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Video tutorial: Machine quilt binding with faux piping tutorial

Video tutorial: Machine quilt binding with faux piping tutorial

If you want to add a special touch to your quilt, add a faux piping, flange or accent, whatever way you want to call it.

Video tutorial: add faux piping to your binding

This is how you add faux piping to your quilt:

Do you want to make the potholder on the photo ?

Video tutorial: Machine quilt binding with faux piping tutorial

Video tutorial: Machine quilt binding with faux piping tutorial

I made this potholder using foundation paper piecing a while ago.  Watch this short 4 minute video tutorial on foundation paper piecing:

Do you prefer to read about the process? Here is a step by step foundation paper piecing tutorial

The block, by six two seven handworks, is called Global Concepts  and it’s free.

Print the templateYou will need to print the pdf 4 times.

Cut roughly the pieces.

I  usually don’t cut all the way down to the outside lines because I like to trim the paper and fabric together at the end.

I coloured in the pieces beforehand so I wouldn’t not make any mistakes.

You can also experiment with colour placement. For instance I decided to highlight the star in the centre giving it a 3D look whereas on the pdf pattern the focus is not so much on the centre star but the surrounding pieces.

If you’re not quite sure about colours, a safe bet is using complementary colours. In brief, in a colour wheel complementary colours are opposites.

Now cut your fabric. To cut the fabric measure the widest part of the area to cover and the height, including seam allowances. Add 1/4 in for good measure.

I came up with the following:

  • Piece 1 – 3in  x 6 1/2 in – cut 4 pieces in colour 1 and 4 pieces in colour 2. This is for the star in the centre.
  • Piece 2 – 2in x 5 1/4 in – cut 8 pieces
  • Piece 3 – 2 x 5 1/4 in – cut 8 pieces
  • Piece 4 – 2  x 5 3/4 in – cut 8 pieces
  • Piece 5 – 2 1/4 x 7 in – cut 8 pieces (if you’re careful placing this piece you may be able to use one piece to cover 2 triangles)

Now fold along each line as per picture below.

The easiest way to do this is to use a thin piece of cardboard as your guide. The fold will help you to trim off excess fabric at each step.

So let’s start. Three things to remember:

  • all pieces are placed at the back of the paper
  • all pieces are stitched from the front of the paper
  • the first piece of fabric you place goes right side up and all the others go wrong side up

First piece Place the piece on the back of the paper, right side of the fabric up, making sure the whole surface of piece 1 is covered including the seam allowance. Pin so the piece doesn’t move.

Turn around.

Now fold the paper along fold 1. This is what the folds are for! You could do this as you go but it’s a lot easier to do all the folds before you start. So we’re going to trim off excess fabric.

Place your ruler as per picture leaving 1/4 in seam allowance.
Cut excess fabric and unfold. Turn over.
Piece number 2 Now, take the next rectangle and place it on top of piece number 1 as per picture with right sides of the fabric facing together. Make sure the edges are aligned and that when turned over the piece will cover all of area 2 including seam allowances. Pin.
Turn piece over and stitch along the line between 1 and 2.
First two pieces are stitched together.

Turn over and voilà!

Now piece number 2 needs trimming. Turn piece over.

And fold the paper back on fold 2.

Again, place the ruler leaving 1/4 in seam allowance as per picture.

Trim off excess fabric.

And piece 2 is done! Piece number 3 Place the piece on top of piece 2 right sides facing together and pin.

Turn over and stitch along the line.

Turn over and fold paper back.

Trim off excess fabric.

Piece number 4 Let’s do it again. Place piece 4 aligned with piece 3, wrong side of fabric 3 up. Pin.

Stitch along the line.

Turn piece over and fold paper back.

Trim off excess fabric.

Piece number 5 You can see with piece number 5 the fabric is placed with wrong side up.

Stitch along the line.

Trim off fabric around the three edges on the dashed line.

First piece out of 8 is done.

Stitch all pieces together to make this 12 1/4 in block.

