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Video tutorial: Circle in a square quilt block

Video tutorial: Circle in a square quilt block - quick and easy quilting

Sewing circles isn’t easy. There’re many ways to sew circles and mostly it involves sewing curves and using many pins or appliqué.

But this this video tutorial demonstrates a different technique that involves using fusible interfacing.

Learn how to sew circles the easy way

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From 5 fabric strips to quilt block video tutorial (Hidden wells)

Vídeo tutorial: make a block out of 5 strips of fabric

A while ago I made a similar block with 4 fabric strips of the same width. This time I tried with 5 fabric strips of different widths and this is one of the blocks I got.

The choice of fabrics is important. It works best with high contrasting fabrics and colours.

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How to make this block from 5 fabric strips

Learn how to make this block in 2 minutes:

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Materials

  • 1 red 1 3/4 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 light green 2 1/2 inch x 10 inch strip
  • 1 yellow 3 1/2 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 light red 2 1/2 x 10 inch strip
  • 1 dark green 1 3/4 x 10 inch strip

Block size

12 1/2 inch square.

Arranging the block

After the tutorial you get 4 pieces, two of each:

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

Arrange the 4 pieces to make the block:

Video tutorial: make a block out of 5 strips of fabric

 

Quilt layouts with this block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

From 5 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial - easy quilting block

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“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.

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From 3 fabric strips to quilt block – video tutorial

From 3 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial

Another experimental block or blocks this week.

I’m looking to give it a name. Some fellow quilters have suggested a number of them: Half stripped, The Zipper block, Ripper Zipper, Reflections, Chameleon, Disguised, Topsy turvey, Arrows, Tricuadra, The Envelope, Flip-a-Dee-doo-da!, My joy, Strip Tease, Robbins of life, Directions.

This uses the half square triangle (HST) technique again. The results are quite interesting. This is a block that is very versatile and has many possibilities.

How to make this block and others with just 3 strips of fabric

Learn how to make this block in just over two minutes:

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High contrasting fabrics work best for this type of blocks.

Have a look at some  blocks that can be made with this tutorial (more arrangements can be seen on the video).

From 3 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial

From 3 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial

Some quilt layouts

From 3 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial

From 3 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorial

From 3 fabric strips to quilt block - video tutorialVideo tutorial: from strips to quilt block

From strips to quilt block: two blocks and the same

2 strip blocks to make with jelly rolls

These two quilt designs are made with the same block. Can you believe that?

Both are made the same way though he result is quite different.

This is how you make them:

Block 1

Block 2

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Block 1

Easy block tutorial - from fabric strips to quilt block

Block 2

From strips to quilt block tutorial
From strips to quilt block tutorial

You can see more quilt designs for these 2 blocks on these posts that I wrote a while ago:

Video tutorial: From strips to quilt block (Hidden wells)

From strips to quilt block tutorial

This is a different take on a fun block I posted about. It’s such an easy block and it has so many possibilities, I had to go back to it and explore a bit more.

This technique was developed by Mary Ellen Hopkins in 1989  for her Hidden wells quilt.

How to make this block

Learn how to make this block in two minutes. You only need 4 fabric strips sewn together and sliced into half square triangles (HSTs).

After doing the tutorial you will obtain 8 half square triangles  of in total, 4 of each colour:

From strips to quilt block tutorial

From strips to quilt block tutorial

Arrange the 8 HSTs to obtain the 2 blocks below:


From strips to quilt block tutorial

Alternative block

This is another block you can make with this tutorial. You can see the tutorial for this one as well:

From strips to quilt block tutorial

Alternative block design

From strips to quilt block tutorial
From strips to quilt block tutorial

Quilt designs possible

With the blocks above you can make the quilts below:

From strips to quilt block tutorial

From strips to quilt block tutorial

From strips to quilt block tutorial

From strips to quilt block tutorial

From strips to quilt block tutorial

From strips to quilt block tutorial

From strips to quilt block tutorial

From strips to quilt block tutorial

Using different fabrics

By choosing the fabrics well, you can make striking looking blocks:

Block 1
From strips to quilt block tutorial

Block 2
From strips to quilt block tutorial

Quilt designs

From strips to quilt block tutorial

Alternative arrangement
From strips to quilt block tutorial

From strips to quilt block tutorial

I’m not finished with this block. I will be experimenting more in the near future. Stay tuned.

From strips to quilt block tutorial - you can make many quilt designs with just the half square triangles you obtain after making this tutorial