Category Archives: easy quilt block

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope blocks

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt blocks

This block gives an impression of curves but all blocks have straight lines. This kaleidoscope block is quick and easy to make and it makes great quilts.

I chose to make this block with paper piecing because it has many points and it’s easier to sew accurately with this technique.

Download template

Print the template twice for 1 block. Alternate the colours to make 2 different blocks.

Learn to make a kaleidoscope block in just over 2 minutes

Video tutorial: Hexagon quilt blocks 5 and 6

Video tutorial: Hexagon quilt block 5 and 6

Do you have any jelly rolls you don’t know what to do with? This is your project!

If you don’t have jelly rolls, you still can make these 2 blocks quickly and easily.

How to make 2 hexagon quilt blocks

Learn in less than 2 minutes how to make these 2 beautiful blocks:

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Materials for 2 blocks

  • 2 strips of fabric 2 1/2 inch x 37 inch.

Download the 60 degree template

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Want to make a quilt using these 2 hexagon blocks?

Hexagonal Dream - hexagon sampler quilt pattern - quick and easy quilt pattern without Y seams

Buy Hexagonal dream pattern

Buy The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern on Craftsy

Buy Hexagonal dream quilt pattern on Craftsy

Buy The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern on Etsy

Buy Hexagonal dream  quilt pattern on Etsy

About the quilt

Hexagonal Dream is a hexagon sampler quilt.The quilt is put together without Y seams.

This quilt uses traditional piecing.

Quilt size: 60” x 59 ½”.

Number of blocks: 48 hexagon blocks with 11 different block types and 8 half hexagon blocks.

Finished hexagon size: 7 ¼” x 8 ½”.

The quilt is jelly roll and fat quarter friendly.

Skill level: I’ve rated this quilt as confident beginner / intermediate.

A 60 degree ruler is recommended but if you don’t have one you can always use a square ruler with 60 degree markings or the template that comes with the pattern.

In the 11 page pattern I have included lots of diagrams and written instructions as well as links to 2 of my video tutorials that demonstrate how to make an hexagon.

A million thanks to the testers who helped make this pattern great.

I hope you like my quilt and enjoy making it.

My Hexagonal Dream pattern is available to purchase on Craftsy and also on my Etsy shop as a digital pattern.

So how did I make this quilt?

Watch a short 1 minute video:

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Hexagonal Dream - hexagon sampler quilt pattern - quick and easy quilt pattern

If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler

Not to worry, here is how to cut 60 degree triangles without special rulers:

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Video tutorial: improv patchwork projects- quick and easy quilting

I’ve made a few improv projects over the years.

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.  You can use a piece of paper as stabiliser or nothing at all.

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Improv projects tutorials

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Semi-improv 9-patch quilt

Quilt-as-you-go patchwork school bag

Urban garden iPad carry case



Reversible tray cover using improv piecing and embroidery


Improv patchwork headboard makeover



Spanish lace bobbins holder



Improv/free form quilt series



Free form patchwork mini quilt – visual creative process



Free form, free motion patchwork trial