Decipher Your Quilt

Welcome to Decipher Your Quilt, a series written by Leanne of She Can Quilt and myself. 

The aim of this series is to give you the skills to look at a quilt block, understand what type of block it is, and to understand the maths behind it. By understanding these things, we hope to give you the confidence to adapt different quilt blocks to your needs, whether it be resizing a block or drafting a block entirely from scratch.  

The schedule below gives  you an idea of the topics we will be covering, but it is very flexible so if you have particular things you would like us to discuss, please fill in our questionnaire found here. We would like to target the information to what people want to know, so if you have difficulty with quilt maths we would really appreciate you taking the time to fill it out. We will be running an anonymous 'Dear Abbey'-type question and answer section throughout the series, and there is a section in the questionnaire if you have a particular query. 

We will be posting on each of these topics each Thursday as per the schedule below. I will update this page with the relevant link as they become available. Over time, this page will also become a resource with information like where to find graph paper online, and links to other useful pages. 

Week 1 - Accurate Cutting and 1/4" Seams

Week 2 - 2-Patch Blocks 

Week 3 - 4-Patch Blocks 

Week 4 - 9-Patch Blocks 

Week 5 - 16 Patch Blocks

Week 6 - 25 Patch Blocks

Week 7 - Odd Ball Blocks

Week 8 - Circles
Week 9 – Tessellating Patterns

Week 10 - Borders, Backing and Binding

Links to Useful Resources:

Graph paper - Incompetech is a great website for downloading free graph paper.