Free 8 Point Star Quilt Pattern and Tutorial

8 Point Star Quilt Pattern

Today I’m sharing a fun, quick tutorial on creating an 8 point star block, also known as a sawtooth block. 

The block I’m teaching is the same block featured in our downloadable, modern quilt pattern, “Garden Stars.”  

The pattern for this download is an easy 8 point star quilt pattern, and we are offering this star quilt pattern for beginners as a free download for our subscribers.

Free 8 Point Star Quilt Pattern

The Garden Stars quilt pattern is an excellent entry-level quilt pattern for someone who wants to create a large throw/twin-size quilt but doesn’t want an overwhelmingly complex pattern to follow. 

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6 Easy Steps To Make A Rave-Worthy Quilted Wall Hanging

sewing a quilt, quilted wall hanging

When researching different ways to display your wide variety of quilt projects, you will likely come across suggestions for quilt wall hangings. 

Sewing wall hangings is a fabulous way to show off your quilting and sewing skills while creating a beautiful piece of hangable art.

In this post, I’ll show you a simple way to hang your quilts no matter what size quilt you create, and I will also give some suggestions for other ways to display your quilts on the walls of your home (or any walls for that matter).

What Is a Quilt Wall Hanging? 

Simply put, a wall hanging quilt is a quilt (usually small in size, but it doesn’t have to be) that you hang on the wall for display and decoration. 

If you need inspiration for your wall hanging, you'll find many beautiful quilt wall hanging ideas online to choose from.

Once you’ve decided on the wall-hanging quilt pattern you would like to make, then you need to figure out the best way to hang a quilt on a wall. 

I’ve done the research for you and have created my own projects to figure out the easiest way to hang a quilt on the wall.

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Free Printable Quilt Labels And Quilt Label Ideas

Printable Quilt Labels

Quilt labels are one of those small and personalized details that you may not find on most handmade quilts.

This small addition to your quilts will give all the necessary information to whoever looks at your quilt, whether it’s six months after you made it or 60 years. 

In this post, I’ll show you how to use our free printable labels with your projects, plus give you several methods to create your own labels.

I’ve also created a Free Printable Quilt Labels PDF that you can download to help you out with labeling your quilts. 

What Are Quilt Labels and Why Do You Need Them?

Quilt labels are often a small piece of fabric, most commonly a square or rectangle, made from 100% quilting cotton.

The information required for the label is then either written, ironed on, or printed onto that fabric with fabric-safe ink. 

You’ll want to use a white or very light color for the tag or label to ensure the wording is easily visible for the recipient. The wording should be written or printed using a dark color (black or navy blue, etc.).

How many times have you heard someone say, “Well, I have a quilt someone in my family made years ago, but I’m not sure who made it, when they made it, or why?”

Adding a quilt label onto the back of your quilts provides that vital info to the person you are giving a quilt to and their future family. Quilt tags can also add a sweet personal touch to gifts you give to friends and family.

Now let’s take a look at how you can use our quilt label template to make your very own labels for your quilts.

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5 Of The Best Handheld Sewing Machines For Quilters And Sewers

handheld sewing machine

In the world of portable sewing machines, mini handheld sewing machines represent the smallest category.

You can literally operate the machine with one hand while holding the fabric with the other hand. 

They are designed primarily for performing emergency repairs when you are away from home or don't have a standard sewing machine

Most of them run on batteries, so you won't have a cord in your way as you work.

Quilters find them useful at times for quick basting tasks or when teaching a young person about sewing.

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Choosing A Free Motion Quilting Foot And 5 Options To Consider

free motion quilting foot

Have you struggled to quilt a design that required you to stop and rotate your fabric over and over?

Then you should try free motion quilting. 

The technique lets you move fabric around while the needle is in action.

You can create fanciful designs without having to stop every few stitches

You only need a special foot to start exploring the possibilities of free motion quilting.

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17 Stunning Quilted Wall Hanging Patterns You Must Try

quilted wall hanging patterns

If you asked people where they think a quilt should go, most would say, “On a bed,” or maybe, “In a grandma’s house.”

Most folks don’t think about quilts being anywhere except on a bed to keep you warm during those cold winter months.

But have you considered all the other places you can find quilts or quilted items?

Today, fellow quilters, I’m sharing another excellent way to show off your quilting creativity — without having to make a massive, king-sized quilt.

The perfect way to “show off” your craft is with a wall quilt!

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