Blog, Exploring Quilting Basics

Exploring Quilting Basics: the Snowball Quilt Block

Hi Friends! This week in the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are chatting about the Snowball Quilt Block. In case you are not familiar with the snowball block, here it is!  A fairly simple block but it can really work to set off other blocks in a quilt and add a new design… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: the Snowball Quilt Block

Blog, Exploring Quilting Basics

A Quilter’s Alphabet: H for Half Square Triangles and Hanging Sleeve

Today in the Quilter's Alphabet series, Tammy and I are talking about quilting terms starting with the letter H! I will explain a hanging sleeve and half square triangles! Hanging Sleeve A hanging sleeve is a strip of fabric added to the back of a quilt so the quilt can be hung with a rod.… Continue reading A Quilter’s Alphabet: H for Half Square Triangles and Hanging Sleeve

Blog, Exploring Quilting Basics

Exploring Quilting Basics: the Peaky And Spike Block

For today's blog post in the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are talking about the Peaky and Spike block unit.    AKA the V block. Or triangles within squares. Star Points. But I like the name Peaky and Spike! Peaky and Spike- where did the name come from? So how did this unit… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: the Peaky And Spike Block

Blog, Exploring Quilting Basics

Exploring Quilting Basics: The Half Rectangle Triangle Block

Hi friends! Today in the Exploring the Basics blog series, Tammy and I are chatting about the Half Rectangle Triangle. This is another one of those units with many names. Some call it half long triangles, half rec, split rec.... so many names! Let's explore a few ways to make the unit. Traditional Piecing the… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: The Half Rectangle Triangle Block

Diamond rec block kate colleran designs
Blog, Exploring Quilting Basics

Exploring Quilting Basics – The Diamond in a Rectangle Quilt Block

Hi Friends! Today in the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are chatting about the diamond rec unit- or a diamond in a rectangle quilt block! Diamond in a Rectangle Quilt Block This unit can be a block or a unit in a block. I have seen it used as a border block on… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics – The Diamond in a Rectangle Quilt Block

Exploring Quilting Basics: How to do the Square in a Square Technique featured by top US quilting blog and shop Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs shares 3 ways to make the unit!
Blog, Exploring Quilting Basics

Exploring Quilting Basics: How to do the Square in a Square Technique.

Hi Friends! Today as part of the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are chatting about the Square in a Square unit! The Unit Many people feel this unit could also be called the diamond in a square! The center does look a little bit more like a diamond but... We used this unit… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: How to do the Square in a Square Technique.

Blog, Exploring Quilting Basics

Exploring Quilting Basics: How to Do the Stitch and Flip Technique.

Hi friends! Today in the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are talking about the Stitch and Flip Technique. I think this technique is one many quilters either love or hate! Which are you? I have 2 tips for you to make this technique one you will be happy to use. Stitch and Flip… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: How to Do the Stitch and Flip Technique.

Disappearing 4 Patch Block tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Seams Like A Dream Quilt Designs.
Blog, Exploring Quilting Basics

Exploring Quilting Basics: How to Make the Disappearing 4 Patch Block

Hi friends! Today in the Exploring the Basics series, Tammy and I are going to discuss the Disappearing 4 Patch block. I am going to show you 2 different methods that end up with 2 different looking blocks. For each of these methods, I started with 5" squares. I thought that was a great size… Continue reading Exploring Quilting Basics: How to Make the Disappearing 4 Patch Block

Blog, Exploring Quilting Basics

Exploring the Basics: How to Do a Fusible Appliqué

Hi Friends! Today in the Exploring Quilting Basics series, Tammy and I are talking about appliqué! Last week in our first post of the Quilter's Alphabet, Tammy and I talked about different types of appliqué and explained what some different terms meant. We decided to follow up with a deeper dived into 2 aspects of… Continue reading Exploring the Basics: How to Do a Fusible Appliqué

Exploring the Basics: How to Make a Shaded Nine Patch Quilt Block featured by top US quilting blog and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
Blog, Exploring Quilting Basics

Exploring the Basics: How to Make a Shaded Nine Patch Quilt Block

Hi Friends! Today's post in the Exploring Quilting Basics series is about a block.  The Shaded 9 Patch Block   Similar to the Shaded 4 Patch (which I chatted about in this post), there are multiple ways to make the block. There are also a couple of different blocks that are both referred to as… Continue reading Exploring the Basics: How to Make a Shaded Nine Patch Quilt Block