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Free pattern: celtic knots quilt

Celtic knot quilt free tutorial

This is a beginner block and quilt.  Use high contrasting fabrics so the celtic patterns are more visible.

How to make this versatile block

You need to make 36 blocks of 4 pieces each (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 54 inch square.

Fabric needs:

  • 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:

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Video tutorial: double disappearing 9 patch block

Double disappearing 9 patch block video tutorial

This is another twist on a disappearing 9-patch block variation I made sometime ago. This is a quick and easy block which is suitable for beginners. It’s also a perfect block to make with charm squares.

How to make a double disappearing 9-patch quilt block

Learn how to make a double disappearing 9 patch block in just over 2 minutes:

 

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Block size

12 inches.

Materials

For 2 simple 9-patch blocks:

  • 5 x 5 inch squares in one print.
  • 5 x  5 inch squares in a matching print
  • 8 x 5 inch squares in the background fabric

Tip: Choose a different colour scheme for each block. For instance red and green, yellow and purple, orange and blue, black and red.

Play with different placement of the blocks. See some examples below.

Quilt designs

You have here a few quilt layouts that you can make with this quick and easy block:

Video tutorial: double disappearing 9 patch block tutorial - This is a very quick and easy block

Video tutorial: double disappearing 9 patch block tutorial - This is a very quick and easy block

Video tutorial: double disappearing 9 patch block tutorial - This is a very quick and easy block

Video tutorial: double disappearing 9 patch block tutorial - This is a very quick and easy block

Other disappearing 9-patch blocks

You may also be interested in these disappearing 9-patch blocks:

Variation 1

See the blog tutorial for more details and photos of quilt designs.

Variation 2

The blog tutorial has more details and photos of quilt designs.

Variation 3

See the blog tutorial for details and photos of quilt designs.

Variation 4

See the blog tutorial for more details and photos of quilt designs.

 Video tutorial: double disappearing 9 patch block tutorial - This is a very quick and easy block

Origami flowers quilt blocks – quick and easy tutorials

Video tutorial: Origami flowers quilt blocks - quick and easy tutorials

How to make an origami flower quilt block

Learn in 3 minutes how to make this origami flower block:

Get the full details on this flower, fabric needs and the like.

How to make an origami pinwheel quilt block

Get the full details on this pinwheel flower, fabric needs and the like.