Category Archives: free pattern

Gingham quilt block – video tutorial

Gingham quilt block video tutorial

I love gingham, and I love gingham quilts.

The trick to a gingham block is to choose the colours well. You will need a colour in 3 shades, a dark, a medium and a light colour. Choose single colour fabrics with good contrast.

Solids work more effectively though some tone on tone prints may also work well.

In the tutorial I make 2 different sizes but the block can be made in any size.

How to make a gingham quilt block

Do you know how to press the seams on a 4-patch block?

Watch this 2 minute video to learn how to swirl your seams.

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9-patch quilt block with swirling seams video tutorial

9-patch quilt block with swirling seams video tutorial

Swirling seams is a technique Eleanor Burns popularised. It’s a simple way to reduce bulky seams and still press the seams to the side.

Learn in 2 minutes how to do swirling seams in a 9-patch quilt block:

If you like this technique, you can watch the same technique applied to a 4-patch block:

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Cobblestones – English Paper Piecing (EPP)

Video tutorial: Cobblestones English paper piecing (EPP) project

If you’ve never done English paper piecing or EPP this is an easy project to start with.

Each octagon has a side that measures 1″ and the squares are 1″ x 1″.

 

How to make English paper piecing (EPP) cobblestones

Download the template

Print the Cobblestones template (PDF) and start sewing!

This project is perfect to do while travelling, camping, in front of TV or any other time.

This is a beginner’s project.

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Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch quilt block

This is a quick method to make a special block starting with a simple 4-patch quilt block. This is a perfect block to use all those fabric scraps you have left over from other projects or just use coordinated fabrics. In each case you can be assured the quilt will be beautiful.

How to make a quick disappearing 4-patch block

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Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch quilt block - easy quilting

Video tutorial: Garden fence quilt block

Video tutorial: Garden fence quilt block

I love blocks with narrow white strips like this one. It’s a quick and fun block to make. I hope you like it.

How to make a Garden fence quilt block

Learn in less than 2 minutes

Credit: Hyacinth quilt designs

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