• 28:51

    The log cabin quilt block is a traditional quilt block that can be made in many different variations. Toby Lischko explains how to make this block, shows several log cabin quilt pattern variations that can be made to the block, and also introduces some different layouts that can be made using these blocks. Creating the…

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  • 14:36

    Making three dimensional quilt blocks is a great way to add extra visual interest to your next quilt project. Ashley Hough shows you how to take a common pinwheel quilt block and make it into a fun 3D version. Making a 3D Pinwheel Quilt Block Before you can make the 3D pinwheel block, you must…

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  • 7:39

    Depending on the quilt design, adding a border is a common last step when completing a quilt top. Toby Lischko shows you how to properly attach quilt borders, including giving tips on squaring quilts and cutting border strips so everything fits together nicely. Adding Quilt Borders Before you can add a border to a quilt,…

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  • 30:00

    Many fun quilt patterns are made up of curved pieces. While many quilters shy away from piecing curves because it can be more difficult than straight line piecing, Toby Lischko demonstrates expert tips for sewing curves that lay flat and smooth. Sewing Curves: The Step-by-step Technique One of the first steps in sewing curved seams…

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  • 3:30

    Half square triangles and quarter square triangles are both commonly used triangles in many quilt patterns and designs. Toby Lischko explains what the difference is between the two, how they are cut and where they should be used. Half Square Triangles A Half square triangle, which is commonly abbreviated HST in most quilt patterns, is…

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  • 8:25

    Preparing fabric for quilting is one of the first steps in learning how to piece a quilt. Toby Lischko shows you how to prepare you fabric for accurate cutting of long strips and smaller pieces. Preparation Toby begins showing tips for preparing fabric for quilting by explaining how to ensure that your fabric is laying…

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  • 6:16

    A disappearing pinwheel block is a fun way to take a standard pinwheel block and make it look completely different. Ashley Hough shows you how to make two different disappearing pinwheel block variations. The Basics of Pinwheels Before you can make a disappearing pinwheel block, you have to start with a pinwheel. Ashley shows you…

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  • 3:12

    Half square triangles are fun blocks to add to nearly any design. Because half square triangles, also referred to as HSTs, are squares made from two triangles, which have a bias edge, they can become distorted when stitched and pressed. To help keep this from happening, HSTs are generally made oversized and then trimmed down…

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  • 33:12

    Depending on how your quilt block or overall design comes together, a Y seam might be an important step in the construction. Toby Lischko shows you how to sew Y-seams that have all of the seams matching perfect and laying flat. Y-Seam Tips Before you can learn how to sew Y-seams you must first understand…

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