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How to Label Your Quilts

How to Label Your Quilts

    Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission from the sale if you click through and purchase.    Do you label every quilt you make? I have to be honest... I don't! If this is the first you're hear about labeling your quilts here is article with a full history. We really should label the quilts we make though! Imagine years down the road, someone finds this quilt but has no idea why it's so special, who it was made for or who it was made by. ...

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Half Rectangle Triangles

Half Rectangle Triangles

    Hello friends! I have tested three different methods for making half rectangle triangles for quilt patterns and I am sharing them all with you. I have one pattern in my shop, The Origami Quilt Pattern, that practices using these shapes. I believe this was only the second or third pattern I had ever made and when I jumped into the HRT world I found it very confusing. If you ask me - the secret is in the trimming. Let's jump in! Let's start with the math! If you aren't following a quilt pattern you'll want to calculate the...

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Crazy Quilts and Family History

Crazy Quilts and Family History

A re-creation of the photo of my great grandparents holding the original quilt in the late 60s. These are my parents now holding the quilt in 2023.   I recently discovered that my family has a history in the quilt world. Most people probably have a quilter in their family tree since it was a very normal pastime for women throughout history. (Let's pause for how incredible that fact alone is. I would bet everyone in this world is related to a quilter!) I discovered my paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Greene Troutt, was a quilter. And a very artistic one at that..  ...

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Five Beginner Quilt Patterns

Five Beginner Quilt Patterns

  Today I'm keeping it really simple and sharing five of my favorite, beginner-friendly, modern quilt patterns. If you're just starting out - these are the perfect ones for you!    Mudroom Quilt Pattern This quilt pattern is great for beginners because it is repetitive and includes some super simple blocks. There also aren't many colors that need to be selected, so that keeps things super simple!   Leaded Light Quilt Pattern I know I shouldn't choose favorites but this is my favorite! (Shh... don't tell the others!) This pattern includes several options for layout so you could use a variety...

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Modern Quilting Designs to Try at Home

Modern Quilting Designs to Try at Home

Hi friends! Today might be the shortest blog post for you as far as text goes. I'm going to visually share a few of my go-to quilting designs as of lately. The next time your trying to decide on a quilting design for your modern quilt - try one of these! I promise you can easily do them all on your machine at home.  1. Horizontal with 60 Degree Start with 1 ½" - 2" horizontal quilting. Then use a 60 degree ruler to mark your quilt in one direction all the way across the top. Use the same spacing...

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