Video tutorial: Patchwork Christmas tree softie and Christmas storm at sea quilt

Video tutorial: 2 cute patchwork Christmas projects

I’ve made a few Christmas tree softies over the years. They make a great Christmas gift for friends and family. And you can use all your favourite fabric scraps.

If you prefer, you can make make a storm at sea quilt for Christmas. Storm at sea is a beginner block and this one is made with paper piecing. Learn to paper piece with this video.

How to make a Patchwork Christmas tree ornament and a storm at sea block

Learn to make these 2 Christmas projects

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Tree softies

Make trees in different colour schemes and in different sizes. This is the time to use all those fabric scraps you have around the house.

Patchwork Christmas tree tutorial - Christmas ornament

Stitch any embellishments such as bows, stitch little beads, add a felt star to the top. So many options!

I quite like it with a felt star on the top.
Patchwork Christmas tree tutorial

Video tutorial: Double disappearing 4-patch block – quick and easy quilting

Video tutorial: Double disappearing 4-patch quilt block

How to make a double disappearing 4-patch block

Block size

8 ” square.

Materials

Four 5 inch squares in contrasting fabrics.  And two 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ white squares

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Video tutorial: Hexies pincushion – English Paper Piecing (EPP)

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If you’ve never done English paper piecing or EPP this is an easy project to start with.

For this I printed a sheet of 1 1/4 inch hexagons (pdf). You will only need 8 templates.

How to make English paper piecing (EPP) hexagons

This is an EPP beginner’s project.

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Video tutorial: Tube quilting with strips

Video tutorial: Strip tube quilting

Tube quilting is a quick technique that produces results in a short time.

For this exercise the blocks are made of half square triangles.

4 strips of fabric x width of fabric = 2 blocks.

Learn tube quilting in 2 minutes:

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Video tutorials: disappearing 9 patch blocks

Video tutorial: learn to make 4 disappearing 9-patch blocks in 3 minutes

Learn to make 4 different types of disappearing 9-patch blocks in just 3 minutes.

Start with nine 5″ squares and then follow the tutorial. Some blocks need two 9-patch blocks so that pieces can be swapped around.

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