Sunbeam quilt pattern layout variation by Color Girl Quilts
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Pattern Variations and Hacks, Quilting Interest, Tutorials

Pattern Hack: Sunbeam Variation

Have you started your Sunbeam quilt yet? I can't wait to see what you all do with this cheerful pattern. Today, I want to share a variation I made on the design and tell you how to hack the pattern to make one like this too. You'll need to have the Sunbeam pattern and the Classic Curves Ruler to make this quilt. I am going to give you instructions for the on-point layout only, not the entire block piecing. Here we go! To make one like mine, you'll find the fabrics featured sold in the Color Girl Shop. Quilt Size: 35" x...

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Tula Pink True colors fabrics quilt by Color Girl Quilts
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Quilting, Quilting Interest, Where I Sew, YouTube Video Links, YouTube Videos

New on Color Girl YouTube: Pressing

I know we all joke that quilters always have an ironing board set up but wear wrinkly clothes. (-: In my case, that's definitely true, BUT, just because the ironing station is not too glamorous and mostly utilitarian, we can still have fun toys over there! I recently started using two new things for pressing my quilt blocks and they are fun AND functional, so I'm here to tell you all about it. In my latest video on Color Girl YouTube, I've done a sponsored video that's all about pressing for quilters. Now, the tutorial part of this video is...

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how to sew a zipper pouch by Color Girl Quilts
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DIY Decorating and Crafts, Free Quilt Patterns, Quilting Interest, Zipper Pouch

Scrappy Zipper Pouch, a tutorial

Since I've been on a scrappy tear lately, I wanted to share some scrappy project ideas here. I spent time at the first of the year cleaning up my sewing space and it felt soooo good! I've felt a renewed interest in sewing with my stash and making scrappy quilts. Feeling like getting back to what I really love most about quilting: picking out fabrics and colors and putting them into just the right mix and piecing design. That said, this first scrappy project isn't a quilt (although we are piecing scraps for part of it), but a cute little...

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video how to sew 60 degree triangle quilt by Color Girl Quilts
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60* Triangle Quilt: Free How-To Video

Coming to you today with the quilt version of a New Year's Eve party (-: Now it's a free pattern tutorial on Color Girl YouTube. Hope you enjoy this quilt as much as I do! It's versatile enough to be perfect for sewing some of your precious stash fabrics, scraps, or like mine: showcasing pretty Zip Stripes and Ombre Bloom fabrics.   There's nothing more fun that trying out a new shape or technique to grow our quilting repertoire and keep things interesting. 60* triangles are not super common in quilting, but they are a really fun shape to play with! They...

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How to bind a quilt video tutorial by Color Girl Quilts
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Binding, Tutorials, YouTube Video Links, YouTube Videos

About Binding: How-To Videos

You can't finish that gorgeous quilt without the binding! It seems that binding is both very necessary and also the most difficult skill for newer (and even not-so-new) quilters to master. Well, as a back-to-basics project, there is now an in-depth, two part video series on Color Girl YouTube that shows you all the steps to a beautifully finished quilt binding. In the videos I show you how to cut both bias strips and straight grain strips so you can choose what's right for you or the fabric you are using. You'll see how to sew the strips together, press...

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How to cut a full circle from fabric with the Classic Curves Ruler
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Classic Curves Ruler, Classic Curves Ruler, Curved Piecing, Using the CCRuler, YouTube Video Links, YouTube Videos

Full Circle Hack: A Closer Look

Popping in today to show you some detail on how to use your Classic Curves Ruler to cut and sew full circle blocks. Many of you have enjoyed the YouTube video on Color Girl YouTube where my friend Cassandra shares her expertise on this (sometimes tricky!) technique. Some have had questions about adding the tape on the ruler to mark the cutting lines. Here's a bit of explanation and close up pic to help you understand. As you know, the Classic Curves Ruler gives you such accurate and easy cutting of curved shapes because of the concave/convex lines. These lines...

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Classic Curves Ruler, Curved Piecing, Curved PIecing, Quilting Interest, YouTube Video Links, YouTube Videos

We *heart* Curves! A Quilting How-To

It's no secret that orange peel is my favorite quilt shape. Playing around with ways to arrange these blocks and creative placement of colors creates interesting designs. There's now a two part video series on Color Girl YouTube showing how to make a cute little orange peel quilt. This tutorial takes you through using the Classic Curves Ruler for cutting, piecing the blocks, squaring up and putting it all together. For our two color challenge (#colorgirlchallenge2019) week two, let's look at how this little quilt looks in black and white! I've figured up fabric requirements for making this striking quilt...

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how to cut and sew orange peel blocks video tutorial by Color Girl Quilts
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Classic Curves Ruler, Classic Curves Ruler, Quilting Interest, Using the CCRuler, YouTube Video Links, YouTube Videos

How To: Cut, Sew, Square Orange Peel Blocks

There is a new video on Color Girl YouTube! The second tutorial in our series on using the Classic Curves Ruler and curved piecing blocks is how to make orange peel blocks. It's no secret these are my absolute favorite shapes to sew. This in-depth video shows how to cut the shapes with the Classic Curves Ruler, how to sew and trim and square your block.  <<click here to watch video>> For the sample we are sewing orange peel blocks with bright solid colors and black and white prints. It's going to be a fabulous modern design. These versatile blocks are...

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Classic Curves Ruler by Color Girl Quilts, with fabric by Alison Glass for Andover fabrics
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Classic Curves Ruler, Classic Curves Ruler, Curved Piecing, For Beginners, Using the CCRuler, YouTube Video Links, YouTube Videos

Classic Curves Ruler Video Tutorial is Live!

I have started working on a series of videos for Color Girl YouTube that feature curved piecing and how-to tutorials to help you get started, use and enjoy your Classic Curves Ruler. The first video is a basic but very in-depth look at how the Ruler works, curved piecing and squaring up your blocks. <<Click Here to Watch Video>> This tutorial takes you through making a 6 1/2" drunkard's path block (quarter circle) from cutting out the pieces, to sewing the curved seam, pressing and squaring up your blocks so  that they sew together perfectly. Learn all my tricks for beautiful...

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Color Girl Quilts on Youtube: how to tutorial on sewing hourglass blocks
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For Beginners, Free Quilt Patterns, Super Simple Sampler Quilt Blocks, YouTube Video Links, YouTube Videos

Sampler Series Video Tutorials, All Done!

It took longer than I planned, but the complete series of Super Simple Sampler video tutorials is now up on Color Girl YouTube. The original Sampler was made a few years ago as a monthly project, and you can still find all 36 block instructions here on the website: Click Here to go to that page. I've also given you two options for setting the blocks together into a finished top. The original quilt features 72 six inch sampler blocks, 36 from the Tula Pink City Sampler book and 36 that I designed myself and show you how to sew...

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