Tag Archives: HST

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: Hidden wells technique using 5 fabric strips

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.

Learn to make these 2 Hidden wells quilt blocks using 5 strips of fabric in 2 minutes:


  • 1 red 1 3/4 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 light green 2 1/2 inch x 10 inch strip
  • 1 yellow 3 1/2 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 light red 2 1/2 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 dark green 1 3/4 x 10 inch strip

Finished block size

12 1/4 inch square.

hidden wells 5 strips (2)



Video tutorial: Regular and flange machine binding

Video tutorial: Flange binding and regular binding by machine

If you want to add a special touch to your quilt, add a faux piping, flange or accent.

Video tutorial: how to make flange binding and sewing the binding by machine

This is how you add faux piping to your quilt:

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