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Video tutorial: Easy New York Beauty quilt block

Video tutorial: New York beauty quilt block

With pointy triangles and circles a lot of you probably will think this is a hard block.

Don’t despair, foundation piecing is coming to your rescue – at least for the pointy triangles!

And then just get out your pins as you will need quite a few of them to make circle sewing easier.

How to make a New York Beauty block

This video is a bit longer than my usual 2 minutes.

I wanted to show the paper piecing process really well so you feel you can try it out.

It really pays to learn paper piecing. No block will be too hard once you know how how to paper piece.

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For a finished 7″ x 7″ block ensure you print the templates at 100%.

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2 minute video tutorial: Scrap quilt with strips

Video tutorial: Scrap quilt with strips

Look how easy it is to make a full quilt using fabric scraps. Use any number of  strips of different widths and lengths. Anything goes really. Such a fun block!

How to make a scrap quilt with strip quilt blocks

Learn in less than 2 minutes.

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Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope floral quilt

Video tutorial: Kaleidoscope quilt - Also called one block wonder or whack and stack

One of my favourite things in quilting is hexagon blocks and I just love kaleidoscope blocks.

To make a kaleidoscope quilt, you only need fabric with a large print and 6 print repeats.

Each block is a hexagon and it uses 6 triangles. You can make it larger by buying enough fabric for 12 repeats or for 18 repeats. Always in multiples of 6. And why not use 6 or 12 panels?

I tend to use my square or rectangular rulers to cut 60 degree angles (see tutorial below)  but you don’ t have to. You can use my template

60 degree ruler template

How to make a kaleidoscope quilt

Learn in just 4 minutes:

And this is the quilt I made!

I haven’t quilted it as you can see.

Floral kaleidoscope quilt - video tutorial

Learn to use your regular ruler to cut 60 degree triangles

Here is how to cut 60 degree triangles without special rulers:

And this one is my first kaleidoscope quilt.

I used just over 2 yards of fabric and got 44 blocks all together.

For the quilt I used 39 blocks and had 5 left over blocks.

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

The background triangles are the same size as the hexagon triangles.

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

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