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Free Tutorial - Tulip Quilt Block by Kristina

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      Today is the first official day of Spring, and to celebrate, we're showcasing a wonderful tulip block by Katrina of Center Street Quilts! Have you ever seen fields of vibrantly colored tulips stretching off into the distance? Katrina's block is versatile, and can be used for whatever project you have in mind, and her tutorial is excellent. More from Katrina...

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: 6" x 12" (15cm x 30.5cm)



 

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Free Pattern - Sparkle Quilt
by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield

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      What a vibrant and beautiful quilt! We love this fresh design from Caroline of Sew Can She, and her presentation, as always, is excellent. This is a fast and easy project for any level of quilter! More from Caroline...

Finished Size: 66" x 72" (168cm x 183cm)

Skill Level:
Beginner



 

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Free Pattern - Share the Love Baby Quilt by Carol Swift

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      Spring is the season for pastels, and this baby quilt is absolutely precious! This design is by Carol Swift of Just Let Me Quilt and is brought to us by Therm-o-Web. This is a daisy chain mini quilt with applique and all design elements are provided in the free downloadable pattern from Carol's Craftsy page. More from Carol...

Finished Size: 42" x 42" (107cm x 107cm)

Skill Level:
Beginner



 

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Pat Sloan's 2018 Let's Go Camping Mystery BOM: Block Four: What You Take
For April, Pat remembers her favorite camping gear experiences! Her block is inspired by the stuff we take with us when we go camping, and Pat recounts some funny memories and invites you to share yours! Take a look at her new block and be sure to check out the safety and animal watching links she provides! Read more and Download the free block pattern here!


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Free Tutorial - Dear Diary Triangle Quilt by Minki Kim


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     We love the subtle colors and simple design of this beautiful quilt, isn't it wonderful? This design was created by Minki Kim and was featured on the Fat Quarter Shop's blog site The Jolly Jabber (we've always loved that name!). Minki Kim designed her first fabric collection for Riley Blake and called it Dear Diary, and it's a beautiful collection, so if you can get your hands on some, dive into this project! More from The Jolly Jabber...

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: 63.5" x 72.5" (161cm x 184cm)

 

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Free Tutorial - Sliced Bread Baby Quilt by Marny Buck


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     Isn't this a precious quilt? Who doesn't get misty eyed remembering sliced bread during your childhood? Snacks from Mom, afternoon sandwiches, morning toast... This is a deliciously easy project that can be made several different ways, and it comes to us from Marny Buck of Modern Quilt Relish. Her tutorial is printable and easy to follow. More from Marny...

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: 44" x 44" (112cm x 112cm)

 

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Free Tutorial - Strip Tube Quilt by Andy Knowlton


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     Here is a project from our archives! Enjoy!

Strip tube quilting is an easy and fast way to piece your quilt, and Andy Knowlton with A Bright Corner has an excellent tutorial for you to show you the ropes of this wonderful technique! Andy demonstrates with two quilts she made using the technique, her Right Turn Only design (top) and her Hometown Healing quilt (bottom). She also includes links to videos to further help you learn this style of quilt making. More from Andy...


Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size:
42" x 64" (107cm x 162.5cm)

 

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Free Tutorial - Liberty Crosses Quilt by Lynne Goldsworthy


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     This is a great block design from Lynne Goldsworthy and the tutorial is featured for us on Love, Patchwork & Quilting, a site with amazing stuff! We love the versatility of this block: it's done BIG in this design, but you can apply it to whatever you're doing in creative, scrap-friendly ways. More from LPQ...

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size:
60" x 60" (152cm x 152cm)

 

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Free Tutorial - Scrap Color Baby Quilt by Virginia Lindsay


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     If your floundering under piles of scraps and have a baby in your vicinity, this is a great way to alleviate your pain! This project comes to us from Virginia Lindsay of Ginger Cake, and her use of color makes the tops she's put together adorable! More from Virginia...

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: 42" x 42" (107cm x 107cm)

 

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Free Pattern - Hope Quilt by Wendy Sheppard

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      Is it a pinwheel quilt or a flying geese quilt? It looks like both! We love this design from Wendy Sheppard for Windham Fabrics, using their Anything Is Possible collection by Whistler Studios. That collection is a couple of years old now, so it may be difficult to find, but we're sure you can find a suitable replacement if you need. The pattern download has Windham's usual level of excellence, outlining all steps clearly, complete with photos! And if you haven't checked out their huge catalog of free projects, click below and take a look! Enjoy!

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Finished Size: 61" x 61" (155cm x 155cm)

Skill Level:
Beginner




 

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Free Tutorial - Snuggle Bunny Quilt
by Amanda Niederhauser


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     Spring is finally here! Celebrate the the fresh air and bright sunshine by making this adorable bunny quilt! This design comes to us from Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl (love that blog name!) and features the Wonderland Two collection from Riley Blake, designed by Melissa Mortenson. Amanda's tutorial is very nicely done and easy to follow, and this project is great for any level of quilter. More from Amanda...

