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Video tutorial: 2 origami quilt blocks

Video tutorial: 2 origami quilt blocks

How to make 2 origami quilt blocks

Learn in just over 4 minutes how to make 2 origami quilt blocks:

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Video: Textured quilt sampler – 25 free fabric manipulations

Textured quilt - 25 free tutorials

This quilt was an excuse to improve my hand sewing skills and try out 25 different fabric manipulations. Often fabric manipulations look hard to do but in fact they are quite straightforward. The manipulations on this quilt are 5″ square. That satisfies my 2 main criteria: the piece, while small, it’s large enough to learn the technique and it’s quick to make too.

I have been asked many times how the quilt will withstand wear. I made this quilt in 2012 or 2013 and it’s still in good shape. I had it on a wall for a couple of years, and it’s been on a couch since I took it down. It survived a transcontinental move.

It’s true, I don’t handle it much and I haven’t washed it either.

You can see for yourself on the video that the fabric manipulations are still in very good condition.

This quilt is perfect as a fidget quilt.

Tutorials

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Video tutorial: Lozenge smocking

Video tutorial: lozenge smocking

This is a fabric manipulation tutorial that I used for a fidget quilt: lozenge smocking.

Learn to make Lozenge smocking in just over 2 minutes

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Materials

  • a 10 1/2 inch x 6 inches rectangle in cream tones for the centre square
  • two 3 x 6 1/2 inch strips
  • two 3 x 10 1/2 inch strips

Block size

10 1/2 inches

Lozenge smocking diagram

There are two kinds of stitching for this pattern. They alternate along each row of smocking. The first type is when you pull two stitches together as per a and b on the diagram. The next stitch is when you go from b to c but do not pull the stitches. In this case you double stitch on c so that there is no pulling.

 

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Origami flowers quilt blocks – quick and easy tutorials

Video tutorial: Origami flowers quilt blocks - quick and easy tutorials

How to make an origami flower quilt block

Learn in 3 minutes how to make this origami flower block:

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How to make an origami pinwheel quilt block

Get the full details on this pinwheel flower, fabric needs and the like.

 

Video tutorial: Origami flower quilt block

Video tutorial: Origami flower quilt block

How to make an origami flower quilt block

Learn in 3 minutes how to make this origami flower block:

Block type: log cabin

Block size: 11 inches

Fabric needs

  • a 10 1/2 inch square in red tones for the centre square.
  • two 5 in x 3 1/2 in rectangles and two 11 in x 3 1/2 in rectangles for the border

You add this block to your quilt as a feature or make a full quilt with this block.

Video tutorial: Origami flower quilt block

Video tutorial: Origami flower quilt block

Video tutorial: Origami flower quilt block

 

Textured blocks tutorials

This is the 20th block in a series of 25 exploring texture in fabric.

Each block is made out of a centre 5 inch square featuring some fabric texture such as pin tucks, smocking, shirring and the like. Then a 3 1/2 wide border encloses each centre square.

The colour scheme is red and white/cream alternating reds and white/cream for the centre square and border.

Some of the textures show better on plain colours than on heavily patterned fabric.

See all Textured quilt sampler tutorials for this quilt.

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