Building Blocks Quilt

How to Sew in Rows

Learn a different quilting technique with each block.  Then get tutorials for two different settings for your blocks along with a video on adding borders.  You’ll also get some tips for straight-line quilting and stitching-in-the-ditch quilting.  The blocks below are in order based on the degree of difficulty with the easiest coming first.

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Rail Fence Pattern

Rail Fence

In this video, you will get some tips for sewing accurately while making a Rail Fence block.  Emphasis will be on sewing a scant 1/4″ seam and using leaders and followers when stitching.

Bow Tie Pattern

Bow Tie

Learn how to make this Bow Tie block using the Quick Corner method. 

Heart Pattern


Learn how to hand sew this quick and easy heart quilt block.

Simple Houses Pattern


Learn how to make houses with Flying Geese Units using the Quick Corner Method. You’ll also find some tips for matching triangle points.

Rectangles Pattern


Practice your cutting, sewing and matching skills while making this Rectangles Block.  You may choose to rotary cut and strip piece this block or to use scissors and templates.  Free directions for both methods are listed.

Shoofly Pattern

Shoo Fly

Learn how to cut and sew HST’s (half square triangles) when making this Shoo Fly block. You’ll also find out how to SQUARE UP your HST set.

Pattern for the STAR

Friendship Star

Learn how to get perfect triangle tips while making this Friendship Star. You’ll also learn about squaring up HST (half square triangle) sets.

Basket Pattern


Learn how to DRAFT your own PATTERN using this simple BASKET BLOCK as an example. Then you’ll get some TIPS for CONSTRUCTING basket blocks.

Pinwheel Pattern


Learn how to match 8 triangle points in the center of this block. Check out our Blocks That Teach series for more info about sewing Pinwheels.

How to Sew in Rows

Sewing in Rows

Learn how to sew these blocks without sashing.

How to calculate and add sashing

How to Calculate and Add Sashing

Learn how to add sashing to your quilts.

How to Determine the Machine Quilting Design

Find out how to decide on an easy quilting design.

Machine Quilting Checklist

Machine Quilting Checklist (Part 1)

Getting your quilt ready for machine quilting is just as important as the quilting. Follow this checklist for guidance.

Machine Quilting Checklist Part 2

Machine Quilting Checklist (Part 2)

Get some tips for improving your machine quilting.

How to Make a Larger Quilt

How to Make Your Quilt Larger

Check out the different ways to make your quilt larger.