Category Archives: free pattern

Two kinds of disappearing 4-patch blocks

Two kinds of disappearing 4-patch blocks

Both blocks are quick and easy to make, just perfect for a beginner’s quilt.

How to make a disappearing 4-patch block

Learn in less than 2 minutes how to make this easy block:

Get the fabric needs for this block.

How to make a disappearing 4-patch variation block

This is another variation of a 4 patch block. Very easy and quick to make as well.

Get the fabric needs for this block.

Jane A. Stickle Quilt row C: JAS-C06 – Ashley’s Aura

Jane A. Stickle Quilt row C: JAS-C06 - Ashley's Aura

I made this block using freezer paper needle turn appliqué for the white circle and freezer paper appliqué on top for the cross pattern.

You can watch this 3 minute video to see how I made Dear Jane C-6 block:

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.

 

 

Video tutorial: English paper piecing (EPP) mini quilt

Video tutorial: English paper piecing (EPP) mini quilt

This is the perfect project to learn English paper piecing. It’s small enough to get results straight away.

I like the zig zag pattern too. You don’t see it very often but in a large scale, and if you choose your fabrics carefully, the end result can be spectacular.

How to do English paper piecing mini quilt tutorial

Learn to do English paper piecing in just over 2 minutes:

There’re only 3 steps to start doing English paper piecing:

  1. Download the hexagon template (google doc).
  2. Print the required size  (this project uses the 1 inch pattern) on thick or plain paper – I used plain printer paper.
  3. Cut the patterns and get sewing

Two important points to make:

  1. Before printing make sure you’re printing at 100% to avoid surprises.
  2. Leave the paper template in until you have finished sewing all  hexies together

Mini quilt instructions

Print 60  hexagon templates (Google doc).

Make 30 yellow hexies and 30 blue hexies as shown on the video tutorial.

You can make this EPP piece into a mini quilt.

Stay tuned for a tutorial where I will be using this piece to make a cushion cover.