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Exploring Quilting Basics: The Half Rectangle Triangle Block

Hi friends! Today in the Exploring the Basics blog series, Tammy and I are chatting about the Half Rectangle Triangle. This is another one of those units with many names. Some call it half long triangles, half rec, split rec.... so many names! Let's explore a few ways to make the unit. Traditional Piecing the… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: The Half Rectangle Triangle Block

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New Quilt Pattern: Tropical Moon

Hi friends! Today is a good day! Today my new quilt pattern Tropical Moon is officially released! A modern Drunkard's Path quilt! New Quilt Pattern It is always so nerve-racking bringing a new pattern out. Will anybody like it? Is everything correct? I agonized over the instructions and go over the math a gazillion times… Continue reading New Quilt Pattern: Tropical Moon

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A Quilter’s Alphabet: F for Fat Eights, Fat Quarters, Flying Geese… and More!

Hi friends! Today on the blog Tammy and I are moving along with our quilter's alphabet series- this has been a lot of fun for us! I hope you are enjoying the series as well. It is time for the Letter F- and I am going to go over fat quarters, fat eighths, finger pressing,… Continue reading A Quilter’s Alphabet: F for Fat Eights, Fat Quarters, Flying Geese… and More!

Diamond rec block kate colleran designs
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Exploring Quilting Basics – The Diamond in a Rectangle Quilt Block

Hi Friends! Today in the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are chatting about the diamond rec unit- or a diamond in a rectangle quilt block! Diamond in a Rectangle Quilt Block This unit can be a block or a unit in a block. I have seen it used as a border block on… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics – The Diamond in a Rectangle Quilt Block

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Quilted Placemat Patterns Parade: 4 Placemats You Can Gift 

Hi friends! This time of year many of us are scrambling to make holidays gifts for family and friends. Is that you? I have one great gift suggestion:  use quilted placemat patterns and make them their own placemats! Placemats are quick and easy to make! You can make them as a set for the homeowner… Continue reading Quilted Placemat Patterns Parade: 4 Placemats You Can Gift 

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A Quilter’s Alphabet- E is for English Paper Piecing, Equilateral Triangle and Estimated Fabric

Hi friends! Today in our A Quilter's alphabet series, Tammy and I are exploring the letter E. For me, E is for English Paper Piecing, Equilateral Triangle and Estimated Fabric. Let's get started! English Paper Piecing English Paper Piecing, or EPP, generally refers to a hand piecing method of stitching precut shapes together. The most… Continue reading A Quilter’s Alphabet- E is for English Paper Piecing, Equilateral Triangle and Estimated Fabric

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New Quilt Pattern- Tropical Breeze- an appliqué leaf pattern

Hi Friends! Today is the day that my new appliqué leaf quilt pattern Tropical Breeze  is here and ready to go! I am so excited! When I was approached by Island Batik and asked to create using a signature line called Tiki Punch, I knew I wanted to play with the leaf shape from one of… Continue reading New Quilt Pattern- Tropical Breeze- an appliqué leaf pattern

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Holiday Quilting Pattern Parade: 5 Holiday Quilts + a Quilting Giveaway

Hi friends! Do you use quilts for holiday decorating? I do! Especially at this time of year... I use quilts and other decorations for Halloween, then Thanksgiving and especially for Christmas! I know for many of us, the holidays will be different this year. Maybe we won't be able to spend the day with family… Continue reading Holiday Quilting Pattern Parade: 5 Holiday Quilts + a Quilting Giveaway

Exploring Quilting Basics: How to do the Square in a Square Technique featured by top US quilting blog and shop Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs shares 3 ways to make the unit!
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Exploring Quilting Basics: How to do the Square in a Square Technique.

Hi Friends! Today as part of the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are chatting about the Square in a Square unit! The Unit Many people feel this unit could also be called the diamond in a square! The center does look a little bit more like a diamond but... We used this unit… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: How to do the Square in a Square Technique.