Ode to Half Square Triangles

What can you say about the half square triangle? It’s one of the most foundational units of so many quilt designs. It’s simple but not simplistic. It’s humble and versatile and basic and beautiful in its way. It’s a common, every-day-old-block, and yet, with it, quilters create a seemingly endless number of unique designs. I

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Fun with Precuts Part 2: Jelly Roll Chevron Challenge

Last week I talked about the fun of unbridled sewing using jelly rolls. But, obviously, there’s so much more a quilter can do with 2 ½ inch strips of fabric. A simple Google search yields hundreds (maybe thousands?) of pretty patterns that call out to be made. So why not try something new? Why not

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Fun with Precuts Part 1: Jelly Roll Race

Sometimes it feels good to just sit down and sew. No cutting, no planning, no thinking…just pretty fabrics and pure sewing. Using Precut fabric is a great place to start if this is what you’re after. Jelly rolls, layer cakes, and charm packs give quilters a leg up on getting started not only because the

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