Star Quilt Block Tutorial

Star quilt blocks are the best, aren’t they? A classic shape that can be dressed up in all manner of ways – traditional, modern and my fave: scrappy! I have a scrappy star quilt block tutorial for you today. If you prefer a printable PDF then you can also find that in the shop for …

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Self Binding quilt tutorial by Bonjour Quilts

Self Binding Quilt Tutorial

Not every quilt needs a frame – sometimes those edges just want to be left alone in peace! That’s where a self binding finishing method comes in handy. What do you mean “self binding”? It’s possible to finish your quilt without a binding. I’m going to show you how I used a “self binding” method …

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Sew a scrap quilt from these fun fish quilt blocks at Bonjour Quilts

Fish Quilt Block (and some Scrap Quilt Ideas)

I’m always on the lookout for scrap quilt ideas – how about you? To me, a good scrap quilt pattern has simple repetitive blocks that let me have fun mixing and matching all of my most loved scrap fabrics. Last week I wrote a post about Quarter Square Triangles and this scrappy fish quilt block …

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Learn to sew Quarter Square Triangles, Hourglass and Split Quarter Square Triangle blocks. Includes free downloadable Quarter Square Triangle Chart for starting squares, trimming sizes and center point location.

Quarter Square Triangles

Quarter Square Triangles – what a handy block! Quarter Square Triangles (QSTs) can come in a few forms. You might know them as hourglass blocks or perhaps the hybrid Split Quarter Square Triangle. Let’s take a look at them all, with a downloadable Quarter Square Triangle chart thrown in for good measure! Quarter Square Triangle …

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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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Machine Appliqué tutorial for the Kingfisher Stitch Along at Bonjour Quilts

How to Machine Appliqué Your Quilt

If you’re looking for information on how to machine appliqué EPP (or anything for that matter) to your quilt, you’re in the right place! Today I have a tutorial on how to machine appliqué some pretty little EPP hexagon flowers to a quilt block background. Hello and welcome to those participating in the Kingfisher Stitch-Along! …

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Adori Quilt Block Pattern Tutorial by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

Adori Quilt Block Tutorial

Today I have a quilt block tutorial showing you how to sew up one of these Adori quilt blocks. Sound good? Let’s get to it! Adori is a log cabin-based quilt block and is made from 3 main fabrics and a background fabric. So first of all, you need to choose your fabrics! Will you go …

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A scrappy cross quilt pattern

Feeling Cross scrappy quilt block

How about a patchwork tutorial for a scrappy quilt block? Here’s one I’ve been playing with over the past few days called Feeling Cross. I’m not actually feeling cross….far from it. Without a doubt the hardest part of quilt-making is thinking up names for the blasted things. I regularly show my husband and children quilt layouts …

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A handmade heart shaped quilted patchwork cushion by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

Patchwork Heart Block

February’s nearly here! That means it’s time for candy hearts, patchwork hearts, all the hearts. Yuck, right? :) I had some Alison Glass and Carolyn Friedlander fabrics in various shades of purple lying around my sewing table and decided they needed to become a heart patchwork block. Teamed with a variety of low-volume fabrics, I …

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Skull Patchwork block free tutorial on Bonjour Quilts

Skull Quilt Block Tutorial

I’ve got a free Halloween skull quilt block pattern for you!  It’s October – so it’s time to sew up all the spooooky projects you’ll no doubt find popping up all over Pinterest. This pattern is for a 9″ x 11″ (finished) patchwork skull block. It would look great in a quartet for a cushion, …

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