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Monday, July 14, 2008

Quilted Turtle Toy

A Quilted Turtle Toy is a fun alternative to a baby quilt for a little one. Added to Baby Crafts and Quilting

Categories: Baby Crafts, Quilting
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Honeysuckle Harmony Quilt Pattern

Use just four different fabrics and create a stunning design with this easy Honeysuckle Harmony quilt. Added to Quilting Patterns

Categories: Quilting
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Quilted Baby Organizer

Have fun with novelty print fabrics and make a Quilted Baby Organizer for your next baby shower gift. I'm sure Mom-to-be will love it! Added to Baby Crafts and Quilting Categories: Baby Crafts, Quilting
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Monday, May 19, 2008

Spring Tablerunner and Placemats Appliques

Breathe new life into your dining room with this applique quilted Spring Table Runner and Placemats. Added to Quilting Patterns Categories: Quilting
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tropical Fish Wall Hanging Quilt

Stitch this beautiful pieced Tropical Fish Wall Hanging - great way to use up some unique fabrics. Added to Quilting Patterns

Categories: Quilting
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Monday, March 03, 2008

Fabric Covered Memo Board

Get organized with this pretty memo board project, in pdf format. I like the side pockets and the sturdy construction, based on an artist's canvas. Added to Sewing and Quilting

Categories: Quilting, Sewing
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Yo-Yo Wine Bottle Sack

A chic yo-yo project? Check out this Yo-Yo Wine Bottle Sack (pdf) for a nice hostess gift. Added to Sewing and Quilting

Categories: Beading and Jewelry-making, Quilting, Sewing
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Monday, July 16, 2007

Firefighter Quilt Patterns

Five different applique firefighter patterns. They range from beginner to detailed. Added to Quilting

Categories: Quilting
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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Bear Tracks Quilted Wallhanging

Ready to practice your half-square triangles? Try this attractive Bear Tracks quilt. I like the colorway she used - it's great for neutral or masculine decor. Added to Quilting

Categories: Quilting
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Friday, February 09, 2007

Interwoven Ribbons Quilt Pattern

Pieced blocks give the illusion of woven ribbons on this bed-size quilt. Added to Quilting.

Categories: Quilting
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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Thimbleberries Big Book of Quilt Blocks Book Review

Thimbleberries Big Book of Quilt Blocks

If you are a fan of antique quilts, country quilts, or Thimbleberries quilts, this book is for you, unless you already own the first five Thimbleberries block of the month series. For everyone else, this beautiful book is a superb collection of five quilts, containing 60 different blocks.
And it is a beautiful book. I have many quilt books - I wish they were all designed so well. The quilts, blocks, and instructions are laid out with clarity and simplicity. images, both photos and diagrams, are large and uncluttered.
Each quilt is shown in a lovely country setting with an interesting description of the quilt and the blocks. Many quilt books stop there, but this book also includes a photograph of the entire quilt and a large photo of each quilt block. The fabric list also shows a photo of each suggested fabric. I love the photos.
The directions for each block are illustrated with handy diagrams that show block construction.
The quilts were designed to be non-intimidating, completed a block per month. And the quilt blocks get more complex further into the book. They serve as a fine quilting course, with a little help from a how to quilt book. There are quilt directions included, but a complete beginner may need more help.
The first quilt is called "Month by Month." Each block represents a different month of the year. I think a pillow made from the block for their birth month would be a thoughtful gift for just about anyone. The blocks would also be nice as slipcovers for living room throw pillows to change out each month or season.
Me, I like villages. I collect them, and fill my knick-knack shelves with little houses. The second quilt, "Thimbleberries Village," is perfect for me. With blocks like "Main Street Manor," and "Log Cabin Lane," that I can cap off with "Sunlight" and "Apple Orchard," how can I resist?
I have several friends and relatives who feed the birds (and squirrels) year-round. The third quilt, "Safe Haven," is full of birdhouses in a vertical style.
Next, you can stitch pieced blocks of tulips, bleeding heart, lilies, and daisies in the fourth quilt, "A Quilter's Garden." It's remarkable how these five quilts are so alike in style but differ in execution and design. The garden quilt is set on point, the birdhouse quilt blocks are vertical blocks, while the village quilt has an asymmetrical layout.
"Pansy Park," the fifth quilt, has blocks on point in a dramatic setting. The description calls it an important quilt and an heirloom quilt. The formal layout and lavish borders suit it very well.
For traditional-style quilters, this book deserves a place in your library. I enjoyed it thoroughly - great quilts presented very well.

Thimbleberries Big Book of Quilt Blocks Categories: Crafts Book Reviews, Newsletter, Quilting
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Friday, January 12, 2007

Quilt Fabric Calculator Spreadsheet

Handy spreadsheet to calculate fabric amounts for quilt backing and binding. Even better, it's sized to fit a Palm Pilot screen for in-store calculations. Scroll down a bit to find the download. Added to Quilting and Computer Crafts.

