Category Archives: fabric manipulation

Video tutorial: Lozenge smocking

Video tutorial: lozenge smocking

This is a fabric manipulation tutorial that I used for a fidget quilt: lozenge smocking.

Learn to make Lozenge smocking in just over 2 minutes

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Materials

  • a 10 1/2 inch x 6 inches rectangle in cream tones for the centre square
  • two 3 x 6 1/2 inch strips
  • two 3 x 10 1/2 inch strips

Block size

10 1/2 inches

Lozenge smocking diagram

There are two kinds of stitching for this pattern. They alternate along each row of smocking. The first type is when you pull two stitches together as per a and b on the diagram. The next stitch is when you go from b to c but do not pull the stitches. In this case you double stitch on c so that there is no pulling.

 

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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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