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Another Chain and Hourglass Quilt Block - a Free Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Another Chain and Hourglass Quilt Block - a Free Tutorial
This Chain and Hourglass quilt block is quick and easy to sew together and creates interesting designs when sewn into a quilt. 

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Free Tutorial for the Easy Variable Star Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Free Tutorial for the Easy Variable Star Quilt Block
Today let's look at this easy Variable Star. First off - it goes by a ton of different names: Happy Home, Star of Virginia, Henry of the West, Star of Hope, Flying Crow to name a few! 

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How to Make the Traditional Domino Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

How to Make the Traditional Domino Quilt Block
This Domino quilt block is so easy to put together. It uses only squares and modified flying geese units and sews up quick! I've made my block scrappy but it also looks great in a planned color scheme. 

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How to Sew a Starshadow Traditional Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

How to Sew a Starshadow Traditional Quilt Block
Let's look at this cute star block called Starshadow. It is fairly easy to sew together - just lots of pieces! This block first appeared in the Quilter's Newsletter publication and is a lovely traditional block. 

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Beginner Friendly Nine Patch Variation Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Beginner Friendly Nine Patch Variation Quilt Block Tutorial
This easy block uses just squares and rectangles to create a design that alternates light and dark fabrics for a delightful quilt. While the units can be made like a typical Nine Patch block, I've chosen to eliminate some seams by using rectangles in place of some of the squares. 

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