Sliced courthouse steps quilt block video tutorial

Sliced courthouse steps quilt bock video tutorial

Courthouse steps block belongs to the log cabin family.

This video demonstrates how to slice 2 blocks with inverted colours in the diagonal to make 2 different block. The new blocks can be placed in many ways to make great quilt designs.

Learn to make a sliced courthouse steps quilt blocks  in  just over 2 minutes

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Scrappy strip half square triangles video tutorial

Scrappy strip half square triangle video tutorial

I never throw away any fabric scraps left over from other projects.

I put them together by shape: squares, strips, triangles. This makes it easier when I decide to make a block like this one.

How to make 2 scrappy strip half square triangles

If you don’t like using scrappy strips but still like the half square layouts, you can try this other similar block:

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Framing a favourite print – fussy cutting video tutorial

Framing a favourite print - video tutorial

Do you have a print that you love and don’t want to cut up in small pieces? Why not making a feature of it?

This technique is called fussy cutting. Just identify the print you like and use a clear ruler to frame and cut.

How to frame a favourite print – fussy cutting

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Pickle dish quilt block video tutorial

Video tutorial pickle dish quilt block

While this isn’t the easiest block out there, using paper foundation piecing makes it substantially easier.

How to make a Pickle dish block

It really pays to learn paper piecing. No block will be too hard once you know how how to paper piece.

 

Downloads

  • Pickle Dish foundation piecing template (pdf). Temporarily unavailable.

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Wonky zig zag quilt video tutorial

Wonky zig zag quilt block video tutorial

This is perfect for a scrap quilt for baby. Cut your background fabric in 4 1/2″ squares and use an assorted number of strips of different widths to make this very easy block/quilt.

Learn how to make a wonky zig zag quilt block in 2 minutes

Lots of different quilt layouts are possible with this block. Check them out at the end of the video.

 

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