Video tutorial: polka dot smocking

Video tutorial: polka dot smocking

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.

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Video tutorial: quick and easy jelly roll 1 and 2 combination

Video tutorial: quick and easy jelly roll 1 and 2 combination

This is block number 2 of a series of 3 that is made with jelly rolls or with 2 1/2 inch strips of fabric. Check out the jelly roll quilt block 1 tutorial and jelly roll quilt block 2 tutorial.

This block is very versatile and you can make lots of quilt designs with it.

How to make this jelly roll quilt block number 1 and 2 combined

Learn to make this  technique in just 3 minutes:

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Materials

For the first rectangle:
– 2 red 1 1/4 x 17 inch fabric strips
– 2 white 2 1/2 x 17 inch strips
– 1 red 2 1/2 x 17 inch strip

For the second rectangle:
– 2 grey 1 1/4 x 17 inch fabric strips
– 2 white 2 1/2 x 17 inch strips
– 1 red 2 1/2 x 17 inch strip

For the third rectangle:

– 2 red 1 1/4 x 17 inch fabric strips
– 2 white 2 1/2 x 17 inch strips
– 1 red 2 1/2 x 17 inch strip

For the fourth rectangle:
– 2 grey 1 1/4 x 17 inch fabric strips
– 2 white 2 1/2 x 17 inch strips
– 1 red 2 1/2 x 17 inch strip

See some of the possible quilt blocks and quilt designs you can make with this quilting technique:Video tutorial: quick and easy jelly roll 1 and 2 combination

Labyrinth quilt tiny pattern download

Labyrinth quilt pattern

Download theSPYCHEDELIC SYMMETRY.png Quilt pattern

Download Labyrinth quilt top pattern.

The pattern contains cutting directions, fabric needs as well as a quilt assembly diagram. The pattern also contains a link to the block tutorial.

How to make a scrappy half and half square triangle (HST) block

Tip

While I chose to use solids for the strips of fabric, this block may work better with scrappy print fabrics where the strips may not be so obviously mismatched on some of the quilt designs.

  

Video tutorial: quick and easy spools quilt block

Learn in under 2 minutes how to make this very quick and easy spools quilt block

How to make a spools quilt block

Learn in under 2 minutes how to make this very quick and easy spools quilt block:

To make a full block you will need to make 4 spools.

Block size

The block is 9 1/2 inches.

Materials

For one single spool:

  • One 2 x 5 inch strip in a print fabric
  • Two 2 x 5 inch strips in the background fabric
  • Four 2 inch squares in the print fabric

For one block make 4 spools.

Tips

This quilt can be made in coordinated fabrics or scrappy.

Add sashing for a different look.

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Video tutorial: disappearing shoofly block – variation 3

Video tutorial: disappearing shoofly block - variation 3

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

Materials

  • 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

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Quilt pattern: The four seasons of the heart - beginner quilt

Buy the pattern

 

Buy The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern on Etsy

Buy The four seasons of the heart on Etsy

About the pattern

Skill level: beginner.

Quilt sizes: crib, lap, twin and queen.

Finished block size: 11 ½”.

Quilt style: traditional piecing with quick cutting instructions.

Charm squares and fat quarter friendly.

You can use the colouring pages at the end to choose the colour scheme.

Quilting: I quilted this quilt using free-motion.

In the 14 page pattern I have included lots of diagrams and written quick cutting instructions as well as links to 1 of my video tutorials that demonstrate how to make the blocks.

Also in the pattern you will find colouring pages that you can use to decide on a colour scheme for the quilt.

Quilt pattern: The four seasons of the heart - 1 pattern 4 quilts