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: 32" x 32" (81cm x 81cm)

 

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Free Tutorial - Cracker Baby Quilt
by Janet Wickell


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     How about something wonderfully different in a baby quilt? We love this cracker quilt pattern, brought to us by Janet Wickell of The Spruce Crafts. She offers two colorways, and the first one, pictured here, is a delightful modern take on the design. Her second colorway is brightly colored and scrappy! Be sure to check out the extensive list of projects, The Spruce Crafts has quite a library, and the site is wonderful to use! More on the quilt from Janet...

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size:
36" x 60" (91cm x 152cm)

 

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Pat Sloan's 2018 Let's Go Camping Mystery BOM: Block Five: Things You Do
For May, Pat takes a look at her favorite camping activities, from scary stories around the campfire to everyone's favorite: Quilting!! Download her new block and share your favorite camping activities in the comments! Read more and Download the free block pattern here!


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Free Pattern - Sand, Surf, and Sun Quilt
by Jenny Root

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      What says summertime better than flip-flops on sand? Jenny Root of Finely Quilted put together this wonderful project for APQS (American Professional Quilting Systems) and included an impressive variety of flip-flops! If you haven't explored, APQS has an impressive library of free projects meant for machine quilting, so please take a look! More from APQS about Jenny's project...

Finished Size: 58" x 70" (147cm x 178cm)

Skill Level:
Intermediate



 

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Free Pattern - Free Motion Raw Edge
Appliqué by Lori Kennedy

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      If you're tired of staying within the lines, appliqué are a great way to add artistic flair to your quilting project! Olfa has brought us this wonderful pattern from Lori Kennedy of The Inbox Jaunt, and she details the appliqué techniques you'll need to make beautiful blocks like the ones pictured here. Also see her linked tutorials to different machine quilting styles! More from Lori...

Finished Size: 15" x 7" (38cm x 18cm)

Skill Level:
Intermediate



 

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Free Pattern - Springtime Showers Mini Quilt
by Amy Chappell

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      Spring is the time for rain showers, and we love the adorable little umbrellas on this precious quilt! This project was recently featured by Melissa from Polkadot Chair and was created by Amy Chappell of Ameroonie Designs. She provides clear instructions for all steps in making this darling mini quilt and we can't wait to dive in! More from Amy...

Finished Size: 20" x 20" (51cm x 51cm)

Skill Level:
Intermediate



 

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Free Pattern - Gumdrops Quilt by Simone Gautier Bradford

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      Who doesn't love gumdrops? Pink ones, orange ones, some people even like the licorice ones, and this design by Simone Gautier Bradford captures the cuteness nicely! It features her first collection from Paintbrush Studio, On Your Mark. As with all Paintbrush Studio projects, the PDF download has excellent instructions that are clear and easy to follow. Enjoy!

Finished Size: 52.5" x 71" (133cm x 180cm)

Skill Level:
Beginner



 

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Free Tutorial - Stacked Squares Quilt by Erica Jackman


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     We love the artful simplicity of this project, isn't it beautiful? This project comes to us from Erica Jackman of Kitchen Table Quilting and is presented by one of our favorite places, the Moda Bakeshop! This design features the Simply Style collection and it works wonderfully in this quilt. More from Erica...

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Size: 68" x 76" (173cm x 193cm)

 

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Free Pattern - Full Heart Block by Amista Baker

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      It doesn't have to be Valentine's Day to liven up your quilt project with some hearts! This block design is by Amista Baker of Hilltop Custom Designs and features a heart within a heart. Heartception (bonus points if you get that reference!). Be sure to take a look at Amista's other wonderful free projects and tutorials! More from Amista...

Finished Size: 10" x 10" (25.5cm x 25.5cm)

Skill Level:
Beginner



 

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Free Tutorial - Easy Quilt Piecing
with Fusible Interfacing by Kristina


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     We could all use a little more 'easy' in what we do, right? Kristina with Center Street Quilts has us covered with this easy to learn technique for piecing using interfacing. She demonstrates by creating an adorable 'pixelated' mini quilt of a sewing machine. More from Kristina...

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: 10" x 10" (25cm x 25cm)

 

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Pat Sloan's 2018 Let's Go Camping Mystery BOM: Block Six: Stirring the Pot
Time for something yummy! For June, Pat shares her favorite camping foods and snacks, and even explores some new and unexpected ideas (paper bag eggs?), so dive into this month's culinary adventure with us! Take a look at her new block and check out the links she provides with tons of camping food ideas, and be sure to leave her a comment with your favorite camping foods! Read more and Download the free block pattern here!


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Free Tutorial - Sawtooth Sunburst Quilt by Liz


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     This design is a great example of how visually potent a simple contrast can be, and we love it! Liz of Simple Simon and Co created this quilt using a chambray bundle from Andover, and fell in love with the fabric. This is a great project for any level quilter and includes a downloadable half-square triangle tutorial, if you need it. More from Liz...

