Category Archives: HST

Video tutorial: Hidden wells technique – two blocks with 3, 4, 5, and 7 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.

Here’s a compilation with blocks made with 3, 4, 5 and 7 strips.

How to make Hidden wells blocks compilation

Hidden wells blocks compilation - video tutorial

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

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Video tutorial: Hidden wells technique – two blocks with 7 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.

How to make a Hidden wells block with 7 strips

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Video tutorial: 7 strip Hidden wells quilt blocks

Make a large batch of half square triangles in no time – video tutorial

Make a big batch of half square triangles at once - video tutorial

Half square triangles are essential in quilting. There’re many ways of making them.

Some have bias seams some don’t.

This particular method produces 48 half square triangles though you can adapt it to as many or few HSTs as you like.

Learn how to make half square triangles (HST) in bulk

This is a very easy technique that produces many HSTs at once. Learn in 3 minutes:

HST finished size

3″ x 3″.

Materials

2 fabric rectangles 16″ x 24″ each in contrasting colours.

Medallion mini quilt

To make this mini quilt you need 36 HST.

Make 48 HST at once

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Video tutorial: Hidden wells technique – two blocks with 3 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.

How to make a Hidden wells block with 3 strips

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3 strip Hidden wells quilt blocks - video tutorial - quick and easy quilting

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope floral quilt

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt - Also called one block wonder or whack and stack

One of my favourite things in quilting is hexagon blocks and I just love kaleidoscope blocks.

To make a kaleidoscope quilt, you only need fabric with a large print and 6 print repeats.

Each block is a hexagon and it uses 6 triangles. You can make it larger by buying enough fabric for 12 repeats or for 18 repeats. Always in multiples of 6. And why not use 6 or 12 panels?

I tend to use my square or rectangular rulers to cut 60 degree angles (see tutorial below)  but you don’ t have to. You can use my template

60 degree ruler template

How to make a kaleidoscope quilt

Learn in just 4 minutes:

And this is the quilt I made!

I haven’t quilted it as you can see.

Floral kaleidoscope quilt - video tutorial

Learn to use your regular ruler to cut 60 degree triangles

Here is how to cut 60 degree triangles without special rulers:

How to sew hexagon quilt blocks without Y seams

And this one is my first kaleidoscope quilt.

I used just over 2 yards of fabric and got 44 blocks all together.

For the quilt I used 39 blocks and had 5 left over blocks.

Video tutorial: kaleidoscope quilt - whack and stack - on block wonder

The background triangles are the same size as the hexagon triangles.

Video tutorial: kaleidoscope quilt - whack and stack - on block wonder

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