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clamshell quilt pattern tutorial

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Clamshell quilts have long been in my quilts-to-do list. They all look gorgeous with many variations. Finally I had the time to start mine with a traditional one. When I searched through internet, I encountered various ways, methods of doing clamshell quilts. Seeing various methods, I chose the one way that I found easiest and then prepared my tutorial which seemed the most practical to me.   If you are also planning to give a try, why don't you start from here then? And I'd like to know if you've found it useful or not?

How to make a clamshell quiltFor clamshell quilt templates, you can prepare your own or use a ready made free clamshell quilt template. I printed out the template reducing its size 50% so it becomes 2". You can reduce or enlarge it according to your desire.                                                                                     Cut the fabric 1/4 inch larger than the paper template.����������������������������������������������������������…

folded star potholder tutorial

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Folded patchwork star is made by folding and layering fabrics together, which makes it look like fabric origami. It looks great but complicated to make , however it has a simple technique. The star design looks perfect for place mats, mug rags, pot holders or any kind of decoration. It is also great to use your fabric stash. If you are one of those that see this folded star pattern and admire it but think that it is hard to do, this tutorial is for you. Why don't you give a try to this technique which is quite simple?
The finished size of the pattern is 7"x 7"
RequirementsCut 2 of 8"x 8" squares; one for background and one for backing.Cut 5 of 3"x 3" squares (Row 1)Cut 8 of 3.5"x 3.5" squares (Row 2)Cut 8 of 4"x 4" squares (Row3)Cut 4 of 4.5"x 4.5" squares (Row 4)Cut 4 of 5"x 5" squares (Row 4) InstructionsStep 1. Take your  one of 8" square fabric. This is going to be your foundation piece. Fold it in hal…

8+ amazing pineapple quilts

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Besides working on some other projects, I have been making pineapple quilt blocks. So far I've completed three of these pineapple quilt blocks of this.

At the same time I have been searching various quilts made with pineapple quilt blocks for some inspiration for the layout and just because I like looking at them. All these quilts with pineapple quilt blocks look wonderful to me and I collected some of these quilts here so that you may get inspired as well. Honestly, pineapple quilt blocks require a great deal of time to deal with since it is a slow process but it definetely worths it.

Pineapple quilt by Hyacinth quilt design



Pineapple quilt by gigis thimble


Red and white pineapple quilt by cupcakes and daisies

Rainbow quilt by quilt and prayer



Paper pieced pineapple cushion by katies quilting corner


Rainbow pineapple by my quilt diet


Scrappy pineapple quilt by red pepper quilts


Pineapple quilt by frances quilts

These quilts are all amazing and definately my favourite. I hope I will have…

how to sew a crazy quilt block

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Life is hectic and I could hardly find time to sew this week. It is a pity to me but still I was able to give a try to those little cute crazy quilt blocks. It took ten minutes to finish the crazy quilt block, which is 2.5"x2.5". And it was quite proper to turn it into a pincushion. I've made several other pincushions but I can 't use them because my kids took them as toys and do not give them back. One was a turtle pincushion and quickly became favourite of my 5-year-old son. The other was a hexie pincushion and it became my 10 year old daughter's barbie doll's cushion. Alas! I hope this crazy quilt block pincushion will be mine.
You can use these super cool quilt blocks for various things, like quilts, cushions, wall hanging or a pincushion as I did.


Here I also would like to share crazy quilt block tutorial with you. It is easy, quick to make and totally scrap friendly.

1- Prepare your materials
Crazy quilt blocks are perfect to use your scraps, so bring …

pineapple quilt block paper piecing tutorial

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Pineapple quilt block is one of the most remarkable pattern of all the quilts. At first pineapple quilts may look complicated but they are comparatively easy to make. Actually, pineapple quilt blocks are a variation of log cabin quilts. The only difference is that the corners are cut off. When you contrast the colors between the rows, it can be striking. They are perfect to play with colors and you can create amazing pineapple quilts with your own choice of colors.
There are some techniques to make pineapple quilt blocks; but most preferably paper piecing is used to obtain precise and sharp edges. Thanks to paper piecing techniques, we can make that pattern accurately. If you have never made a pineapple quilt block, this is a beginner friendly tutorial for you. The design is so sweet and hard to resist.


Pineapple block paper piecing tutorial Although this pattern looks complicated, you can easily learn how to make a pineapple paper pieced block with this step-by-step tutorial. If you…

10 free halloween quilt patterns

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Since Halloween approaches, I thought it would be a good idea to share some free halloween quilt patterns. I have collected some of free patterns that are perfect for this festive holiday.  By adding these to your Halloween decoration, you can make a big difference in your house. Maybe you find the inspiration in one of these to start a hallowen quilt.
To go to a pattern, click on the title above the photo of the quilt.
 So here we go:

Jack o'Lantern mini quilt by Rose Johnson



This pumpkin mini quilt pattern will look great as a wall hanging, placemat or tabletopper. It measures 11"x 11"

Spooky wall hanging by Heidi Pridemore at Windham Fabrics


It measures 24"x 52". This Halloween wall hanging is really spooky!

Spooky spider mini quilt at Seasons homemaker


This is an applique black spider on white background. A quick and easy project to be finished in a few hours.

Itsy Bitsy Spiders wall hanging at AJ's Boutique


The finished size is 19"x 26". Until s…