Tutorials • Techniques • Freebies

For the Tiny Quilts patterns (little quilts on a stand), see the Tiny Quilts tab, under Past Endeavors.
For the free English-Paper Piecing patterns, see Shine: The Circles Quilt tab to see a listing of all the patterns.
The Halloween or Christmas Tree Quilt-A-Longs are on their own tab, too.

I use this folding carpenter’s ruler when measuring the width and length of quilts.

A Few Words about Rulers • Please read before taking any of my classes.

Poppy Block — also contains a link to the free pattern.

Tips on making the Mini Double-Pocket Bag Mini-Sew Together Bag


A complete blog of free-form letter how-tos on Quilt Abecedary.wordpress.com

Making a Quilt Label 4

Making a Quilt Label (printing it on your home printer) (and another *here*)


Betsy’s Creation in both small and large.  Free worksheet.


Sewing Kit for Travel
Note: I replace my good little scissors with a pair of cheap ones from the local dollar shop, in case they are taken by airport security.  I also keep extra needles in my suitcase, bringing onboard only two or three.


Christmas Tree Block Tutorial

Tiny Trees

Teeny and Tiny Christmas Trees (for slipping over plastic picture frame stands)


Mini Quilt Tutorial on its own Tiny Quilt Stand 

See all those green-and-white blocks? Head to this page to download templates for them all.
I have some tips for making this quilt on this page.


Y- Seam Tutorial Note: My Triad Harmony Pattern also has good instructions on this technique.


Faced Binding Tutorial


Free Pattern for a Shopping Bag

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How to Make a Signature Block for a Bee-mate

Quilt Stand

Information on my quilt stand, used for photography


Row Markers

SummerTreat Quilt

Summer Treat Quilt Block

Pineapple Block August ABL

Pineapple Paper-pieced Quilt Block

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Need a Little Help with Inserting Zippers into Bags?

New Pinwall

Recovering/Making a Design Wall 

Recovering and Making a Design Wall — Updated for 2021

Hot Mitts

Oven Hot Mitts

 SunshineShadow FavMuseumShot

Sunshine and Shadow Quilt

Polaroid CameraQuilt

Basic Tutorial for Polaroid Blocks

Snapshot Quilt Polaroid detail2

How to Make the Double-Polaroid Block Quilt (called “Snapshot”)

Harvesting the Wind Full Quilt

Harvesting the Wind, inspired by a Portuguese Tile

JoybellsRing Full quilt

Want to make some houses?  This post has PDF patterns for many of the houses you see.

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iPad Cover

Finished Halloween House

Halloween House — This link takes you to a “plan” for cutting out the houses, but it isn’t really a tutorial.

FFB Tablerunner

June Flowers/Tulips (block only)

Log Cabin Advent Calendar Christmas

Christmas Advent Calendar Pattern


Heart Houses — PDF patterns for these out-of-print blocks

Signature Block 2

Signature Block (Larger–for a quilt for a friend)

Wonky Baskets MCM

Wonky Baskets

Narrow Stem Applique 1

Narrow “stem” or bias binding, applied

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Mitering Corners


Single Binding on a Mini Quilt


Making Lanyards for Quilt Show Badges

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Project Portfolio

Small Boxy Bag

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Solar Eclipse Block, also known as Mosaic #19


Riley’s Quilt (Disappearing Nine-Patch)


Piggies Block


A compilation of instructions on how to make this pineapple block

3 thoughts on “Tutorials • Techniques • Freebies

  1. I am new to quilting and feel in love with the Christmas tree skirt. Is there any way I could get the pattern? Thank you and have a blessed holiday

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