Category Archives: beginner quilt block

2 strip blocks using tube quilting techniques – video tutorial

2 tube quilting blocks with strips of fabric - video tutorial

Tube quilting is a quick technique that produces results in a short time.

Both blocks are made of half square triangles. One of them uses scrap fabrics and the other coordinated fabrics.

Learn tube quilting in 2 minutes:

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Video tutorial: 2 easy bargello quilt blocks

Video tutorial: 2 bargello quilt blocks - tube quilting

Tube quilting is one of my favourite techniques.

This video demonstrates how to make 2 bargello blocks using tube quilting.

Learn to make 2 simple Bargello blocks

Learn in 4 minutes:

If you enjoyed the video and would like to try a simple bargello quilt, here’s a pattern for one.

Eccentric diamond quilt

Free mini quilt pattern: Eccentric diamond quilt

Eccentric diamond quilt pattern (1.7MB).

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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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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.

 

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