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Make Charity Quilts From Orphan Blocks

Every year the Utah Quilt Guild holds an orphan block night to make charity quilts. Quilters donate their blocks of all sizes. Then they gather for a fun night of creativity. Friends join forces to arrange and combine the blocks into beautiful quilts tops.

Last year Handi Quilter let us use their classroom. So a group of us could quilt those scrappy quilts. I’ve slowly been binding them with the help of my friend Sheri. This last weekend I was able to prep a few and get binding cut.

While posting about my progress on social media. I was asked to share photos of these orphan quilts. So here is a little orphan block quilt show.

These quilts will be given as Quilty Hugs for those battling cancer. If you would like tips on combining orphan blocks this tutorial will be helpful. Or I recently made a YouTube video to showcase ways to combine orphan blocks. You can find it on this post along with a tip to make sure your quilts have pop and interest. While not a necessity when you make charity quilts. It is an added bonus.

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