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Colour chart quilt – Video tutorial

As a Michael Miller brand Ambassador for 2020 I’ve made a very simple quilt using just 2 of their 2 1/2″ precut strips with their beautiful Marble collection and Cotton couture.

Directions to make the quilt

Quilt size: 48″ x 61″.

Fabric needs

Cut the 31 strips into 1 1/4″ strips.

You will need 13 strips divided into 25 strips for the horizontal sashing.

The rest of the strips will be used in the vertical sashing and border.

Follow the video for assembly instructions.

The vertical sashing calls for 1 1/4″ x 57″ strips. Sew 2 strips together and cut to size once joined to the next strip.

Use the Colour chart colouring page (PDF) to plan the distribution of colour into a pleasing pattern. Check out the video for suggestions.

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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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Colour chart quilt pattern video tutorial

Little house quilt – Video tutorial

By now you should know I love English Paper Piecing (EPP) and I’m hoping I’m inspiring the same love in you.

EPP is great for using your fabric scraps and for having a project on the go. It’s also great preventing me from falling asleep at night while I watch TV.

So how to EPP?

Start with this very easy project. Perfect for using your small scraps.

What paper to use?

I print my EPP shapes on cardstock.

Fabric collection recommendations

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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Little houses quilt - EPP - video tutorial

Plus sign quilt – Video tutorial

I love English Paper Piecing (EPP).

I always haven an EPP project nearby. It usually keeps me from falling asleep while watching TV!

And also it’s always handy having some projects at hand when travelling, particularly if you spend a lot of time in public transport.

So how to EPP?

Start with this very easy project. Perfect for using your small scraps.

Template and quilt idea by Mollie Johanson.

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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Plus sign quilt - video tutorial

Hexagon blocks with jelly rolls

These blocks are lots of fun to make. They are made with 2 1/2″ fabric strips.

You can use jelly rolls and make the blocks even faster.

Sewing the blocks together into a quilt top is really simple. You can watch how to sew the blocks together in the video.

I like hexagon blocks so much I even made a hexagon block sampler quilt, Hexagonal dream. Check the details below.

Learn to make hexagon blocks with fabric strips

Hexagonal dream pattern

Hexagonal Dream is a hexagon sampler quilt.The quilt is put together without Y seams.

  • Quilt size: 60” x 59 ½”.
  • Number of blocks: 48 hexagon blocks with 11 different block types and 8 half hexagon blocks.
  • Finished hexagon size: 7 ¼” x 8 ½”.
  • The quilt is jelly roll and fat quarter friendly.
  • Skill level: I’ve rated this quilt as confident beginner / intermediate.

Download the pattern

A 60 degree ruler is recommended but if you don’t have one you can always use a square ruler with 60 degree markings or the template that comes with the pattern.

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So how did I make this quilt?

Watch a short 1 minute video:

If you have any questions about the pattern, please feel free to contact me via the form on the About this blog page.

hexagons with jelly rolls

Video tutorial: 2 English paper piecing projects

Video tutorial: English paper piecing projects to make

Scrappy hexagon quilts are great for several reasons.

You can sew hexies virtually anywhere, for instance when travelling or on holidays.

It is good to go back to your hexagon quilt when you feel like you need a break from other types of sewing, when you are between big projects or just for a relaxing day.

It is also a good way to improve your stitching skills.

Learn to make English Paper Piecing with these two projects:

Download template

Download the hexagon template (google doc).

Print on thick or plain paper and cut. Then make a hole in the centre so that it is easy to remove. There are about 16 hexagons per A4 sheet so print a few copies. Before printing make sure you’re printing at 100%.

Some projects to try:

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