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Easy strip and Plaid Fab quilt blocks – video tutorial

These two modern blocks are made with fabric strips and are quick and easy to make.

How to make a plaid fab quilt block and an easy strip block

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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Easy strip and plaid fab quilt blocks

Jacob’s ladder and card trick: two classic quilt blocks video tutorial

Both Jacob’s ladder and Card trick are two favourite blocks for lots of quilters.

Both are quick and easy and perfect for beginners and more advanced quilters.

Learn to make a Jacob’s ladder quilt block in 2 minutes

Do you see more variations to make with this block?

Flames quilt

This is a quilt made with this a card trick block. More information about this quilt.

Flames quilt pattern

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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Card trick block and Jacob's ladder quilt block

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

Ice cream and microwave bowl cozy – video tutorial

Microwave bowl cozies can double up as ice cream bowls.

Microwave bowls make great Christmas gifts and are perfect gifts for teachers.

On this video I make two different types of bowls. One is turned inside out and the other one is finished with bias tape.

Use 100% cotton fabric, thread and batting so it doesn’t burn in the microwave.

I only use them to heat up food for 2 or at most 3 minutes with no issues. You’ll have to test how long for you can put your bowls in the microwave.

If you use the bowls for cold food you don’t need to worry about the above. I wanted to use these bowls for cold food so I used metalics instead of 100% cotton but I’ve put them in the microwave for over 3 minutes at full blast and they were fine.

How to make a microwave or ice cream bowl cozy

I tested the bowls in the microwave and the fabric is fine. The metallic paint seems to do well in the microwave as well.

Fabric collections

With a 10″ pre-cut stack of 42 pieces you can make 21 bowls! Let’s get sewing.

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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Microwave and ice cream bowls - video tutorial

Broken dishes quilt block with layer cakes – video tutorial

Is it too early for a Christmas quilt?

Since lock down every day feels like a week and every week like a month.

Today I have a classic block which is perfect to make a quick quilt.

The demo uses pre-cut 10″ squares, also called layer cakes, from the Michael Miller Collection Fairy Frost Metallic. In red and green this would make a great Christmas quilt.

See an alternative and classy colour scheme with this collection in creams, greys and blacks.

Check out all the variations for this block at the end of the video.

How to make a broken dishes quilt block

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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Broken dishes quilt block - video tutorial

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