Category Archives: 3D block

Video tutorial: tridimensional effects for your quilt

This tutorial is for making 2 favourite 3D effects.

Both effects are quite straight forward and use no Y seams.

How to make quick and easy tumbling block and a 3D hexagon

The tumbling block technique, developed in 1987 by Marci Baker, is available in the book ABC 3-D Tumbling Blocks … and More! and the pattern Playing with Blocks for purchase.


You will need a 60 degree ruler or a square ruler with a 60 degree marking or my 60 degree ruler template (pdf).

How to use your square or rectangular ruler as a 60 degree ruler

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2 Tridimensional effects for your quilt
Video tutorial: No Y seams tumbling blocks - easy quilting

Video tutorial: One seam flying geese quilt block

Video tutorial: One seam flying geese quilt block

This is a fun block which has been around for many years, so I decided to try it out. It’s a quick and easy block to make.

Learn to make a one seam flying geese quilt block in 2 minutes

See some quilt layouts that can be made with this block.

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Video tutorial: optical illusion – 3D steps block

Video tutorial: 3D Blocks quilt

Following up from my large batch of half square triangles (HST) video, here’s how you can use the same technique to  create an optical illusion quickly and easily.

Just make a big batch of half square triangles and together with a bunch of squares you get this great looking piece of patchwork.

Learn how to make a 3D steps block:

If you like optical illusions, you’ll love the Tumbling blocks without Y seams video.

It’s so easy to make! Check this video out:

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