Learn how you can make 3d quilts with special placing of your fabric, colors and designs.
Create a stunning and amazing design and stunning quilt that others will be asking – how did you do that?!
These attention grabbing designs can be done using diamond shapes, half square triangles, traditional methods of piecing, bow tie blocks, pinwheel units and are perfect for the confident beginner – because it’s all about color placement really inside the design.
- sewing machine
- possibly acrylic templates (depending on the pattern) or paper templates
- fabric requirements: squares of fabric to fat quarter bundles (depending in the pattern) in any of your favorite color – red, green, dark, white, fabric collections, strip sets
- rotary cutter
- cutting mat
- full pattern or pdf file – free pattern or a paid pdf pattern
Depending on the downloadable pattern – you’ll find different quilt size and a variety of designs. From the size of a table runner, to a baby quilt, or even a king quilt.
As far as the pattern goes – you’ll find that there are pattern that have Y or L seams. While these aren’t the favorite of a lot of quilters, it can be done and you can find a quick way to sew them. Follow the instructions given, watch a few videos walking you through the steps and you’ll end up with a beautiful finished block and quilt.
You will also find that there are some patterns that have been adapted to remove that Y or L seam. Or you may find that there is another easy way to sew them, making it an easy y seams. So if you are hesitant, use those patterns instead. It’s totally fine.
Another note- this technique or 3 dimensional quilt blocks uses more fabric. You are going to be folding the fabric and twisting the fabric for some extra fun looks – and this uses more fabric. So watch the requirements for the materials that you’ll need and make sure you have enough.
Seam allowances will still be the traditional quilt seam at 1/4″. They do tend to be a little bit bulky because of the folded edge and more layers of fabric in the seam.
3D Quilt Block Tutorials
3-D Quilt Books:
Another fun option to the 3D look is the disappearing quilt blocks.
This is where you sew up a quilt block and then cut it into different sections, move a few things around and sew it up again…. it reveals a whole new look, sometimes a new pattern appears. It’s a lot of fun and full of surprises.