Paper Quilt preschool fun

Jessica of scrumdilly-do! shows off her classroom project – a Square in a Square quilt. This is not the typical quilt I share here on Quilting At Craft Gossip. This one is made, not from fabric, but construction paper …

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Four Stars quilt throwHeather Kojan – who blogs at quilt.cook.keep. – did a guest post at Moda Bake Shop explaining how to make her fabulous star quilted throw, shown here. Her design and neutral color palette rock! Get the tutorial.

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Hearts tutorials roundup

Quilt Inspiration has rounded up a few of her favorite heart-themed quilt projects to inspire us. All are free patterns that will surely put you in the mood for Valentine’s Day. Visit her post and scroll down to see all

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Jan table runner

Pat Sloan kicks off the new year with the 2014 Aurifil Designer of the Month series. As host, she’ll interview one guest per month. She’ll share their work spaces, fabric lines AND – key to their choice of quilt block …

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Out of Print fabric How to find Charise of Charise Creates took pity on one of her readers who wanted to make some fabric coasters she saw in Stitch magazine that Charise made from mostly out of print (OOP) fabrics. We’ve all been there, the perfect fabric …

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skating sue free quilt block Craftsy

Jennifer O of Sewhooked Craftsy offers (for a limited time) a free download of her sweet quilt block design based on the traditional pattern Sunbonnet Sue. Called Sweet Skating Sue she utilizes a paper piecing technique to get it …

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Modern Christmas Tree QALDense Quilting sketch FMQ

Christa is hosting a Quilt Along (QAL) on her blog for a Modern Christmas Tree wall hanging. On the color diagram you see her quilt pattern for piecing the top. On the other she generously shares her sketch for free

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zig zag quilt pattern Pere Noel TeresaDownUnder

Teresa of Teresa Down Under shares on her blog how to make this Christmas-themed lap quilt. She’s broken it down into three parts, the first is piecing the quilt top – notice she’s using gorgeous holiday fabric. The second is …

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cathedral window ta dah

I’m fawning over Kerri’s (lovely little handmades) latest quilt project. Her Cathedral Windows are made from fussy cut motifs on a polka dot ground. Once she makes enough, she plans to sew them into a pillow.

Her approach …

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Brackman quilt reds ran

Oh, the dreaded reds running upon washing. It snagged quilt historian Barbara Brackman of Material Culture with this gorgeous red and green quilt top. She finds redemption through a fellow blogger, Vicki Welsh. Read the entire story right here

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Color in Context

Anne of Play Crafts takes on the topic of color in a recent blog post. She explains,

Knowing how colors appear to change based on their context can be a very powerful design tool when creating your projects.


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tips for taking great digital photos photoshop

Not specifically for quilting, but this article written by Julie Comstock will help any maker who photographs their goods for their blog, competition or just for the fun of it. The author of this post claims your camera lies, but …

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binding your 1st quilt series

If you’ve wondered how to pick out the right binding for a quilt, head on over to Sarah Quilts where she shares some of her secrets. In addition, she walks you through her method of sewing it on combining machine …

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Hexi how to English Paper Piece

All the cool people, particularly hip moms, are taking up EPP. No, it’s not a new diet or exercise regimen, it’s English Paper Piecing – a technique used to make hexagons (aka hexies). Hand sewing is mobile so can go …

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Wendy Ivory Spring Thread Talk Feathers

Wendy of Ivory Spring gives a Thread Talk today on stitching feathers, adding they are very unforgiving in their traditional form. Not to worry, she shows us a way to practice that’s its own quilting stitch, so no productive time …

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