On Block Wonders

These blocks can help you ease into quilting as you work on just a few skill sets with each block. They can be added to small projects (potholder, eyeglass case, etc.), featured in the One Block Quilt or used as practice squares.  If you really like the pattern, you could repeat the block to make a whole quilt or include it in a sampler quilt.  

The blocks on this page are sewn on the machine.  If you are interested in sewing by hand, you’ll find tutorials and patterns by clicking HAND SEWN.

Visit our Shop to purchase a kit (fabric & pattern) to get started. 

Sawtooth Star – 6″

Learn about sew order, flying geese units, and matching points.

Sawtooth Star

 

Basket with Trimmed Handle – 6″

Learn about rotary cutting 1/2 square triangles.  No rotary cutter?  Find out how to draw your own pattern and make templates.  You will also learn about sew order while working with triangles and rectangles.

basket

 

Just Rectangles – 6″

Learn about cutting rectangles and matching seams.

Rectangles.

 

Pinwheel – 6″

Learn about triangles and matching 8 points at the center seam.

Pinwheel

 

Shoo Fly – 6″

Learn about triangles and matching intersections.

Shoo Fly Block

 

Spinning Geese – 6″

Learn how to sew a partial seam while making flying geese units.

partial seams

 

Bow Tie -6″

Learn about cutting rectangles and matching seams.  You’ll also learn how to make Quick Corners.

Bow Tie Block

 

Four Patch – 6″

Learn about cutting rectangles and matching seams.

6 inch Four Patch Block

 

Rail Fence – 6″

Learn about cutting rectangles and sewing a scant 1/4″ seam.

 

Simple House -6″

Learn how to use quick corners to make these Simple House blocks.

Simple House Block

 

Quick Corner Jar – 6″

Learn about cutting rectangles.  You’ll also learn how to make Quick Corners.

6 inch Quick Corner Jar

 

The SQUARE – 6″

Learn about cutting squares and why this shape is so popular.

The SQAURE

 

Picture Frame – 6″

Learn how to sew a Y-seam.

Y-seams

 

6″ Log Cabin with 2″ Center -6″

Learn about making a Lob Cabin while working on your cutting, sewing and pressing accuracy.

Log Cabin Accuracy- Seasonal Sampler

Faux Sawtooth Star 

Learn how to make a star with only squares and other rectangles and four matching intersections.

Quick Corner Star

 

Simple Basket Block

Learn how to rotary cut this simple basket block.

basket block

 

If you have any suggestions for patterns, please contact us at ann@learnhowtoquilt.com.

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