One quilt block, endless possibilities! Join fabric designer and quilter Leesa Chandler as she shows you the many creative options available from using the simple banner block by playing around with size, fabrics and placement.
In the video you’ll learn how to draft your banner block at any size and create a cross block with machine piecing or English paper piecing
Leesa will show you the many possibilities for creating quilts, bags and bunting with the banner block
You’ll receive quilt patterns to create two of the quilts that Leesa shows you
Chapter 1: Meet Leesa Chandler (2 mins)
Meet Leesa Chandler, international fabric designer, as she introduces you to the versatility of the Banner block.
Chapter 2: Drafting the banner block (3 mins)
Leesa demonstrates how to draft the banner block using graph paper, how to create the block at any size, and then how to create your template.
Chapter 3: Piece the banner blocks into a cross block (7 mins)
After creating your Banner blocks, Leesa shows you how to turn them into Cross blocks using either machine piecing or English paper piecing.
Chapter 4: Making quilts with the banner block (10 mins)
Leesa shows you five different examples of how you can use the Banner block and Cross block to create different effects for your quilts by varying fabrics, size and layout.
Chapter 5: Purses and Handbags made with the banner block (10 mins)
Not only can the Banner block and Cross block be used to create quilts, but Leesa shows you how this simple block can be used to create bags and purses, including some easy gift bags.
Chapter 6: Bunting made with the banner block (10 mins)
Leesa shows you how you can create some fun bunting with the Banner block, and you can even create some festive bunting with pockets, which are ideal for Christmas decorations.
Chapter 7: Show and Tell with Leesa (4 mins)
Leesa shows you a gallery of some of her other projects, with some created from her own fabric collections.