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A Different Attic Window Quilt Block - Free Tutorial

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A Different Attic Window Quilt Block - Free Tutorial
Welcome to this step-by-step tutorial on creating the Attic Window quilt block, also known as the Garret Window. Unlike the traditional Attic Window block, this version boasts a simple yet unique layout that offers a variety of design possibilities. Perfect for quilters of all skill levels, this block is made exclusively from half-square triangles and squares.

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The Birds and Star Quilt Block Free Tutorial

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The Birds and Star Quilt Block Free Tutorial
Welcome to the Birds and Star quilt block tutorial! In this guide, we will create a stunning 12" finished block using only half-square triangles and square-in-a-square units, perfect for the confident beginner. The versatility of this pattern allows you to easily change its appearance by switching light and dark fabrics, making it a delightful addition to any quilt. Grab your fabric and let's start quilting!

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Treasure Box Traditional Quilt Block Tutorial

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Treasure Box Traditional Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's learn how to piece the Treasure Box quilt block. This traditional block can look so different just by changing the color placement - lots of fun to play around with! It uses only Square in a Square and Flying Geese units plus four squares. 

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How to Sew the Swamp Angel Quilt Block - a Star Block with a Unique Name

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How to Sew the Swamp Angel Quilt Block - a Star Block with a Unique Name
The Swamp Angel quilt block, a striking star pattern, uses only Hourglass, Half Square Triangles, and squares, making it a straightforward yet visually dynamic addition to any quilt. The interplay of these simple shapes forms a harmonious star motif, echoing the strength and precision of its historical namesake.

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How to Make the Easy 8-Grid Chain Quilt Block - a Great Alternating Block

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How to Make the Easy 8-Grid Chain Quilt Block - a Great Alternating Block
Welcome to our beginner-friendly tutorial on creating the charming 8-Grid Chain quilt block! Perfect for quilters of all skill levels, this block is not only quick to sew but also offers endless possibilities for variation. Its simple construction relies solely on squares and rectangles, making it an ideal project for those just starting their quilting journey.

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