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Block 10: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Block 10: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

How to make this block

Materials

  • Two 7 inch squares of print fabric
  • Two 7 inch squares of white fabric
  • One 7 inch squares in floral fabric
  • One 7 inch squares in orange fabric

Finished block

10 1/2 inch square.

All block tutorials for this quilt.

Instructions

Make the tutorial twice to obtain 16 HSTs in white and floral fabrics and once more to make 8 HSTs in orange and floral fabrics. You will use 12 HST in floral and white fabrics and 4 HSTs in orange and floral fabrics.

Trim off HSTs and place into the pattern below.

Block 10: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Then sew HSTs in rows.

Block 10: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial
And then sew rows together.

Block 10: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

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Quilt designs using this block

Block 10: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Block 10: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Road to Tennessee quilt block – a world of possibilities

Road to Tennessee block - modern quilts

Road to Tennessee is a beginner block you can make in a couple of minutes.

How to make Road to Tennessee block

The block is simple but the quilts don’t need to be boring. Have a look at some of the quilt designs you can make with this quick and easy block.

Materials

For one block cut:

  • One 5 inch square
  • Two 2 3/4 inch squares in white

Finished block

5 inch square

9 patch blocks

16 patch blocks

Quilt layouts with the 16 patch blocks above

Quilt designs with 9 patch blocks

Road to Tennessee quilt block tutorial
Road to Tennessee block - modern quilts

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Video tutorial: Disappearing hourglass

Disappearing hourglass block - video tutorial

How to make a disappearing hourglass block

Learn to make this block in 2 minutes:

Correction: the initial 4 half square triangles need to be trimmed to 4 1/2 inch square.

Block size

The block is 7 1/2 inches (7 inches finished).

Materials

  • Two 5 inch squares in green
  • Two 5 inch squares in red

or

  • Two 5 inch squares in one colour
  • One 5 inch square in a contrasting colour
  • One 5 inch square in a third contrasting colour

By using a variety of fabric and colour combinations you can make strikingly looking quilts quite easily.

Using 3 fabrics

disappearing hourglass block

Using 2 fabrics

disappearing hourglass block

This is another block layout that can be obtained with the same tutorial:
disappearing hourglass block

 

Quilt designs

disappearing hourglass block

disappearing hourglass block

disappearing hourglass block

disappearing hourglass block

disappearing hourglass block

disappearing hourglass block