Category Archives: charm pack sewing

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: 2 minute pinwheel quilt block – beginner’s series

This is the fourth video in my beginner’s series and a classic quilt block.

There’re many pinwheel blocks but this one is the best known and a base for many other blocks.

Learn to make a pinwheel block in 2 minutes

Get the Twirly whirly quilt tutorial.

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Video tutorial: Pinwheel quilt block - beginner's series

2-minute video tutorial – Disappearing 4-patch quilt block variation

2 minute video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch block variation - quick and easy quilting

A few years ago I made a disappearing 9-patch variation quilt and then I thought would the same principle work on a 4-patch quilt block? And yes, it did!

Here’s how you make a disappearing 4-patch quilt block variation.

Do you want to see more disappearing 4 patch blocks?

Have a look at these videos:

Disappearing 4-patch quilt block

Disappearing 4-patch variation quilt block

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Video tutorial: 2 churn dash quilt blocks – quick and easy quilting

Video tutorial: 2 churn dash quilt blocks

Churn dash is a traditional quilt block. If you slice it in 4 equal parts you get a disappearing churn dash quilt block.

Learn in just over 2 minutes how to make these 2 fun blocks:

Materials for both blocks

  • 2 grey 4 7/8 inch squares
  • 2 white 4 7/8 inch squares
  • two 9 x 2 1/2 inch strips in blue
  • two 9 x 2 1/2 inch strips in orange
  • one 4 1/2 inch square

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Some blocks you can make with the disappearing churn dash block

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Quilt design ideas

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