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Video tutorial: Bento box quilt block – beginner’s block

Video tutorial: bento box quilt block - quick and easy block

This is a very simple bento box quilt block.

Learn to make a bento box quilt block  in less than 2 minutes


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Block size

10 1/2 inch square

Materials

Block 1

  • 1 blue 4 inch square
  • 2 white 4 x 2 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 white 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 blue 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 blue x 2 1/4 inch strips

Block 2

  • 1 white 4 inch square
  • 2 green 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 green 4 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 white 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 white 11 x 2 1/4 inch strip

Video tutorial: Diamond quilt block – quick and easy quilting

Video tutorial: Diamond quilt block - quick and easy quilting

This block starts with two 9 inch squares.

How to make a quick and easy Diamond quilt block

Learn how to make a half pinwheels and bows block in  2 minutes:

 

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Materials for one Diamond quilt block

  • Two 9 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/2 inches square.

 

Video tutorial: Lozenge smocking

Video tutorial: lozenge smocking

This is a fabric manipulation tutorial that I used for a fidget quilt: lozenge smocking.

Learn to make Lozenge smocking in just over 2 minutes

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Materials

  • a 10 1/2 inch x 6 inches rectangle in cream tones for the centre square
  • two 3 x 6 1/2 inch strips
  • two 3 x 10 1/2 inch strips

Block size

10 1/2 inches

Lozenge smocking diagram

There are two kinds of stitching for this pattern. They alternate along each row of smocking. The first type is when you pull two stitches together as per a and b on the diagram. The next stitch is when you go from b to c but do not pull the stitches. In this case you double stitch on c so that there is no pulling.

 

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