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Sail: an Easy Modern Quilt Pattern for Beginners

The Sail quilt pattern is a modern Half Square Triangle quilt pattern for any skill level quilter! The block-based quilt pattern design features one of the easiest foundational quilt blocks in 2 different sizes, and the pattern teaches you 2 different Half Square Triangle techniques! If you like easy quilt patterns and a fast, fun quilt finish – this quilt pattern is for you! And, if you’re thinking of making your first quilt, this is a great option!

This easy modern quilt pattern might be considered a skill builder, as it will teach you 2 different main ways to make Half Square Triangle quilt blocks, and it includes helpful diagrams & instructions for every step of making the quilt top! This easy half square triangle quilt pattern PDF is available as a digital download as well as a paper pattern.

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How to Make an Economy Quilt Block Using AccuQuilt

square in a square quilt block tutorial

The most precise way to make an Economy Quilt Block is to use a fabric cutting machine like AccuQuilt to cut out the pieces for you! I’ve been a huge fan of AccuQuilt for a while now, and this Economy Quilt block tutorial will show you exactly why I love it so much! Making an Economy Quilt block using AccuQuilt is super easy and there’s a good chance you already have the dies you’ll need! Follow the tutorial below to get started and learn all my secrets for making a perfect and precise quilt block.

If you don’t have an AccuQuilt fabric cutting machine, you can still make an Economy Quilt Block using a rotary cutter by following this Economy quilt block tutorial.

Here’s a short video to learn how to make an Economy Quilt Block using an AccuQuilt fabric cutting machine:

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Quilt Block Tutorial: How to Make an Economy Quilt Block

Economy Quilt Block tutorial for beginner quilters

The Economy quilt block was popular in the 1930’s and is still a beloved quilt block to make today! This step-by-step patchwork tutorial will show you how I make an Economy quilt block, and hopefully give you the confidence to successfully make your own as well!

While of course Economy Quilt Blocks can be found in tons of traditional quilts throughout time, I like to give them a modern twist in my own patterns. Once example of a modern way to use the Economy block is in the Paradigm quilt pattern, which will be released on January 14th in my pattern shop.

Economy Quilt Block tutorial for sewing square in a square quilt block and calculating different quilt block sizes
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The EASY way to make a Mariner’s Compass Quilt Block

Mariners Compass Quilt block tutorial made with accuquilt fabric cutting machine

I’m typically the type of person that chooses simple over complex about 99% of the time, which is why it was so odd for me to want to try making a Mariner’s Compass quilt block. The Mariner’s Compass block features a lot of crazy points, weird angles, and also involves sewing curves – all things that would normally scare me away! BUT I made the quilt block, and it wasn’t even all that hard! I have a secret weapon to share with you that made this intimidating Mariner’s Compass quilt block actually super easy! Are you ready to know my secret to making this complex quilt block super simple?

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Make Flying Geese with this No-Waste Tutorial

Flying Geese Tutorial

Learning how to make 4-at-a-time Flying Geese using this no-waste method was like magic for me in my early quilting days, and I hope you love it too! Flying Geese are featured in my upcoming quilt pattern Reverberate, which will be available in my pattern shop starting on October 29th.

If you’d like to watch a video to see this Flying Geese Quilt Block Tutorial in action, check it out on YouTube:

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4-at-a-time Half Square Triangles

Half Square Triangles can be made lots of different ways, and this post will show you a step-by-step guide to making 4 Half Square Triangles at one time.

I personally prefer the 4-at-a-time method for making Half Square Triangles because it does not involve sewing on the bias. That does however mean that you still need to be careful while pressing your blocks, as to not stretch or distort them later on.

This post will show you what steps to take to make 4 Half Square Triangles at one time, as well as two different methods of trimming Half Square Triangle Quilt Blocks, and even how to calculate what size starting square to use when using the 4-at-a-time HST method.

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