Category Archives: sewing

Video tutorial: polka dot smocking

Video tutorial: polka dot smocking

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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Labyrinth quilt free pattern download

Labyrinth quilt top - free pattern download

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

Tip

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.

  

Video tutorial: quick and easy spools quilt block

Learn in under 2 minutes how to make this very quick and easy spools quilt block

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.

Block size

The block is 9 1/2 inches.

Materials

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.

Tips

This quilt can be made in coordinated fabrics or scrappy.

Add sashing for a different look.

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