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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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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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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