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Video tutorial Tridimensional quilt block – easy quilting

Video tutorial: Tridimensional quilt block
This tutorial is for a paper piecing block. If you’ve never done any paper piecing, this is a perfect block to learn.

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Tridimensional quilt block

My improv patchwork on the German quilt magazine Patchwork Professional

It was very exciting to receive this German quilt magazine, Patchwork Professional, on the mail today.

I don’t know if I have many subscribers who read German but if you’re interested, check out the magazine. It has an article about my work and a step-by-step improv patchwork project.

Block 18: Gathered double-edged ruffle – Textured quilt sampler

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Block type: log cabin

Block size: 11 inches

Colour scheme: reds and neutrals

Texture/fabric manipulation: gathered double-edged ruffle

Quilt size: The finished quilt is 52 ½ x 52 ½.

Needs:

  • one 5 in x 5 in rectangle in cream  tones for the textured centre square
  • one 1 1/2 in x 8 in strip of cream fabric for the ruffle
  • two 5 in x 3 1/2 in rectangles and two 11 in x 3 1/2 in rectangles for the border
Making the double-edged ruffle
Cut one 1 1/2 in x 8 in strip of cream fabric for the ruffle.
Make a hem on both sides of the strip using a hemming foot  if you have one or by hand.

Then find the middle of the strip and mark a line all along.

Using a basting stitch, stitch along the line.

To make gather the fabric, pick up the bottom thread on one side of the strip and pull. Then do the same from the other side.

Pull the thread and distribute the gathering as you go until you reach 5 inches.

Mark the 5 inch square at 2 1/2 inches and pin.

Pin the gathered strip to the marked spot at 2 1/2 inches.

Continue to pin on a straight line as per picture below.

Now stitch the ruffle to the square as per picture.

Cut two 5 in x 3 1/2 in rectangles and two 11 in x 3 1/2 in rectangles for the border.

Stitch the border and voilà!

Textured blocks tutorials

This is the 18th block in a series of 25 exploring texture in fabric.

Each block is made out of a centre 5 inch square featuring some fabric texture such as pin tucks, smocking, shirring and the like. Then a 3 1/2 wide border encloses each centre square.

The colour scheme is red and white/cream alternating reds and white/cream for the centre square and border.

Some of the textures show better on plain colours than on heavily patterned fabric.

See all Textured quilt sampler tutorials for this quilt.

Share your pictures

Are you making this quilt? Share your pictures on Flickr’s TeresaDownUnder group.

Block 3: Double controlled pleats – Textured quilt sampler tutorial

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Block type: log cabin

Block size: 11 inches

Colour scheme: reds and neutrals

Texture/fabric manipulation: double controlled pleats

Quilt size: The finished quilt is 52 ½ x 52 ½.

Needs:

  • one 6 in x 15 in rectangle in red tones for the textured centre square
  • two 5 in x 3 1/2 in rectangles and two 11 in x 3 1/2 in rectangles for the border
Making the pleats

Mark the fabric at 1 and 1 1/2 inch intervals. Do this on both sides, top and bottom.

Now pick up the scissors and make a small cut on each mark like below. Do this on both sides, top and bottom.

The 1 1/2 inch intervals is the fold, the 1 inch interval is the distance between folds.

To make the pleats take the first cut, fold the fabric making the first cut coincide with the second cut.

Pin the fold obtained.

Now move the fold into the next cut and make the fold coincide with the next cut.

Continue like so until you finish all the marks.

Now start from the opposite side and do the same as you did earlier. It will be easier to find the fold as you can use the folded side as a guide too.

Do not press, just flatten the pleats with your hands. You can also apply some steam with your iron at a short distance from the fabric if desired.

Stitch along the side leaving one inch seam allowance. This will allow you to trim the square to 5 inches square when finished sewing the pleats.

Sew the second side with a 1/4 seam allowance. Trim to 5 inch square.

Cut two 5 in x 3 1/2 in rectangles and two 11 in x 3 1/2 in rectangles for the border.

Add the border to the centre square.

Textured blocks tutorials

This is the 3rd block in a series of 25 exploring texture in fabric.

Each block is made out of a centre 5 inch square featuring some fabric texture such as pin tucks, smocking, shirring and the like. Then a 3 1/2 wide border encloses each centre square.

The colour scheme is red and white/cream alternating reds and white/cream for the centre square and border.

Some of the textures show better on plain colours than on heavily patterned fabric.

See all Textured quilt sampler tutorials for this quilt.

Share your pictures

Are you making this quilt? Share your pictures on Flickr’s TeresaDownUnder group.