Category Archives: Tutorials & How-tos

Quilt Pattern Tutorial: Square-in-Square Block

Square-in-Square Block Tutorial For PERFECT Square-in-Square Blocks every time!! The Square-in-Square Block is a quick and easy traditional quilt block. It is commonly used as a transition block, whether between two blocks in a quilt, or as a way to create some negative space in a repetitive block pattern. It is also a block that…

  • Nice job as always Meg!!! 

  • […] This pattern has been designed with the beginner in mind, but even a seasoned sewist/quilter will enjoy the process. The pattern calls for a special half-square triangle technique, and all of the instructions for the techniques used in the quilt are explained using both written directions and full color diagrams. The quilt also uses Square-in-Square blocks, and lucky for you, I just released a step-by-step tutorial on how to make PERFECT Square in Square Blocks HERE! […]

  • Julie

    This makes neat flying geese blocks too

5 Tips for Strip Piecing Success

Summer is well underway here in NJ, and I’m having so much fun already with the Summer Trip Around the World Sew-Along! Remember, you can find the original tutorial for the block by Bonnie from Quiltville HERE. As I wrote the tutorials for the Sew-Along, it dawned on me that much of what I was…

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The 2017 Summer Trip Around the World: Making the Block

For all of the 2017 Summer Trip Around the World Sew-Along posts, please visit the Sew-Along Page HERE Remember, you can find the original tutorial for the block by Bonnie from Quiltville HERE. Making the Block Now that we have an idea of the Sew-Along rules, as well as a sewing timeline and the fabric…

  • Tutti

    Great tutorial and so helpful! Thank you! I saw this pattern on Cotton and Steel and considered putting a row down the middle, like their pattern, since my quilt is not scrappy, but hand picked. What do you think?

  • I think that it will be spectacular if you do it that way. Would you repeat the four blocks plus the strip to create a repeating pattern with the diamond? I will be posting another tutorial on creating the negative space within the next week. Just have to get the fabric to make the blocks!

  • I decided to split the seams, doing that little turn thing that creates a pinwheel effect to the seams.  Best of both worlds, seams are flat and you don’t have to worry about open seams closing up.

The Polaroid Sew-Along Tutorial: Creating a Tilted Block

To find the other Polaroid Sew-Along posts and tutorials, please head over to the Polaroid Sew-Along Page! Creating a Titled Block As we move along in the Sew-Along, I want to start to you to start thinking about your layout. Are you planning on creating a quilt with your blocks? Maybe you were leaning more towards…