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stitch pink 2020 sampler block free quilt block pattern
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Stitch Sampler Block #15: Easier

When I did a giveaway a couple weeks ago I asked you all to tell me what is your favorite shape to piece. The overwhelming choice was half square triangles! I am actually kind of surprised by this (-: So I figured you'd all like block 15 for our Stitch Sampler this month: it's made up of 49 HST's and quite striking. It takes a bit of time to sew, but it's soooo worth it in the end. BUT. I did the sewing for this block different from the pattern, I wanted to share my method and measurements with you in...

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how to sew a Dresden plate quilt block video by Color Girl Quilts
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New Video! Making a Dresden Plate Quilt Block

It's here! The traditional and forever favorite Dresden plate is frequently on quilters' must-make list. I'm super proud of the latest video to hit Color Girl YouTube that's all about how to sew these classic quilt blocks. In this tutorial, I'll teach you how to cut your Dresden wedge shapes using the EZ Dresden ruler. It is SUCH a handy tool! Use it to cut Dresden and tumbler shapes from 1" to 8" (every 1/2" in between). It's one of my top three most-used specialty rulers. <<get the EZ Dresden ruler here>> In this video, you'll also learn to sew the...

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How to sew row of heart quilt block by Color Girl Quilts
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Show Some Love! New Video Tutorial

What could be a better time to show some love for a special someone? that someone could even be YOU! There is a new quilting video tutorial on Color Girl YouTube and it's the perfect project for your scraps, stash and stolen moments of crafting (read: it's easy!) <<watch video and sew your hearts now>> Hope this little project brings a bit of sunshine into your life today. Be sure and share what you make with this an any Color Girl pattern or tutorial. Add  @Colorgirlquilts and #Iamacolorfulquilter #colorgirlquilts to your captions on Facebook and Instagram. Happy Sewing!         Want awesome free patterns, tutorials, shop...

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irish chain quilt block by Color girl Quilts with tutorial
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How Sew Irish Chain Blocks: Video Tutorial

Two color quilts (specifically black and white) are better than I expected! I thought it was going to be more challenging for me to avoid using ANY color but black and white in a WHOLE quilt. I suppose that my love of pattern and the amazing variety of super cool B & W fabrics made up for the lack of color. I've seen a few projects come up for the Color Girl Challenge 2019 (#colorgirlchallenge2019 if you're on Instagram or FB). What do you think? could you make a quilt with only two colors? Sadly, I had planned on having my...

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how to make a simple modern sampler quilt block
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Simple Sampler Block #36

  Kind of crazy, this is the last in our Super Simple Sampler quilt block series. After this block we have 36 adorable 6 1/2" quilt blocks ready to be made into an easy modern quilt. If you have been following along, I have also been making blocks each month from Tula Pink's City Sampler book (see posts here), so I have 72 blocks! This summer I will be posting a series of tutorials to make these blocks into a quilt, so whether you have made 72 (or more!) or just the 36 in the Super Simple Sampler series, you will...

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Simple Sampler Block #35

We are on quilt block number three for May in the Super Simple Sampler series. Kind of amazing we have made 35 already! This month we don't have a theme, I decided to just make a variety of blocks to use the technique from previous months. Here is how to make this fun half-square triangle block, Cutting from the yellow: cut (2) 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips; (2) 2 1/2" squares; (2) 3" squares, cut on diagonal to yield 4 half-square triangles from blue and pink (each): (1) 3" square, cut in half on diagonal to yield 2 half-square triangles (HST)   Sewing Right sides...

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Simple Sampler Block #34

  Welcome to the second block of our May edition of the Super Simple Sampler. This month we are finishing up our 6" sampler blocks! Almost ready to turn them into a quilt. Here is how to make block #34. Cutting from the dark blue: cut (4) 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangles; (8) 1 1/2" squares from the aqua print: cut (4) 2 1/2" squares from the yellow: cut (1) 2 1/2" square; (4) 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangles   Sewing right sides facing, 1/4" seam, press well after each seam 1. Place one dark blue 1 1/2" square right sides facing a yellow 2 1/2" x...

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how to make super simple modern sampler quilt blocks with squares, tutorial
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Simple Sampler Block #33

  Welcome to the last week of the Super Simple Sampler series of 6" block tutorials! By the end of this week, we will have 36 blocks to make our sampler quilt. This month I didn't choose a theme, so we will have a variety of blocks, using all the techniques we've done so far: flying geese, triangles, squares and strips. Check out the tutorials for all the blocks, click Here. To start, we have a very simple block using just squares, but it makes a fun pattern and good way to use small scraps. Here is how to make the...

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how to make super simple modern quilt sampler with nine patch squares
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Simple Sampler Quilt Block #32

Time to make our fourth Super Simple Sampler quilt block for April! I think this is my favorite of the nine-patch blocks I have featured this month. If you want to sew along with me, you can find the instructions for all of these six inch quilt sampler blocks, Here. Let's sew! Cutting from each of the dark blue, yellow, pink, and light blue: cut (1) 1 1/2" square, (1) 2" x 3 1/2" rectangle, (1) 2" square from the black (center square): cut (1) 1 1/2" square from the black and white: cut (4) 1 1/2" squares   Sewing (1/4" seam, press after each seam) 1....

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how to make super simple modern quilt sampler with nine patch squares
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Simple Quilt Sampler Block #31

The Super Simple Sampler quilt blocks for April are all in the theme "nine-patch", which means they are cute and also very easy to sew. Just what we all need this busy time of year! Here is how to make #31. Cutting from each, pink, aqua, light blue, and yellow prints: cut (1) 3" square from black and white print: cut (4) 1 1/2" x 3" rectangle from dark blue: cut (1) 1 1/2" square Sewing 1. arrange cut pieces as shown above. Sew the pink 3" square to a 1 1/2" x 3" black and white rectangle. Press toward the black and white. 2. sew a...

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