Category Archives: charm pack sewing

Video tutorial: quick and easy whirlwind block

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

You only need two 20 inch  x 2 1/2 inch strips in contrasting fabrics to make two 5 1/4 inch blocks.

You can make this block in any size provided both strips are the same width.

Watch the video, it goes for less than one minute, that’s how easy this block is. Enjoy!

Next time I will show you what to do with 2 these blocks and two more.

If you want to be notified every time I upload a video, subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Quilt layouts you can make with these blocks

Quilt layout 1

Quilt layout 2

Quilt layout 3

Quilt layout 4

Video tutorial: one minute hourglass block or Quarter Square Triangle (QST) the quick way


With this tutorial you will make 2 hourglass blocks or Quarter Square Triangles (QST) in no time.

You only need two 5 inch squares in contrasting fabrics or four if you want to make 4 blocks as shown on the photo above.

I used 5 inch squares but this block can be made in any size, large or small. Just add 1 1/4 inch to the side of the QST you want to obtain. For instance if you want to do two 5 inch hourglass blocks, cut two 6 1/4 inch squares.

On the video tutorial you will find other alternative arrangements to the one on the photo.

Watch the video, it only goes for one minute. And if you want to be notified every time I upload a video subscribe to my YouTube channel. Enjoy!

Make 8 Half Square Triangles (HST) in 2 minutes

This is just one of the blocks you can do with 16 half square triangles (HST) but the possibilities are endless.

For this tutorial I start with 5 inch squares, which gives you 2 inch HSTs, but you can start with any size square.

You will need to trim the resulting HST to size afterwards.

Here is a 2 minute video showing you how to make 8 HST at once:

Example blocks with 8 HST

Example blocks with 16 HST in 3 colours

There are many more blocks you can do with HSTs. A quick Google search will confirm that.