Category Archives: quilting

Two techniques to sew a square in a square – video tutorial

One of the blocks is a courthouse steps and the other block demonstrates partial seams.

I hope you enjoy the video.

Learn to make two square in a square blocks in just over 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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Basic embroidery stitches video tutorial

One very easy way to start embroidery is to get a fabric print you like and embroider it following its lines.

Watch how I do it and learn some basic embroidery stitches.

Check out my other fabric embroidery projects:

 

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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Basic embroidery stitches video tutorial

Nine patch quilt block with sashing

Not quite a disappearing nine patch block though it’s sliced in the same way.

This easy block looks a bit more complicated than it is by just adding two fine strips.

How to make a nine patch with sashing 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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Disappearing shoofly quilt block

Nine patch blocks are one of the best types of blocks to slice and turn. Like this disappearing shoofly. So many possibilities.

How to make several disappearing shoofly quilt blocks

If you like disappearing blocks check out my book Turnabout patchwork. It’s a book about slicing and turning blocks like this one.

The four seasons of the heart quilt

My quilt pattern The four seasons of the heart is for 4 different quilts using a disappearing shoofly.

Quilt pattern: The four seasons of the heart - beginner quilt

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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Mini heart quilt block – Tiny quilt QAL

I love heart blocks that’s why I included this one.

The video demonstrates how to make the block with foundation piecing. In such small sizes I find it’s a lot easier to get an accurate block that using traditional piecing. but traditional templates are also available on my Etsy shop.

I used regular copy paper but you may find it to be a bit thick.

You can use special paper for foundation piecing if you prefer.

Let’s get to it!

How to make a 3″ heart block

Note: I recently started to use an Add a quarter ruler, the yellow ruler in the video, after some followers recommended it and I have to say it’s a true time saver.

Download the foundation paper template

Traditional templates

Traditional templates are available on my Etsy shop.

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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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