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Medallion quilt – free pattern

Free pattern: Medallion quilt - with strips and half square triangles block

This block and quilt couldn’t be any easier. To make the medallion mini quilt, make the tutorial 4 times:

Materials for the medallion quilt

  • forty 10 inch x 1 1/2 inch strips in assorted prints or colours. Coordinate the colours and/or prints to maximise the effect
  • four 10 inch squares of fabric

Tips

A medallion is just one of the quilt designs you can make. There’re a many other layouts that can be achieved with the 4 half square triangles that are made with this tutorial

Use high contrast fabrics for the strips. Place the darker strips on the sides and the lighter in the middle or the other way round.

As contrasting fabric you can use solids or a print fabric.

I used 10 fabric strips the same width but you can use fewer strips or strips of different widths.

Block pieces

One tutorial produces the next 4 pieces:

Scrappy Half Square Triangle block and quilt design  Scrappy Half Square Triangle block and quilt design

Scrappy Half Square Triangle block and quilt design  Scrappy Half Square Triangle block and quilt design

Important: Trim each piece down to 6 1/2 inch squares if necessary.

The finished block is 12 1/2 inch square.

Block assembly

Quilt block

Scrappy Half Square Triangle block and quilt design

Medallion quilt

Assemble the 4 blocks as shown on the picture:

Scrappy Half Square Triangle block and quilt design

The finished quilt is about 24 1/2 inch square.

You can make this small quilt into a larger size as well:

Scrappy Half Square Triangle block and quilt design

Visuals

Half and Half Square Triangle quilt block      

Make an iPad or tablet stand in 15 minutes

Video tutorial: Make an iPad or tablet stand in 15 minutes

All the tablets are made in the same way. Make a tube and then fill it up with rice and/or polyfill.

Learn how to make an iPad beanbag or stand

While the video shows how to make the stand with the leg of a pair f jeans, the other stands on the picture are made the same by starting with a fabric tube:

Get the sizing and materials for the 4 bean bags  or stands on each link below:

Free tutorials: Make an iPad or tablet  stand in 15 minutes

Video tutorial: fabric origami

Video tutorial: Fabric origami - fabric manipulation

How to make this diamond fabric manipulation

Watch this short 3 minute video and learn:

Materials

  • One 18 inch square in white
  • Small buttons or beads

Video tutorial: Fabric origami - fabric manipulation

This origami fabric manipulation can be used on clothing but also on a quilt as shown on the block below.

Get the tutorial for the beaded origami quilt block below.
Video tutorial: fabric origami - fabric manipulation

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