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Butterflies mini quilt – free pattern – easy beginner quilt

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Here is a quick and easy Butterflies quilt free pattern  (pdf).

How to make an hourglass block

Learn in just over 2  of minutes:

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Download Butterflies free pattern

Butterflies quilt free pattern  (pdf).

Block size

6 1/2 inch square

Materials

For 2 hourglass blocks:

  • two 7 1/2 inch squares in contrasting fabrics.

With this tutorial you’ll make 6 blocks, 2 in each colour

Butterflies mini quilt

Blocks

  • 7 hourglass blocks in charcoal
  • 8 hourglass blocks in turquoise
  • 1 hourglass block in red

Quilt size

30 inch square plus the binding.

Materials

  • 1/2 yard of cream/white fabric
  • 1/4 yard of charcoal fabric
  • 1/4 yard of acqua or turquoise fabric
  • 1/2 yard of gray fabric for the border
  • 1/4 yard of red fabric

Cut

  • Four 7 1/2 inch squares in charcoal
  • Five 7 1/2 inch squares in white/cream
  • Four 7 1/2 inch squares in turquoise
  • One 7 1/2 inch square in red
  • 2 strips 3 inches x 24 inches and 2 strips 3 inches x 30 inches
  • Fabric for the binding (see tutorial below)

Assembly diagram

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Hourglass block video tutorial and butterflies mini quilt

Once the top has been sewn together, it’s time to quilt it.

Free motion quilting

I usually finish my quilts with free motion. It’s quick and easy once you get the hang of it.

If you wish to try, here’s how you do it:

Binding the quilt

Binding the quilt using a sewing machine is the quickest way to finish a quilt. It’s a lot easier to. Watch how it’s done:

Did you like the special binding I used? It’s called a flange though it looks to me like piping. This is how you add a flange or faux piping to your quilt binding:

Done!

Butterflies mini quilt - free pattern - easy beginner quilt

Labyrinth quilt free pattern download

Labyrinth quilt top - free pattern download

Download Labyrinth quilt pattern

Download Labyrinth quilt top pattern (pdf) – 1 page pattern

The pattern contains cutting directions, fabric needs as well as a quilt assembly diagram. The pattern also contains a link to the block tutorial.

How to make a scrappy half and half square triangle (HST) block

Tip

While I chose to use solids for the strips of fabric, this block may work better with scrappy print fabrics where the strips may not be so obviously mismatched on some of the quilt designs.

  

Video tutorial: quick and easy spools quilt block

Learn in under 2 minutes how to make this very quick and easy spools quilt block

How to make a spools quilt block

Learn in under 2 minutes how to make this very quick and easy spools quilt block:

To make a full block you will need to make 4 spools.

Block size

The block is 9 1/2 inches.

Materials

For one single spool:

  • One 2 x 5 inch strip in a print fabric
  • Two 2 x 5 inch strips in the background fabric
  • Four 2 inch squares in the print fabric

For one block make 4 spools.

Tips

This quilt can be made in coordinated fabrics or scrappy.

Add sashing for a different look.

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