Category Archives: free quilt pattern

Video tutorial: Tube quilting with strips

Video tutorial: Strip tube quilting

Tube quilting is a quick technique that produces results in a short time.

For this exercise the blocks are made of half square triangles.

4 strips of fabric x width of fabric = 2 blocks.

Learn tube quilting in 2 minutes:

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Video tutorial: Seminole with diamonds

Video tutorial: Seminole with diamonds

“Created by the Native Americans of southern Florida, Seminole strip piecing is based on a simple form of decorative patchwork. Seminole strip piecing has uses in quilts, wall hangings, and traditional clothing. Seminole patchwork is created by joining a series of horizontal strips to produce repetitive geometric designs.” Wikipedia

This time I’m going a bit further with a diamond pattern. I can already see all the potential of this technique to make many intricate patterns.

Learn to make this pattern in 2 minutes:

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Video tutorial: Hidden wells technique using 5 fabric strips

This technique was developed by Mary Ellen Hopkins in 1989 for her Hidden wells quilt. It can be done with a different number of strips in different or equal widths.

Learn to make these 2 Hidden wells quilt blocks using 5 strips of fabric in 2 minutes:

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

Finished block size

12 1/4 inch square.

hidden wells 5 strips (2)