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Video tutorial: improv patchwork projects- quick and easy quilting

I’ve made a few improv projects over the years.

Do you have a lot of scraps you don’t know what to do with? Here is how you can use them.

Learn to do improv patchwork in 2 minutes

This is is just one way to do improv patchwork but quite an easy one.  You can use a piece of paper as stabiliser or nothing at all.

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Improv projects tutorials

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Semi-improv 9-patch quilt

Quilt-as-you-go patchwork school bag

Urban garden iPad carry case



Reversible tray cover using improv piecing and embroidery


Improv patchwork headboard makeover



Spanish lace bobbins holder



Improv/free form quilt series



Free form patchwork mini quilt – visual creative process



Free form, free motion patchwork trial

 

2-minute video tutorial: 3D hexagon quilt block

2 minute video tutorial: 3D hexagon quilt block

Do you have any jelly rolls you don’t know what to do with? This is your project!

If you don’t have jelly rolls, you still can make these 2 blocks quickly and easily by using 2 1/2″ strips.

How to make a 3D hexagon quilt block

Learn in 2 minutes how to make a 3 D hexagon block:

Materials for 7 blocks

3 pairs of strips of fabric 2 1/2 inch x width of fabric or 42″.

Use the right fabric value to get the 3D effect. Follow this guideline:

  • Pair one: medium + dark
  • Pair two: medium + light
  • Pair three: dark + light

If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler

OR

  • here is how to cut 60 degree triangles without special rulers:

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2-minute video tutorial: 3D hexagon quilt block

Video: Textured quilt sampler – 25 free fabric manipulations

Textured quilt - 25 free tutorials

This quilt was an excuse to improve my hand sewing skills and try out 25 different fabric manipulations. Often fabric manipulations look hard to do but in fact they are quite straightforward. The manipulations on this quilt are 5″ square. That satisfies my 2 main criteria: the piece, while small, it’s large enough to learn the technique and it’s quick to make too.

I have been asked many times how the quilt will withstand wear. I made this quilt in 2012 or 2013 and it’s still in good shape. I had it on a wall for a couple of years, and it’s been on a couch since I took it down. It survived a transcontinental move.

It’s true, I don’t handle it much and I haven’t washed it either.

You can see for yourself on the video that the fabric manipulations are still in very good condition.

This quilt is perfect as a fidget quilt.

Tutorials

Have a close look at the quilt and get all the free fabric manipulation tutorials.

Quilt closeup

Get all the tutorials.