Category Archives: fabric scraps project

Two strip quilt blocks – video tutorial

Quick and easy strip blocks - video tutorial

I never throw away any fabric scraps left over from other projects.

I put them together by shape and colour and from time to time I get them out and make something with them. Usually the projects I make are just for fun. So here you have 2 such blocks. Quick and easy and very colourful and a pleasure to make.

How to make 2 strip quilt blocks

Note: A French braid can be made any size. Also it can be made in long strips rather than squares.

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Video tutorial: Two seminole inspired borders

Video tutorial: Two seminole inspired borders

Check out these two seminole inspired borders. They’re made with fabric strips sewn together and cut at different angles.

Learn to make this pattern in 2 minutes:

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Reverse appliqué with freezer paper – video tutorial

Reverse applique with freezer paper - video tutorial

This block belongs to a popular quilt: Dear Jane.  It’s block C09.

The template is a free PDF download from Susan Gatewood’s site.

How to do reverse appliqué with freezer paper

Susan’s Dear Jane templates are free though she says “I only ask that you consider making a donation to the Bennington Museum, in Bennington, Vermont. And if you do, it would make me tremendously happy if you would tell them that you have received help from me.” I totally recommend Susan’s patterns as they are very professional and easy to use.

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My Dear Jane quilt progress

See all blocks I’ve done together.

Scrappy strip half square triangles video tutorial

Scrappy strip half square triangle video tutorial

I never throw away any fabric scraps left over from other projects.

I put them together by shape: squares, strips, triangles. This makes it easier when I decide to make a block like this one.

How to make 2 scrappy strip half square triangles

If you don’t like using scrappy strips but still like the half square layouts, you can try this other similar block:

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Bricks quilt video tutorial

Bricks quilt bock video tutorial

This quilt is perfect for the beginner. It’s also a stash buster.

Use your favourite scraps or make the quilt in coordinated colours.

Experiment with different sashing colours. And above all have fun!

How to make a bricks quilt

 

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