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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

Posted by Elaine Huff on

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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Free Tutorial - Card Basket Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Free Tutorial - Card Basket Quilt Block
Let's sew together this traditional Card Basket Quilt Block today! I can't figure out how this translates to a "card basket" but it is a pretty star block. It only has three components and goes together pretty quickly. Let's get started!

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January Thaw Free Quilt Block Pattern Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

January Thaw Free Quilt Block Pattern Tutorial
Today we're going to sew together a January Thaw quilt block - I thought the name was appropriate! The January Thaw quilt block is pretty easy with only three basic units and it went together fast! Let's get started!

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Free Arrowhead Star Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Free Arrowhead Star Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's sew together an Arrowhead Star Quilt Block! The Kansas City Star gave it this name but it goes by a host of other names: Laurel Wreath (by Grandmother Clark), Many Pointed Star (by Nancy Cabot), Michigan Beauty (by Clara Stone), etc., etc. It seems that Arrowhead Star and Michigan Beauty are the two most common names. 

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