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Easy Arkansas Traveler Quilt Block - Free Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Easy Arkansas Traveler Quilt Block - Free Tutorial
Today let's sew together an Arkansas Traveler quilt block. This Ladies Art Company block is a spool-type block and is an easy block to put together. Of course, there are other Arkansas Traveler blocks out there - one has a lovely diamond shape design. But let's get started on this one!

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Ribbon Star Quilt Block Tutorial

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Ribbon Star Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's sew together a Ribbon Star quilt block. There are a couple of other blocks that go by the same name but this is the one that first appeared in the Ladies Art Company publication. Traditionally, this block is done with only one color and the background but I had to put my own spin on it.

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How to Sew a Basic Nine-Patch Quilt Block

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How to Sew a Basic Nine-Patch Quilt Block
The Nine-Patch quilt block is probably the most used block in the quilting world. It is very easy to sew and sooooo many blocks use the nine-patch layout in construction. We'll go over a few different ways to construct the block.

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Hourglass Variation Quilt Block Tutorial

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Hourglass Variation Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's look at this variation of the Hourglass quilt block. This is an easy block to make with only two basic units to sew together. At first I couldn't see how this could be considered an Hourglass block until I had finished it. Consequently, I made the block how I saw it (a Square in a Square block surrounded by Half Square Triangles). Just goes to show that there are different ways to construct the same block! 

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Pinwheel Variation Quilt Block Tutorial

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Pinwheel Variation Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's look at this variation of the Pinwheel quilt block. While there is a basic Pinwheel block in the center, there's a lot more going on! Made entirely of Half Square Triangles, this Pinwheel block is easy too. At the end I also show a few ways to lay out Half Square Triangles for other blocks.

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