Tuesday, December 4, 2018

EQ8 Tutorial Tuesday, Quilt from Block–sampler quilt

Tutorial tuesday beaquilter

Have you ever wanted to make a fun sampler with different sized blocks but still keeping it symmetrical and simple!?

sampler EQ8 tutorial

It’s EASY and fast!

First you have to have a plan about what size you want the blocks and my layout has a large block then 4 blocks together that are the same size alternating thruout the layout. And it’s a 3x4 layout (If it was just large blocks)

So first you have to design that as a block.

I created a new block that’s 6x8 (just to make it easier to see, the idea is 3x4 still, but dealing with 1” is just fiddly)


Then on the left I selected the grid tool and did a 3x4 grid


drag that from top left to bottom right


Then I went back to the grid tool and did a 2x2 grid in the top left square


and filled in every other block like that


then add this block to the sketchbook

Next in the quilt worktable, select  Quilt/ create quilt from block


I then did this one 36” x 48” (12” x 3 and 12” x 4”)


Now add to sketchbook and you can add whatever blocks you want!


You can add the same blocks or do them all different!


You can create lots of different quilts from quilt blocks, just keep the blocks with square pieces in it.

Have fun!


Vicki in MN said...

I'll have to investigate that tcehnique more when I have free time. But I think you got my wheels turning;)

Pamela said...

This is a great tutorial - I need to play with this!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Bea, thanks for this great tip! Brilliant! I just upgraded to 8 last week and it's been fun to play.

Barb said...

I so need to come back when I have more time....thanks for this

Kathleen said...

Was woking on something tonight that this would have helped - thanks. For sharing it.