54-40 or Fight quilt block video tutorial

We’ve done this block before even though it looks quite different just by using different prints on different spots.

54-40 is a classic and you often see it in combination with other nine patch blocks to get beautiful quilt layouts.

For instance if we match it with a churn dash we made previously the results are spectacular. Can you see the illusion of curves on the final design?

See for yourself:


Did you miss the monkey wrench tutorial?

Here it is again.

Fabric collection

If you liked the tone on tone fabrics I used in red and blue, it’s Michael Miller’s Hash dots.

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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

54-40 or fight quilt block tutorial

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