Broken dishes is a classic block. It looks pretty cute in this size.
The block finished size is 3″ x 3″.
The video demonstrates how to make the block with foundation piecing. In such small sizes I find it’s a lot easier to get an accurate block that using traditional piecing. But traditional templates are also available on my Etsy shop.
I used regular copy paper but in small sizes it can be a bit thick.
You can use special paper for foundation piecing if you prefer.
Let’s get to it!
How to make a 3″ Broken dishes quilt block
Note: I recently started to use an Add a quarter ruler, the yellow ruler in the video, after some followers recommended it and I have to say it’s a true time saver.
Tiny quilt templates
Download the traditional and foundation templates from my Etsy shop.
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My book Turnabout Patchwork“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.
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