Category Archives: easy quilt block

Video tutorial: improv patchwork – quick and easy quilting

Video tutorial: Improv patchwork - quick and easy quilting tutorial

I love improv patchwork and I hope you get to love it too after you try it out.

Do you have a lot of scraps you don’t know what to do with? Here is how you can use them.

Learn to do improv patchwork in 2 minutes

This is is just one way to do improv patchwork but quite an easy one:

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Video tutorial: Log cabin – quick and easy quilt block

Log cabin quilt block video tutorial

This is a very simple log cabin quilt block.

Learn to make a log cabin block in less than 2 minutes

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Block size

11 inch square

Materials

Block 1

  • 1 blue 4 inch square
  • 2 white 4 x 2 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 white 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 blue 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 blue x 2 1/4 inch strips

Block 2

  • 1 white 4 inch square
  • 2 green 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 green 4 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 white 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 white 11 x 2 1/4 inch strip

Video tutorial: Quick and easy bargello quilt block

Video tutorial: Bargello quilt block - tube quilting

Learn to make a bargello quilt block

Learn in 2 minutes:

Block size

10 1/2 inches including seam allowances.

Materials

  • Five 2 1/2 x 13 inch fabric strips

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Some designs that are possible with this patchwork technique:

Video tutorial: Bargello quilt block

Quick and easy paper pinwheel quilt block video tutorial

Quick and easy paper pinwheel quilt block video tutorial

How to make a paper pinwheel quilt block

Learn to make this block in 2 minutes:

This block is made with half square triangles (HSTs) and squares.

It’s a beginner quilt block.

Block size

12 1/2 inches.

Materials

  • 1 white 5 1/2 inch square
  • 1 dark red 5 1/2 inch square
  • 2 medium red 5 1/2 inch squares
  • 8 white 3 1/2 inch squares

This block looks best when both fabrics have high contrast and the darker fabric is only used in the four  half square triangles in the centre of the block. This gives a more 3D look.

Quick and easy paper pinwheel quilt block video tutorial

Video tutorial: paper pinwheel quilt block

Video tutorial: quick and easy jelly roll 1 and 2 combination

Video tutorial: quick and easy jelly roll 1 and 2 combination

This is block number 2 of a series of 3 that is made with jelly rolls or with 2 1/2 inch strips of fabric. Check out the jelly roll quilt block 1 tutorial and jelly roll quilt block 2 tutorial.

This block is very versatile and you can make lots of quilt designs with it.

How to make this jelly roll quilt block number 1 and 2 combined

Learn to make this  technique in just 3 minutes:

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Materials

For the first rectangle:
– 2 red 1 1/4 x 17 inch fabric strips
– 2 white 2 1/2 x 17 inch strips
– 1 red 2 1/2 x 17 inch strip

For the second rectangle:
– 2 grey 1 1/4 x 17 inch fabric strips
– 2 white 2 1/2 x 17 inch strips
– 1 red 2 1/2 x 17 inch strip

For the third rectangle:

– 2 red 1 1/4 x 17 inch fabric strips
– 2 white 2 1/2 x 17 inch strips
– 1 red 2 1/2 x 17 inch strip

For the fourth rectangle:
– 2 grey 1 1/4 x 17 inch fabric strips
– 2 white 2 1/2 x 17 inch strips
– 1 red 2 1/2 x 17 inch strip

See some of the possible quilt blocks and quilt designs you can make with this quilting technique:Video tutorial: quick and easy jelly roll 1 and 2 combination