Ahoy, Sailor! Simple Quilt Patterns for the High Seas

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Nothing says “summer” like a day on the high seas. Forget beach vacations: we’re talking cruise ships, motorboats, even a fishing dinghy. Quilters are always looking for simple quilt patterns that suit their interests, and for all the sailors out there, your time has come. Today, FaveQuilts is honoring everyone who would rather get sea […]

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Stay Sharp: Make Time to Make Something

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When was the last time you picked up a new hobby? It is so easy to fall into the same patterns every day—whether it’s your career, your kids (or grandkids), or even the same crafts and activities that you’ve perfected, it’s human nature to let yourself stay firmly in your comfort zone. Recent studies have shown, […]

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FaveQuilts Talks with Judy Martin: Author, Teacher, Quiltmaker

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FaveQuilts works with so many incredible designers, bloggers, and companies, but it’s a special thing when we get the opportunity to speak with someone who is, to some degree, all three! Judy Martin, one of our latest designers and the author of Patchwork Among Friends: From Patterns to Potlucks and Stellar Quilts, agreed to answer […]

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Top 5 Quilting YouTubers

We here at FaveQuilts are all about mixed media. We love printable patterns, books, eBooks, social media, and of course, YouTube. Video tutorials are such a great way to learn how to make a quilt. The visual component of a video tutorial makes every pattern just that much easier, since you can actually watch the […]

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“How to Make a Jelly Roll Quilt: 9 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns” free eBook

How to Make a Jelly Roll Quilt

What is the worst thing about quilting? C’mon, everyone has that one step in the process that they just hate. And if you’re like us here at FaveQuilts, it’s pretty straightforward: cutting. It’s such a tedious process that requires so much focus; unlike piecing, which you can do in a rhythm while listening to music and […]

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How to Write a Quilt Tutorial

How to Write a Quilt Tutorial

You love tutorials. We love tutorials. Everybody loves quilt tutorials! The internet is an incredible resource for free, step-by-step instruction on how to do … well, pretty much anything. But not all tutorials for how to make a quilt are created equal. There’s nothing more frustrating than a beautiful quilt with an unclear or sub-par […]

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Pick a Place: Easy Quilted Placemat Patterns, Quilted Mug Rugs, and More

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I hate tablecloths. It seems as though every single time I put a freshly laundered one on the table, someone spills on it. Rather than policing my guests or having small panic attacks every time somebody passes a dish, I’ve decided to take a different tack: placemats. Placemats are simple to make, easy to clean, […]

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Ready for Love: The Best Valentine’s Day Quilts to Make This Year

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Can you feel the love tonight? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to start on those romantic quilts and quilt projects for that special someone! Whether you’re sewing a new bed quilt or just a little something, these projects are a wonderful way to show you care. What everyone forgets about Valentine’s […]

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Take an International Staycation with European-Inspired Quilt Patterns

Take an International Vacation with European-Inspired Quilts

My little sister recently returned home from studying abroad in the United Kingdom. As we wrestled with the zipper of her over-capacity suitcase,  I was reminded of Mary Poppins’ magic satchel that could store any number of items. The suitcase was literally a  treasure-trove containing a huge amount of  flower-embossed tins of English tea, luxurious […]

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Today’s Learn How to Quilt Tips: Quick and Easy Quilting Tutorials and Techniques Our Readers Love

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The editors at FaveQuilts are always trying to update our techniques and tutorials section because we know if that there’s always something new for even the most experienced quilters to learn. We’ve learned a lot about what tutorials our quilters find most important, and we’re sharing these important lessons with you (thanks to The Graphics […]

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