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Simple and double hourglass quilt blocks

The simple hourglass quilt block is a classic block. I made mine using pre-cut 5″ charm squares.

On the other hand the double hourglass block is made with fabric strips. It can be made any size.

You will need a ruler with 45 degree markings to cut the triangles.

You can make the quilt in coordinated fabrics or just scrappy.

It’s a great bock to use pre-cut jelly rolls.

How to make a double hourglass block and a single hourglass block

 

 

Simple and double hourglass quilt blocks video tutorial

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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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Coil quilt block video tutorial

Coil bock video tutorial

This is a very simple 16 patch block perfect for beginners.

It can be made in any size. For this tutorial the finished block is 10″ x 10″.

This block  can be placed in different directions to get different quilt layouts. Also you can play with the background and foreground fabrics to get different effects.

How to make a coil quilt block

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Video tutorial: double hourglass quilt block

This block is made with fabric strips. It can be made any size.

You will need a ruler with 45 degree markings to cut the triangles. You can make the quilt in coordinated fabrics or just scrappy. It’s a great bock to use your jelly rolls. Your blocks will just be bigger than mine! Have a go!

How to make a double hourglass block

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Video tutorial: Double hourglass quilt tutorial