A simple way to get your quilt off to a roaring start.
You don’t have to know maths to make a bigger impact with your quilt blocks; in this video Valerie shows you how to increase the size of your favourite block with just simple numbers – just remember that you add 1/2″ to the finished size of the square for cutting and 1″ to the finished size of the square when you are dividing it – and then you need your square-up ruler to give you lovely accurate pieces.
To see more on how to make fast half-square triangles watch Valerie’s video on Fast and accurate half-square triangle units
She uses this technique again in many of the blocks for the Block of the Month, Rosebud Fayre. You can use the quick search for Block of the Month.
Note: Valerie has a mental glitch when talking about cutting 2 ½” squares saying you need 4 for a block – but this will only give you an 8″ block; she meant 3 ½” for a 12″ block !!!!!
Valerie is the founder and Creative Director of justhands-on.tv , as well as our very own ‘Queen of Scrap’. She founded Creative Quilting, a quilt quilt shop in Hampton Court, where she still teaches to this day.
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