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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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Free Pattern for a Basic Roman Stripe Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Free Pattern for a Basic Roman Stripe Block
The super easy Roman Stripe quilt block can be used by itself or as a component of lots of other blocks. I’ve always called it a Rail Fence block, but I guess the name “Rail Fence” is for blocks that have more than 3 stripes in them – so I guess my fence only has 3 rails in it – lol!

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How to Sew a Courthouse Steps Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

How to Sew a Courthouse Steps Quilt Block
The Courthouse Steps quilt block is similar to sew as the Log Cabin block. It is a bit easier because you can add 2 strips to the block center before having to press and square up the block.

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Free Pattern - Log Cabin Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Free Pattern - Log Cabin Quilt Block
Sewing a Log Cabin block is fairly easy – just straight sewing. However, it is important to have an accurate 1/4″ seam allowance. For my example, I’m using 2″ strips and squares, but you can use whatever size you like. Traditionally, half of the strips are lighter and half are darker but I’ve seen gorgeous quilts made with all light tone-on-tone beiges/whites and ones made with only one color – like all your green scraps.

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How to Sew a Steps to the Altar Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

How to Sew a Steps to the Altar Quilt Block

Let’s learn how to sew a Steps to the Altar quilt block today!

This is the last block for a quilt I’ve been working on for a couple of years – Yeah!! I got the pattern from Kim Diehl’s Evening Star Quilt pattern. It is a Steps to the Altar quilt block with a color placement variation. It is a great block to use up your medium and dark scraps and creates a nice secondary pattern when put together in a quilt.

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