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The Use-It-Up Layer Cake Snowball Quilt

The Use-It-Up Layer Cake Snowball Quilt

Use the Entire Layer Cake That's right. All you need for this easy little Layer Cake quilt is one layer cake and some yardage (approximately 2 yards) for the background. So, pull that layer cake out of your stash. You know, the one you've been saving for just the...

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How to Sew the Vintage Snowball Quilt Block

How to Sew the Vintage Snowball Quilt Block

I'll admit it.  I have not always been a fan of the Snowball Quilt block.  I mean, it's not very exciting.  Take a piece of printed fabric or a piece of solid fabric and sew little squares of fabric to each of the four corners.  It's such an easy...

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Tonganoxie Nine-Patch

Tonganoxie Nine-Patch

Tonga what?  I honestly planned to write one more simple post about how to use a nine-patch in combination with another block to make a stunning quilt top.  Because if the nine-patch is one of the basic blocks every quilter should know how to construct,...

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Noonday Vintage Quilt Block

Noonday Vintage Quilt Block

I love visiting antique stores.  I especially love finding vintage quilts, orphaned quilt blocks, sewing machines, sewing boxes, etc.  Specifically, I'm always on the hunt for vintage quilt block patterns I've never seen before. Recently, my husband and I...

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Charm Pack – Quilter’s Quick and Easy Pre-Cut

Charm Pack – Quilter’s Quick and Easy Pre-Cut

A charm pack is what's referred to as a pre-cut.  Rather than buying fabric yardage and cutting it yourself, the manufacturer has cut the fabric into pre-determined sizes.  A charm pack is specifically a bundle of forty-two (sometimes 40) 5 X 5-inch squares....

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Basic Quilting Skills|Nesting Seams

After sewing two fabric pieces together and pressing them open with seams to the darker fabric, follow the diagrams below to nest your seams. The more accurately you nest the seams in each unit of each block, the better your seams will match on the top of your quilt....

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