Stitch and Flip Quilt Tutorial

Diane Harris
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Diane Harris explains why you want to have the stitch and flip in your box of quilting skills. You will find that this method uses squares and rectangles to end up with triangular shapes without having to cut or sew triangles or sew along a bias edge. You will be able to look at multiple examples ranging from a flying geese unit to a square-in-a-square unit.

Also, check out this video using the stitch and flip method to create a wonderful landscape quilt.

Flying Geese Units—Stitch and Flip

Diane explains that typically Flying Geese units will be twice as wide as they are long. She shows how layering two squares and one rectangle along with marking a diagonal will get make you a stitch and flip professional in no time. Then she details how to mark, stitch, cut, and press to get your triangles.

This stitch and flip process is also great for creating square in a square shapes. Watch Diane take you through this process for creative new results.

Parallelogram Units—Stitch and Flip

Diane also explains the time you’ll save using stitch and flip techniques for parallelograms and snowball quilt block units.

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13 Responses to “Stitch and Flip Quilt Tutorial”

  1. Jenny Crosss we

    Hi. I’ve really enjoyed watching you’re tuition. You have a clear voice at a good pace. Thank you, as I’m a beginner I need all the help I can get. I will try to find another one of your classes. Jenny x

  2. Cynthia

    Your videos cut out a lot or go silent.

  3. terri Bishop

    The fabric nowadays like Riley Blake and Kona for instance are sew thick it's like sewing with burlap. I've sewn for 50 years but quilting a year. I'm now disgusted with the fabrics. It's almost impossible to simply stitch and flip without coming up short. Stitch to the inside and the point frays out the side. I would like to know who sells a good quality smooth cotton not this burlap they're calling fabric you can see thru and sand your furniture with. I'm ready to go all batiks but grandkids don't like it. Can you tell me which manufacturer sells the best fabric?

  4. Briege Lennon

    Hi - this is so helpful - I love learning new “shortcuts”. As another viewer mentioned, proportions would be helpful. For instance - the parallelogram - when you lay the two squares down on the rectangle, it looks as if there is roughly half the width of a square between them. If the squares are 2” square, that would make the rectangle 5” x 2”. Would that be correct? Thank you.

  5. Rita Nyland

    Love the video . I hope i will remember all this when it comes to doing it. Thanks

  6. Mara Lovejoy

    Excellent video. Excellent teacher! Very clear, easy to watch and understand. Thank you!

  7. Catherine Fisher

    <strong> Ticket 31850 Hi. I am relatively new to quilting and I'm doing a placemat that has a 3.5" square and half triangles to make one larger square. I was using 3" square and cutting on the diagonal to make the half triangles, however, I think your method is much simpler. Are you able to help with the geometry of this? I am so mathematically challenged. Thanks.

  8. Sharon

    Keep up the good work and you'll make a quilter out of me yet.

  9. MaryJo

    Excellent video!! Every part of it! I especially liked the tape idea at the end. Thannk you so much.

  10. Catherine

    A lot of waste...

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