Category Archives: quick quilt

Gingham quilt block – video tutorial

Gingham quilt block video tutorial

I love gingham, and I love gingham quilts.

The trick to a gingham block is to choose the colours well. You will need a colour in 3 shades, a dark, a medium and a light colour. Choose single colour fabrics with good contrast.

Solids work more effectively though some tone on tone prints may also work well.

In the tutorial I make 2 different sizes but the block can be made in any size.

How to make a gingham quilt block

Do you know how to press the seams on a 4-patch block?

Watch this 2 minute video to learn how to swirl your seams.

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9-patch quilt block with swirling seams video tutorial

9-patch quilt block with swirling seams video tutorial

Swirling seams is a technique Eleanor Burns popularised. It’s a simple way to reduce bulky seams and still press the seams to the side.

Learn in 2 minutes how to do swirling seams in a 9-patch quilt block:

If you like this technique, you can watch the same technique applied to a 4-patch block:

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Video tutorial: Rail fence quilting block – beginner’s series

This week I bring you again a very easy block from my beginner’s series. Just 2 strips of fabric strips together to form a square and voilà!

How to make an easy rail fence quilting block

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Video tutorial: 4-patch quilt block – beginner’s series

Let’s start the year taking up where we left it off last.

This is the second block in the beginner’s series. It’s a classic 4-patch block.

Learn to make a 4-patch quilt block with this tutorial and also learn how to do swirling seams to reduce bulk.

How to make a quick 4-patch block

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Video tutorial: 4-patch quilt block with swirling seams

Video tutorial: Snowball quilt block – beginner’s series

For 2018 I want to produce a series of videos on simple blocks for those of you starting out or thinking of starting so I can help you develop your quilting skills one block at a time.

Even if you’re not a beginner you may be able to find inspiration at the end of the video.

And while we’re not in 2018 yet, I thought it’d publish the first video in the series today as a late Christmas present from me to you.

So let’s start with Snowball.

Snowball is a very easy classic block, It’s so easy it only takes 10 minutes to make.

Snowball block is great to use with other blocks such as nine-patch blocks or just on its own. Today I’ll demonstrate the construction.

At the end you’ll find how you can use colour to make quite quite different quilt designs using just snowball blocks.

How to make an easy snowball quilt block

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Video tutorial: snowball quilt bock - beginner's series