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Tangled Briars Quilt Block Tutorial - A Variation of the Bear Paws Block

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Tangled Briars Quilt Block Tutorial - A Variation of the Bear Paws Block

Today let's sew together a Tangled Briars quilt block. This block is a variation of the Bear Paws or Bear Claws quilt block and is almost identical to the Bear Tracks quilt block that I showed you awhile back. It's an easy block to do, so let's get started! Fabric Requirements for a 12" Finished Tangled Briars Quilt Block: Light/White: 2 - 5" squares, 8 - 3" squares, and 4 - 2.5" squares Medium/Orange: 1 - 5" square, and 4 - 3" squares Dark/Navy: 1 - 5" square, and 4 - 3" squares Sewing Directions: Large Half Square Triangle Units:...

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Free Christmas Star Quilt Block Pattern

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Free Christmas Star Quilt Block Pattern
Today let's look at the Christmas Star quilt block. With Christmas just around the corner, you probably won't have time to make anything with this block this year but why not get a head start on next year! This traditional Christmas Star quilt block that I'll be demonstrating in this tutorial is attributed to the Kansas City Star. Let's jump in!

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Jackknife Quilt Block Layouts with Fabric Requirements

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Jackknife Quilt Block Layouts with Fabric Requirements
I so enjoyed piecing together the Jackknife quilt block and then even more enthralled when I saw what it looked like put in a quilt. I just had to do a blog post on layout options. Let's jump in!

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Jackknife Traditional Quilt Block Free Tutorial

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Jackknife Traditional Quilt Block Free Tutorial
Let's look at this traditional quilt block called Jackknife (also known as Treasure Chest, and Night and Noon). I was perplexed about doing the strips sets for the corner units and getting the strips the right width so they would work in the block. So here's my method (no bias edges) for constructing the Jackknife! Let's get started!

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Free Fair and Square Quilt Block Tutorial

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Free Fair and Square Quilt Block Tutorial
Let's sew together a Fair and Square quilt block today! This 12" traditional block appeared in the Kansas City Star and is a fun easy block to put together. Let's get started!

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