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Four old sweatshirts hanging on a wall

Making a Quilt From Old SweatshirtsThis is a page about making a quilt from old sweatshirts. A fun project that can be a reminder of many memories is a bed covering made of recycled sweatshirts.

 

Socks

Making a Sock Quilt?This is a page about making a sock quilt. Mismatched, lonely socks cry for a second life in a fun craft project. You can use old, mismatched, or even new socks to make a great quilt.

 

Blue Jeans Quilt Ideas

Blue Jeans Quilt IdeasThis is a page about blue jeans quilt ideas. Recycling blue jeans into craft projects is a great way to reuse this sturdy fabric.

 

finished quilt

Harry Potter Paper Pieced QuiltThis is a page about Harry Potter paper pieced quilt. Make an exciting Harry Potter quilt including many of your favorite characters or objects such as the Sorting Hat, using the paper piecing technique.

 

Paper pieced quilt top, endless chains pattern.

Making a Paper Pieced QuiltThis is a page about making a paper pieced quilt. Paper piecing has become a popular way to piece a quilt top. By sewing through the paper pattern the crafter is able to create a very intricate block more easily.

 

Quilted Hot Pad - finished pot holder with ring hanger added

Quilted Hot PadI was given some completed, pieced quilt squares and there was an extra quilt square I couldn't use in the quilt I was making. I don't like to throw useful things away, so I made it into this quilted hot pad.

 

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Making Quilted Potholders

Making Quilted PotholdersThis is a page about making quilted potholders. Small quilting projects are a good way to use up fabric scraps. These potholders are no exception.

 

closeup of embroidery detail

Adding Embroidery Details to a Baby QuiltThis is a page about adding embroidery details to a baby quilt. Adding embroidery details is a great alternative to actually quilting your patchwork projects. This decorative embellishment is a nice complement to a tied quilt.

 

patchwork quilt with white center square

Making Signature QuiltsThis is a page about making signature quilts. Create a keepsake quilt by including plain blocks where friends and family and write a sentiment and sign their name.

 

Quilt Square Pillows

Making Quilt Square PillowsThis is a page about making quilt square pillows. Larger quilt squares are perfect for making throw pillows.

 

A child's drawing of a house, the sun and three stick figures.

Creating Quilts With Kids ArtworkThis is a page about creating quilts with kids artwork. Quilting is such a versatile craft; you can incorporate your children's artwork into a quilt for you, grandparents, or a favorite teacher.

 

Baby Quilt

Baby Quilt IdeasThis page contains baby quilt ideas. Patchwork, fleece and even rags can be assembled into cozy comforters for a newborn baby to grow with.

 

Crayons

Making Wax Crayon Quilt BlocksThis is a page about making wax crayon quilt blocks. Inexpensive wax crayons can be used to decorate fabric that can then be made into unique quilt blocks.

 

Lap Quilt

Making a Lap Quilt?This is a page about making a lap quilt. The smaller size of a lap quilt makes it perfect for snuggling under on a chilly evening. The pattern can be as simple or intricate as you like.

 

Scrap Quilt

Scrap Quilt IdeasThis is a page about scrap quilt ideas. Quilting has traditionally been a craft where you could use up scrap fabrics.

 

Strip Quilting Ideas

Strip Quilting IdeasThis page contains strip quilting ideas. Strip quilting is a method you can try to quickly make a beautiful quilt.

 

Pink and white simple patchwork quilt on bed.

Making a QuiltThis is a page about making a quilt. There are many kinds of quilts that can be created for use as comforters, covers, bedspreads, and pillows. It can be made of all new materials, or recycled fabrics.

 

Postcards patchwork quilt.

Making a Postcard QuiltThis is a page about making a postcard quilt. The term postcard quilt can actually apply to several quilt types. You may want to try you hand at a quilt top pieced with 4 by 6 inch rectangles. Another possibility is to create a unique mini quilt that is actually sent as a greeting. Some quilters make varying sized applique quilts commemorating their travels. Create your own postcard.

 

Blue and light biscuit quilt.

Biscuit QuiltHere is a picture of a biscuit quilt (crib size) I made for a friend whose nursery was brown and greens. They are so fun to make! Just cut your squares (great use for scraps)! The top one should be about 1 inch larger than the bottom square.

 

Finished cauldron block.

5 Inch Harry Potter Paper Pieced Quilt BlockEarlier this year Laurel and I posted a simple paper pieced quilt block.

 

Quilted Tea Cozy and Placemat

Quilted Tea Cozy and PlacematA quick, easy, and frugal way to keep your teapot hot and decorative way to serve your guests. It is sure to be the hit of any tea party or gathering.

 

Coffee cup coaster in the shape of a coffee pot.

Quilted Coffee Cup CoastersYou are only stopped by your imagination when it comes to the shape of these easy coasters. If you find printed fabric with the shape you have chosen all the better.

 

Finished Quilt

Adding Embroidery Details to a Baby QuiltI made this baby quilt for my most recent grandchild. Each of his siblings received a very similar quilt when they were babies. They are all made using 1930s reproduction print cotton quilting fabric and a pattern I saw years ago in a book on making quilts using reproduction fabrics.

 

Decorative tabbed quilt with fall motif.

Decorative Tabbed QuiltsWith one base quilt you can change the top layers and have two quilts for one. What a concept! Make one for each holiday and give as gifts.

 

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Chicken Scratch Quilt?I would love to make a chicken scratch quilt in memory of my mother, she was a quilter. I cannot find the quilt block pattern for the blocks for me to go by, I am new at this and I don't know how to take a small picture and enlarge it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Quilted Casserole Carrier?Does anyone have a pattern for a quilted casserole holder?

 

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Making a Quilt from Clothing?My mother had a few dresses she wore a lot. After she passed away, I got the idea to make a quilt top using the clothes, but I wanted to keep the pieces large.

 

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