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Experimental quilt block video tutorial

This block has so much potential. You can use different fabrics, solids, prints, same tone, scrappy -the sky is the limit.

The mini quilt above is made with 4 modern 12 inch blocks. Each block is made with four half square triangles (HSTs).

How I made this block

Fabric needs

  • Ten 10 inch x 1 1/2 inch strips in assorted prints or colours (the scrappier the better)
  • One 10 inch square piece of white fabric

This tutorial makes 4 HSTs which, arranged in different ways, make different blocks. Each block can make one or more quilt layouts.


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  1. Wow! Great tutorial! Can’t wait to try this one. Many thanks – and Happy New Year!

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  2. I have followed your videos and want to say that the purchase of your book several months ago was one of my best investments! Thank you for continuing to share your wealth of knowledge and creativity.

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