Tag Archives: classic quilt block

Jacob’s ladder and card trick: two classic quilt blocks video tutorial

Both Jacob’s ladder and Card trick are two favourite blocks for lots of quilters.

Both are quick and easy and perfect for beginners and more advanced quilters.

Learn to make a Jacob’s ladder quilt block in 2 minutes

Do you see more variations to make with this block?

Flames quilt

This is a quilt made with this a card trick block. More information about this quilt.

Flames quilt pattern

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Card trick block and Jacob's ladder quilt block

Ice cream and microwave bowl cozy – video tutorial

Microwave bowl cozies can double up as ice cream bowls.

Microwave bowls make great Christmas gifts and are perfect gifts for teachers.

On this video I make two different types of bowls. One is turned inside out and the other one is finished with bias tape.

Use 100% cotton fabric, thread and batting so it doesn’t burn in the microwave.

I only use them to heat up food for 2 or at most 3 minutes with no issues. You’ll have to test how long for you can put your bowls in the microwave.

If you use the bowls for cold food you don’t need to worry about the above. I wanted to use these bowls for cold food so I used metalics instead of 100% cotton but I’ve put them in the microwave for over 3 minutes at full blast and they were fine.

How to make a microwave or ice cream bowl cozy

I tested the bowls in the microwave and the fabric is fine. The metallic paint seems to do well in the microwave as well.

Fabric collections

With a 10″ pre-cut stack of 42 pieces you can make 21 bowls! Let’s get sewing.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Microwave and ice cream bowls - video tutorial

Double irish chain quilt video tutorial

Irish chain is a very traditional pattern. In spite of its name the pattern was developed in America in the 1800s.

How to make a double Irish chain quilt block A

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Double Irish chain quilt video tutorial

Two 12″ quilt blocks: Blueberry pie and Rail fence nine patch – video tutorial

Are you looking for 12″ inch blocks? These two are some good ones you can use separately or in combination to make a quilt.

Learn to make a Blueberry pie quilt block and a rail fence nine patch quilt block

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Blueberry pie quilt block - video tutorial

Scrappy pinwheel quilt block

Do you have some fabric scraps? Let’s have some fun!

How to make a scrappy pinwheel quilt

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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