I usually finish my quilts with free motion.
To do free motion quilting, you will need to use a darning foot and lower the feed dogs of your machine so you can move the quilt sandwich freely.
How to do free motion quilting video tutorial
Free motion is not hard but it requires quite a few hours of practice to get confident at it.
Above all be patient. Your first attempts may be awful but don’t give up. Practice makes perfect.
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This is a quick and easy quilt block.
How to make a Disappearing hourglass variation 2 quilt block
Learn in just over 2 minutes:
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Shoofly is a traditional quilt block. But what if you slice it? You get at least 4 different variations of this block that don’t look anything like a shoofly but that make beautiful quilt layouts.
Learn to make 4 disappearing shoofly blocks
Do you want to make a quilt with these blocks?
Download the pattern to make 4 different quilts:
Buy The four seasons of the heart on Craftsy
Buy The four seasons of the heart on Etsy
About the pattern
This pattern has instructions to make 4 quilts using 4 variations of a disappearing shoofly quilt block. Each block layout makes a very different quilt.
The pattern uses quick cutting techniques that make this quilt really quick and easy to make even for a beginner.
Skill level: beginner.
Quilt sizes: crib, lap, twin and queen.
Finished block size: 11 ½”.
Quilt style: traditional piecing.
Charm squares and fat quarter friendly.
You can use the colouring pages at the end to choose the colour scheme.
Quilting: I quilted this quilt using free-motion.
In the 14 page pattern I have included lots of diagrams and written instructions as well as links to 1 of my video tutorials that demonstrate how to make the blocks.
Also in the pattern you will find colouring pages that you can use to decide on a colour scheme for the quilt.