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How to Create the Traditional Holiday Crossing Quilt Block

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How to Create the Traditional Holiday Crossing Quilt Block
Let's look at this interesting Holiday Crossing quilt block today. It is fairly easy to sew together and creates a lovely secondary design when multiple blocks are sewn together.

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How to Sew a Starshadow Traditional Quilt Block

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How to Sew a Starshadow Traditional Quilt Block
Let's look at this cute star block called Starshadow. It is fairly easy to sew together - just lots of pieces! This block first appeared in the Quilter's Newsletter publication and is a lovely traditional block. 

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Beginner Friendly Nine Patch Variation Quilt Block Tutorial

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Beginner Friendly Nine Patch Variation Quilt Block Tutorial
This easy block uses just squares and rectangles to create a design that alternates light and dark fabrics for a delightful quilt. While the units can be made like a typical Nine Patch block, I've chosen to eliminate some seams by using rectangles in place of some of the squares. 

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Free Traditional Pieced Butterfly Quilt Block Tutorial

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Free Traditional Pieced Butterfly Quilt Block Tutorial
This Butterfly quilt block is a pieced quilt block that is fairly easy to sew together. Most butterfly blocks are paper pieced or applique, so this one is different! 

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Free Tutorial for the Easy Chicago Geese Quilt Block

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Free Tutorial for the Easy Chicago Geese Quilt Block
The Chicago Geese block is easy and quick to sew together. It's sort of Log Cabin, sort of Flying Geese, and looks very similar to the Wild Goose Chase block. Traditionally, it's made with a background and two colors but...you know me, I had to add more fabrics to the mix!

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