Tag Archives: piecing blocks

Always Another Way 2

I receive a newsletter via email from Landauer Publishing, and as you know by now; that’s if you follow my blog. I’m always looking for shortcuts, tips, or simple techniques that save time; yet produce a block with precision and ease. Penny Haren has several Basic Block videos for beginners as well as experienced quilters.  As I went down her video playlist I came across; Creating a Kaleidoscope Block With Bonus Pinwheel Block. I’ve never made a kaleidoscope block before, but after watching this video that’s going to be my next venture. I really enjoy sharing the creative quilting techniques that I find on the web. Click on the video to view the Kaleidoscope Block. I also added the link to all of her videos. Enjoy!

 

Penny Haren’s Basic Block Videos

 

 

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There’s always another way . . .

As usual,  I’m always looking for a shortcut to piecing blocks. I found another way to make a four patch. Landauer Publishing has a video tutorial on perfect piecing for basic blocks. Author Peggy Haren demonstrates how to make two four patch blocks from two squares. This is a simple technique that makes perfect seams. I’m going to try this technique and post my block for all to see. Again, I enjoy sharing new tips and techniques that make a quilter’s piecing easier and precise. Enjoy the video and leave a comment if you try the technique.

Video For Perfect Piecing