Shoofly is a traditional quilt block.
Slice it and you get a Disappearing shoofly quilt block.
This is the second variation of this block I’ve made. The block is quick and easy to make.
How to make variation 2 of a disappearing shoofly block
- four 4 1/2 inch squares in white
- one 4 1/2 inch squares in brown
- two 4 7/8 inch squares in brown
- two 4 7/8 inch squares in white
Do you want to make a quilt with this block?
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About the pattern
Skill level: beginner.
Quilt sizes: crib, lap, twin and queen.
Finished block size: 11 ½”.
Quilt style: traditional piecing with quick cutting instructions.
Charm squares and fat quarter friendly.
You can use the colouring pages at the end to choose the colour scheme.
Quilting: I quilted this quilt using free-motion.
In the 14 page pattern I have included lots of diagrams and written quick cutting instructions as well as links to 1 of my video tutorials that demonstrate how to make the blocks.
Also in the pattern you will find colouring pages that you can use to decide on a colour scheme for the quilt.
In this tutorial you’ll learn to make a quick and easy bow tie block but also how to add a rounded corner to any block.
Sewing curves is a bit fiddly but at the same time it’s quite straight forward.
The trick to sewing curves is using lots of pins to make sure that both fabric edges remain flat while being stitched so that you don’t end up with puckering.
How to make a quick and easy bow tie quilt block with rounded corners
Learn how to make this easy block in just over than 2 minutes:
9 1/2 inch square.
This is the block you can make with this video tutorial.
This quilt design is like something from the 60s, don’t you agree?
This is a beginner’s quilting block. It’s quick and easy to make. To make it easier you can use 5 inch charm squares.
How to make 4 easy flying geese blocks at once
Each individual flying geese piece is 2 1/2 inch x 4 1/4 inch.
Materials for 4 flying geese at once
- one 5 inch fabric square
- four 2 3/4 inch fabric squares in contrasting fabric
How to arrange the flying geese into quilts
This is a relatively easy block if you’ve done appliqué before.
How to make Dear Jane block C09
Where to get the Jane A. Stickle Quilt patterns
Susan Gatewood’s paper foundation . All patterns are free though Susan says “I only ask that you consider making a donation to the Bennington Museum, in Bennington, Vermont. And if you do, it would make me tremendously happy if you would tell them that you have received help from me.” I totally recommend Susan’s patterns as they are very easy to use.
How to do foundation paper piecing
You can learn the principles of foundation piecing on this 2 minute video. These principles can be applied to any foundation piecing blocks no matter how complex they are.
Dear Jane progress
See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.
Learn how to make 48 half square triangles (HST) at once
This is a very easy technique that produces 48 accurate HST. Learn in 3 minutes:
3 1/2 inch square.
With this technique you can easily make half square triangles in any size.
2 fabric rectangles 16 inch x 24 inch each in contrasting colours.
To make this mini quilt you need 36 HST.
This shows you the potential of this patchwork technique.