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Quilt pattern: A cog in the wheel – confident beginner level

Quilt pattern: A cog in the wheel - confident beginner - quick and easy quilt

A cog in the wheel is an easy modern quilt pattern suitable for confident beginners.

You can choose which technique to use in making it.

Included are instructions and templates for traditional piecing and foundation piecing.

Have a look at the quilt in this short video:

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About the quilt

  • Size: 78″ x 78″
  • Quilt technique: choose your favourite technique, either traditional piecing or foundation paper piecing –
  • Skill level: Confident beginner.
  • In the 12 page pattern I have included lots of colour diagrams as well as written instructions and alternative colourways.
  • Bonus: links to a video tutorial to make the block with foundation piecing.

The beautiful quilting was done by Shannon Hackett from The Other Quilter.

Foundation piecing teapot potholder pattern


  • Scrap fabrics
  • Batting
  • Ric rac

Using the pattern you will obtain this teapot block. Note: the handle made of appliquéd bias tape. The bias tape is 7/8 in wide before folding.

Make a quilt sandwich and quilt the pot holder any way you like.

Then trim the square.

Add rid rac

Place the ric rac to the edge of the quilted pot holder and stitch leaving a 1/8 seam allowance.

Add binding by machine

To stitch the binding by machine, stitch first the bias tape to the back of the quilt sandwich as per picture.

Iron the bias tape from the back.

Then make a fold on the bias tape and iron (see picture) to make it easier to pin.

Pin binding to front making sure the ric rac is visible.

Top stitch.