Now, you’re ready to quilt the square and add the special biding with faux piping.

I rounded the corners of the square for a special finish.

Road to Tennessee quilt block – a world of possibilities

Road to Tennessee block - modern quilts

Road to Tennessee is a beginner block you can make in a couple of minutes.

How to make Road to Tennessee block

The block is simple but the quilts don’t need to be boring. Have a look at some of the quilt designs you can make with this quick and easy block.

Materials

For one block cut:

  • One 5 inch square
  • Two 2 3/4 inch squares in white

Finished block

5 inch square

9 patch blocks

16 patch blocks

Quilt layouts with the 16 patch blocks above

Quilt designs with 9 patch blocks

Road to Tennessee quilt block tutorial
Road to Tennessee block - modern quilts

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One easy modern block, many quilts

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

When I made this block a couple of weeks ago, I saw so much potential that I gave it a go again, this time using print fabrics in red and black and white as the main fabric.

The mini quilt above is made with 4 modern 12 inch blocks. Each block is made with four half square triangles (HSTs).

How I made this block

Fabric needs

  • Ten 10 inch x 1 1/2 inch strips in assorted prints or colours (the scrappier the better)
  • One 10 inch square piece of white fabric

This tutorial makes 4 HSTs which, arranged in different ways, make different blocks. Each block can make one or more quilt layouts.

After I finish playing with this block -and I don’t think I’m done yet!- I’ll most likely make a quilt, or two. It will be difficult to choose a particular block or colour scheme.

Block pieces

The tutorial produces the next 4 pieces that can be assembled into different layouts to make different quilt designs:
One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block assembly

You can arrange the four pieces in very different layouts to make a quilt.

Block 1

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 2

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 3

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 4

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 5

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 6

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Possible quilt layouts

Kites quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Flying geese plus quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

White diamonds quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

White diamonds and crosses quilt

Mini quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

 

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Ribbons quilt

 

Mini quiltOne modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Medallion quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Medallion quilt inverted

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Kaleidoscope quilt

Mini quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Zigzag quilt

Mini quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Other blocks

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 8: 16 HST quilt sampler

Block 8: 16 HST quilt sampler

How to make this block

Materials

  • Two 7 inch squares of print fabric
  • Two 7 inch squares of white fabric

Finished block

10 1/2 inch square.

All block tutorials for this quilt.

Instructions

Make the tutorial twice to obtain 16 HST.

Trim off HSTs and place into the pattern below.

Block 8: 16 HST quilt sampler

Then sew HSTs in rows.

Block 8: 16 HST quilt sampler

And then sew rows together.

Block 8: 16 HST quilt sampler

If you would like to follow the tutorials, you can subscribe to my blog, to my Facebook page, to my Instagram or to my Youtube channel.

If you want to join in, feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler

Quilt designs using this block

Block 8: 16 HST quilt sampler

Block 8: 16 HST quilt sampler

Share your photos

If you want to join in, feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler

Block 7: 16 HST quilt sampler

Block 7: 16 HST quilt sampler

How to make this block

Materials

  • Two 7 inch squares of print fabric
  • Two 7 inch squares of white fabric

Finished block

10 1/2 inch square.

All block tutorials for this quilt.

Instructions

Make the tutorial twice to obtain 16 HST.

Trim off HSTs and place them into the pattern below.

Block 7: 16 HST quilt sampler

Then sew HSTs in rows.

Block 7: 16 HST quilt sampler

And then sew rows together.

Block 7: 16 HST quilt sampler
Block 7: 16 HST quilt sampler

If you would like to follow the tutorials, you can subscribe to my blog, to my Facebook page, to my Instagram or to my Youtube channel.

If you want to join in, feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler

Quilt designs using this block

Block 7: 16 HST quilt sampler

Block 7: 16 HST quilt sampler

Share your photos

If you want to join in, feel free to post pictures on my 16 HST quilt sampler group. Or post on Instagram with tag #16hstquiltsampler