Category Archives: log cabin

Foundation piecing pineapple block – video tutorial

Today’s block is a very popular Pineapple block. I’ve meant to do a foundation piecing block for a while so here it is.

The block is 7″ x 7″ finished.

Template

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.

Simple pineapple block

If you liked the foundation piecing pineapple block you may enjoy this template free simple pineapple block made with a technique developed by Karin Hellaby.

Simple pineapple quilt pattern

If you’d like to make a full quilt with Karin Hellaby’s technique, checkout Sew Simple Pineapple: Patchwork Techniques for the 21st Century by Karin Hellaby

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2 cute quilt blocks: pineapple and pinwheel – video tutorial

Pineapple is a classic block though this video tutorial demonstrates a different technique by Karin Hellaby to make one.

The other block uses prairie points in a pinwheel block. Make a full quilt or add a few feature blocks.

Learn to make these 2 cute quilt blocks

Check the full quilt pattern below:

Simple pineapple quilt pattern

If you’d like to make a full quilt with this technique, checkout Sew Simple Pineapple: Patchwork Techniques for the 21st Century.

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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2 cute quilt blocks: prairie points pinwheel and simple pinneapple block

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Sliced courthouse steps quilt block video tutorial

Sliced courthouse steps quilt bock video tutorial

Courthouse steps block belongs to the log cabin family.

This video demonstrates how to slice 2 blocks with inverted colours in the diagonal to make 2 different block. The new blocks can be placed in many ways to make great quilt designs.

Learn to make a sliced courthouse steps quilt blocks  in  just over 2 minutes

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Courthouse steps quilt block – beginner series

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Again, this is another addition to the quilting beginner series.

Courthouse steps block belongs to the log cabin family.

There’re many ways to make this block using colour placement and playing with fabrics but for the beginner series we’ll stick to a simple block.

Learn to make a courthouse steps quilt blocks  in less than 2 minutes

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Video tutorial: Dresden plate quilt block

Dresden plate is a traditional quilt block. My version has 16 plates.

My video shows how to assemble a full flower but you can assemble it in quarters and then come up with different layouts. You can see them at the end of the video.

The Dresden plate is topstitched to a fabric square larger than the plate.

Learn to make a Dresden plate quilt block

Download Dresden plate template

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Video tutorial: Dresden plate quilt block