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Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt blocks

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt blocks - 2 kinds

These 2 kaleidoscope blocks are quite different.

One is made with foundation piecing and the other one uses 60 degree triangles cut from the same repeat of a strip of fabric.

How to make 2 kaleidoscope quilt blocks

For the kaleidoscope quilt blocks using the stacking method I used just over 2 yards of fabric and got lots of blocks and this is the quilt I made:

Video tutorial: kaleidoscope quilt - whack and stack - on block wonder

If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler

Not to worry, here is how to cut 60 degree triangles without special rulers:

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Video tutorial: 2 Bow tie quilt blocks – quick and easy quilting

Video tutorial: 2 bow tie quilt blocks - quick and easy quilting

Bow tie is a quick and easy block and you can make many different quilt layouts with it.

For a special look this block looks great with rounded corners.

How to make a quick and easy bow tie quilt block and a bow tie with rounded corners

Learn how to make this easy block in less than 2 minutes:

Note: the rounded corners can be applied to any 4-patch block.

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2-minute video tutorial: Free motion quilting – quick and easy quilting

I usually finish my quilts with free motion.

To do free motion quilting, you will need to use a darning foot and lower the feed dogs of your machine so you can move the quilt sandwich freely.

How to do free motion quilting video tutorial

Start small.

Free motion is not hard but it requires quite a few hours of practice to get confident at it.

Above all be patient. Your first attempts may be awful but don’t give up. Practice makes perfect.

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