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Video: Textured quilt sampler – 25 free fabric manipulations

Textured quilt - 25 free tutorials

This quilt was an excuse to improve my hand sewing skills and try out 25 different fabric manipulations. Often fabric manipulations look hard to do but in fact they are quite straightforward. The manipulations on this quilt are 5″ square. That satisfies my 2 main criteria: the piece, while small, it’s large enough to learn the technique and it’s quick to make too.

I have been asked many times how the quilt will withstand wear. I made this quilt in 2012 or 2013 and it’s still in good shape. I had it on a wall for a couple of years, and it’s been on a couch since I took it down. It survived a transcontinental move.

It’s true, I don’t handle it much and I haven’t washed it either.

You can see for yourself on the video that the fabric manipulations are still in very good condition.

This quilt is perfect as a fidget quilt.

Tutorials

Have a close look at the quilt and get all the free fabric manipulation tutorials.

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Video tutorial: Windmill cathedral window – quilt block

Video tutorial: windmill cathedral window quilt block

I like adding texture to quilts and this is one of my favourite 3D blocks. This block is quick and easy to make.

How to make a Windmill cathedral window block

Learn in 2 minutes:

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Materials

  • Four 6 inch squares in dark blue
  • Four 6 inch squares in green
  • Twelve 12 inch squares in light blue

Block size

10 1/2 inch square.

Other examples for this fabric manipulation.

See the tutorial for the block below.
Video tutorial: Windmill cathedral window - quilt block

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Video tutorial: fabric origami

Video tutorial: Fabric origami - fabric manipulation

How to make this diamond fabric manipulation

Watch this short 3 minute video and learn:

Materials

  • One 18 inch square in white
  • Small buttons or beads

Video tutorial: Fabric origami - fabric manipulation

This origami fabric manipulation can be used on clothing but also on a quilt as shown on the block below.

Get the tutorial for the beaded origami quilt block below.
Video tutorial: fabric origami - fabric manipulation

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