It’s fall! And that means two things: pumpkin spice lattes, and flannel.
Presenting: 4 FREE fun flannel quilt ideas! Flannel quilts are the perfect fall quilting project. These fuzzy patchwork blankets make great gifts, family photo props, and let’s face it, can you think of anything cozier than a flannel quilt draped over every chair?
Or better titled, "My love affair with half square triangles continues."
My favorite way to make half square triangles is the 8 at a time method. If you don't know what that is, check out this blog post about HSTs and the three different ways to make them.
I'm not one to be too persnickety about squares being perfectly square, but this ruler does help those unruly edges that start to look more like rhombuses than squares.
You know those songs that immediately transport you back to a place in time? Well this song, this album, sends me back to 1966. And even though I technically wasn’t alive until 20 years later, this groovy summertime music most definitely contains the magical power of time travel.
Are you ready to tap into your inner quilt warrior? Then this quilt is for you. It's got a little bit of everything – half square triangles, stripes, swans, bias edges, dragonflies, isosceles triangles, sashing, frogs and more.
If you are a newbie quilter, I would suggest putting this pattern in your queue, but attacking it after you've worked with bias edges a few times.
Subtitle: The Life-Changing Magic of Beautiful Fabric
One aspect of sewing that all quilters deeply experience is the power of beautiful fabric. Beautiful fabric will make us quilters do crazy, irrational...partially erratic things – like convert a guest room into more fabric storage, even though you have lots of company and they would REALLY appreciate not having to spend the first hour of their visit pushing fabric off all of the furniture; like labeling boxes of fabric “MORE TAMPONS” so your husband never fully knows how much you actually have; like buying yardage from your favorite designer knowing full well that you love it waaaay too much to ever cut into it – thus perpetuating the cycle of having stacks and stack of too much fabric.
What makes a quilt block modern? I’ve been thinking about this question, and the best answer I can come up with is negative space. When I first learned how to quilt 15 years ago, the idea of using solid fabric wasn’t on my radar.
For all of your scrap-busting needs, I bring you - 10 FREE scrap quilt patterns!
You don’t have to be a quilter for very long to start accruing scraps of fabric. A little snip here, a slice there, and pretty soon a pile forms...and grows...and grows.
For a link to the FREE Retro Plaid quilt pattern, scroll to the bottom of this post. The SQ quilt pattern library includes other similar designs that come in lots of different sizes. Check them out here: