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Video tutorial: disappearing shoofly block – variation 3

Video tutorial: disappearing shoofly block - variation 3

Shoofly is a traditional quilt block.

Slice it and you get a Disappearing shoofly quilt block.

This is the third variation of this block. The block is quick and easy to make.

How to make variation 3 of a disappearing shoofly block


  • four 4 1/2 inch squares in white
  • one 4 1/2 inch squares in brown
  • two 4 7/8 inch squares in brown
  • two 4 7/8 inch squares in white

Quilt designs

Without sashing. This quilt should be called “Shark”.

Video tutorial: disappearing shoofly - variation 3

With sashing

Video tutorial: disappearing shoofly - variation 3

Free pattern: celtic knots quilt

Celtic knot quilt free tutorial

This is a beginner block and quilt.  Use high contrasting fabrics so the celtic patterns are more visible.

How to make this versatile block

You need to make 36 blocks of 4 pieces each (and 144 pieces in total for the full quilt).

Block size: 18 1/2 inch square, including 1/4 seam allowance.

Number of blocks on this quilt: 9 (144 individual pieces).

Quilt size:  approximately 54 inch square.

Fabric needs:

  • 1 1/4 yards in pinks
  • 1 1/4 yards in greys
  • 1 5/8 yards of white fabric

Quilt binding with faux piping

I’ve fallen in love with machine binding with faux piping. Choose grey tones for the main binding fabric and a bright pink for the flange or faux piping. This is how you make it:

Have you made a quilt with this free pattern?

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Jane A. Stickle Quilt row C: JAS-C09 – Jane’s Tears

Dear Jane C09 quilt block video tutorial

This is a relatively easy block if you’ve done appliqué before.

How to make Dear Jane block C09

Where to get the Jane A. Stickle Quilt patterns

Susan Gatewood’s paper foundation . All patterns are free though Susan 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 easy to use.

How to do foundation paper piecing

Dear Jane progress

See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.