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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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I’ve tried the technique with 5 strips as well:

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

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.

Learn how to make a triangle in a square quilt block in 2 minutes

Learn and see how many designs you can make with this block:

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Tridimensional quilt block