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Wandering Star Free Quilt Block Tutorial

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Wandering Star Free Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's look at the Wandering Star quilt block. This traditional quilt block is a variation of the Friendship Star block. It's quick and easy - if you can sew together a Half-Square Triangle, you're good to go! Let's get started.

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Easy Single Chain and Knot Quilt Block - a Single Irish Chain Variation

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Easy Single Chain and Knot Quilt Block - a Single Irish Chain Variation
Today we're going to sew together this easy beginner block called the Single Chain and Knot. It is a variation of the Single Irish Chain block and makes a lovely quilt all by itself or you could use it as an alternating block along with a focus block.

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Whirlwind Quilt Block Update

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Whirlwind Quilt Block Update
So I did a blooper on the original Whirlwind Quilt Block tutorial! A couple of viewers let me know that when putting blocks together, the seams didn't line up. I checked it out and, yep sure enough, the seams were off. But I figured out what went wrong and here's a picture to prove it!

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Free Pattern - Shoofly Quilt Block and a Variation

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Free Pattern - Shoofly Quilt Block and a Variation
The Shoofly Quilt Block is an easy block to sew and it's been around for a long time. It goes by many other names such as Eight Cornered Box, Fifty Four Forty or Fight, Simplicity, and Hole in the Barn Door. Today I'll show you the Plain Jane version plus a simple variation that totally changes the look. 

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Free Tumbling Ties Quilt Block Pattern

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Free Tumbling Ties Quilt Block Pattern
Today let's look at the Tumbling Ties quilt block that appeared in Quilters Newsletter. This block is made using partial seam construction and finishes at 10" square. I'm including two different ways for making one of the units used in the Tumbling Ties. There's quite a few steps, so let's get started!

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