Quilted Tote Bag pattern by Bonjour Quilts

How to sew a quilted tote bag

You really, really need a quilted tote bag. You might not know it yet, but you do! Tote bags are super handy for carrying things, and carrying them gently. We’ve had a few fabric library bags get holes in them from book corners. Quilted tote bags are much better at withstanding this type of wear. …

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Fleur Baby Quilt

I do love a good mini quilt, but there does come a time when the walls don’t have room for any more. What to do with the pattern then? You could join several together to make a table runner, or you could include the block in a baby quilt. This is exactly what I decided …

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Flock of Seagulls Quilt made from Angie Wilson's Fussy Cutters Club book by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

Fussy Cutters Club

Angie Wilson of Gnome Angel has written a book! It’s a ripper, as we like to say in Australia (meaning it’s great) so you should get yourself a copy – either via Amazon* (US) or the Book Depository (the rest of the world). You can also find all sorts of good info on the book …

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Scrappy Kites free mini quilt pattern download - Bonjour Quilts

Scrappy Kites Mini Quilt Pattern

If you’re looking for a mini quilt pattern then you’re in the right place. This quick mini quilt project will let you practice your half rectangle triangle (HRT) blocks and use up some scraps as well. Bonus! This free mini quilt pattern is called Scrappy Kites. It was known around our house as Star Destroyers …

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Zigzag quilt binding tutorial - Bonjour Quilts

Zigzag Quilt Binding Tutorial

I used my sewing machine to sew a zigzag quilt binding on my latest quilt and thought I’d write a tutorial on how I like to do it. First up let me say if you’re a perfectionist when it comes to quilting and must have everything just so, then zigzag binding is probably not for …

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Green Quilt - by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

Green Quilt – 2017 Pantone Quilt Challenge

A Green Quilt for the 2017 Pantone Quilt Challenge (opening soon – see Bryan House Quilts and No Hats in the House for all the details). The 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year is Greenery – an insufferably cheerful shade of green. Aw, okay, I don’t mind it (much better than Marsala – 2015’s colour), …

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Connections quilt pattern available from Bonjour Quilts

Connections Quilt in Orange

In my last post I showed you my latest quilt pattern, called Connections. This lap-sized, teal version was made with 4 colours. The teal version is made entirely with prints (although I made sure that every print read as a single colour. If you use prints with too many colours, you run the risk of …

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The Plus Side quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts. An easy modern quilt suitable for beginners; pattern available for sale.

Plus Side Quilt – With a Twist

I’ve been wanting to make another version of my The Plus Side quilt pattern for a while now (pattern can be found here). I really like the layout of my last one (in Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander) and wanted to try it again with different colours: I went with a scrappy collection of FQs in …

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Sweet Stars Sewalong

Today is my stop on Peta’s (She Quilts Alot) Sweet Stars Sewalong – thank you for dropping by! My name’s Kirsty and this is my blog here at Bonjour Quilts. You can find Peta’s lovely Sweet Stars quilt pattern over here, if you haven’t got yourself a copy yet. Today I’m looking at a new …

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Click through for a tutorial on this Coral Mini Quilt and details on the lap-sized version; at Bonjour Quilts

Marti Michell Mini Quilt Blog Hop

Well hello there! Welcome to my stop on the Marti Michell Mini Quilt Blog Hop. If you’re participating in the Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew Along (with Angie of Gnome Angel), you’d be aware of Marti Michell’s helpful templates. The templates are not only useful for the Farmer’s Wife blocks, they can be used …

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