16-Patch Tutorial

16-Patch Tutorial from Beth McQ on Vimeo.

It’s Amateur Hour* here at Plaid & Paisley! Why should the blind not lead the blind? If you can’t do, teach! This is a very basic tutorial I put together for my mother-in-law, who is a talented and experienced sewist of clothes, but has never quilted and wants to learn. I go over the basics of making a 16-patch block, something I had never done until making this video — and my inexperience shows in the final block. It’s OK, but slightly under-sized (UGH PERFECT SEAM ALLOWANCES WHY DO ARE YOU SO ELUSIVE), so I won’t use it for the final quilt, but it should do to get Ev started on her squares. Which I expect to be perfect. See: many years of experience sewing. Also: math teacher.

*Keepin’ it real: every hour is amateur hour here at Plaid & Paisley! Did you see I missed a key step? I think it’s easy enough to figure out, but I did not include the step of sewing the first checked strips into pairs.