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

Hidden wells quilt block - 2 minute quilt blocks

Learn to make this Hidden wells quilt block 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

Unfinished block size

12 3/4 inch square.

Arranging the block

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

Hidden well block - 2 minute video tutorial

Repeat the tutorial

To make these blocks you need to make the tutorial twice and get 8 pieces that you’ll arrange into these 2 blocks:

Hidden well block - 2 minute video tutorial

Hidden well block - 2 minute video tutorial

Labyrinth quilt free pattern download

Labyrinth quilt top - free pattern download

Download Labyrinth quilt pattern

Download Labyrinth quilt top pattern (pdf) – 1 page pattern

The pattern contains cutting directions, fabric needs as well as a quilt assembly diagram. The pattern also contains a link to the block tutorial.

How to make a scrappy half and half square triangle (HST) block

Tip

While I chose to use solids for the strips of fabric, this block may work better with scrappy print fabrics where the strips may not be so obviously mismatched on some of the quilt designs.

  

Making a quilt from start to end

Making a quilt from start to end - free tutorials

These are the steps I follow for all my quilts.

Step 1 – Making the quilt top

Choose a quilt pattern or design your own. Here you have 2 of my free patterns:

Free pattern: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt
Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt.

Half square triangles sampler quilt
16 Half Square Triangles quilt.

Step 2 – Quilting

Free motion quilting

There are many ways to do the quilting. I usually do free motion for all my quilts.

It’s quick and easy once you get the hang of it.

If you wish to try, here’s how you do it:

Check out my free motion tutorial for more details.

Quilt as you go (QAYG)

You can quilt the top as one piece or block by block with sashing. I prefer QAYG. It’s a lot easier on a domestic machine.

QAYG with narrow sashing

The finished sashing width for this technique is 1/2 inch. Learn the  technique in under 3 minutes:

Check out my Quilt as you go with narrow sashing tutorial.

QAYG with wide sashing

The finished sashing width for this technique is 2 inches. Learn the  technique in 3 minutes:

Check out my Quilt as you go with wide sashing tutorial.

Step 3 – Making flange or faux piping binding

If you want to add a very special touch to your binding, check this tutorial out:

Check out my flange binding tutorial.

Step 4 – Binding the quilt

This is the final step to making a quilt. Learn to bind the quilt by machine: