quilting pattern grab bag

Quilting Pattern Grab Bags = Big Savings for You!

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Can you imaging paying just $3 or less for a new, unused quilting pattern? For a limited time, I’m offering Quilting Pattern Grab Bags where *I* choose the titles, and *you* reap the savings. You don’t need to spend $8, $9 or $10 on just ONE pattern. With this special sale, you can get 4 or 8 new patterns at a deep discount!

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Baby Bricks Quilt Side view showing Ebb & Flow pantograph quilting design

‘Baby Bricks’ – A New Baby Quilt Pattern

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A few years ago I designed a quilt called ‘Bricklayer’. I made it out of ‘brick’ reds, browns, and creams, and the design reminded me of the brick home I grew up in, hence it’s name. It was a great masculine quilt. It’s sometimes hard to find quilt patterns for men. I made kits and sold patterns, but I never marketed it much as I always had in the back of my mind that this would be really cute in a smaller version for a baby quilt as well.

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Work-in-Progress Wednesday

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Today I finished up quilting a T-shirt quilt, with the pantograph “Square Spiral”. I love this pattern for adding texture to quilts, and it works well on masculine quilts too. 

I also started a new piecing project. I’m working on a new pattern – I actually designed this one a few years ago, and published it as a lap quilt. But I’ve always wanted to offer it as a baby quilt as well.

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In the Garden Paper Piecing Quilt Pattern

Spring Has Sprung = Quilting Pattern Sale

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It FINALLY feels like spring is here! Although it’s been really windy here the last week or so, it was warm enough yesterday to get out in the yard and start cleaning up some of the garden beds. A few of my grape hyacinth and crocus are starting to bloom, and the migratory birds are beginning to arrive.

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Working with X-Blocks Rulers

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I admit it, I’m a ruler junkie. When I first started piecing quilts, I used nothing more than homemade cardboard templates, a pen or pencil to mark around them, and a pair of scissors to cut out the pieces. My have we come a long way! Rotary cutters, self-healing mats and acrylic rulers and templates have made the cutting process so much easier and more fun! While most shapes can be cut out using nothing more than a basic ruler, careful alignment and a little math, I’m happy to fork over some $$$ to the clever designers who do the math for me and create the wonderful rulers we have available today.

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Another Twinkle Quilt

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Thanks to all who commented on my last post of “Does Size Matter?“! While this quilt is made up of only a few relatively simple pieces (Half-Square Triangles, Triangle Squares, Snowball blocks, squares and rectangles), there are various colorations of each unit. So it’s been one of my more challenging patterns to write in a manner that will keep everything easy and organized for the piecer.

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