Category Archives: charm pack quilt

Gingham quilt block – video tutorial

Gingham quilt block video tutorial

I love gingham, and I love gingham quilts.

The trick to a gingham block is to choose the colours well. You will need a colour in 3 shades, a dark, a medium and a light colour. Choose single colour fabrics with good contrast.

Solids work more effectively though some tone on tone prints may also work well.

In the tutorial I make 2 different sizes but the block can be made in any size.

How to make a gingham quilt block

Do you know how to press the seams on a 4-patch block?

Watch this 2 minute video to learn how to swirl your seams.

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9-patch quilt block with swirling seams video tutorial

9-patch quilt block with swirling seams video tutorial

Swirling seams is a technique Eleanor Burns popularised. It’s a simple way to reduce bulky seams and still press the seams to the side.

Learn in 2 minutes how to do swirling seams in a 9-patch quilt block:

If you like this technique, you can watch the same technique applied to a 4-patch block:

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Video tutorial: half square triangle quilt block – quilting for beginners seriesi

This tutorial is for a very basic half square triangles units.

Half square triangles or HSTs are the foundation for many blocks.

They can be made in many different ways. The technique I demonstrate makes 2 HSTs at once using 2 squares of contrasting fabrics.

How to make 2 half square triangle blocks

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Video tutorial: Half square triangle quilt block - quilting for beginners series

Video tutorial: hourglass block – beginner series

This is a quick and easy block suitable for beginners.

It can be made in coordinated fabrics or scrappy.

For a faster block you can use pre-cuts such as charm squares like I used for the video tutorial.

With this tutorial you will make 2 hourglass blocks in no time.

How to make an hourglass block

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Video tutorial: Hourglass quilt block - quilting beginner series

Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch quilt block

This is a quick method to make a special block starting with a simple 4-patch quilt block. This is a perfect block to use all those fabric scraps you have left over from other projects or just use coordinated fabrics. In each case you can be assured the quilt will be beautiful.

How to make a quick disappearing 4-patch block

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Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch quilt block - easy quilting