Categories: Computer Crafts, Quilting
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Monday, January 01, 2007

Eyeglasses or Cell Phone Case

Have just a bit of a special fabric? Use it to make a unique Eyeglasses or Cell Phone Case Added to Sewing and Quilting

Categories: Quilting, Sewing
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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Cats and Bats Quilt Blocks

Add some Halloween country charm to your decor with these 2 quilt blocks - cats and bats. Scroll down for an alternate colorway for a cats and mice quilt. Added to Halloween Crafts and Quilting .

Categories: Halloween Crafts, Quilting
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Quilting is Updated

Quilting is all-new! Here's some of the free projects added:

Quilting Techniques and Tips

Beginner's Guide

Quilting Basics

Cheap and Free Lightbox Ideas

Figuring Setting Triangles for On-point Layouts

No-Waste Flying Geese

Fabric Calculator

Fabric Swatch Ring (.pdf)

Tip of the Week at Fons and Porter

Rotary Techniques

Stack and Slash

Quilt Bed Sizes

Quilter's News Network

Quilt Documentation Form pdf

Quilt Guild Fun

Quilt Guild Puzzlers

Quilt Guild Bingo Cards

Quilter's Word Search

Quilter's Fun

Paper Piecing

Paper Piecing Primer

Paper Piecing Slide Show

Foundation Piecing Online Lessons and Patterns

Learn to Paper Piece

Paper Piecing Tips

Borders and Finishing a Quilt

Easy mitered borders

Finishing your Quilt

Tying a Quilt

Binding with Piping

Quilt Care

Caring for Heirlooms

Quilt Care and Storage

Quilt Care Tips

Hand Quilting and Piecing

How to Hand Piece

Quilting in a Hoop

Making Your Own Templates

Hand Quilting with Multiple Needles

Perfect Your Hand Quilting Stitch


Fusible Machine Applique

Starch and Press Applique

Freezer Paper Needleturn Hand Applique

Dyeing Fabric

Fabric Dyeing

Dyeing Fabric in a Crock-Pot

How to Batik

Computer Quilting

Freeware to Help Quilters

How to Print on Fabric

Using Fabric Bitmaps in Quilting Software

Making Cotton Inkjet Fabric Sheets

EQ Lessons at Patchpieces

Electric Quilt Demos

Electric Quilt Palette of the Month Free Download

Quilt Racks and Hangers

Building a Quilt Rack

Quilt Hanger

Simple Quilt Rack

Lighted Quilt Hanger

Quilt Patterns and Quilt Blocks


Long May She Wave Wall Quilt

Easter Bunny Block

Palm Trees Applique Block

Patriotic Memorial Quilt

Scrappy Scotties

Simple Applique Shapes

Shoes and Socks Quilt

Day at the Beach Quilt

Candy Cane Lane Quilt

Ghoulies and Ghosties Quilt

Rattling Bones Wallhanging

Sunbonnet Sue

Easter Quilt and Pillow

Pieced Quilt Blocks

Train Quilt

Strip Doll Quilt

My Wedding Quilt

T-Shirt Quilt

Quick Halloween Quilt

Christmas Wreath

Flying Geese Basics

Faux Log Cabin

Pineberry Star Quilt Block

Beaded Quilt

Santa Face Block

Mini Halloween Quilt

Midnight Glow Mystery Quilt

Heart Quilt made with lace doilies

All About the Boy Quilt

Friendship Autograph Quilt pdf

8 Point Star Rag Quilt pdf

American Girl Period Quilts

Farm Friendly BOM

Charm Templates

Easy Cat Nap Quilt

Beginner Rail Fence Block

Trip Around the World

Bubbles Quilt

Jack in the Pulpit Blocks

Geese in the Corner Quilt pdf

Quilt in a Day - Garden Gate

Advent Quilt BOM

Tulip Hill Quilt

Stars and Strips Quilt

Crib Size Mystery Quilt

Southwest Stars BOM

Heartfelt Signature Quilt

Paper Piecing Spring Butterfly - Paper Piecing

Xmas Mystery Quilt

Bottle/Jar Quilt

Panda Foundation Piecing

Iris Foundation Piecing

Bamboo Foundation Piecing

Crocus and Daffodil Blocks

Castle Block

Paper Pieced Mini Blocks

Paper Pieced Morning Glory

Paper Pieced Toucan pdf

Beginner Heart Pattern

Flamingo Paper Pieced

Foundation Pieced Shamrock

Christmas Runner

Mini Paper Pieced Blocks

Stork & Bundle Block Flannel Shirt Block

Hawaiian Shirt Block

Log Cabin Christmas Tree

Computer Quilting

Faux Watercolor Quilt

Printable Fabric Quilt Pillow

Custom Made-by Labels

Vintage Santa Wallhanging

Holiday Create-a-Fabric

Medallion Anniversary Quilt

Treasured Memories Photo Quilt

Free EQ5 RJR Projects

Free EQ5 Marcus Brothers Projects

Quilt Block Libraries

1200+ Free Quilt Blocks

McCall's Quilting Free Quilt Blocks

State Quilt Blocks

'Strolling the Block' BOM

Sampler Block of the Months

BOM Archives


Applique and Foundation Pieced Blocks

Miscellaneous Quilt Patterns

Tumbling Block Tote


Lace Mesh Bowls (pdf)

