Category Archives: beginner quilt block

Video tutorial: Zig Zag half square triangles quilt block – easy quilting

Video tutorial: quick and easy zig zag quilt block with half square triangles

I love thin lines in blocks in high contrasting colours.

In this case I’ve added a think line to a half square triangles (HSTs) and used colour to make a really beautiful HST patterns.

Learn how to make a zig zag half square triangle quilt block in 2 minutes

Lots of different quilt layouts are possible with this block. Check them out at the end of the video.

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Video tutorial: Quick and easy bargello quilt block

Video tutorial: Bargello quilt block - tube quilting

Learn to make a bargello quilt block

Learn in 2 minutes:

Block size

10 1/2 inches including seam allowances.


  • Five 2 1/2 x 13 inch fabric strips

Download a Bargello pattern

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Some designs that are possible with this patchwork technique:

Video tutorial: Bargello quilt block

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt – quick and easy quilting

Video tutorial: quick and easy kaleidoscope quilt

I’ve meant to make a kaleidoscope quilt for years and this is it.

It’s such an easy and quick quilt to make.

The only thing you need is a fabric with a large print and 6 print repeats. Each block is a hexagon and uses 6 triangles.

If you want to make it bigger, then get enough fabric for 12 print repeats.

How to make a kaleidoscope quilt

Learn in just 4 minutes:

I used just over 2 yards of fabric and got lots of blocks.

If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler

Not to worry, here is how to cut 60 degree triangles without special rulers:

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