There’s still time for a Valentine’s Day project.
Choose one of the 7 projects I have made. They’re free. Different techniques to choose from: traditional patchwork, improv patchwork, embroidery, fabric manipulation, foundation piecing and reverse appliqué.
With this tutorial you can start learning or polish up three different skills: patchwork, embroidery and appliqué.
Make this pincushion with the hot water bottle heart cut out.
Learn reverse applique and improv patchwork technique with this easy tutorial.
The easiest block to start learning foundation piecing. This was my first try and a few more potholders down the track I’m doing a whole quilt using this patchwork technique.
Do you like fabric textures and fabric manipulation? This is an easy fabric manipulation to start with.
Make a potholder, a mini quilt or a lap quilt using this block and master foundation paper piecing while you’re at it.
This is a beginner quilt. Choose your favourite pink and grey fabrics and make this easy modern quilt. Equally beautiful in reds and blacks/greys.
How to make a disappearing pinwheel block
Learn how to make this block in less than 2 minutes.
- Two 9 3/8 inch squares in contrasting fabrics
The finished block is 10 1/4 inch square.
How to arrange the patches to make this block
Sew in rows and then the rows together.
Quilt design ideas
You can make a whole quilt with one single block.
Let’s call this block and quilt XOXO. It’s one of the blocks I made for my Road to Tennessee block post.
This is a beginner block and quilt. Use your favourite pinks to make this quilt for Valentines’s Day.
How to make this versatile block
To make each XOXO block like the one below you need to make 16 pieces (and 144 pieces in total for the full quilt).
Block size: 18 1/2 inch square, including 1/4 seam allowance.
Number of blocks on this quilt: 9 (144 individual pieces).
Quilt size: approximately 55 inch square.
- 1 1/4 yards in pinks
- 1 1/4 yards in greys
- 1 5/8 yards of white fabric
Quilt binding with faux piping
I’ve fallen in love with machine binding with faux piping. Choose grey tones for the main binding fabric and a bright pink for the flange or faux piping. This is how you make it:
Have you made a quilt with this free pattern?
Post photos to Instagram with hashtag #xoxoquilt
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