Category Archives: fabric manipulation

Video tutorial: Centered tucks with bow ties

Centered tucks with bow ties fabric manipulation tutorial

I love fabric manipulations on quilts and this is one of my favourites. It would work great on clothing too.

How to make tucks with bow ties

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Materials

  • One 6 x 10 1/2 inch rectangle
  • Two 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch strips
  • Two 10 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch strips

Block size

10 1/2 inches.

I have made this block as part of a textured quilt and this is my other tutorial for the same block: Block 5: Centered tucks with bow ties -Textured quilt sampler

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Video tutorial: Windmill cathedral window – quilt block

Video tutorial: windmill cathedral window quilt block

I like adding texture to quilts and this is one of my favourite 3D blocks. This block is quick and easy to make.

How to make a Windmill cathedral window block

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Materials

  • Four 6 inch squares in dark blue
  • Four 6 inch squares in green
  • Twelve 12 inch squares in light blue

Block size

10 1/2 inch square.

Other examples for this fabric manipulation.

See the tutorial for the block below.
Video tutorial: Windmill cathedral window - quilt block

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Video tutorial: polka dot smocking

Video tutorial: polka dot smocking

How to make polka dot diamond smocking

This is a very easy fabric manipulation that uses the fabric print as a grid.

This fabric manipulation can be used on a block, on a bag, or on clothing.

Sew how I used this fabric manipulation on a textured quilt.

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