quilting

Two easy beginner quilts

Are you looking for an easy quilt? Have your pick with these two beginner quilt blocks: Kansas dugout and Square in a square.

I hope you like them!

Kansas dugout

Cutting directions

  • 2 squares, 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ in the background fabric
  • 1 square, 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ in a print fabric

Finished size

12″ x 12″ when 4 patches are stitched together.

Square in a square

Cutting directions

  • 1 square, 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • 2 strips, 3″ x 6 1/2″
  • 2 strips, 3″ x 12 1/2″

Finished size

12″ x 12″.

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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

Two easy beginner quilts video tutorial

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