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Video tutorial: Disappearing hourglass

Disappearing hourglass block - video tutorial

How to make a disappearing hourglass block

Learn to make this block in 2 minutes:

Correction: the initial 4 half square triangles need to be trimmed to 4 1/2 inch square.

Block size

The block is 7 1/2 inches (7 inches finished).

Materials

  • Two 5 inch squares in green
  • Two 5 inch squares in red

or

  • Two 5 inch squares in one colour
  • One 5 inch square in a contrasting colour
  • One 5 inch square in a third contrasting colour

By using a variety of fabric and colour combinations you can make strikingly looking quilts quite easily.

Using 3 fabrics

disappearing hourglass block

Using 2 fabrics

disappearing hourglass block

This is another block layout that can be obtained with the same tutorial:
disappearing hourglass block

 

Quilt designs

disappearing hourglass block

disappearing hourglass block

disappearing hourglass block

disappearing hourglass block

disappearing hourglass block

disappearing hourglass block

Block 3: 16 HST quilt sampler

Block 3: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

How to make this block

Materials

  • Two 7 inch squares of print fabric
  • Two 7 inch squares of light coloured fabric

Finished block

10 1/2 inch square.

All block tutorials for this quilt.

Instructions

Make the tutorial twice to obtain 16 HST.

Trim off HSTs and place into the pattern below.

Block 3: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

Then sew HSTs in rows.

Block 3: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

And then sew rows together.

Block 3: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

If you would like to follow the tutorials, you can subscribe to my blog, to my Facebook page, to my Instagram or to my Youtube channel.

If you want to join in, feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler

Quilt designs using this block

16 HST sampler quilt tutorial

16 HST sampler quilt tutorial

16 HST sampler quilt tutorial

16 HST sampler quilt tutorial

16 HST sampler quilt tutorial

Share your photos

If you want to join in, feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler

Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch variation block

Disappearing 4-patch quilt block

How to make a disappearing 4-patch variation block

Materials

  • two 5 1/2 inch squares in red
  • two 5 1/2 inch squares in red.

Quilt designs

With sashing

Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch variation block

Without sashing

Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch variation block

You can combine both disappearing 4-patch blocks into one quilt. You will need to trim the larger 4-patch variation block.

How to make a disappearing 4 patch block:

Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch variation block

Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch variation block

Step-by-step visuals

Disappearing 4-patch variation tutorial.

Block 2: 16 HST quilt sampler

Block 2: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

How to make this block

Materials

  • Two 7 inch squares of floral fabric
  • Two 7 inch squares of white fabric

Finished block

10 1/2 inch square.

All block tutorials for this quilt.

Instructions

Make the tutorial twice to obtain16 Half Square Triangles (HST).

Trim off HSTs to 3 inches and place into pattern.

Block 2: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

Then sew HSTs in rows.

Block 2: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

And sew rows together.

Block 2: 16 HST quilt sampler - beginner quilt

If you would like to follow the tutorials, you can subscribe to my blog, to my Facebook page, to my Instagram or to my Youtube channel.

If you want to join in, feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler

Quilt designs with this block

16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Share your photos

If you want to join in, feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler

Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch block

4 patch quilt block tutorial

How to make a disappearing 4-patch block

Block size

8 1/2 inch square.

Materials

Four 5 inch squares in contrasting fabrics. You can use either 3 colours or 2 colours depending on the effect you wish to achieve.

Quilt designs using this block

With sashing

Without sashing

Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch block

Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch block

Block using only 2 colours

Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch block