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Knotted Handkerchief Purse

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Fashion
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Quick Quilt

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A simple technique lets you turn any expanse of pretty fabric into a welcoming coverlet. Here, a vintage floral linen tablecloth creates the top of the quilt, but any medium-weight fabric will work. We used a piece of linen in a complementary color to create the backing and border. 
Materials
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Fabric for top of quilt
  • Cotton batting (cut to the same size as the top fabric)
  • Medium-weight linen (about 2 inches longer on all sides than the top fabric)
  • Embroidery floss (for tufting)
  • Embroidery needle
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Memory Quilt

Steps:6
Materials
  • Rotary fabric cutter (optional)
  • Self-healing cutting mat (optional)
  • Clear acrylic quilter's ruler
  • Scissors
  • Clothing and fabric for quilt squares
  • Straight pins
  • A steam iron
  • Preshrunk 100-percent cotton batting
  • Safety pins; 1/2-inch-wide double-fold bias tape
  • Prewashed cotton fabric for backing (we used a vintage piece of matelasse bedspread, but
  • Yarn or embroidery floss
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Bird-Embroidered Quilt

Steps:6
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Tied Children's Quilt

Steps:10
Other Ideas:
Baby, Kids, Nursery, Quilting, Quilts, Sewing
Show your love for the little ones in your life with this adorable quilted blanket.
Materials
  • 1 yard printed quilt fabric for front, pre-washed and ironed
  • 1 yard solid cotton fabric for backing, pre-washed and ironed
  • Craft- or crib-sized quilt batting
  • Rotary cutter
  • Clear grid ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • 4 yards 3/4-inch or 11/16-inch cotton rick rack
  • White water-based craft glue
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Coordinating thread
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Water-soluble marking pen
  • Quilt tie diagram
  • 1 spool Perle cotton embroidery thread
  • Embroidery needle
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Seersucker Baby Quilt

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Quilting, Quilts, Sewing
A spiraling seersucker log cabin quilt makes a tactile treat for little hands and feet. Mix colors and stripes (we used seven types of seersucker), and vary the directions of the stripes.
Materials
  • Rotary cutter and mat, marthastewartcrafts.com
  • Seesucker fabrics, bandjfabrics.com 
  • Cotton pima poplin (backing), bandjfabrics.com
  • Quilt batting
  • Basic sewing supplies
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Follow-the-Lines Baby Quilt

Steps:7
Materials
  • Fabric 1: 1 yard of 45-inch-wide printed cotton (with a design that varies in size), for quilt front
  • Fabric 2: 1 1/4 yards of 45-inch-wide coordinating printed cotton, for quilt back
  • Fabric 3: 1/2 yard of 45-inch-wide solid cotton, for binding
  • Hand-quilting thread
  • Hand-quilting needle(s) (I prefer size 10 betweens)
  • Wool batting, 36 by 46 inchesNote: If you use Quilter's Dream wool or cotton batting, your stitching can be up to 8 inches apart and the batting will remain stable. If you use another brand, check the manufacturer's directions for the maximum distance between stitches.
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Simple Baby Quilt

Steps:9
This charming baby quilt is an easy-to-make gift, and great for new moms.
Materials
  • 1 1/4 yards printed decorative quilt fabric
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Quilt batting
  • 1 1/4 yards woven flannel
  • Bent safety pins (sold with quilting supplies) or needle and thick thread
  • Masking tape
  • 1 yard solid cotton fabric
  • Sewing machine
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