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How to Sew the Super Easy 7-Grid Chain Quilt Block - Another Great Alternating Block

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How to Sew the Super Easy 7-Grid Chain Quilt Block - Another Great Alternating Block
Quilting enthusiasts, get ready to add a timeless charm to your next project with the versatile, quick and easy 7-Grid Chain Quilt Block! With its straightforward beginner-friendly construction and myriad color variations, this block serves as a cornerstone for stunning quilt compositions.

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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 a Lone Star Quilt Block - Not Your Traditional Lone Star

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How to Sew a Lone Star Quilt Block - Not Your Traditional Lone Star
Today let's take a look at this Lone Star quilt block. This block's creation is attributed to Alice Brooks, a name created by a New York needlework syndicate called Old Chelsea Station (among several other names). It is not the traditional quilt pattern that I associate with Lone Star but it is an easy and fun block.

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How to Make this Variation of the Massachusetts Quilt Block - a Free Blog Tutorial

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How to Make this Variation of the Massachusetts Quilt Block - a Free Blog Tutorial
Let's look at this variation of the Massachusetts quilt block today. Using only Half Square Triangle and Hourglass blocks plus two squares, it goes together quickly to create a lovely design. Traditionally, the block is made with only a light and a dark fabric but I wanted to create a block that would show off the design possibilities with four colors. 

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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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