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how to make disappearing nine patch quilts

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Disappearing nine patch quilt is perfect to make a quick pieced quilt blocks and quilts. A simple nine patch block is sliced in half twice to create four smaller units so that you can make disappearing nine patch quilts.

Choosing fabric colours is an important part of quilting in order to create the desired effect for this quilt pattern. Here I chose a darker fabric for the center. The center square will turn into a small corner square of the new block after nine patch block is sliced into four sections.
You can also use fabrics that work well with any special day: Christmas, Valentine, Easter, Halloween or just choose any color combinations that appel to you.
Step by step tutorial 1- Assemble the nine patch in a traditional way, where it will look like an X with dark squares in the center and corners and lighter squares in the middle.
Remember that there are no definite rules of assembling the nine patch. You can create your own quilt blocks from the basic pattern by experimenting d…

10 valentine quilt projects

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This is the time of the year  when we fall in love with colours red, pink and white and anything related to the heart shape. Here I collected 10 of the quilt ideas to make for valentines day, not just to keep them in my to do list but also help you find some inspiration. Most of these are  simple and quick patterns; some are mine, some are from other quilters and they all look amazing. What's more, I chose the valentine quilt projects using different techniques, to make mug rugs, wall hangings, cushions, quilt blocks, table runners and lapsize quilts.
Have a look at them in case you need some inspiration. Already working on some projects? Why don't you share it here in comments with us? Here we go!

Valentine's day mug rug


An easy and quick project made by foundation paper piecing. The free pattern is also in the link.

Heart cushion


This cushion is made by appliqué hearts with red, green, lilac and purple colors.

English paper piecing hearts


Another valentine project with eng…

english paper piecing hearts

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Here is another valentine project with these cute english paper pieced hearts. Hearts are made with jewel paper pieces which are one of the easiest EPP projects that is perfect for beginners. Two jewels sewn together makes a heart that is so cute. I worked with 2.5" jewels (along the long sides). I prepared my own template, which is so easy to me.

I used a 2.5 " hexagon to make the jewel paper piece. The three sides of the hexagon measures 1.25". You draw two lines down from the two bottom sides of the hexagon using a ruler and cut out the paper template. I use this as template to draw more jewels for paper piecing.
 I use ordinary paper for jewel paper pieces.


Then I cut diamonds from fabric. This is how they look from front and back. Since it is a valentine project I used red and pink in making the hearts.

If you are new to English Paper Piecing (EPP), TUTORIAL FOR ENGLISH PAPER PIECING might be helpful for you.

Jewels are pinned and thread basted, ready to make hear…

Valentine's day mug rug

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I've been thinking of what to make for upcoming Valentine's day as a quilt. Since I'm a quilt addict, to me every special day means making quilts related to that day. So I've started with this adorable mug rug which is made of two hearts filled with love. This Valentine mug rug didn't take much time to make so you can also have a lot of time enjoying your coffee and then making them for your beloved friends!


I prepared a simple tutorial here for you, I've tried to make it as simple as possible. I used paper pieced heart pattern for this mug rug. First of all, you need to download the pattern below.

FREE TEMPLATE DOWNLOAD

The paper template is used for foundation paper piecing which is my favourite technique since it gives perfect results. There are four pattern blocks in one paper, so you can make two mug rugs of that template.

Cut out your paper templates. The interior part A2 and A4 is the heart shape and here I used red colour, for the other parts I used whi…

7 easy quilt patterns for beginners

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If you are new to quilting and have never made a quilt before, you may not know where to start. Here are a few simple tutorials to get you help started. These are not only simple but also beautiful quilt patterns for beginners. If you are looking for an easy quilt pattern suitable for a beginner, you are at the right place. For beginners, it is a good idea to choose a quilt pattern with large pieces of material or start with a small quilt, like a baby quilt or lap quilt. It is important to choose a simple design so that you do not get frustrated. Once you start, you will see that it is not that difficult to make a quilt.
If you are a more experienced quilter and looking for a quick weekend project, these quilt patterns are good for all experience levels. Ready to start? Check out some of the beginner friendly quilt patterns that I have collected here. They are written with detailed instructions and illustrations that help you follow the each step in a clear manner.
 Enjoy your time!
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carpenter's star quilt block pattern and tutorial

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Quilting is just so fun and once you start, you can' t stop. Beside many ongoing projects I can 't stop myself beginning a new one. Carpenter's Star quilt is my latest favourite and just love it. It has some other names and variations, one of which is carpenter's wheel.

I prepared  tutorial of how to make carpenter's star quilt pattern.  It consists of 64 pieces for 18" finished size.

In fabric choices make sure that you have a good contrast between the background fabric, medium fabric and the dark fabric to ensure th e design of the pattern will stand out. The nice outcome of the pattern depends on your colour choices, so be careful while you are choosing the fabrics.

 The image below shows how the block goes together. Before I start making the block, I usually draw it on paper and colour it, just to see the color combinations and this also helps me figure out the layout. I like to draw, anyway.


For carpenter's star quilt block pattern I chose yellow as …