Category Archives: charm pack sewing

Two techniques to make half square triangles

Half square triangles or HSTs are the foundation for many blocks. You can see many different ones on the video.

HSTs can be made in many different ways. The techniques I demonstrate make 2 HSTs at once using 2 squares of contrasting fabrics and 8 half square triangles at once.

The 8 at once method sheds units with bias seams. Some quilters don’t like bias seams because they can be stretchy.

How to make 2 half square triangle blocks and 8 half square triangles at once

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“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.

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2 half square triangles block tutorial

Two techniques to make disappearing 4-patch quilt blocks – video tutorial

2 techniques to make 4-patch disappearing quilt blocks - video tutorial

These are 2 ways to slice a 4-patch quilt block. Both produce quite different results.

Here’s how you make 2 disappearing 4-patch quilt blocks:

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Disappearing 4-patch variation quilt block

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Two disappearing hourglass quilt blocks – video tutorial

Vídeo tutorials. 2 disappearing hourglass quilt blocks

This technique has been around for a while but it always generates great looking blocks.

Use 2 or 3 colours to increase the variety of designs.

How to make 2 Disappearing hourglass quilt blocks

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Framing a favourite print – fussy cutting video tutorial

Framing a favourite print - video tutorial

Do you have a print that you love and don’t want to cut up in small pieces? Why not making a feature of it?

This technique is called fussy cutting. Just identify the print you like and use a clear ruler to frame and cut.

How to frame a favourite print – fussy cutting

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Cracker quilt block video tutorial

Cracker quilt block video tutorial

Cracker block is a classic. It’s also easy to make.

With just this simple block you can make many different quilt designs.

Also try with different colour combinations: dark background like on the video, white background, solids front and back, scrappy. Lots of possibilities.

Learn to make a cracker quilt block in less than 2 minutes:

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