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Sunshine Quilted Wall Hanging Pattern

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.

My Favorite Flower Quilt Block

Choose My Favorite Flower quilt block for your nextQuilting adventure -- you won't be sorry you did! Find everything you need in this article, including the free quilt block download.

Quilted Wall Flower Hanging Pattern

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.

Trumpeting Tulip Quilt Block

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.

Gossamer Wings Quilt Block

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.

Good Morning Glory Quilt Block

If flowers and gardening are your thing (not to mentionQuilting), then look no further than the Good Morning Glory quilt block. Download the free quilt block and find helpful instructions here.

Pretty Bird Quilt Block

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.

Fluttering by Butterfly Quilt Block

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.

Peeping Out Quilt Block

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.

Watering Can Quilt Block

What could go better on your garden-themed quilt or other quilted project than this delightful Watering Can quilt block? Find its free quilt block download here, along with instructions that will help get you started.

Sweet Nectar Quilt Block

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.

Fly Away Ladybug! Quilt Block

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.

Johnny-Jump-Ups Quilt Block

The Johnny-Jumps-Ups quilt block is a fresh and fun design that would suit just about anyQuilting project. Download a free quilt block and learn how to make it on this page.

Flying High Quilt Block

This block will leap off the quilt -- it's just that adorable! Match the Flying High block with other garden-themed blocks to make a unique pattern. You'll find the free quilt block and instructions here.

Wayward Daisy Quilt Block

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.

Daisy Chain Quilt Pattern

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.

How to Make a Christmas Gift Basket

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.

Uses for Baking Soda: Children's Activities

Baking soda can be a fun addition to children's activities. Baking soda's chemical properties can add unpredictability to usual projects or may pique an interest in science. Learn to use baking soda in children's activities.

Uses for Salt: Children's Activities

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.

Uses for Vinegar: Children's Activities

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.

Sewing Tips

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.

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