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How to: Make a quilted Floor Cushion

How to: Make a quilted Floor Cushion

I love quilts with their soft fabric and plush batting. But what makes a quilt even cosier? If it's a floor cushion! This quick and fun project will make you a huge comfortable floor cushion (about (or if you're a crazy dog lady like me, also a perfect dog bed!)  The instructions assume you already have a quilt top (this also works for Lo & Behold Stitchery's Ombre Puff quilt) but if you're looking for a quick pattern like the one pictured below, click here.   The instructions assume a the finished size is approximately 37.5" x 37.5" and is...

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Low waste fat quarter friendly quilts

Low waste fat quarter friendly quilts

If you're someone who LOVES scraps and leftover fabrics, perhaps skip over this one. But if you're anything like me and scraps just stress you out because you'll likely never use them and your scrap pile continues to get bigger and bigger- then this one's for you! A quick note: This is absolutely not a judgmental post i.e. it's not judging those patterns that didn't make this post!  Fat quarter patterns are my absolute favourite and I will still make a quilt and love making a quilt even if it doesn't use up most of the fat quarter. So please view this as...

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How to: Make an Alabama Block quilt (Free Pattern)

How to: Make an Alabama Block quilt (Free Pattern)

Introduction: How I didn't invent a quilt block :-) When Gabrielle from Gabrielle Neil Designs asked me if I would like to make a quilt using her gorgeous upcoming Heartsong collection, of course I had to say yes. But what pattern could I use? I knew that I wanted to use a new design so I did some scribbling on graph paper and came up with what I thought was a brand new (never seen before) quilt pattern design! Long story short, it turns out my scribbles weren't a brand new never seen before pattern but actually very similar to a traditional Alabama Block. :-)  But I loved...

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How to: Make a St Louis 16 patch (Beginner friendly, fun and fast!)

How to: Make a St Louis 16 patch (Beginner friendly, fun and fast!)

I had so much fun making this fun, fast and beginner friendly quilt that I had to share it with you! I found out after sharing some photos on my instagram that it's actually called the St Louis 16 Patch- and of course there are plenty of tutorials out there but I wanted to make one that was super efficient from a fabric perspective (eg uses up almost an entire fat quarter). Plus, the best thing- no background fabric required! This really is a super speedy quilt- each block took me less than ten minutes and lots of straight line...

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How to: Make bias binding

How to: Make bias binding

Want to make bias binding but concerned its too hard? That was me two days ago- but now I'm a total convert! There are many ways to make bias binding out there but this was the least confusing method I found (plus bonus-  very little waste) :-)  Step 1: The calculation (I promise it's not that confusing!) Add together the sides of your quilt (in my example, it is a 64" x 64" quilt) 64 + 64 + 64 + 64 = 256 Add 10-20" for corners 256 + 20 = 276 Multiply this amount by the width of your desired...

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