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This Log Cabin-style selvage quilt from Karen Griska features the classic red center squares representing the cabin’s hearth. The selvages are arranged like bookshelves surrounding the hearth. When the blocks are assembled they create a delightful woven appearance. It’s the ultimate “green” quilt and it’s your FREE pattern of the week. Click here to download...
Log Cabin Library Block by Karen Griska The Log Cabin quilt pattern is one of the most beloved and recognized of quilt designs. However, it may be both older and newer than you might think. While it’s natural to assume that this traditional block originated in the United States during the pioneer days, the origins...
Can’t knit? No problem! Here’s a new way to machine stitch a tote bag and shoulder purse that look hand knitted. Start with chunky yarns, mix in some fluffy mohair or eyelash, then sew it all together using Jennifer Amor’s Knit-Not technique described in the Winter 2006 issue of American Quilter. Click here for the...
Debra Lunn and Michael Mrowka’s quilt Artisan Star (the pattern in the June TQL that inspired Stockholm Star) is stunning. I knew right away I wanted to make the pattern, but I wanted to see how it would look in different fabrics. A line from Robert Kauffman caught my eye. Stockholm reminded me of home...
This pretty wallhanging is from the pattern Morning Glisten by Rami Kim.  It features sets of mirror-imaged, beaded, continuous prairie points that are used to create flower blossom bundles and border embellishments.  You’ll have fun and learn how to manipulate your fabric using a traditional technique with a modern twist. Click here to download your...
Make Dancing Ribbons by Cindy Rounds Richards into a mini quilt or a central block in a larger quilt. The possibilities are endless with this free pattern!
This week’s Quilt of the Week features a quilt by Linda Carlson named Amy’s Wedding Quilt. Linda began making this quilt for her daughter when Amy was only 13 years old. Linda explains how this beautiful quilt was based on an historical pattern from about 1870.  She reinterpreted the pattern and added her own personal...
Quilters kept asking Betty Alderman for more modern patterns, especially flowers, with large pieces that were easy to see and handle. Since  Betty’s  love of flowers equals her love of appliqué, she joyously tackled the challenge. The result is nearly three dozen beautiful appliqué blocks — circle, cross, and heart-shaped wreaths, and pretty little flower baskets....
This adorable wall quilt pattern by Betty Alderman features a delightful tea party complete with a kitty.
Sorry, bad pun, but I couldn’t resist. Back when we were just beginning the April issue of TQL, Ricky confessed his colossal obsession with the Titanic. It was no surprise that his obsession found its way into a quilt. After all, isn’t that what happens when we are totally immersed? I bet you’ve made at...
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