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New Modern Solids Paradigm Quilt

Homemade Emily Jane - Paradigm quilt pattern, modern quilt design featuring large quilt block pieces

Let me tell you about the new modern quilt pattern for beginners – the throw size Paradigm Quilt! I made this modern quilt for the cover of the Paradigm quilt pattern.

First off, the design of the Paradigm quilt pattern is a single-block quilt – scaled up or down for each size. The new modern quilt pattern includes 3 sizes: pillow, baby, and throw. You can get the quilt pattern in my shop as a PDF Download or printed paper booklet version.

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0 In Quilt Patterns/ Quilting

Paradigm: a Big Block Quilt Pattern for Beginners

Paradigm quilt pattern homemade emily jane, modern quilt pattern featuring large blocks in a modern design, throw size quilt with big fabric pieces

The Paradigm quilt pattern is a modern, big block quilt pattern for beginners. It is designed to feature large simple patchwork pieces and is beginner-friendly. It uses traditional shapes such as Flying Geese and the Economy Quilt block in a fresh modern way! If you like modern geometric quilt patterns and a fast, fun quilt finish – this quilt pattern is for you!

This easy modern quilt pattern might be considered a skill builder, as it will teach you how to make 2 different main types of quilt blocks, and it provides helpful diagrams & instructions for every step of making the quilt top! This modern quilt pattern PDF is available as a digital download as well as a paper pattern.

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Essential Quilting Tools You Need to Get Started

Beginner tools for making a quilt, essential quilting supplies to get started, sewing notions necessary for making a quilt

If you’re a beginner quilter or thinking about learning how to quilt, you need to start with the right quilting tools! These essential quilting tools and notions will get you well on your way to making patchwork quilts the easy way.

This article shares all my personal favorite sewing tools I use to make a quilt. I have categorized these quilting tools based on the step of the quilting process they’re used in. Be sure to also check out How to Make a Quilt From Start to Finish if you’re a quilting beginner.

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Quilt Block Tutorial: How to Make an Economy Quilt Block

Economy Quilt Block tutorial for beginner quilters

The Economy quilt block was popular in the 1930’s and is still a beloved quilt block to make today! This step-by-step patchwork tutorial will show you how I make an Economy quilt block, and hopefully give you the confidence to successfully make your own as well!

While of course Economy Quilt Blocks can be found in tons of traditional quilts throughout time, I like to give them a modern twist in my own patterns. Once example of a modern way to use the Economy block is in the Paradigm quilt pattern, which will be released on January 14th in my pattern shop.

Economy Quilt Block tutorial for sewing square in a square quilt block and calculating different quilt block sizes
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2 In AccuQuilt/ Projects & Tutorials/ Quilting

The EASY way to make a Mariner’s Compass Quilt Block

Mariners Compass Quilt block tutorial made with accuquilt fabric cutting machine

I’m typically the type of person that chooses simple over complex about 99% of the time, which is why it was so odd for me to want to try making a Mariner’s Compass quilt block. The Mariner’s Compass block features a lot of crazy points, weird angles, and also involves sewing curves – all things that would normally scare me away! BUT I made the quilt block, and it wasn’t even all that hard! I have a secret weapon to share with you that made this intimidating Mariner’s Compass quilt block actually super easy! Are you ready to know my secret to making this complex quilt block super simple?

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