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Sneak Peek for the April Patchwork Parcel!

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Sneak Peek for the April Patchwork Parcel!
Here's a sneak peek of Patchwork Parcel's Monthly Quilt Kit and monthly Fabric Bundles for April!

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How to Sew a Basic Nine-Patch Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

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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Next Door Neighbor Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Next Door Neighbor Quilt Block Tutorial
Today we're going to sew together a Next Door Neighbor quilt block. This is a fairly easy block but it isn't the one you see if you do a Google search for it. Just goes to show that lots of different blocks have the same name! Let's get started!

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Free Pattern - Ohio Star Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Free Pattern - Ohio Star Quilt Block
Today we’re going to sew together an Ohio Star block – maybe you’ve heard of it by a different name like Sawtooth Star, Lone Star – it goes by quite a few names! Usually the star points and center block are the darker colored fabrics but in my example I’ve made the background fabric the dark color and the star points the light.

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Hourglass Variation Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

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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