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How to Sew a Basic Nine-Patch Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

How to Sew a Basic Nine-Patch Quilt Block
The Nine-Patch quilt block is probably the most used block in the quilting world. It is very easy to sew and sooooo many blocks use the nine-patch layout in construction. We'll go over a few different ways to construct the block.

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Hourglass Variation Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Hourglass Variation Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's look at this variation of the Hourglass quilt block. This is an easy block to make with only two basic units to sew together. At first I couldn't see how this could be considered an Hourglass block until I had finished it. Consequently, I made the block how I saw it (a Square in a Square block surrounded by Half Square Triangles). Just goes to show that there are different ways to construct the same block! 

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Pinwheel Variation Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Pinwheel Variation Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's look at this variation of the Pinwheel quilt block. While there is a basic Pinwheel block in the center, there's a lot more going on! Made entirely of Half Square Triangles, this Pinwheel block is easy too. At the end I also show a few ways to lay out Half Square Triangles for other blocks.

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How to Sew a Basic Four-Patch Quilt Block

Posted by Elaine Huff on

How to Sew a Basic Four-Patch Quilt Block
This is probably the simplest quilt block to piece together but it can be done in numerous ways and it is the building block (no pun intended!) for so many blocks. 

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Strips and Squares Free Quilt Block Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Strips and Squares Free Quilt Block Tutorial
Today let's sew together the Strips and Squares quilt block that Nancy Page first published. I think the pattern has been around a lot longer though due to the number of names it goes by - Hand Weave, Handcraft, Handwoven, Interwoven, Over and Under, to name a few. I can see why it's popular - it's easy and produces a nice interwoven design when blocks are sewn together.

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