Category Archives: quilting

Video tutorial: Scrappy star quilt block

This is a great little block you can make with fabric scraps. Or you can use your charm squares as well.

How to make an scrappy star block

Learn in 2 minutes:

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.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Scrappy star quilt block - video tutorial

Two valentine’s day quilts

It’s that time of the year again!

And here you have 2 projects you can make quickly in time for Valentine’s Day.

Here you have both quilts and one tutorial to make the Valentine quilt.

Get the patterns from my Etsy shop

Win my heart quilt pattern - confident beginner patternWin my heart is a quick and easy quilt pattern for confident beginners and above. You can make it in 5 different sizes.

Win my heart  quilt pattern on Etsy

 


 

Valentine flower quilt pattern

Valentine flower quilt is beautiful and is suitable for a confident beginner.

Valentine is made with an hourglass block and a flower block.

Valentine quilt pattern

 

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.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Snowball quilt block video tutorial

We’re still early in the year and I hope you’re keeping up to your new year’s resolution of learning to quilt!

To this end, this is a very easy block you can make quite quickly and use it on its own or together with other blocks such as nine-patch blocks. Today I’ll demonstrate the construction.

How to make an easy snowball quilt block

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.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Snow ball quilt block

Two blocks that start as half square triangles (HSTs)

These two blocks start with a half square triangle.

Quick and easy and always beautiful.

You can make them in coordinated fabric or scrappy.

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.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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New year, new hobby? Nine patch quilt block with pre-cuts

Is learning a new skill one of your new year resolutions. You’re in luck! Today we have a really basic beginner tutorial for a nine patch quilt block with precuts.

A nine patch was the first block I attempted though at the time I cut my own 5″ squares.

Quilting with pre-cuts is quick and easy and if you’re starting it certainly helps.

How to make a nine patch quilt block with charm squares

Also in the video you’ll learn other tips such as swirling seams, chain piecing and how to press.

So let’s start!

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.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

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9 patch with precuts