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Video tutorial: fabric origami

Video tutorial: Fabric origami - fabric manipulation

How to make this diamond fabric manipulation

Watch this short 3 minute video and learn:

Materials

  • One 18 inch square in white
  • Small buttons or beads

Video tutorial: Fabric origami - fabric manipulation

This origami fabric manipulation can be used on clothing but also on a quilt as shown on the block below.

Get the tutorial for the beaded origami quilt block below.
Video tutorial: fabric origami - fabric manipulation

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Video tutorial: Origami flower quilt block

Video tutorial: Origami flower quilt block

How to make an origami flower quilt block

Learn in 3 minutes how to make this origami flower block:

Block type: log cabin

Block size: 11 inches

Fabric needs

  • a 10 1/2 inch square in red tones for the centre square.
  • two 5 in x 3 1/2 in rectangles and two 11 in x 3 1/2 in rectangles for the border

You add this block to your quilt as a feature or make a full quilt with this block.

Video tutorial: Origami flower quilt block

Video tutorial: Origami flower quilt block

Video tutorial: Origami flower quilt block

 

Textured blocks tutorials

This is the 20th block in a series of 25 exploring texture in fabric.

Each block is made out of a centre 5 inch square featuring some fabric texture such as pin tucks, smocking, shirring and the like. Then a 3 1/2 wide border encloses each centre square.

The colour scheme is red and white/cream alternating reds and white/cream for the centre square and border.

Some of the textures show better on plain colours than on heavily patterned fabric.

See all Textured quilt sampler tutorials for this quilt.

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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

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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