Recently, I have fallen in love with choosing a nice quilt block, and then using my scraps and left over jelly roll strips to make it until it results in a beautiful but easy quilt. This video shows just that, with clear instructions in the video so you don't need a pattern.
Beth Shibley says:
Sew along with me as I make this easy quilt block with some soft and pretty batik fabrics. I am using 2 1/2" strips....but a jelly roll would work as well. My quilt has 42 blocks...so I needed 42 strips of fabric. I was able to get TWO blocks from TWO strips of fabric. Each block is 8 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Thank you to Beth. If you want to see more of her blocks and patterns: Click Here
I happen to love doing Paper Piecing. I recently saw a different teacher demonstrate how to do it, and they totally confused me! So I thought I would share this beautiful pattern, Celebration Wreath, and the great videos I like on the technique. It is the same method I first learned from a local teacher, and I love using Carol Doak's paper. Each of us is different, but I hope this is helpful.
PS - Thank you to our member that suggested this free pattern!
Members: The free pattern, Celebration Wreath, is available to download in our Pattern Library. (Becoming a member is free, to get more info CLICK HERE. )
Below is the same template in a 6 inch size block. Again, free from Carol Doak.
Here is a technique that you might consider trying! I had my doubts, but it worked so easy and fast! Just like in the video. If you haven't heard of this, you will want to give it a try.
PS: Once you have the seam unsewn, use a sticky lint roller to pick up the bits of thread. Voila! Done.
Below is a short video showing the technique in closeup view:
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