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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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How to Sew a Garden Path Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

How to Sew a Garden Path Quilt Block
Today we’ll learn how to sew a Garden Path quilt block together. This block finishes at 12″ square and looks good using one darker color for the focal diamond and scraps for the rest of the colored print patches.

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How to Sew a Friendship Star Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

How to Sew a Friendship Star Quilt Block
Let’s learn how to sew a simple Friendship Star block. This block is one of my favorite blocks to put together. It goes together fast and its called “Friendship Star”! It’s gotta be good! 

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