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Easy Quilt Block Called Poinsettia - a Free Tutorial

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Easy Quilt Block Called Poinsettia - a Free Tutorial
This easy Poinsettia block goes together quickly. It's great for a Christmas project or two! If you can snowball a corner, you're good to go!

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How to Piece the Easy Traditional Quilt Block Called Mill Wheel

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How to Piece the Easy Traditional Quilt Block Called Mill Wheel

The Mill Wheel quilt block is one of those timeless traditional quilt blocks and is quick and easy to sew together. There are lots of quilt blocks with names that relate to mills or water wheels - probably a nod to how important these machines were back in the time when the blocks were designed. Let's get started! Fabric Requirements for an 8" Finished Mill Wheel Quilt Block: Light/Ivory: 4 - 2.5" x 4.5" rectangles, 2 - 3" squares, and 4 - 2.5" squares Medium/Green: 4 - 2.5" squares Medium/Purple: 2 - 3" squares, and 4 - 2.5" squares Dark/Purple:...

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Mr. Roosevelt's Necktie - a Free Quilt Block Tutorial

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Mr. Roosevelt's Necktie - a Free Quilt Block Tutorial
Here's an easy quilt block that has a lot of color placement interpretations. Plus it makes a very interesting quilt! I have some layout examples at the end (including a scrappy one).

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Another Pinwheel Variation Quilt Block Tutorial

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Another Pinwheel Variation Quilt Block Tutorial
I found another variation of a Pinwheel block that I think is interesting. It is fairly easy and quick to sew together. It reminds me of the Duck Tracks block I did a tutorial for awhile back.

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Rolling Star Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Rolling Star Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's look at this cute 8" block called Rolling Star. This Rolling Star quilt block is an easy block to piece together. If you can snowball a corner, you're good to go on this block! 

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