Category Archives: quick and easy block

Experimenting with half square triangles (HST)

This block is the result of a what if moment.

You can use fabric strips or maybe you can try with a fabric with really thick stripes.

So many options! Check it out:

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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Experimenting with HSTs

Video tutorial: 2 modern blocks with half square triangles (HST)

These two blocks are the result of 2 experiments with half square triangles. I think they worked out quite well and it’s worthwhile exploring the concepts further. Stay tuned.

How to make 2 modern blocks that use HSTs

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Video tutorial: 2 modern quilt blocks with HSTs

Video tutorial: Strip quilt blocks

Quilt blocks with strips video tutorial

I’ve been experimenting with fabric strips again.

Check out my video tutorial and learn to make lots of different blocks in 2 minutes:

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2-minute video tutorial: Ribbon quilt – quick and easy block

2-minute video tutorial: Ribbon quilt block

This is a quick and easy quilt block made out of lots of square triangles (HST).

The quickest way to make this block is to make a large batch of HSTs. You can learn on this tutorial how to do that too.

How to make a Ribbon quilt block

Learn to make a ribbon quilt block in 2 minutes:

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Tutorial: Disappearing hourglass variation 1

Video tutorial: Disappearing hourglass variation 1 - quilt block

This is an quick and easy quilt block.

How to make a Disappearing hourglass quilt block

Learn in just over 2 minutes:

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