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Essential Websites: Quilter’s Cache

Essential Websites:  Quilter’s Cache

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

There are a few websites every quilter, or aspiring quilter, should know about.  One of the most important is  Begun in 1997 by Marcia Hohn, this site is an essential block-pattern resource with patterns and instructions for over 1,400 quilt blocks.

These blocks represent a huge variety, including sizes from 4” to 34”, both pieced and appliqué, and featuring traditional designs plus Marcia’s own original blocks.  One feature that’s especially useful is Marcia’s “pin” notation system to indicate the pattern’s difficulty level.  You’ll also notice that the blocks that feature primarily appliqué are red-topped, while the blocks that are pieced or a mixture of piecing and appliqué are yellow-topped.

Because of both the huge variety and Marcia’s clear and accurate instructions, the Quilter’s Cache website is a frequently-used source for guilds and online block-exchanges.  If you’re considering using any of these patterns for an exchange, group quilt, or one going into a show, be sure to check out her Terms of Use  for her original designs.

Quilter’s Cache is also a great place to while away a couple of hours dreaming of the quilts in your future.

In addition to the patterns, don’t forget to check out the Photo Gallery  for more inspiration!

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