fabric406 Blog — 8" Blocks

Rolling Star Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Rolling Star Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's look at this cute 8" block called Rolling Star. This Rolling Star quilt block is an easy block to piece together. If you can snowball a corner, you're good to go on this block! 

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Scrappy Quilt Block Tutorial - Old Grey Goose

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Scrappy Quilt Block Tutorial - Old Grey Goose
Today let's look at this scrappy quilt block called Old Grey Goose. It is pretty easy to put together and is a great way to use up those scraps you've been saving! Additionally, I have an alternate method for completing this block that I'll show you at the end. 

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Ribbon Star Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Ribbon Star Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's sew together a Ribbon Star quilt block. There are a couple of other blocks that go by the same name but this is the one that first appeared in the Ladies Art Company publication. Traditionally, this block is done with only one color and the background but I had to put my own spin on it.

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Free Dutchman's Puzzle Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Free Dutchman's Puzzle Quilt Block Tutorial
I can't believe I missed doing the Dutchman's Puzzle quilt block tutorial until now! It is a very old, very traditional pattern and, of course, goes by several other names. It appeared in the Ohio Farmer in 1894 as the "Wheel" and again in 1898 as the "Dutchman's Wheel". The Ladies Art Company called it "Dutchman's Puzzle" and that is what I believe is the most commonly used name for this block. This block is great for practicing Flying Geese blocks. Let's get started!

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Next Door Neighbor Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Next Door Neighbor Quilt Block Tutorial
Today we're going to sew together a Next Door Neighbor quilt block. This is a fairly easy block but it isn't the one you see if you do a Google search for it. Just goes to show that lots of different blocks have the same name! Let's get started!

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