How to make polka dot diamond smocking
This is a very easy fabric manipulation that uses the fabric print as a grid.
This fabric manipulation can be used on a block, on a bag, or on clothing.
Sew how I used this fabric manipulation on a textured quilt.
If you like my videos, subscribe to my Youtube channel.
Here is a quick and easy Butterflies quilt free pattern (pdf).
How to make an hourglass block
Learn in just over 2 of minutes:
Did you like this tutorial? If you want to be notified every time I upload a video subscribe to my YouTube channel. Enjoy!
Download Butterflies free pattern
Butterflies quilt free pattern (pdf).
6 1/2 inch square
For 2 hourglass blocks:
- two 7 1/2 inch squares in contrasting fabrics.
With this tutorial you’ll make 6 blocks, 2 in each colour
Butterflies mini quilt
- 7 hourglass blocks in charcoal
- 8 hourglass blocks in turquoise
- 1 hourglass block in red
30 inch square plus the binding.
- 1/2 yard of cream/white fabric
- 1/4 yard of charcoal fabric
- 1/4 yard of acqua or turquoise fabric
- 1/2 yard of gray fabric for the border
- 1/4 yard of red fabric
- Four 7 1/2 inch squares in charcoal
- Five 7 1/2 inch squares in white/cream
- Four 7 1/2 inch squares in turquoise
- One 7 1/2 inch square in red
- 2 strips 3 inches x 24 inches and 2 strips 3 inches x 30 inches
- Fabric for the binding (see tutorial below)
Once the top has been sewn together, it’s time to quilt it.
Free motion quilting
I usually finish my quilts with free motion. It’s quick and easy once you get the hang of it.
If you wish to try, here’s how you do it:
Binding the quilt
Binding the quilt using a sewing machine is the quickest way to finish a quilt. It’s a lot easier to. Watch how it’s done:
Did you like the special binding I used? It’s called a flange though it looks to me like piping. This is how you add a flange or faux piping to your quilt binding:
Shoofly is a traditional quilt block.
Slice it and you get a Disappearing shoofly quilt block.
This is the third variation of this block. The block is quick and easy to make.
How to make variation 3 of a disappearing shoofly block
- four 4 1/2 inch squares in white
- one 4 1/2 inch squares in brown
- two 4 7/8 inch squares in brown
- two 4 7/8 inch squares in white
Without sashing. This quilt should be called “Shark”.