Category Archives: fabric manipulation

Video tutorial: Origami pinwheel quilt block

Video tutorial: origami pinwheel quilt block

How to make an origami pinwheel quilt block

Block size

7 inches

Fabric needs

  • 4 x 3¾ inches squares for the pinwheel
  • 4 x 3¾ inches squares, for the background fabric

Closeups

Video tutorial: origami pinwheel quilt block

 Video tutorial: origami pinwheel quilt block

An origami pinwheel turned into a log cabin block

Video tutorial: origami pinwheel quilt block

Video tutorial: origami pinwheel quilt block

How to use this block in a quilt

Video tutorial: origami pinwheel quilt block

Video tutorial: origami pinwheel quilt block
Video tutorial: origami pinwheel quilt block

Video tutorial: shell smocking

This block is part of my Textured 4-patch quilt. I know a lot of people think smocking is hard so I made this video to demonstrate how EASY it is.

Video tutorial: Shell smocking

Watch the video, it’s less than 3 minutes long.

Close up

Next time I will show you how to make other types of smocking as well as other fabric manipulations that you can use on your quilting to add your quilt a special touch.

Most popular tutorials of 2015

Most popular sewing tutorials - textured quilts, book cover, tablet stand, patchwork tote bag

These are my most popular tutorials of 2015. Some of them remain popular year after year.

Tablet stand or tablet pillow

This tablet stand is my most popular tutorial of all times. I have made a few different versions of it. This year I even made a video  tutorial:

Disappearing 9-patch variation block

This is my most popular block tutorial.  Learn how to make it in less than 2 minutes:

41 fabric manipulation tutorials

I have made 2 quilts using different fabric manipulations for each block.

Patchwork tote bag tutorial

I made this bag using charm squares. It is an easy bag to make and it’s very roomy. Use your creativity by mixing and matching fabrics.

Notebook cover tutorial 

Quick and easy notebook cover perfect as handmade gifts.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorials in 2015 and  you keep enjoying them next year.

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