Category Archives: beginner quilt block

Video tutorial: Hidden wells technique using 5 fabric strips

This technique was developed by Mary Ellen Hopkins in 1989 for her Hidden wells quilt. It can be done with a different number of strips in different or equal widths.

Learn to make these 2 Hidden wells quilt blocks using 5 strips of fabric in 2 minutes:

Materials

  • 1 red 1 3/4 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 light green 2 1/2 inch x 10 inch strip
  • 1 yellow 3 1/2 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 light red 2 1/2 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 dark green 1 3/4 x 10 inch strip

Finished block size

12 1/4 inch square.

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Video tutorial: Scrappy triangles with strips

Do you keep all your fabric scraps? I do and from time to time I think of ways of using them.

This is one of those times.

Learn to use all those assorted fabric scraps to make a srappy string quilt:

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Video tutorial: Scrap triangles with strips

2-minute video tutorial: French braid quilt block

I’m posting another tutorial to use those fabric strips you have lying around.

Learn in 2 minutes how to make a French braid quilt block:

A French braid can be made any size. Also it can be made in long strips rather than squares.

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2-minute video: French braid quilt block