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Video tutorial: quick and easy spools quilt block

Learn in under 2 minutes how to make this very quick and easy spools quilt block

How to make a spools quilt block

Learn in under 2 minutes how to make this very quick and easy spools quilt block:

To make a full block you will need to make 4 spools.

Block size

The block is 9 1/2 inches.

Materials

For one single spool:

  • One 2 x 5 inch strip in a print fabric
  • Two 2 x 5 inch strips in the background fabric
  • Four 2 inch squares in the print fabric

For one block make 4 spools.

Tips

This quilt can be made in coordinated fabrics or scrappy.

Add sashing for a different look.

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Free pattern: celtic knots quilt

Celtic knot quilt free tutorial

This is a beginner block and quilt.  Use high contrasting fabrics so the celtic patterns are more visible.

How to make this versatile block

You need to make 36 blocks of 4 pieces each (and 144 pieces in total for the full quilt).

Block size: 18 1/2 inch square, including 1/4 seam allowance.

Number of blocks on this quilt: 9 (144 individual pieces).

Quilt size:  approximately 54 inch square.

Fabric needs:

  • 1 1/4 yards in pinks
  • 1 1/4 yards in greys
  • 1 5/8 yards of white fabric

Quilt binding with faux piping

I’ve fallen in love with machine binding with faux piping. Choose grey tones for the main binding fabric and a bright pink for the flange or faux piping. This is how you make it:

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Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt block – quick and easy quilting

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt block - quick and easy quilting

This block starts as two 9 inch squares of contrasting fabrics.

How to make a quick and easy Kaleidoscope quilt block

Learn how to make a half pinwheels and bows block in  over 2 minutes:

Materials for one Kaleidoscope quilt block

  • Two 9 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

This technique produces lots of bias seams. Starching your fabric may help avoid stretching the fabric.

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/2 inches square.

When you make the tutorial 4 times you get this kaleidoscope looking mini quil