2 minute video tutorial: Scrappy tube quilting with strips

2 minute video tutorial: scrap tube quilting

This is a very easy and fun block to make. This block is perfect for layer cakes.

Learn to make crazy a scrappy tube quilt block

Learn tube quilting in 2 minutes:


  • Assorted fabric strips
  • 3 1/2″ fabric strips

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Blog Hop: Piece and Quilt with Precuts and a book giveaway

Gridwork quilt, pattern by Christa Watson

Today I’m reviewing a quilting book by Christa Watson of Christa Quilts and giving away one electronic copy.

Christa is an award-winning quilter and designer. She has authored many books, articles and patterns on quilting.

I really like the quilts in her latest book Piece and Quilt with Pre-cuts.

You can get a *signed* copy of the book on Christa’s shop.

This book is my kind of book. It’s full of good advice and tips on quilting. It has instructions to make 11 beautiful easy to make modern quilts and it’s made with pre-cuts. It can’t get any easier than that!

If you don’t have any pre-cuts that’s ok too. Just follow the tips on choosing fabrics Christa gives on her book.

There’s no waste in this book. One of the patterns uses the bits and pieces left over from the other quilts!

The book comes with very detailed instructions on how to quilt each quilt.

I put the book to the test and made a small version of Gridwork, a modern quilt made with blocks that are asymmetric.

I love asymmetric blocks because usually you can change the look of any quilt by just placing them in different directions.

Christa Watson Gridwork quilt

You can put together this quilt in a weekend.

Piece and Quilt with Precuts, Christaquilts.com

Sandy and Joanne also made this quilt. Have a look at their beautiful work:

Over the next few days you can see all the quilts in the book made by quilters around the globe. Check out the blog hop schedule.


To celebrate, I’m giving away one electronic copy of the book.

Enter by leaving a comment about which quilt or quilts in this book you’d like to make and why.

You can see photos of all quilts on the publisher’s website.

I’ll pick a winner at the end of the blog hop. The winner will receive an ebook copy by email.

Gridwork quilt by Christa Watson

Video tutorial: two 15-minute tablet stand

Video tutorial: two 15 minute tablet stands

Make these tablet stands in 15 minutes.

Use the leg of a pair of jeans or your favourite fabric.

How to make an tablet beanbag or stand

Both bags are made in the same way and both make beautiful and useful handmade gifts.


Download the tablet base (pdf). Using this base is optional.

Print and trace the template on a piece of cardboard.

It is recommended that you add some weight to the bag so it sits better. Rice, lentils, wheat, and the like should work well.

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