The great thing about these blocks is you probably have all the supplies you need right in your scrap bin. Of course you can go big and make a whole quilt of 'em if you're feeling ambitious. But these simple trees are a cool foundation for a pillow or modern table runner, too.
Lindsay Conner
We get this question all the time: How is "patchwork" different from "quilting"? Aren't they the same thing? To the uninitiated, it can be a bit confusing, but it's not too complex once you know the basics.
Lauren Lang
Meet Angela and begin by choosing the fabric, size and colorway for your Glorious Dawn quilt. Then get started on the center star panel. This star block is easier than it looks: you only need a four-patch, plus some stitching and flipping!
Follow along as Angela breaks down the flying Dutchman block. First make the elements and organize them into groups. After that, see how to make and arrange eight flying geese, before putting them all together.
You've gotta love half-square triangles. They are used in a lot of quilt patterns, including this one! Here, Angela shows you how to make beautiful pieced borders two at a time and arrange them for maximum impact.
Things are starting to take shape! In this lesson, learn how to make X blocks for the border, then bring all of your blocks together in the assembly stage.
You've finished your quilt top, and now it's time to quilt it! Angela wraps things up by walking you through quilting an all-over free-motion design, then trimming and binding your beautiful new quilt.
Join our favorite midnight quilter, Angela Walters, and stitch up the Glorious Dawn quilt by Myra Barnes! We've curated three kits to fit your style — all you need to do is pick your fabric and size (throw, twin or queen). Then join Angela for tips and tricks on piecing blocks, artfully placing color, and even machine quilting so you can quilt your quilt like a pro.
Angela Walters
Angela Walters
Hands up if you'd LOVE to be able to skip the fabric cutting and fast-forward right to sewing your quilt. (Tell me I'm not the only one!) That can't always be a reality, but there are a lot of tricks that can make cutting so much more efficient. One favorite hack: The magic 8 method, which will help you cut and sew 8 half-square triangles at once. Win!
Karen Walker
Classic quilts blocks are a great way to nail some basic quilting skills. Take the Ohio Star block for example: it has half-square triangles (sewn into an hourglass shape) and a nine-patch construction, all rolled up into one beginner-friendly block. Bonus: the Ohio Star looks great by itself or as part of a larger sampler quilt.
Lindsay Conner
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