An Easy Fold and Sew Method for Quick Blocks

This Versatile Technique Offers Many Design Options!

Are you looking for a way to quickly put a quilt together? This fold and sew technique, demonstrated by Peg Spradlin, gives you many creative options while making quilt blocks a breeze to complete.





For each block she starts with a 10″ layer cake square and a 5″ charm square. Rather than cut and stitch pieces together, she cleverly layers and folds the fabric, only sewing to cover raw edges (and not cutting at all).

An Easy Fold and Sew Method for Quick Blocks

The result is a quickly finished block that is super easy to make. This may be the ultimate block construction method for beginning quilters, and anyone who wants to finish up a quilt in just a few hours.

An Easy Fold and Sew Method for Quick Blocks

Peg then goes on to demonstrate a number of blocks and quilt configurations that can be created using this method. It’s extremely versatile and offers many design options. Some of the blocks even have a bit of a 3D effect (perfect for kids’ quilts!). 

An Easy Fold and Sew Method for Quick Blocks

Play with arranging one or more of these easy block styles into a quilt. Peg shows several examples in the following video to get you started.

 

 


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