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Video tutorial: 4 disappearing variations on a shoofly quilt block

Video tutorial: 4 disappearing variations on a shoofly quilt block
Shoofly is a traditional quilt block. But what if you slice it? You get at least 4 different variations of this block that don’t look anything like a shoofly but that make beautiful quilt layouts.

Learn to make 4 disappearing shoofly blocks

Do you want to make a quilt with these blocks?

Quilt pattern: The four seasons of the heart - beginner quilt

Download the pattern to make 4 different quilts:

Buy The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern on Craftsy

Buy The four seasons of the heart on Craftsy

Buy The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern on Etsy

Buy The four seasons of the heart on Etsy

About the pattern

This pattern has instructions to make 4 quilts using 4 variations of a disappearing shoofly quilt block. Each block layout makes a very different quilt.

The pattern uses quick cutting techniques that make this quilt really quick and easy to make even for a beginner.

Skill level: beginner.

Quilt sizes: crib, lap, twin and queen.

Finished block size: 11 ½”.

Quilt style: traditional piecing.

Charm squares and fat quarter friendly.

You can use the colouring pages at the end to choose the colour scheme.

Quilting: I quilted this quilt using free-motion.

In the 14 page pattern I have included lots of diagrams and written instructions as well as links to 1 of my video tutorials that demonstrate how to make the blocks.

Also in the pattern you will find colouring pages that you can use to decide on a colour scheme for the quilt.

Quilt pattern: The four seasons of the heart - 1 pattern 4 quilts           Quilt pattern: The four seasons of the heart - 1 pattern 4 quilts

Quilt pattern: The four seasons of the heart - 1 pattern 4 quilts           Quilt pattern: The four seasons of the heart - 1 pattern 4 quilts

Video tutorial: 2 English paper piecing projects

Video tutorial: English paper piecing projects to make

Scrappy hexagon quilts are great for several reasons.

You can sew hexies virtually anywhere, for instance when travelling or on holidays.

It is good to go back to your hexagon quilt when you feel like you need a break from other types of sewing, when you are between big projects or just for a relaxing day.

It is also a good way to improve your stitching skills.

Learn to make English Paper Piecing with these two projects:

Download template

Download the hexagon template (google doc).

Print on thick or plain paper and cut. Then make a hole in the centre so that it is easy to remove. There are about 16 hexagons per A4 sheet so print a few copies. Before printing make sure you’re printing at 100%.

Some projects to try:

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Video tutorial: 2 origami quilt blocks

Video tutorial: 2 origami quilt blocks

How to make 2 origami quilt blocks

Learn in just over 4 minutes how to make 2 origami quilt blocks:

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