hexagon blocks quilting

Improv stack, cut and sew quarter circles video tutorial

This block is a lot of fun.

It’s not only liberating but the end result is a beautiful modern block.

I used layer cakes for this tutorial which makes the quilt a breeze and the layouts are many.

With a set of 42 layer cakes you’ll get a small quilt top 48″ x 56″.

Learn how to sew sew improv circles

Did it work for you?

Fabrics on the video

I used Michael Miller’s Krystal Neutrals Square0167 layer cake set.

Batiks would also work great with this block like these Malibu batiks for moda.

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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.

Buy individual chapters of my book

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:

  • Tools
  • Squaring up blocks
  • Borders
  • Assembly and quilting
  • Binding

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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  1. I LOVE THIS!! My stash holds a lot of fabric that I changed my mind about but I can use them in this!! What a great idea and the circles are better if they’re not perfect. Thank you, thank you!


  2. ABSOLUTELY B R I L L I A N T!!!!!!! Teresa, you brought a huge smile to my face this morning….Thank You!..I love this video…I have a scrap pile of 10″ squares that I didn’t know what to do with…now I do!……( in addition) I have a “Cuve Master foot” that I can use to whiz up these blocks……I’m going to call it my “Crazy Lockdown Quilt”…….haha Cheers, stay safe, Elizabeth


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