Marti Michell Mini Quilt Mania ~ A Tree Quilt Tutorial

A Pine Tree quilt in an old quilt book* caught my eye when I was looking for inspiration for this project.  I can’t say I’ve noticed too many Pine Tree quilts around, although I did remember seeing this gorgeous Pine Tree block by Amanda from HeyPorkChop. I love Amanda’s projects!  I didn’t have to look […]

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A pillow and a tutorial

Hello! I’m back! Maybe it looked like I’d given up on blogging but I promise I haven’t! Now I can’t wait to get caught up on all those projects that haven’t been blogged (going back to November last year!!). First up I have a pillow that I made for Alison and Sami’s Instagram pillow swap a while […]

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Granny Tutorial: Block 41 in the Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sewalong
famers wife

Hello and welcome! Today I’m sharing my method for making Granny, the latest block in Angie @ GnomeAngel’s Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sewalong. I am really thrilled to be sharing a tutorial for this block as it’s perfect for my favourite Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) technique. I’ve pieced all my other blocks so far but the small pieces and bias […]

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No Ripping Foundation Paper Piecing [Part Two] Cutting and Sewing
No Ripping Foundation Paper Piecing by wooden spoon quilts

Yesterday I shared Part One of my “no ripping foundation paper piecing tutorial”. Part One covered preparing the block templates from freezer paper and preparing cutting templates. Today I’m covering how to cut the fabrics and sew the block. These instructions refer specifically to my Sugar Loaf block but you can adapt the instructions to any foundation […]

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No Ripping Foundation Paper Piecing Tutorial [Part One] Preparation
no ripping foundation paper piecing tutorial by wooden spoon quilts part one

As promised yesterday when I released my free Sugar Loaf Block pattern, here is my tutorial for foundation paper piecing, no paper ripping required. I’ve broken the tutorial into two parts. Today I’m sharing Part One, Preparation. I’ll show you how to create your block template using freezer paper and how to create cutting templates […]

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Gift Wrapped Pillow {block tutorial}

I’ve finished my Holiday Pillow for The Great Pillow Fight Swap on Flickr. It’s always good to sew those last few stitches on the binding. Here’s a little sneak peek… I wrote about the Denyse Schmidt fabric that was the inspiration for the pillow in this post. Edited to add: I’ve now made three pillows with this block, see […]

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