmas Once a Month table topper

Julie of The Crafty Quilter made this star-shaped table topper as part of her Christmas Once a Month series. Using fabric from the Winter’s Lane collection by Kate and Birdie, she combined patchwork and applique in this handsome project. The …

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hands and hearts quilt for Lori

Quilts have aesthetic value certainly, but my favorite quilts are the ones made and given for a special reason. Lori’s (Humble Quilts) sweet quilting friends made her this traditional hands and hearts quilt during a rough patch in …

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toaster cozy

Lindsey of LRstitched made this cozy for the Patchwork Please quilt along. She adapted it to her own tastes, bread and butter! She talks about the project here, and even provides a toast applique pattern you can use to …

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Reverse Applique Quilt block Lindsay SewsThese pretty reverse applique circles remind me of Spring. That’s a good thing since I had to turn the heat back on today. Yep, another cool snap. Lindsay of Lindsay Sews shows you how to create these shapes, saying it’s …

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Oriental Poppy_ McKimThe late Ruby Short McKim created this quilt pattern, Oriental Poppy as part of her quilt pattern business back in the 1920′s and 30′s in Kansas City, Missouri (US). It uses both piecing and applique for the flower. More than …

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applique tutorial

Are you feeling stitchy? Julie of The Crafty Quilter shares the last tutorial in her three-part series on machine applique. To make sure you get great results with your own needlework efforts, she shares lots of great photos of the …

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A is Applique

Joanna of Applique Today intends to get her blogging mojo back by participating in the A to Z Challenge. Each day in April (except on Sundays) she will write a blog post corresponding to that day’s letter. Since today is …

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april showers

We’ve heard the proverb, “April showers bring May flowers.” To celebrate April’s arrival, here’s a tiny quilt designed by Mari Martin for Connecting Threads. She combines piecing and fusible applique for the umbrellas. Go HERE to download the pattern

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amish tulips

Tulips always make me think of Spring. This cheerful Amish Tulips quilt was designed by Janet Page-Kessler for Simplicity. Get the free pattern.

Image credit: Simplicity

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finish a dresden tutorialLook at how Vanessa of V and Co. finished this Dresden Plate – with a flower. So cute! She shares on her blog other ways to finish the middle plus how to applique your Dresden Plate onto your ground fabric. …

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JMD Twisted Hexie tutorial

Janet Davies of JMD Designs shares on herĀ  blog how to make this twisted hexagon. Once pieced, she appliqued it to a printed ground, then sewed it into a tote bag. But, she adds you can make anything you like. …

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Becky Goldsmith quilt exhibit Austin

If you are in the North Texas area now thru March 15th, don’t miss Becky Goldsmith’s quilt exhibit at Austin College. She’s half of the team at Piece O’ Cake. Their happy applique quilt patterns always bring a smile …

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LOVE Sampler

Love is in the air or at least on your wall with this sweet L.O.V.E mini quilt by Cindy of Tops to Treasures. She shares how to make one at the Moda Bake Shop. Get the tutorial.

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To the Moon and Back Pat SloanPat Sloan said she made this sweet quilt in honor of her husband. So romantic and perfect for Valentine’s Day. But really, hearts are good any time of year. She admits her “I Love You to the Moon and Back” …

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quilts from photos Betty AlofsThis is a quilt made by well-known quilt teacher Betty Alofs from her book, Quilt Your Favorite Photos. New to using photos in quilts? She’s the subject of an interview at Craft Foxes where she talks about incorporating them …

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