Make a large batch of half square triangles in no time – video tutorial

Make a big batch of half square triangles at once - video tutorial

Half square triangles are essential in quilting. There’re many ways of making them.

Some have bias seams some don’t.

This particular method produces 48 half square triangles though you can adapt it to as many or few HSTs as you like.

Learn how to make half square triangles (HST) in bulk

This is a very easy technique that produces many HSTs at once. Learn in 3 minutes:

HST finished size

3″ x 3″.

Materials

2 fabric rectangles 16″ x 24″ each in contrasting colours.

Medallion mini quilt

To make this mini quilt you need 36 HST.

Make 48 HST at once

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Video tutorial: Hidden wells technique – two blocks with 3 strips

This technique was developed by Mary Ellen Hopkins in 1989 for her Hidden wells quilt. It can be done with a different number of strips in different or equal widths.

How to make a Hidden wells block with 3 strips

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3 strip Hidden wells quilt blocks - video tutorial - quick and easy quilting

9-patch quilt block with swirling seams video tutorial

9-patch quilt block with swirling seams video tutorial

Swirling seams is a technique Eleanor Burns popularised. It’s a simple way to reduce bulky seams and still press the seams to the side.

Learn in 2 minutes how to do swirling seams in a 9-patch quilt block:

If you like this technique, you can watch the same technique applied to a 4-patch block:

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Video tutorial: Quilt-as-you-go without sashing

There are many ways to do quilt-as-you-go (QAYG).

Many of the techniques use sashing to join the blocks.

Learn quilt as you go without sashing

This tutorial demonstrates how to join two blocks without sashing.

Quilt-as-you-go with sashing

This video demonstrates QAYG with sashing. One tutorial is completely finished by machine while the other is hand stitched at the back.

Choose the one that suits you best 🙂

More details on each method:

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Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) without sashing video tutorial

Cobblestones – English Paper Piecing (EPP)

Video tutorial: Cobblestones English paper piecing (EPP) project

If you’ve never done English paper piecing or EPP this is an easy project to start with.

Each octagon has a side that measures 1″ and the squares are 1″ x 1″.

 

How to make English paper piecing (EPP) cobblestones

Download the template

Print the Cobblestones template (PDF) and start sewing!

This project is perfect to do while travelling, camping, in front of TV or any other time.

This is a beginner’s project.

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