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Vintage Four Patch Quilt Block: How to Make It

Vintage Four Patch Quilt Block: How to Make It

The Basic Four Patch Quilt Block The basic Four Patch Quilt Block is made by sewing four squares of fabric together into a 2 X 2 grid. A combination of light and dark fabrics defines the classic pattern. However, the four patches can really include any fabrics. Make...

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How to Sew the Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt Block

How to Sew the Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt Block

The Nine-Patch quilt block, is simply nine squares of fabric sewn into a 3 X 3 grid.  You can create the block with a mix of print or solid fabrics. However, the layout of light and dark fabrics shown below is the standard design for the block. The use of nine equal...

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How to Fussy Cut Fabric for a Quilt Block in 3 Easy Steps

How to Fussy Cut Fabric for a Quilt Block in 3 Easy Steps

I completed the second block for my Destinations Quilt this week, and I wanted to share it with you. Chicago and Quilting I've visited Chicago several times and what stands out most in my memory is downtown.  The Chicago River, Lake Michigan, museums, and...

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A Simple Guide to Printing an Image on Fabric

A Simple Guide to Printing an Image on Fabric

I chose to make the first block of my Destinations Quilt using the retro Florida Keys decal for an image. Driving the Overseas Highway with the ocean on either side of me feels like the ultimate vacation right now. I don't remember the exact year I visited the Florida...

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6 Reasons Why I Use Solid Fabrics to Back My Quilts

6 Reasons Why I Use Solid Fabrics to Back My Quilts

First, let me say that I have never made a quilt top entirely of solid fabrics.  I'm working on one using the MavaNell Studio Logo block right now though.  I have grown to love solid fabrics for borders, bindings, and backings.  Here's why. I was in a quilt store in...

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How to Easily and Quickly Make 4 Flying Geese Blocks

How to Easily and Quickly Make 4 Flying Geese Blocks

I had a fear of the Flying Geese Quilt Block.  Are there any quilt blocks you 'fear' to make?  Maybe a block with curves or even one with points?  It's not that you really fear the block, but you either don't trust that you have the skills needed or...

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