These mini blocks are 1 1/2″ and 2″ finished. They’re a lot of fun to make. You can use them as magnets or brooches or anything that takes your fancy.
The video demonstrates how to make the blocks with foundation piecing.
In such small sizes I find it’s a lot easier to get an accurate block than using traditional piecing.
On next video we’ll make a quilt with the brooch templates. Stay tuned!
But first let’s make the blocks!
How to make a finished 1 1/2″ and a 2″ miniature block
Foundation piecing paper
I used regular copy paper but you may find it to be a bit thick.
You can use special paper for foundation piecing if you prefer.
Foundation paper ruler
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.
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3″ quilt blocks
Is 1 1/2″ and 2″ too small for you?
What about my 3″ quilt blocks Tiny quilt?
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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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Now that my publisher is going out of business I have bought the rights to publish my book. Now you can download individual chapters. Each digital download is a bundle with 4 quilt patterns in it.
As well as the instructions and fabric needs to make the blocks you’ll find a section on quiltmaking basics at the end of the pattern that discusses:
- Squaring up blocks
- Assembly and quilting