Video tutorial: Snowball quilt block – beginner’s series

For 2018 I want to produce a series of videos on simple blocks for those of you starting out or thinking of starting so I can help you develop your quilting skills one block at a time.

Even if you’re not a beginner you may be able to find inspiration at the end of the video.

And while we’re not in 2018 yet, I thought it’d publish the first video in the series today as a late Christmas present from me to you.

So let’s start with Snowball.

Snowball is a very easy classic block, It’s so easy it only takes 10 minutes to make.

Snowball block is great to use with other blocks such as nine-patch blocks or just on its own. Today I’ll demonstrate the construction.

At the end you’ll find how you can use colour to make quite quite different quilt designs using just snowball blocks.

How to make an easy snowball quilt block

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Video tutorial: snowball quilt bock - beginner's series

Best of 2017

Best tutorials of 2017 - SewnUp, TeresaDownUnder

French braid

I love strip scrappy blocks like this one. This was one of my favourite tutorials of the year (2 minutes).

Tube quilting with fabric strips

This is a quick technique to make many different strip blocks. This was also a favourite tutorial this year (2 minutes).

3D hexagon block

This was one of my most popular video tutorials. It’s quite a straight forward block. The hardest part is choosing the best fabrics so you get a good 3D effects (2 minutes).

Joining the binding ends

I’m self taught so for a long time I had no idea how to join the ends of the binding in a neat way. Learning how to do it properly made a big difference. That’s why this is one of my best 2017 tutorials.

This is how I join the binding ends (2 minutes):

Tumbling blocks without Y seams

This is my most popular video tutorial of all times and that’s why it’s in my top 5.

Learn how to make baby blocks in less than 3 minutes:

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Happy holidays

Happy holidays and happy 2018 to everyone!

I hope you have a good time during the holidays. But don’t forget to make time for yourself and your creations.

Thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to stop by and watch and to those of you who’ve left very kind comments about my work.

Thank you also to those of you who purchased my patterns. I hope you enjoy making my quilts.

To celebrate the end of the year I’ve made a short compilation of some of the blocks I’ve made in 2017. I hope you like it.

Video compilation: some blocks I made in 2017

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2 minute video tutorial: Quick 4-patch quilt block

Video tutorial: Quick 4-patch quilt block

Making a 4-patch block is quite easy but making it this way it’s not only easy but also fast!

How to make a qick 4-patch block

Finished block size

9 ” square.

Materials

Four 10″ x 10″ squares in contrasting fabrics make 4 blocks.

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Video tutorial: Ohio star quilt block

Video tutorial: Ohio Star quilt block

I got this beautiful Christmas fabric from a friend. And since we’re getting closer to Christmas an Ohio star block seems like the best choice for it. I hope you like it.

How to make an Ohio star block

Learn in 2 minutes:

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