Art Gallery Fabrics, traditional quilt block, free tutorial for Jack in the Box quilt block
Quilting Interest

AGF Quilt Block Tour of Makers

This week I am hosting a little tour of makers to showcase some of the quilt blocks featured in Art Gallery Fabrics’ tutorial series on YouTube. I asked some of my favorite makers to choose one of the traditional quilt blocks available on the AGF YouTube channel and make a small project and tell us about the video.

AGF has a beautiful channel on YouTube featuring a variety of projects using their fabric collections. All of the tutorials and patterns featured are free of charge, so be sure and check them out next time you need some inspiration for a quick project. They also have a monthly contest you can enter for a chance to win AGF fabric, click here for details.Art Gallery Fabrics, traditional quilt block, free tutorial for Jack in the Box quilt block

I made a mini quilt with the tutorial for the “jack in the box” block. You can find it here. You pretty much can’t go wrong on a traditional style quilt with stars and/or pinwheels. This block has both and lots of possibilities for mixing up fabric placement for unique looks.

The video tutorial is short and moves pretty quickly, so I recommend watching it through once to see how the pieces are sewn and then decide which fabrics you want to use. Watch it a second time and pause it on each screen of the cutting instructions. Then watch the rest and sew up your blocks.Art Gallery Fabrics, traditional quilt block, free tutorial for Jack in the Box quilt block

For fabrics, I used prints from the Charleston collection by Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery Fabrics. For quilting, the thread is Aurifil 50 weight in pink. I debated about using the pink since it would show up on the white solid (those lines would have to be really straight…), but I love how it turned out and will definitely do this again.Art Gallery Fabrics, traditional quilt block, free tutorial for Jack in the Box quilt block

Be sure and check out the Art Gallery Fabrics YouTube page for this and lots of other quilt blocks. Each look great on their own, or would be perfect for a sampler quilt. Be sure and follow all week as we see what these talented sewing friends make!

November 13 me!  @colorgirlquilts

November 14 Karen O’Connor @ladykquilts

November 16 Amy Friend @duringquiettime

November 17 Kate Basti @katebasti

November 18 Yvonne Fuchs @quiltingjetgirl

November 19 AnneMarie Chany @genxquilters

November 20 Maureen Cracknell @maureencracknell

November 21 Sharon Holland @sharonhollanddesigns

November 22 Lucy Brennan @charmaboutyou

Happy Sewing,

–Sharon

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