New Videos

I’m busy cleaning from when the wood trim got installed.  Read about that in the morning post.

I thought about not doing a post at all but I know that makes many of you sad.  So I’m doing a very quilt post.   I managed to get two new videos up this past week.

The first is an update to the free-form quilt-making series.  In this episode, I tackled making the Churn Dash, Shoo Fly, and Broken Dishes blocks.

I had a little breakdown with my machine but we were able to clip the video together for your viewing.  All of these blocks are featured in the center of the quilt.  Of course, you can make them without the ABC letters too.  Free-form quilting is fun!!

Here is the …video.  You can press the triangle play button and watch the video here or you can go to Youtube HERE and save it and watch it later on your television or favorite device.

The other video I got done this week was for my Iowa Hawkeyes quilt.  This video features how to use an easy-angle ruler to make half-square triangle blocks. It’s my most used ruler of all time.  I’m guessing you likely have one in your drawer and you haven’t learned how to use it.  At least that was where I was at one point.  Now I use it all of the time.


My quilt isn’t any further along than it was last week…but that’s okay.


I will definitely get back to it as it is only of my favorite projects.

Here is the video.  You can press the triangle play button and watch the video here or you can go to Youtube HERE and save it and watch it later on your television or favorite device.

If anyone would like me to do a blog post with pictures of how I use my right-angle ruler, please let me know and I’ll try to do that.  I know there are people who love videos and others who prefer blog posts.  I’m working hard to help as many of you as I can.

With that, I’m off.  I have a busy week.  I’m still working on cleaning and organizing and I have rescue dog news to come so watch the blog for posts about dogs…and puppies over the next week.

16 thoughts on “New Videos”

  1. Jo, Would love to see a video of you using the easy angle ruler. Always interested in see how others accomplish tasks using different methods and tools. Watched your video on cutting and sorting of scraps and am now tacking a mountain of orphan FQs and scraps. I’m one who was afraid i’d cut them into the wrong size, but they aren’t getting used any faster sitting on a shelf! If they are in a bin of similar sized strips they just might get used up faster.

    So enjoy hearing and reading about your projects and family! Blessings!

  2. Meredith in Cincinnati

    This video is great! Really appreciate that you show the whole process from cutting to sewing to ironing to trimming. So helpful; thank you!

  3. Yes ,yes ,yes to a video on the ruler. Would be a time and life saver if I just knew how to use it. I follow how to ‘s visually rather than the written words.

  4. Love your 2 new videos, Jo. You are so kind to fit them in to your hectic schedule. Thank you. Love all the wonky blocks, all ones I’ve made in the “formal” way but these wonky ones are so tempting. Looking forward to seeing how you put them all together into the baby quilt for Anders.

  5. So is the easy angle ruler used to do half square triangles, instead of cutting 2 squares, drawing a line down the center of one and sewing on each side of the line?

  6. Any video you would make would be wonderful! My Easy Angle ruler is around here somewhere, and I’d love to get some use out of it. Thanks for your scrap cutting videos! Wow! I’ve read blogs about it, but your video actually inspired me to get busy and tame my scraps! Thank you so much!

  7. Hi Jo,
    I was going to get the angle ruler, but couldn’t find a link. Can you please put it in a future blog so I can order it?
    Love your videos and I’m learning a lot and adding to the diversity of quilt making. Love your free form. Thanks for that.
    Love to you and yours,
    Jane
    P.S.
    I think of you and your family as part of my extended family. My family just consists of my daughter and me. I have extended my family to a few of her friends that she has grown up with.

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