Inside: How to Make a Perfect Ribbon Star Quilt BlockThe Ribbon Star Quilt Block is a very basic block that's ideal for beginning quilters. At its core, it's only a 4-patch block that uses half-square triangles.There isn't a lot of historical information on this block, but it's name is derived from the v-shaped corners that resemble the cut ends of a ribbon.No matter how it got its ... Read More about How to Make a Perfect Ribbon Star Quilt Block
Inside: How to Make a Perfect Churn Dash Quilt BlockThe Churn Dash Quilt Block is a very basic block that has stood the test of time. This popular quilt block is a very old 9-Patch quilt block pattern, originating sometime between 1800 and 1850. Its name is a result of the resemblance of the block's triangle and rectangle perimeter to a butter churn and the center square to the stick (or ... Read More about How to Make a Perfect Churn Dash Quilt Block
Inside: How to Make Fabric Alphabet LettersSometimes we need a simple sewing project that qualifies as self-care. This type of project should allow you to do some sewing but not leave you frustrated because the project is too large or complicated.It's a way to get you into your sewing space and have a quick win. If it's a great scrap buster, even better because the pressure of using up ... Read More about How to Make Fabric Alphabet Letters
Inside: How to Make a Perfect Economy Quilt BlockAre you familiar with the Economy Quilt Block? Perhaps you know it as the Diamond-in-a-Square Block or Square-in-a-Square Block.It's the perfect quilt block for highlighting a unique design in a fabric. But, many beginning quilters shy away from this block because they're a little fearful when it comes to attaching the bias cut ... Read More about How to Make a Perfect Economy Quilt Block
Inside: Have You Heard of the Blueberry Pie Quilt Block?Have You Heard of the Blueberry Pie Quilt Block? When I sketched out this block a couple of years ago I had no idea if it was a traditional block or even had a name. I thought I might have created a new quilt block.Of course, I'm not that naive, I just had no idea what the block should be called. So, for almost two years I called it ... Read More about Have You Heard of the Blueberry Pie Quilt Block?
Inside: How to Make a Perfect Maple Leaf Quilt BlockThe Maple Leaf Quilt Block is such a timely block! Perfect for fall! It is an old design and likely originated in the late 1800s.Typically made in two strongly contrasting colors, the block is constructed of 1 light and 3 dark squares and 4 half-square triangles.The stem is a strip of the dark fabric constructed diagonally within a ... Read More about How to Make a Perfect Maple Leaf Quilt Block