Tag Archives: patchwork

Stretched stars quilt block – video tutorial

Stretched stars is a very easy do make quilt.

It’s also perfect for fabric scraps.

How to make a Stretched stars quilt block

This method “wastes” a bit of fabric but it doesn’t need to, you can make a half square triangle at the same time with the excess fabric and use it on another quilt or use the HSTs on the back of the quilt.

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Stretched stars quilt block - video tutorial

Turnabout patchwork technique

This is one of my favourite techniques. So much so that I’ve written a book about it.

This technique is about playing with blocks, about trying things out, about what ifs.

How to sew, slice and turn a block

If you like disappearing blocks check out my book Turnabout patchwork. It’s a book about slicing and turning blocks like this one.

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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Turnabout patchwork technique

Double Disappearing nine patch quilt block variation

Nine patch blocks are one of the best types of blocks to slice and turn.

This block is sliced twice but have a look at the twist!

How to make a double disappearing nine patch quilt block with a twist

If you like disappearing blocks check out my book Turnabout patchwork. It’s a book about slicing and turning blocks like this one.

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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Double disappearing 9 patch quilt block

Courthouse steps and sliced courthouse steps quilt blocks

Start with a simple courthouse steps block in two inverted fabrics and end with some 3D looking quilt designs. It’s quick and easy. Use highly contrasting fabrics for best results.

How to make a simple courthouse steps block and a sliced courthouse steps block

If you like disappearing blocks check out my book Turnabout patchwork. It’s a book about slicing and turning blocks like this one.

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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Simple and sliced courthouse steps video tutorial

How to use your quilting ruler to cut 60 degree triangles – video tutorial

If you don’t have a 60 degree triangle ruler and your square or rectangular ruler has 60 degree markings, why not learn how to use it to cut 60 degree triangles?

How to use your quilting ruler

Watch this short video demonstrating how to use your regular ruler as well as the lines on your cutting mat.

If you like hexagon quilts, you may like my Hexagonal Dream quilt.

It’s a quick and easy quilt aimed at the confident beginner.

Size: 60″ x 59 1/2″.

Hexagonal Dream - hexagon sampler quilt pattern - quick and easy quilt pattern without Y seams

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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