Category Archives: easy quilt block

Cutting equilateral triangles with a regular ruler

Cutting an equilateral triangle with a regular ruler

If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler but your ruler or your mat has 60 degree markings, this is how you can cut equilateral triangles.

How to cut equilateral triangles with a regular ruler

This 2 minute video shows you how to cut equilateral triangles in 3 ways without using special rulers:

With this type of triangle you can make lots of different quick quilts.

One of my favourite blocks you can do with equilateral triangles is a hexagon block.

Do you want to make a quilt with a hexagon block?

This is a hexagon sampler quilt that can be made with jelly rolls. The pattern is available on Craftsy and on my Etsy shop.

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

Buy Hexagonal dream pattern

Video tutorial: Bento box quilt block – beginner’s block

Video tutorial: bento box quilt block - quick and easy block

This is a very simple bento box quilt block.

Learn to make a bento box quilt block  in less than 2 minutes


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Block size

10 1/2 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

Whirlwind quilt pattern – PDF download

Whirlwind quilt pattern - quick and easy quilting - PDF download

Whirlwind is a quick and easy quilt suitable for confident beginners.

The pattern comes with traditional templates.

If you prefer to make the quilt with foundation piecing, you will also find foundation piecing templates in the pattern.

Pattern basics

Quilt size: 48” x 48”.

Finished block size: 9”.

Number of blocks: 16.

Quilt technique: traditional piecing OR foundation piecing.

Buy Whirlwind quilt pattern

Buy The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern on Craftsy

Buy Whirlwind quilt pattern on Craftsy

Buy The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern on Etsy

Buy Whirlwind quilt pattern on Etsy

See  the quilt up close on this video

Tips

For best results, use two different colour fabrics of similar value, for instance two light fabrics or two medium fabrics.

The quilt has two visual interpretations depending on whether you focus on the windmill pattern or on the negative space of the quilt, which is a bracket shape.

In the 15 page pattern I have included lots of diagrams and written instructions, traditional templates, foundation piecing templates, colour scheme suggestions as well links to 3 of my video tutorials.

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

I hope you like my quilt and enjoy making it.

If you share photos of this quilt please tag me @teresadownunder and use #whirlwindquilt when sharing on Instagram.

Quilt Pattern: Whirlwind quilt - traditional piecing. Quick and easy quilt