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January Thaw Free Quilt Block Pattern Tutorial

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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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Friendship Star Quilt Block and Variations using Half Square Triangles and Squares

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Friendship Star Quilt Block and Variations using Half Square Triangles and Squares
Today I would like to show you a bunch of variations you can make with the Friendship Star quilt block and other blocks made using just Half Square Triangle units and squares. All of these blocks are easy to put together so they are good beginner blocks. Let's get started!

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Free Christmas Star Quilt Block Pattern

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Free Christmas Star Quilt Block Pattern
Today let's look at the Christmas Star quilt block. With Christmas just around the corner, you probably won't have time to make anything with this block this year but why not get a head start on next year! This traditional Christmas Star quilt block that I'll be demonstrating in this tutorial is attributed to the Kansas City Star. Let's jump in!

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Jackknife Traditional Quilt Block Free Tutorial

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Jackknife Traditional Quilt Block Free Tutorial
Let's look at this traditional quilt block called Jackknife (also known as Treasure Chest, and Night and Noon). I was perplexed about doing the strips sets for the corner units and getting the strips the right width so they would work in the block. So here's my method (no bias edges) for constructing the Jackknife! 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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