Category Archives: easy quilting

Quilt pattern: Trellis – beginner modern quilt

Trellis quilt pattern - 5 sizes - beginner modern pattern

Trellis is a quick and easy modern quilt pattern suitable for beginners. This quilt has no Y seams to deal with.

It works just as well with solids and print fabrics.

Have a look at the quilt and test sample quilts on this 1:30 minute video:

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About the quilt

Quilt details:

  • 5 quilt sizes: Cushion, crib, throw, twin, queen.
  • Quilt technique: traditionally piecing.
  • Skill level: Confident beginner.
  • In the 15 page pattern I have included lots of colour diagrams as well as written instructions.
  • Bonus: links to relevant video tutorials, alternative colour schemes as well as a quilt colouring page.

I’d like to thank the great testers who tested and proofread the pattern for their generosity:

  • Steph Tow
  • Lynne from Sydney;
  • Pam Bosworth
  • Carol Leitch
  • Bridgette Presnell
  • Dan from Melbourne

I hope you like my quilt and enjoy making it.

If you have any questions about the pattern, please feel free to contact me via the form on the About this blog page.

Trellis quilt pattern, modern beginner quilt in 5 sizes

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

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

2 Disappearing 9-patch blocks – video tutorials

Video tutorial: 2 disappearing 9-patch blocks

How to make a disappearing 9-patch block


See what quilt designs you can make with this block.

How to make a double disappearing 9-patch quilt block


See what quilt designs you can make with this variation of the block.

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt block – quick and easy quilting

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt block - quick and easy quilting

This block starts as two 9 inch squares of contrasting fabrics.

How to make a quick and easy Kaleidoscope quilt block

Learn how to make a half pinwheels and bows block in  over 2 minutes:

Materials for one Kaleidoscope quilt block

  • Two 9 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

This technique produces lots of bias seams. Starching your fabric may help avoid stretching the fabric.

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/2 inches square.

When you make the tutorial 4 times you get this kaleidoscope looking mini quil