You Can Make A Beautiful Barn Quilt Yourself — It’s Easy!

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Barn quilts are a well-loved tradition in rural areas and have gained more popularity in the past couple of decades.

Whoever came up with the idea to use quilt patterns for barn art was a genius.

Though the origin of the first barn quilt is unknown, what is certain is that barn quilts exude a warm, cozy, homey feel to everyone (even those who may not quilt or live on a farm).

In this post, I will show you the steps to making a barn quilt and answer some questions you may have about how to make barn quilts.

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19 Quilters Bag Pattern Ideas That Are Easy And Fun To Make

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Once you have figured out the basics of quilt making, you can start dabbling in different types of projects that will use those skills in different ways.

One of the projects you can check out is quilted bag patterns

Bag patterns come in all shapes and sizes, from small clutch bags to large oversized duffle bags and everything in between.

In this post, we’ve curated19 patterns to give you an excellent representation of what can be possible with some quilting skills and imagination.

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11 Fun And Practical Thread Storage Ideas

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As a quilter, you’ll find that one of the fun things you get to collect and accumulate over the years is thread and lots of it!

But how do you store it properly? 

Thread storage not only can be functional but beautiful as well.

All those gorgeous colors of thread can create a unique decoration for your sewing space.

In this post, we’ll review several DIY thread storage options along with some store-bought storage ideas. 

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15 Easy-To-Tackle Machine Quilting Designs For Beginners

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When you are a beginner quilter, the actual quilting process can be quite an overwhelming step.

Hunting around online, you find so many gorgeous, complex machine quilting patterns, but where are the simple quilting designs?

I’m here to tell you, “don’t stress it!” Yes, quilting is a critical step, but it shouldn’t be scary or overwhelming.

This post shows you 11 machine quilting designs that are perfect for beginners and will make your next quilt come together beautifully and become a project you can truly be proud of.

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21 Exquisite And Inspiring Barn Quilt Patterns To Create A Work Of Art

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As a quilter, if you are like me, you are constantly brainstorming for new ideas.

Have you ever considered taking a road trip for inspiration?

If you take a drive through rural America, you are sure to drive past barns that have gorgeous barn quilt designs painted on them.

These huge quilt blocks are bound to inspire you not only for your next quilt project but to create your very own barn quilt for your home.

In this post, we’ll share 21 barn quilt ideas to motivate you to run down to your local home improvement store and grab the supplies to make your own.

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Want To Learn Edge-to-Edge Quilting? Here’s An Easy Tutorial Plus Designs

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When it comes to quilting, the possibilities are endless with what you can do with your sewing machine and some thread.

Whether you like the look of straight-line quilting, edge-to-edge quilting designs, free motion designs, or complex custom quilting, no two quilts will look exactly the same.

In this post, let’s take an in-depth look at the category of edge-to-edge quilting

I’ll share a simple tutorial and some downloadable designs.

You can use the designs with an embroidery machine or as inspiration to do with your sewing machine using free-motion techniques.

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