Category Archives: strip block

Video tutorial: tumbling blocks with no Y seams

Tumbling blocks without Y seams

This tutorial is for making tumbling blocks using strips sewn together – no Y seams.

This technique has been attributed to Rebecca McCreary but also to Marci Baker. The technique is very easy to make. The only requirement is to be accurate with the cutting of the strips.

How to make quick and easy tumbling or baby blocks

Learn how to make baby blocks in less than 3 minutes:

Tumbling block size

Each individual tumbling block size is about 4 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches.

Materials

You will need a 60 degree ruler or a square ruler with a 60 degree marking.

Piece 1

  • One 3 inch strip x width of fabric (WOF) in cream/white
  • Two 2 1/2 inch strip x WOF in dark red or any other dark colour

Piece 2

  • One 3 inch strip x width of fabric (WOF) in cream/white
  • Two 2 1/2 inch strip x WOF in yellow or any other medium colour

Video tutorial: No Y seams tumbling blocks - easy quilting

 

Video tutorial: quick and easy jelly roll quilt block 2

Quick and easy jelly roll quilt block 2 video tutorial

This is block number 2 of a series of 3 that is made with jelly rolls or with 2 1/2 inch strips of fabric. Check out the jelly roll quilt block 1 tutorial.

This block is very versatile and you can make lots of quilt designs with it.

How to make this jelly roll quilt block number 2

Learn to make this  technique in just over 2 minutes:

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See some of the possible quilt blocks and quilt designs you can make with this quilting technique:

Video tutorial: quick and easy jelly roll block

Quick and easy jelly roll quilt block 1 video tutorial

Quick and easy jelly roll quilt block video tutorial

How to make this jelly roll block 1

Learn in just over 2 minutes:

Finished block size

About 10 inches.

Materials

For the first rectangle:

– 2 white 1 1/4 x 17 inch fabric strips
– 2 grey 2 1/2 x 17 inch strips
– 1 white 2 1/2 x 17 inch strip

For the second rectangle:
– 2 white 1 1/4 x 17 inch fabric strips
– 2 red 2 1/2 x 17 inch strips
– 1 white 2 1/2 x 17 inch strip

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Some block ideas and quilt ideas that can be made with this technique:

Quick and easy jelly roll quilt block 1 video tutorial

Quick and easy jelly roll quilt block 1 video tutorial

Visual process

Jelly roll block - quick and easy video tutorial