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cathedral window cushion tutorial

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Cathedral window quilts always look beautiful and fascinating to me. The pattern may seem harder to make but actually it is easier than it looks.
In fact it isn't a real quilt since it is not made by using background and batting and no quilting. But still it is one of the favourite patterns of quilters both for beginners and experts.

Cathedral window requires a technique with a lot of folding, pressing and pinning. The most desired colour combinations are a solid white for the background and printed, colorful fabrics for the windows. You will have the opportunity to play with colors, which is the funniest part.

In this tutorial I will give instructions for cathedral window cushion that I have made and enjoyed the process very much. Hope you like it and find this tutorial useful.

Instructions Choose a background fabric-mostly white is chosen. Cut 10.5" squares of total nine to make a cushion. Choose 4 different printed fabrics for the windows and cut 12 squares of 2.5". …

disappearing nine patch table runner tutorial

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Disappearing nine patch quilt is quick and easy to make. Somehow I am addicted to red colour and for this disappearing nine patch table runner I used red, white and dark blue fabric. It can be good for Christmas or Valentine. You can use your favourite colours and turn it into smth you will enjoy.
For this table runner you will need:
Sixteen 5" squares of red fabric in different patternsFour 5" squares of dark blueSixteen 5" squares of white 1/3 yard binding fabric-red1 yard backing fabricBatting material Cut  5" squares of all colours and lay out five coloured squares and four white squares into a nine patch as shown in the photo below. I put dark blue in the center here.

Sew the squares into rows with a quarter inch seam allowance and then join the rows together.



Cut the nine patch block into four pieces both vertically and diagonally. Now you have new 7" blocks.


Now comes the funny part; playing out the pattern of table runner!
There are so many different w…

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…