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The Zig Zag Path Quilt Block - a Beginner-Friendly Traditional Block - Free Tutorial

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The Zig Zag Path Quilt Block - a Beginner-Friendly Traditional Block - Free Tutorial
Creating a stunning quilt doesn't always require complex techniques or intricate designs. The Zig Zag Path quilt block is a perfect example of simplicity meeting elegance. This block is incredibly easy and quick to assemble, using only half square triangles and squares.

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Darting Birds - A Beginner-Friendly Traditional Quilt Block Tutorial

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Darting Birds - A Beginner-Friendly Traditional Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's sew together the super easy Darting Birds quilt block! Using only half square triangles and squares, this traditional block goes together fast. As simple as it is, Darting Birds makes for several different layouts. 

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How to Sew the Crow's Nest Quilt Block, an Easy, Traditional Variation of the Monkey Wrench Block

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How to Sew the Crow's Nest Quilt Block, an Easy, Traditional Variation of the Monkey Wrench Block
Today let's learn how to sew the Crow's Nest quilt block. This charming block is beginner-friendly as it is made entirely of Half Square Triangle, rectangles and one square - super quick to sew.

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How to Sew a Beggar's Block (or Roman Square) Quilt Block - a Free Tutorial

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How to Sew a Beggar's Block (or Roman Square) Quilt Block - a Free Tutorial
The Beggar's Blocks (or Roman Square or Cats and Mice) is a very easy quilt block. With only rectangles and a square, the block goes together so quickly! While it is simple, there are many ways to change it up to create completely different looks. I especially like it as a scrappy block!

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How to Create the Orion's Wheel Quilt Block - Free Tutorial

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How to Create the Orion's Wheel Quilt Block - Free Tutorial
Let's sew together an Orion's Wheel block today! The block is fairly easy and uses only half square triangles, flying geese and squares in its construction.

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