How to make a fun block with squares and folds – Quilting Tips & Techniques 166

This video shows how to have some fun with squares of fabric and some folds. The block size depends on what size squares you use, in this video the squares are cut 4 1/2″ square so will finish at 4″ square.

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Spending time In Houston, Texas

So here I am in Houston, attending Internaional Quilt Market and Festival, loads to see and learn about and even just a little bit of enjoyment!!

So here is the sunrise this morning from the motel room, the sun is rising behind the convention centre where Market/Festival are held:

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and here is a photo showing some of the booths at Market (Quilt Market is an industry trade show, so not open to the general public):

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In fact, Quilt Market is now over so there are a couple of days between the 2 shows, so for some of us a little bit quieter, but classes have already started for Festival. Today I went out for a walk and when I returned to the motel I came across this delightful group of ladies busily patching and quilting!

 

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Quilt Festival, with all the booths and exhibitions, opens on Thursday, so for me another quieter day tomorrow, then the fun really starts!

 

 

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How to make a fun Pinwheel Block using 5″ squares – Quilting Tips & Techniques 165

This video shows how to make a fun Pinwheel Block using 5″ squares. The block measure 6 1/2″ (6″ finished).

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Desirable Features of a Sewing Machine for Patchwork & Quilting – Quilting Tips & Techniques 164

I often get asked about what sewing machine would be good for delicious quilting, so this video shows some of the features and feet I really enjoy on a sewing machine for patchwork and quilting. The sewing machine used for this video is a Bernina 550QE.

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How to make a House block – Quilting Tips & Techniques 163

This block, measuring 6 1/2″ (6″ finished) is a fun block to make using strips and squares. Build a village, or maybe a town!!!

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How to make a Sail Boat Block with 2 1/2″ strips & squares – Quilting Tips & Techniques 162

This video shows how to make a Sail Boat block using 2 1/2″ strips & squares.

The block measures 8 1/2″ so will be a finished 8″ block.

 

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