Video tutorial: Buzz saw patchwork block

This video tutorial makes 2 pieces like the one above. The full block is made with 4 pieces.

Notes

The math for this block isn’t 100% correct. What I mean by that is that you may find that if you cut your strips at 2 1/2 inch intervals, the last strip will be less than 2 1/2 inches.You can see that on my video. That’s because the half square triangle is 9 1/2 inches square not 10.

That doesn’t affect the end result. Just sew the narrower strip with a scant 1/8 inch seam allowance to compensate a bit. That’s what I did, though I’m not sure it was necessary.

Materials

For each 4 piece patchwork block, you need:

• two 10 inch squares in red
• two 10 inch squares in light grey
• four 2 1/2 inch x 9 1/2 inch strips of red fabric

Quilt designs

With this block there are variety of quilt designs you can make:

Visual process

An unusual placement of this block makes this quilt:

19 thoughts on “Video tutorial: Buzz saw patchwork block”

1. Marlene Carpes says:

Este bloco é sensacional, pela beleza e facilidade em fazer. Muito obrigada

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Thank you!

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3. Renee Owen says:

Thank you. That looks easy. I am a new quilter looking for not too hard yet different type squares. Thank you for showing me ” how to”!!

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4. Ludmila says:

Thank you – but the first squares can´t be 7″ only… ???

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Ludmila, you’re right, I’m uploading a new video with the right sizing, 10 inches. Sorry about that. My blog post is correct but I somehow mistyped the size on the video.

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6. Kelli says:

what is the dimension of the finished block?
i also get 3 strips of 2.5″ and one 2″…is this correct?

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You’re right, the last strip is not exactly 2.5″ because in fact the HST is 9.5. My last strip is slightly less than 2.5″. You can see it on the video if you look closely. But it doesn’t show in the finished block. The instruction should be to divide the resulting HST into 4 equal strips. At the end of the tutorial you will have a 9 3/4″ block, depending on how accurate your cutting is. Mine is about that. So the finished block with the 4 pieces will be about 19 inches I think if my math is correct.

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8. kayelene says:

I to, am in down under, Adelaide in fact. Love the buzz saw block . Just have to try it. Ah, I am supposed to be quilting my quilts which I have been making for charity, but I think I will have to do a block just to get the hang of it then get back to it.

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9. Nancy J. says:

If you cut the strips at 2 3/8″ each the math works out. You will end up with four strips the same size, then just cut the solid strip 2 3/8″ also.

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That should be right. Thanks for that.

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11. Barb Tazelaar says:

This is Bonnie Hunter’s Scrapy Mountain Majesty block from her Quiltville website.

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Hi Barb, thank you for that info. I don’t think you can actually make that quilt with this block. You need a mirrored block as well. I do have another tutorial though which is more like that one though someone pointed out it was like Delectable mountains quilt rather. I don’t really know. There are so many traditional blocks and quilts that it’s hard to tell them apart and there’re just so many combinations one can have.

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13. Thanks for sharing and also for making the easy to understand video. I started this last night and it is so easy but what a neat design! Thanks again!

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