Four-X Star block - free pattern

Posted by Ruth on 5 March 2013 | 1 Comments

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In my selection of free block instructions I have mostly included 4-patch blocks and 9-patch blocks. Today I want to introduce a 5-patch block. This one is called a four-X Star block. I am making a 5" block but will also give cutting instructions for a 10" block as well.

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Signature Block

Posted by Ruth on 25 February 2013 | 2 Comments

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What is a signature block? A signature block is a quilt block with a blank area where a signature can be added. Often groups will make signature blocks, join them together to make a quilt to give on a special occasion. It might be when someone is leaving or moving away.

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Air Castle Block - free pattern

Posted by Ruth on 18 February 2013 | 1 Comments

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Air Castle block is an interesting design and another nine-patch. It is also a great design to add in corners of borders for quilts like Entwined Star.

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Easy Peasy No Waste Heart block - free pattern

Posted by Ruth on 11 February 2013 | 0 Comments

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I decided that I should make a heart block for you all today seeing as it is close to Valentine's Day. I designed a no waste block. With three squares, one in one color (I used red) and two in another (I used white), you can make two blocks. 

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Ohio Star - how small can you go?

Posted by Ruth on 7 February 2013 | 3 Comments

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Earlier this week I gave instructions for the Ohio Star quilt block. I gave it in three finished sizes 6", 9" and 12". Today I decided that I might try a small version. A 3" block. A 3" block means each section is 1" square - that makes pretty small triangles for the star points.

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Ohio Star - free block

Posted by Ruth on 4 February 2013 | 0 Comments

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Today I made an Ohio Star block. This is a nine-patch block similar to the Twin Star block I made a few weeks ago.

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Twin Star quilt block

Posted by Ruth on 16 January 2013 | 3 Comments

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Star blocks are fun to make and the one I am going to show you today is definitely a pretty one. It is called Twin Star and created as a nine-patch so goes well with other nine-patch blocks. By the way, this would be a great addition to the border corners of Anita's Entwined Star quilt pattern when made as a 6" finished block.

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Easy 4-patch block

Posted by Ruth on 8 January 2013 | 1 Comments

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Most quilters have lots of fabric in their stash, from small scraps to large amounts of yardage. If you don't applique, it is hard to use up those small scraps so today I thought I'd show you the easiest block ever. A simple 4-patch. 

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Pieced Place Mats

Posted by Ruth on 11 March 2012 | 2 Comments

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Today, being Sew-in on Connected Threadz, I knew I needed something to sew. I had a few choices, like sewing on binding, but that didn't really appeal. I needed something a little more creative so I started digging around in my fabrics and pulled out a combination of teals which I thought would work well for place mats on my table. Not that I usually use brown that much, but today I had a feeling that I should include a golden brown with the selection.

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Free applique pattern

Posted by Ruth on 13 February 2011 | 2 Comments

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We have a free pattern for all our newsletter subscribers. I bet you can subscribe faster than you can do this jigsaw!

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