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Video tutorial: 2 Bento box quilt blocks – quick and easy

Video tutorial: 2 bento box quilt blocks - quick and easy quilting

These two variations of a bento box are very quick and the quilt designs you can make with them look intricate but they’re really easy.

Learn to make 2 bento box quilt blocks  in just over 2 minutes

Blocks size

10 1/2 inch square

Materials

Starting log cabin blue block

  • 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 11 x 2 1/4 inch strips

Starting log cabin green block

  • 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

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Video tutorial: Hidden wells quilting technique

Video tutorial: Hidden wells technique - Mary Ellen Hopkins

These blocks are so easy and have so many possibilities.

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. These blocks are perfect for jelly rolls. A quick search on google returns lots of beautiful quilts using this easy technique.

Learn the hidden wells technique in 3 minutes

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Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope blocks

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt blocks

This block gives an impression of curves but all blocks have straight lines. This kaleidoscope block is quick and easy to make and it makes great quilts.

I chose to make this block with paper piecing because it has many points and it’s easier to sew accurately with this technique.

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Print the template twice for 1 block. Alternate the colours to make 2 different blocks.

Learn to make a kaleidoscope block in just over 2 minutes