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: 54.5" x 59" (138cm x 150cm)


 

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Free Tutorial - Mini Scrap Quilt Block by Amy Smart


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     Want to turn some of your scraps into something adorable and unique? Take a look at this fantastic design by Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter. She uses foundation paper piecing (if you're unfamiliar with that method, she demonstrates nicely, but we also provide a video tutorial of the technique for you) and has excellent photos and descriptions. More from Amy...

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Size: 15" x 15" (38cm x 38cm)

 

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Free Tutorial - Modern Chevron Baby Quilt by Kirsty


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     This gorgeous quilt is a testament to the fact that you can find inspiration anywhere. Kirsty of Bonjour Quilts found inspiration for this design on a boilerplate manhole cover, and the result is this wonderful pattern! Makes you wonder what might be around you that you're not looking at closely enough... In any case, this is an excellent tutorial and Kirsty covers all the bases for you. More from Kirsty...

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: 45" x 60" (114cm x 152cm)

 

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Free Pattern - Abundance Quilt by Jeni Baker

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      What a gorgeous quilt! We love the relaxed colors and the fabulous way the blocks interact in this free quilt pattern from Jeni Baker of In Color Order. Jeni designed this quilt for Art Gallery Fabrics and it features her fabric collection, Curiosities. This project is a little ambitious for beginners, but if you're an experienced quilter it looks like fun! More from Jeni...

Finished Size: 60" x 75" (152cm x 190cm)

Skill Level:
Intermediate




 

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Free Pattern - Betsy Ross Flag Quilt
by Stephanie & Joanne

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      Here's a patriotic project from our archives:

What a gorgeous quilt!  This was designed by Stephanie Kepecs and Joanne Perlmutter of Devout Quilter and was featured recently by Nancy Zieman as a Memorial Day project.  While we're too late for that holiday this year, this quilt will make an excellent Independence Day project! Here is what Nancy Zieman thinks of this quilt...

Skill Level:
Intermediate




 

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Pat Sloan's 2018 Let's Go Camping Mystery BOM: Quilt Setting
It's all starting to come together! For July, Pat shares how delightful she has found the fabrics for this year's project. She also gives us the pattern for the Setting and a wonderful Yogi Bear camping print! Take a look at the pattern download and check out the featured shops for the month, and also be sure to leave her a comment with your favorite funny camping story! Read more and Download the free block pattern here!


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Free Tutorial - Melon Mini Quilt
by Paintbrush Studio


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     Is there anything more refreshing than ice-cold watermelon on a hot summer's day? This wonderful mini quilt celebrates summer with us in delightful style, and utilized Courthouse Steps blocks to achieve its unique look. It is brought to us by the team at Paintbrush Studio from their blog, Inspired by Fabric, and the tutorial is very nicely done. More from Paintbrush Studio...

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size:
12.5" x 12.5" (31.5 cm. x 31.5 cm.)

 

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Free Pattern - Scrappy Summer Quilt
by Allison Harris

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      Here's a great summer project from the FQP archives, enjoy!

We love the colorful, scrappy randomness of this beautiful quilt! Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew has created a nice tutorial with visual patterns for creating this quilt. This looks like a perfect project for a picnic quilt with spring and summer just around the corner! More from Allison...

Finished Size: 64" x 80" (162cm x 204cm)

Skill Level: Beginner



 

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Free Tutorial - English Paper Piecing:
Where to Begin, by Florence


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     Here's an enlightening tutorial on the techniques you'll need to learn English paper piecing, from our archives:

If you're still getting the swing of things with different quilting techniques, one you will want to try is the art and science of English paper piecing. Florence of Flossie Tea Cakes has written an excellent overview and tutorial of this style of piecing, and offers instruction on every step of the process, including some clever tricks that even experienced paper piecers will find useful.  More from Florence
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Skill Level: Beginner

 

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Free Pattern - Flamenco Raw Edge Appliqué
Mini Quilt by Geta Grama

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      What a beautiful design! This fabulous quilt from Geta Grama of Geta's Quilting Studio uses the raw-edge appliqué technique. This is a great little project to learn this technique, if you haven't already learned, and of course it will be super fun! More from Geta...

Finished Size: 14" x 29" (36cm x 74cm)

Skill Level:
Intermediate



 

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Free Tutorial - Bold Braid Quilt by Kelly Young

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      Here's a great project from our archives:

Who doesn't like maximum visual impact for minimum effort? This wonderful project from Kelly Young of My Quilt Infatuation uses the familiar braid style of strip quilting but goes big. Bigger strips mean less work overall to finish. This tutorial is great for any level of quilter, dive in whenever you want a fast and easy project. More from Kelly
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Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: 40" x 52" (102cm x 132cm)



 

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Free Pattern - Delectable Mountains Quilt
with Star by Anne Breneman

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      Whether you're a history buff or not, pioneer era quilts utilized some amazing designs, and this delectable mountains quilt is rich in both history and design excellence! Anne Breneman of PatternsFromHistory.com has put together a wonderful collection of designs and if you are a history buff, there's interesting detail about each of the quilts! More from Anne...

Finished Size: 60" x 60" (152cm x 152cm)

Skill Level:
Beginner



 

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