How to make polka dot diamond smocking
This is a very easy fabric manipulation that uses the fabric print as a grid.
This fabric manipulation can be used on a block, on a bag, or on clothing.
Sew how I used this fabric manipulation on a textured quilt.
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Download Labyrinth quilt pattern
Download Labyrinth quilt top pattern (pdf) – 1 page pattern
The pattern contains cutting directions, fabric needs as well as a quilt assembly diagram. The pattern also contains a link to the block tutorial.
How to make a scrappy half and half square triangle (HST) block
While I chose to use solids for the strips of fabric, this block may work better with scrappy print fabrics where the strips may not be so obviously mismatched on some of the quilt designs.
How to make a spools quilt block
Learn in under 2 minutes how to make this very quick and easy spools quilt block:
To make a full block you will need to make 4 spools.
The block is 9 1/2 inches.
For one single spool:
- One 2 x 5 inch strip in a print fabric
- Two 2 x 5 inch strips in the background fabric
- Four 2 inch squares in the print fabric
For one block make 4 spools.
This quilt can be made in coordinated fabrics or scrappy.
Add sashing for a different look.
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