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applique and patchwork quilt block designed by Ruth Blanchet with free instructions at Arbee Designs

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collect some fabrics and quilting supplies to join Ruth with a stitch along - free pattern

Tuesday Tutor Stitch Along - Part One: Getting ...

Join Ruth in this stitch along to make a sampler quilt. There are 7 different blocks with multiple choices for other quilts along the way.

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Tuesday Tutor Stitch Along - Part One: Getting ...

Join Ruth in this stitch along to make a sampler quilt. There are 7 different blocks with multiple choices for other quilts along the way.

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Adding Your Own Twist To A Quilt Pattern

Adding Your Own Twist To A Quilt Pattern

It is fun to add your own personal touch and my star runner is an ideal pattern to change. I had a play and came up with some ideas.

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Adding Your Own Twist To A Quilt Pattern

It is fun to add your own personal touch and my star runner is an ideal pattern to change. I had a play and came up with some ideas.

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a blue ribbon for Freedom Bargello - an Arbee Designs quilt pattern

Blue Ribbon for Freedom bargello

It is always wonderful to receive photos of quilts made from our patterns and very exciting to hear when they have been awarded a prize.

Blue Ribbon for Freedom bargello

It is always wonderful to receive photos of quilts made from our patterns and very exciting to hear when they have been awarded a prize.

small pansy made using hand applique - original pattern pieces from the Pansy BOW flower block

From templates to project - hand applique

This week I decided to use those templates from last week's blog post to create a new hand applique block to share with you.

From templates to project - hand applique

This week I decided to use those templates from last week's blog post to create a new hand applique block to share with you.

transferring templates from machine applique to hand

Making Machine Applique Patterns Suitable For N...

Almost all of my machine applique patterns can be easily adjusted for needle turn applique due to the way I present my patterns. Today, I want to share with you...

Making Machine Applique Patterns Suitable For N...

Almost all of my machine applique patterns can be easily adjusted for needle turn applique due to the way I present my patterns. Today, I want to share with you...

try our quilter's word search puzzle for fun

Quilters Word Search

I decided to make a quilter's word search. I hid 30 quilting words in a grid and once complete, it reveals a message. Have some quilty puzzle fun!

Quilters Word Search

I decided to make a quilter's word search. I hid 30 quilting words in a grid and once complete, it reveals a message. Have some quilty puzzle fun!

62nd Flower Block - Hollyhock

62nd Flower Block - Hollyhock

For mother's day this year, I decided to design a new flower block. This will be my 62nd. 

62nd Flower Block - Hollyhock

For mother's day this year, I decided to design a new flower block. This will be my 62nd. 

playing with feather quilting on your home sewing machine

Feather Quilting

Today I was playing with feather quilting and I have to admit I love how the feathers pop when you echo quilt around it. Get 15% off this workshop!

Feather Quilting

Today I was playing with feather quilting and I have to admit I love how the feathers pop when you echo quilt around it. Get 15% off this workshop!

creating a gift from stash scraps

What To Do With Pre-cut 2-1/2" Squares

A nice way to create a gift from your stash - ideal to get a young one (or any age) motivated to begin quilting!

What To Do With Pre-cut 2-1/2" Squares

A nice way to create a gift from your stash - ideal to get a young one (or any age) motivated to begin quilting!

tips and tricks for Entwined Star block and quilt

Another Star block - tips to help you

I do hope these tips are useful for you when constructing the beautiful Entwined Star quilt and other quilts that use triangles and squares.

Another Star block - tips to help you

I do hope these tips are useful for you when constructing the beautiful Entwined Star quilt and other quilts that use triangles and squares.

nine patch blocks in progress

A WIP Waiting To Be Finished

Any idea what I'm going to be making with all these nine-patches? Will I add some applique as I am so accustomed to do?

A WIP Waiting To Be Finished

Any idea what I'm going to be making with all these nine-patches? Will I add some applique as I am so accustomed to do?

comparing two African Daisy flower blocks - original and simplified

Arctotis Block Continued

Do you have a favorite color for this Arctotis (African Daisy) applique block? Would you use the simplified version or the original to make this?

Arctotis Block Continued

Do you have a favorite color for this Arctotis (African Daisy) applique block? Would you use the simplified version or the original to make this?

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