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Monkey Wrench Easy Quilt Block Tutorial

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Monkey Wrench Easy Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's look at the Monkey Wrench quilt block. It is an easy and quick block to sew together. The Monkey Wrench block has been around a long time - it was published in the Ohio Farmer in 1898 and was probably around before that! Of course, being it's been around a long time, the Monkey Wrench goes by a bunch of other names - Double Wrench, Alaska Homestead, Dragon's Head, Hole in the Barn Door - to name a few.

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Heart Quilt Block Tutorial and Layout Options

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Heart Quilt Block Tutorial and Layout Options
It's just about February so I thought I'd share my favorite Heart Quilt Block. It's an easy block and uses up some of those pink or red scraps I know you have! Let's get started!

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Square and a Half Quilt Block Free Tutorial

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Square and a Half Quilt Block Free Tutorial
Today let's sew together a Square and a Half quilt block that appeared in the Ladies Art Company publication. Traditionally, the Square and a Half block is made with just two colors - a light and a dark - but, of course, I had to add my own spin to it and use five colors! 

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Easy Single Chain and Knot Quilt Block - a Single Irish Chain Variation

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Easy Single Chain and Knot Quilt Block - a Single Irish Chain Variation
Today we're going to sew together this easy beginner block called the Single Chain and Knot. It is a variation of the Single Irish Chain block and makes a lovely quilt all by itself or you could use it as an alternating block along with a focus block.

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Free Tumbling Ties Quilt Block Pattern

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Free Tumbling Ties Quilt Block Pattern
Today let's look at the Tumbling Ties quilt block that appeared in Quilters Newsletter. This block is made using partial seam construction and finishes at 10" square. I'm including two different ways for making one of the units used in the Tumbling Ties. There's quite a few steps, so let's get started!

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