Category Archives: log cabin

Sliced courthouse steps quilt block video tutorial

Sliced courthouse steps quilt bock video tutorial

Courthouse steps block belongs to the log cabin family.

This video demonstrates how to slice 2 blocks with inverted colours in the diagonal to make 2 different block. The new blocks can be placed in many ways to make great quilt designs.

Learn to make a sliced courthouse steps quilt blocks  in  just over 2 minutes

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Courthouse steps quilt block – beginner series

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Again, this is another addition to the quilting beginner series.

Courthouse steps block belongs to the log cabin family.

There’re many ways to make this block using colour placement and playing with fabrics but for the beginner series we’ll stick to a simple block.

Learn to make a courthouse steps quilt blocks  in less than 2 minutes

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Video tutorial: Dresden plate quilt block

Dresden plate is a traditional quilt block. My version has 16 plates.

My video shows how to assemble a full flower but you can assemble it in quarters and then come up with different layouts. You can see them at the end of the video.

The Dresden plate is topstitched to a fabric square larger than the plate.

Learn to make a Dresden plate quilt block

Download Dresden plate template

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Video tutorial: Dresden plate quilt block

Video tutorial: Simple pineapple block

This technique was developed by Karin Hellaby.

It’s called simple pineapple block. It certainly is simple!

If you’d like to make a full quilt with this technique, checkout Sew Simple Pineapple: Patchwork Techniques for the 21st Century.

Learn to make a simple pineapple block in 2 minutes

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Video tutorial: Simple pineapple quilt block

Video tutorial: 2 Bento box quilt blocks – quick and easy

Video tutorial: 2 bento box quilt blocks - quick and easy quilting

These two variations of a bento box are very quick and the quilt designs you can make with them look intricate but they’re really easy.

Learn to make 2 bento box quilt blocks  in just over 2 minutes

Blocks size

10 1/2 inch square

Materials

Starting log cabin blue block

  • 1 blue 4 inch square
  • 2 white 4 x 2 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 white 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 blue 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 blue 11 x 2 1/4 inch strips

Starting log cabin green block

  • 1 white 4 inch square
  • 2 green 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 green 4 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 white 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 white 11 x 2 1/4 inch strip

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