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The Box Quilt Block - an Easy, Beginner-Friendly Quilt Block Tutorial

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The Box Quilt Block - an Easy, Beginner-Friendly Quilt Block Tutorial

Let's sew up this traditional Box Quilt block today. It is beginner-friendly and you could dig into your stash and/or scraps to make a beautiful quilt. This pattern is a little different than other Box Quilt blocks you can find online and is attributed to Nancy Page. Using only squares and rectangles, the block goes together fast! Let's check it out!

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The Traditional Starburst Quilt Block - Free Tutorial

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The Traditional Starburst Quilt Block - Free Tutorial
This gorgeous star quilt block is a delight for the eyes! The large 16" Starburst block also makes a wonderful secondary design when made into a quilt. I'll break down each part of the block into doable steps so you can successfully sew the block together.

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Free Tutorial for the Sandhills Star (or Blossoming Cactus) Quilt Block

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Free Tutorial for the Sandhills Star (or Blossoming Cactus) Quilt Block

The Sandhills Star quilt block, steeped in tradition and sometimes referred to as the "Blossoming Cactus" block, was first published in the Kansas City Star. While obviously being a star block, it can also be considered a weathervane block.

Sandhills Star is composed of four fabric colors set against a contrasting background. Your color placement can change the entire look of the block so you can create a quilt that is uniquely your own.

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Free Tutorial for the All Hallows Quilt Block, a Beautiful Star Block for any Season

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Free Tutorial for the All Hallows Quilt Block, a Beautiful Star Block for any Season
Let's take a look at how to sew the All Hallows quilt block. This traditional star block makes a beautiful secondary Pinwheel design when multiple blocks are sewn together. It uses only Half Square Triangles, Square in a Square and Flying Geese units to construct but there are a lot of points to match up!

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How to Sew the Blueberry Pie Quilt Block - a Free Tutorial

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How to Sew the Blueberry Pie Quilt Block - a Free Tutorial
Today let's learn how to piece this lovely star block called Blueberry Pie. With a name like that, what's not to love! It is made with Half Square Triangles, Flying Geese, and squares and I'll walk you through each step for a successful finish. Plus, for some inspiration, there are layout suggestions at the end.

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