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Video tutorial: 2 broken dishes quilt blocks

Video tutorial: 2 broken dishes quilt blocks - quick and easy quilting

Broken dishes is a classic block.

The tutorial is for 2 types of broken dishes. One of them goes further and can be turned on to more variations of a 4 patch block.

Watch how to make 2 broken dishes quilt blocks

It’s amazing how many layouts are possible. It’s just a matter of trying out different arrangements.

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Video tutorial – Mitered quilt corners – easy quilting

Learn to sew mitered quilt corners in one and a half minutes

The video shows binding with a flange and it’s sewn by machine. If interested here’re the tutorial:

Book: Patchwork Embroidery

Book cover

I have been so busy I forgot to share the news!

The latest Aimee Ray’s book Patchwork Embroidery was released in November 2016.

I contributed 3 projects to the book. I designed and made the projects and worked with Aimee on the art work.

All the projects have a patchwork component as well as embroidery.

Have a look at my projects. Which one do you like best?

A lunch box

Lunch box

A tic-tac-toe board

This one is my favourite and the easiest to make of the 3.

Tic tac toe board

Australian animals baby book

Baby book

The book is beautiful, as all Aimee’s books are. I totally recommend it – disclaimer: I’m not making any money out of this book because I made the projects on commission.

The stitches I used are very simple. You can learn them with this video:

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Video tutorial: broken dishes block with a twist

Video tutorial: Video tutorial: broken dishes block with a twist

How to make a broken dishes block

This block is called broken dishes though I added “with a twist” to the name because it is a bit different.

Make it extra different by using striped fabrics:

Learn in just over 2 minutes and see how many quilt layouts yo can make with this block:

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It’s amazing how many layouts are possible. It’s just a matter of trying out different arrangements.

Video tutorial: broken dishes with a twist - quick and easy block

Video tutorial: Broken dishes with a twist - quick and easy quilt block