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Get to the heart of the matter with Emily's Heart quilted table runner pattern. The finished piece measures about 37 X 9 inches -- perfect for most tables. Download the free quilt pattern here.

By Mimi Shimp

Wow everyone who enters your home with the dizzying design featured on this Twirling quilted table runner pattern. You'll find the free quilt pattern download and helpful instructions on this page.

By Mimi Shimp

What could be more charming for your garden quilt design than this adorable Birdhouse Treasure quilt block? Best of all, it's both fun and easy to make. Download the free quilt block here.

By Phyllis Dobbs

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Find a pretty perch in your home for this Bird House quilted wall hanging -- you'll be glad you did! This article provides a free quilt pattern as well as helpful instructions.

By Phyllis Dobbs

A pair of pretty flowers is the centerpiece of the Garden Queen Iris quilt block. Change up the fabric combinations to create look you love. Download the free quilt block here.

By Phyllis Dobbs

Create a regal look with this Floral quilted purse pattern. The two Queen irises in the center would look great in whatever fabrics you choose. Download the free quilt pattern here.

By Phyllis Dobbs

The Summer Sunflower quilt block can take on so many different looks depending on the fabrics you choose. See a few examples and download the free quilt block on this page.

By Phyllis Dobbs

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The Sunflower quilted table runner pattern is sure to provide a ray of sunshine to your dining room. Find a free quilt pattern download, instructions, and illustrations on this page.

By Phyllis Dobbs

Featuring three dainty flowers all in a row, the Pretty Maids quilt block would be a great addition to any quilt or other quilted project. Learn how to make it here.

By Phyllis Dobbs

Pretty maids all in a row are an excellent centerpiece for this tea cozy. Download the Pretty Maids quilted tea cozy pattern and find helpfulQuilting instructions in this article.

By Phyllis Dobbs

The Sunshine quilted wall hanging pattern uses four quilt blocks to create a complete sun. The fabrics you choose will really set the tone for this piece. Download the free quilt pattern here.

By Phyllis Dobbs

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Create a floral display for your wall with the Quilted Wall Flower Hanging pattern. You can download the free quilt pattern on this page, where you'll also find helpful instructions and illustrations.

By Phyllis Dobbs

Flowers are always a great choice for quilts, and this Trumpeting Tulip quilt block is no exception! Find the free quilt block download on this page along with helpful instructions.

By Phyllis Dobbs

The Gossamer Wings quilt block is a perfect choice for your garden-themed quilt -- or any quilt design for that matter! Find the free quilt block download and more in this article.

By Phyllis Dobbs

The Pretty Bird quilt block has the intricate look of an origami paper sculpture and is sure to impress everyone who sees it. Download the free quilt block in this article.

By Phyllis Dobbs

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Don't let this adorable quilt block pass you by! The Fluttering by Butterfly quilt block is fun to make and will look great with any decor. Find out how to make it on this page.

By Phyllis Dobbs

The Peeping Out quilt block features three little blooms popping out of a pot, as if to embrace the first days of Spring. Check out this article for a free quilt block download and helpful instructions.

By Phyllis Dobbs

The Sweet Nectar quilt block would look great on just about any quilt design, and even better on a garden-themed one. See this article for tips on making it, including a free quilt block download.

By Phyllis Dobbs

You'll go buggy for this cute Fly Away Ladybug! quilt block. Both simple and fun to make, the block is perfect for any garden-theme quilt. Download the free quilt block on this page.

By Phyllis Dobbs

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After you take one look at this Wayward Daisy quilt block, it's sure to make its way onto your quilt! Find a free quilt block and instructions on how to make it on this page.

By Phyllis Dobbs

Love the outside? Bring spring flowers indoors with the daisy chain quilt pattern. In this article, we'll show you how to make this quilt patern with simple step-by-step instructions and a downloadable pattern.

By Phyllis Dobbs

Giving is what makes Christmas such a heartwarming season. So much time and care is spent selecting the "perfect" gift, but what about the packaging? Learn how to make a Christmas gift basket.

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Salt is an inexpensive ingredient for dozens of fun-filled arts and crafts projects for children and adults. Projects include making salt dough similar to molding clay. Learn how to use salt for creative projects.

By Christine Halvorson

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Vinegar can be used in many fun children's projects. Its chemical properties can help to demonstrate some scientific principles like acidity and chemical reactions. Check out how vinegar can be used in children's activities.

By Christine Halvorson

Every stitch you sew saves you the expense of a tailor's bill and extends the life of your clothes. Learn step-by-step instructions for basic sewing techniques, such as replacing a button.

By Editors of Consumer Guide