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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: half square triangle quilt block – quilting for beginners seriesi

This tutorial is for a very basic half square triangles units.

Half square triangles or HSTs are the foundation for many blocks.

They can be made in many different ways. The technique I demonstrate makes 2 HSTs at once using 2 squares of contrasting fabrics.

How to make 2 half square triangle blocks

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Video tutorial: Half square triangle quilt block - quilting for beginners series

Video tutorial: hourglass block – beginner series

This is a quick and easy block suitable for beginners.

It can be made in coordinated fabrics or scrappy.

For a faster block you can use pre-cuts such as charm squares like I used for the video tutorial.

With this tutorial you will make 2 hourglass blocks in no time.

How to make an hourglass block

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Video tutorial: Hourglass quilt block - quilting beginner series

Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch quilt block

This is a quick method to make a special block starting with a simple 4-patch quilt block. This is a perfect block to use all those fabric scraps you have left over from other projects or just use coordinated fabrics. In each case you can be assured the quilt will be beautiful.

How to make a quick disappearing 4-patch block

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Video tutorial: Disappearing 4-patch quilt block - easy quilting

Video tutorial: 2 minute pinwheel quilt block – beginner’s series

This is the fourth video in my beginner’s series and a classic quilt block.

There’re many pinwheel blocks but this one is the best known and a base for many other blocks.

Learn to make a pinwheel block in 2 minutes

Get the Twirly whirly quilt tutorial.

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Video tutorial: Pinwheel quilt block - beginner's series