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Hidden wells with 4 strips and ombre colours – video tutorial

Hidden wells is one of my favourite quilts. This technique was developed by Mary Ellen Hopkins in 1989 for her Hidden wells quilt. It can be done with a different number of strips in different or equal widths.

This time I’ve tried playing with colour to see what I came up with.

What do you think?

Fabric collection

I made this block as Michael Miller Ambassador and used their silky Cotton Couture solids in Cherry, Clementine, Apricot and Orange  from the Michael Miller Colour wheel fat quarter bundle I received..

Check out other fabric combinations on the video.

Other hidden wells tutorials:

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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Hidden wells quilt with 4 strips

Two quilting ideas: rounded corners for blocks and prairie points – video tutorial

In this tutorial you’ll learn to make a quick and easy bow tie block but also how to add a rounded corner to any block.

Sewing curves is a bit fiddly but at the same time it’s quite straight forward.

The trick to sewing curves is using lots of pins to make sure that both fabric edges remain flat while being stitched so that you don’t end up with puckering.

And also I’ll show you how to make prairie points and make a block with it.

Let’s get to it.

Pattern download

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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Two quilting ideas: adding rounded corners to blocks and prairie points

Sewing a 3d hexagon quilt with jelly rolls – video tutorial

This block uses 2 1/2″ strips so it’s perfect for jelly rolls.

How to make a 3D hexagon quilt block

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

What you need 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

If you plan to cut at 60 degrees a lot you may consider investing in 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

Upcycled denim lunch bag – video tutorial

Have you got a pair of jeans that doesn’t fit anymore? For this project we’ll need 14″ of one leg or a tube that is 14″ long by your preferred width.

You’ll also need some hexies to embellish the bag though this step is optional and some velcro.

Download the hexies templates and print a sheet of the 1 1/4 inch hexagons (pdf).

So let’s get to it.

If you enjoyed this tutorial check out my denim purse tutorial below.

Lunch bag

See also a similar project

Get the denim purse tutorial

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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Storm at sea quilt block – Video tutorial

Storm at sea is a very popular quilt block. It looks more difficult than it really is.

There are different ways to make this block. I’ve made it in the past with foundation paper piecing. See below.

This time I’ve used  mixed techniques.

Do you think you’ll give it a go?

How to make a storm at sea quilt block

Fabrics featured on the video

Download the templates

You can download the templates temporarily for free:

The templates include traditional pieces as well as and foundation piecing pieces.

You may also be interested in this block in a larger size that is made with foundation piecing exclusively.

Storm at sea using foundation piecing

Watch a short video demonstrating how to make this block.

This block is a perfect block to learn foundation paper piecing.

I know a lot of people feel a bit confused by foundation piecing. I hope this video makes sense to you.

Storm at sea block size

9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″.

Download templates only

Storm at sea quilt pattern – foundation piecing pattern

Christmas storm at sea-etsy

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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If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

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