Quilts made with House Quilt Block Pattern are the favorite quilts to make for many quilters around the world, there are many different sewing techniques to make them, today on this tutorial I will share how to make these two quilt blocks with two different sewing techniques.
One quilt blocks is made with applique, where some pieces are made with raw edge and some pieces will be applique with the needle turn technique.
The second House Quilt Block on this tutorial is with the Paper Piecing system, which is easy to work with and it will help you to get the same results on every block you make.
House Quilt Block Pattern
Applique House Quilt Pattern
- 1 piece of cotton fabric for the background of 11 x 7 inches
- 1 piece of cotton fabric for the background (green) of 11 x 4 1/2 inches.
- Assorted cotton fabric scraps for the applique
- 1 piece of fabric for the back of 11 x 11 inches
- 1 piece of batting fabric (optional).
- Scissors for fabric, hand sewing needle, pins, hand sewing thread, safety pins.
- House Quilt Block Patterns FREE Pattern PDF
1 – Cut All Your Fabrics
Cut the two pieces of fabric for the background with the help of a rotary cutter, a ruler and a cutting mat.
Download the free pattern and with a pair of scissors for cutting paper, cut out the paper templates. Trace each piece on the fabric and cut out each piece from the fabric.
On this Quilt block, you can decide which pieces will be worked with the raw edge and which ones will be worked with the needle turn technique. On the video, the only pieces I work with the needle turn technique are the trees and the house roof, the rest of the pieces are worked with raw edge and buttonhole stitching on the edge.
2 – Arrange All The Pieces On the Background
Arrange all the pieces of fabric on the background, you can follow the diagram on the free pattern or you can create your own.
Pinch a pin on each piece, and when you’re happy how the layout looks, you can baste the pieces to the background and remove the pins.
3 – How To Make The Quilting Sandwich
On this piece, once you have all the pieces basted to the background fabric, you can make the quilting sandwich by placing the fabric for the back under this piece, in case you’re making the Sampler Quilt 2021 with batting fabric, you can place it between the two layer of fabric.
Pinch enough safety pins.
Now you can work on the applique of all the piece on this block. As you work on the applique of each piece, you’ll be working also on the quilting.
This quilt block is worked very freely and it will help you to get more creative.
The door and the two windows on the house are traced with a pencil and will be embroidered with back stitch with one thread in gray.
4 – Trim The House Quilt Block
When the work of applique and quilting is finished, you can trim this block to 10 x 10 inches.
Paper Piecing House Quilt Block Pattern
- House Paper Piecing Pattern
- Assorted cotton fabrics
- 1 piece of fabric for the back of 11 x 11 inches
- 1 piece of thin batting fabric of 11 x 11 inches (optional)
1 – Print Out The House Quilt Block Paper Piecing Pattern
Download and print out the Paper Piecing House Quilt block free pattern.
Cut out the pattern 3 pieces, the piece to make the lawn, is not necessary to cut it out, you can measure the piece and cut out the fabric for this piece.
Related: On this tutorial I share how to work with the Paper Piecing Patterns, without stitching on the paper. Paper Piecing Star Blocks
2 – Paper Piecing House Quilt Pattern
This house is made with pattern of three different sections, work each piece at a time following the numbers.
When working on the two chimney section, you can cut out the two pieces for the chimney and the sky and stitch on both pieces first, then work on this pattern section by following the Paper Piecing Pattern system.
When you finish the stitching on the three sections, trim each piece. Remove the pins and remove the paper template from each section.
This is how the three sections looks like on the back.
4 – Stitch On The 4 Paper Piecing Pattern Sections To Make The House Quilt Block
Take two sections first and lay one over the other, pretty side to pretty side, pinch a few pins and stitch on one side, open and press.
Take another section and lay it over the other piece, pretty side to pretty side, pinch two or three pins and stitch on, remove the pins, open the piece and press, do the same steps with the last section. Press
5 – How To Make The Quilting Sandwich
Once you get the Paper Piecing House Quilt Block all stitched, lay on your work table the piece of fabric for the back, pretty side down, and lay over it the Paper Piecing House Quilt Block, pretty side up.
In case you’re making the Sampler Quilt 2021 with batting fabric, this is the moment to put it between these two layers of fabric.
Pinch enough safety pins, and you can do the quilting on this block.
6 – How To Trim The Paper Piecing House Quilt Block
Once you finish to work on the quilting, measure your block and trim it to 10 x 10 inches, this step can be done with your rotary cutter, a ruler and the cutting mat, or with a pair of scissors.
The Applique and the Paper Piecing House Quilt Blocks are blocks # 14 and # 15 of the Sampler Quilt 2021, there is only 5 more Quilt Blocks to make.
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You can read more quilting and patchwork tutorials to make the Sampler Quilt here:
- 2 Flower Quilt Block Patterns – French Rose and Applique flower.
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