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Make a large batch of half square triangles in no time – video tutorial

Make a big batch of half square triangles at once - video tutorial

Half square triangles are essential in quilting. There’re many ways of making them.

Some have bias seams some don’t.

This particular method produces 48 half square triangles though you can adapt it to as many or few HSTs as you like.

Learn how to make half square triangles (HST) in bulk

This is a very easy technique that produces many HSTs at once. Learn in 3 minutes:

HST finished size

3″ x 3″.

Materials

2 fabric rectangles 16″ x 24″ each in contrasting colours.

Medallion mini quilt

To make this mini quilt you need 36 HST.

Make 48 HST at once

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9-patch quilt block with swirling seams video tutorial

9-patch quilt block with swirling seams video tutorial

Swirling seams is a technique Eleanor Burns popularised. It’s a simple way to reduce bulky seams and still press the seams to the side.

Learn in 2 minutes how to do swirling seams in a 9-patch quilt block:

If you like this technique, you can watch the same technique applied to a 4-patch block:

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Cobblestones – English Paper Piecing (EPP)

Video tutorial: Cobblestones English paper piecing (EPP) project

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

Each octagon has a side that measures 1″ and the squares are 1″ x 1″.

 

How to make English paper piecing (EPP) cobblestones

Download the template

Print the Cobblestones template (PDF) and start sewing!

This project is perfect to do while travelling, camping, in front of TV or any other time.

This is a beginner’s project.

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Video tutorial: Disappearing pinwheel quilt block variations

Video tutorial: Disappearing pinwheel quilt blocks

This is one very special technique that yields many different blocks. Some of them are even traditional blocks such as churn dash and monkey wrench.

How to make many disappearing quilt blocks from 2 squares

Learn in just over 3 minutes and have a look at many of the variations.

Disappearing pinwheel block sampler quilt

I made a Disappearing pinwheel block sampler quilt with 11 different variations of the block. Have a look at the block and tutorial:

Quilt size

56 inches x 42 inches.

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Video tutorial: double hourglass quilt block

This block is made with fabric strips. It can be made any size.

You will need a ruler with 45 degree markings to cut the triangles. You can make the quilt in coordinated fabrics or just scrappy. It’s a great bock to use your jelly rolls. Your blocks will just be bigger than mine! Have a go!

How to make a double hourglass block

Learn to make this block in 2 minutes:

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Video tutorial: Double hourglass quilt tutorial