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New Pattern - The All Seasons Squares Quilt

All Seasons Squares Quilt Pattern in Red, Teal, and Yellow
Introducing the All Seasons Squares Quilt Pattern!

How to Make the Fifty-Four Forty or Fight Quilt Block - Free Tutorial

Fifty-Four Forty or Fight Quilt Block made in blues and white

Join me again this year as I provide instructions for how to make a different quilt block each month. Eventually, all these blocks will turn into a great quilt! For the month of May, we are making an awesome classic, the Fifty-Four Forty or Fight Quilt Block. 

How to Join Binding Strips

Two strips of fabric sewn together on the diagonal
Let's talk about joining strips of fabric on the diagonal. This is useful when you are joining pieces of fabric for quilt binding.  Joining fabric ...

How to Make the Shadow Box Quilt Block

The Shadow Box Quilt Block made with a variety of blues and white
For the month of April, we are making the Shadow Box Quilt Block. This block can take on lots of different looks depending on your fabric choices!

Hemstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts

Hemstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts currently has an exhibit called Hemstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts.

I loved how they presented the stories of the quilts and how they compared them to maps.

3D Pinwheel Quilt Block Tutorial

3D Pinwheel Quilt Blocks
At a recent quilt guild meeting, an adorable lady shared with us how to make 3D Pinwheel quilt blocks. As I sat there, I thought I need some of that fun!  So I made a couple of pinwheel throw pillows. 

How to Make the Jagged Edge Quilt Block

Jagged Edge Quilt Block
Join me again this year as I provide instructions for how to make a different quilt block each month. Eventually, all these blocks will turn into a great quilt! For the month of March, we are making the Jagged Edge Quilt Block in this easy tutorial. 

Testing Permanent Marking Pens on Fabric

Layout of 5 different marking pens or markers

I have a project coming up that involves writing on fabric. The ladies in quilt guild were talking about what fabric marker works best, and I wanted to try it out. So I set up my own test to see which pen/marker performed that best. 

How to Make the Square in a Square Quilt Block

Square in a Square Quilt Block
Join me again this year as I provide instructions for how to make a different quilt block each month. Eventually, all these blocks will turn into a great quilt! For the month of February, we are making the Square in a Square Quilt Block in this quick tutorial.  

Putting Together the How-To Block of the Month - With Sashing

Quilt blocks laid out with spaces for sashing

This is another option of putting the How-To Block of The Month together. This option gives the block and sashing requirements for multiple quilt sizes with a 2 inch sashing and borders. 

Putting Together the How-To Block of the Month - Without Sashing

Putting Together the How-To Block of the Month - Without Sashing

This is one option of putting together the How-To Blocks of the Month together. This option gives the block requirements for multiple quilt sizes without sashing and without borders. 

Fabric Requirement Estimations for Quilts

Rows of Bolts of fabrics

If you see some fabric that you want, and don't have a pattern in mind, how much fabric should you buy?