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Easy Picket Fence Quilt Block Tutorial

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Easy Picket Fence Quilt Block Tutorial
This beginner friendly Picket Fence quilt block is really quick to create and can be arranged a number of ways for different looking quilts! 

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Easy Chain and Hourglass Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Easy Chain and Hourglass Quilt Block Tutorial
This quick and easy Chain and Hourglass quilt block is great for beginners. You only need two fabrics (a light and a dark) but I think it would be nice as a scrappy block as well.

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How to Create an Easy Version of Dolly Madison's Star Quilt Block

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How to Create an Easy Version of Dolly Madison's Star Quilt Block
Today let's look at a simple version of the traditional Dolly (or Dolley) Madison's Star quilt block. This version is easy to sew together and looks great!

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Easy Continental Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Easy Continental Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's give this quick and easy Continental quilt block a try! With only half square triangles, squares, and rectangles, the Continental goes together in a flash. It's a great traditional star-type block. Typically it's made with just two colors but I had to put my own spin on it. Let's get started!

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Strips and Squares Free Quilt Block Tutorial

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Strips and Squares Free Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's sew together the Strips and Squares quilt block that Nancy Page first published. I think the pattern has been around a lot longer though due to the number of names it goes by - Hand Weave, Handcraft, Handwoven, Interwoven, Over and Under, to name a few. I can see why it's popular - it's easy and produces a nice interwoven design when blocks are sewn together.

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