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Video tutorial: 2 Valentine’s Day quilting projects

Two Valentine's Day projects

Do you need a Valentine’s Day project? Here you have not one but two!

Both projects are suitable for beginners.

1 – Win my heart quilt project

5 quilt sizes: Mini, throw, twin, queen and king.

Block finished size: 7 ½” H x 6 ½” W.

Quilt pattern: Win my heart - beginner quilt

2 – Heart foundation project

Heart finished block size: 7 1/4 inch square.

Download the heart foundation pattern (PDF) and print it at 100%.

Close up of heart block

Video tutorial: foundation paper piecing for beginners - Heart free pattern

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Video tutorial: Strippy heart quilt block

Strippy heart quilt block video tutorial

As we get close to Valentine’s Day why not try out foundation piecing to make this cute heart block?

Learn foundation piecing in a couple of minutes:

Template

Download strippy heart template (PDF)

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My favourite videos of 2016

10 favorite quilting video tutorials of 2016 Sewn up TeresaDownUnder

1. Quick and easy jelly roll block – combination of block 1and 2 video tutorial

2. Video tutorial: Hexagon blocks 1 and 2 made with equilateral triangles – easy quilting

3. Large Half Square Triangles HST batch video tutorial

4. Video tutorial: swirl quilting block – quick and easy

5. Buzz saw or delectable mountains quilting block tutorial

6. Video tutorial: From strips to quilt block

7. Half and Half Square Triangle quilt block

8. Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt – easy quilting

9. Video tutorial Hunter´s star quilt block

10. Video tutorial: Hexagon blocks 3 and 4 made with equilateral triangles

Top 10 quilting videos of 2016

Top 10 quilting video tutorials of 2016 - Sewn up, TeresaDownUnderI posted over 60 videos last year.

Below are the most popular ones based on number of views.

Next time I’ll post my favourite 10.

1. Tumbling blocks without Y seams

While I just posted my number 1 video a couple of weeks ago and the views aren’t near as high as number 2, I can say Tumbling blocks was the best received video of the year and that’s why it’s up there as number 1.

2. Shell smocking tutorial – Fabric manipulation

3. Doubly striped Half Square Triangles (HST) quilting block (Hidden Wells)

4. iPad stand/beanbag tutorial

5. Disappearing 9-patch variation quilting block

6. 1 tutorial, 16 Half Square Triangles (HST), 16 different blocks, 1 quilt

8. Quilt As You Go (QAYG) with sashing video tutorial

9. Video tutorial: Quick and easy Storm at sea quilt block

10. Buzz saw patchwork block – step by step

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From 5 fabric strips to quilt block video tutorial (Hidden wells)

Vídeo tutorial: make a block out of 5 strips of fabric

A while ago I made a similar block with 4 fabric strips of the same width. This time I tried with 5 fabric strips of different widths and this is one of the blocks I got.

The choice of fabrics is important. It works best with high contrasting fabrics and colours.

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How to make this block from 5 fabric strips

Learn how to make this block in 2 minutes:

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Materials

  • 1 red 1 3/4 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 light green 2 1/2 inch x 10 inch strip
  • 1 yellow 3 1/2 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 light red 2 1/2 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 dark green 1 3/4 x 10 inch strip

Block size

12 1/2 inch square.

Arranging the block

After the tutorial you get 4 pieces, two of each:

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

Arrange the 4 pieces to make the block:

Video tutorial: make a block out of 5 strips of fabric

 

Quilt layouts with this block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block