Clover Iron Travel Bag (pdf)

Fabric Bowls

Apple Butter Placemats

Quilted Spa Bag

Patriotic Picnic Basket

Fabric Gift Basket

NY State Star Table Topper

Strip-Pieced Tote

Crazy Quilt Stocking

3-D Xmas Ornament

Freedom Flag Wallet

Round Tuit

Coasters and Hanger

Quilted Table Ensemble

Quilted Headboard

Quilting Designs

Continuous Line Quilting Designs

Quilting Motifs

Maple Leaf Quilting Design

Quilting Designs

Baby Quilts

Precious Peeps Baby Quilt

Baby Shower Signature Quilt

Log Cabin Baby Quilt

Serger Quilt as You Go Baby Quilt

Hush Little Baby Quilt

Super Fast Nine Patch

Animal Crackers Quilt

Duckies Paper Piecing

3-D Pinwheels Baby Quilt

Nursery Windows Quilt

Giraffe Growth Chart

Baby Mystery Quilt

Categories: Newsletter, Quilting
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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Friendship Autograph Quilt

Need a simple quilting project to remember a special occasion? Try this easy Autograph Quilt. It's in PDF format. Added to Quilting

Categories: Quilting
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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

All About the Boy Applique Quilt

Stitch up a special quilt customized to your favorite little boy. Added to Quilting.

Categories: Quilting
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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Paper Pieced Toucan Quilt Block

In pdf format, a 6 inch by 8 inch Toucan bird block. Perfect for a rainforest quilt. Added to Quilting.

Categories: Quilting
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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Easter Bunny Block

Strip piece the background and applique the bunny in this cute block or wall-hanging. Added to Quilting and Easter Crafts

Categories: Easter Crafts, Quilting
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Monday, June 12, 2006

Paper Pieced Morning Glory

Pretty flower in a four inch paper piecing block. Added to Quilting.

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Monday, May 08, 2006

1200+ Free Quilt Blocks

Superb collection of free classic and original quilt blocks. Regular templates and paper-piecing templates are provided for each block. Added to Quilting.

Categories: Quilting
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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Fabric-Calc Calculator for Quilters

The Fabri-Calc is a hand-held calculator for quilters. It's great for figuring out so many quilting problems -

-how much fabric to buy, no matter the width

-how many squares can I cut from this piece of fabric?

-how much of each color fabric you'll need

-converts from metric to standard measurement.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

American Girl Period Quilts

Great quilting site. The quilts are sized to American Dolls and the blocks correspond to the period of each doll. Very nice! Added to Quilting and Dolls. Categories: Doll-Making, Quilting
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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Lace Mesh Bowls

Another twist on the fabric bowl idea. Let your wild child out and have some fun with this project. Added to free projects in Quilting.

Categories: Quilting
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Sunday, November 20, 2005

Train Quilt

Thanks to our message boards who found this quilt for another quilter. A great quilt for anyone who likes trains. Added to Quilting Categories: Quilting
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Monday, November 14, 2005

Quilt Card Greetings

Looking for a small, fun project that will make your friends and family smile? Wouldn’t it be fun to spend time on a quilting project and send memorable greetings to your family and friends?

Quilt Card Greetings from

Quilt Card Greetings are perfect! Make them and mail them. Unique and memorable greetings for any celebration – birthdays, Valentines’ Day, Christmas, Chanukah or just to say “Hi.”

Categories: Newsletter, Quilting
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Saturday, October 22, 2005

Fabric Bowls - Quilting

Here's the directions for fabric bowls. Added to Quilting section at
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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Paper Piecing Mini Blocks - Quilting

These cute little blocks would be adorable as mini pillows. Added to Quilting section at  Categories: Quilting
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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Patchwork Puzzle Balls Book Review Arts & Crafts Book Review
Patchwork Puzzle Balls
by Jinny Beyer

Oh - these are too cute! First, there were fabric boxes and bowls - which I love! Now, try your hand at fabric balls.

Let me admit my bias - I like cute, clever projects. Jinny Beyer has done the math and laid it all out in clear steps. Plus, you can use up all those fabric scraps that you just can't throw away!

There are more than a dozen projects in this book and they are a good variety on this one theme. Since this book is by Jinny Beyer, the color schemes are inspiring and some of the projects make good use of border prints.

What will you do with fabric balls? Use them in home decor, for the children in your life, as cute baby gifts and more. The designs start simple and get sophisticated. The temari style balls would make a lovely gift, too.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Quilting Crossword - Crossword Puzzle

Think you know all about quilting? I can't say more - I'll give away some answers! Test your knowledge with our crafts crossword puzzle. Categories: Crafts Crosswords, Newsletter, Quilting
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