Free Patterns for the Holidays

With the spirit of giving, I have a new energy to sew for my friends and family. But of course the projects need to be quick and cute. Take a look at these free quilt patterns you can download today.

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Our Response to Stress Needs an Update

You and I are quilt lovers. But we are so much more than that. We are the caretakers. The makers. The bringers-together.

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One Scrap Quilt Pattern, So Many Ways

When I write a new pattern, I love putting my vision into the hands of other quilters and seeing what happens. This is especially true when I ask them to use their quilt scraps, which is exactly what my Leftover Night pattern is designed for.

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Half-Square Triangles vs Floating Triangles

Like Half-Square Triangles, Floating Triangles can be used to make star points. But, they are so much more forgiving. This makes them perfect for beginning and carefree quilt making.

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Confessions of a Quarantine Queen

When I began designing my “Leftover Night” pattern last year, I had no idea a pandemic and quarantine were coming, and how much I’d need this pattern to connect me to myself during this challenging time. 

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Fall is for Family

My block for October’s Quilt Block Mania embraces the beautiful complexity of family life. Download “Flying Geese Family,” my free block pattern. Then make a full quilt with 28 other free block patterns from the #QuiltBlockMania crew. 

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My Favorite Foundation Paper Piecing Tools

Maybe you've been doing traditional quilting for years. Maybe you've been wanting to learn to sew. Maybe you're an innovative artist and don't want to make quilts like Grandma's. Enter Foundation Paper Piecing, your new BFF.

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Work of Heart Mini Quilt Free Pattern

When you open the lid on a box of chocolate hearts, do you read the card to know what you're biting into? Or do you embrace the surprise? Whatever your chocolate-eating style, variety and surprise are both key elements of creativity.

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How to Foundation Paper Piece the Easy Way

Foundation Paper Piecing is one of my favorite techniques for making quilts. To help you get excited about learning (or maybe re-learning) Foundation Paper Piecing, I've put together a step-by-step video tutorial.

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Happy Adorable Halloween

The first Halloween I can remember, Minnesota had a blizzard for the history books. Over the next four days, snowfall accumulated to an unbelievable 37."

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