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Seaside Squares Quilt Block Video Tutorial

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Make a beautiful quilt block with this Square in Square quilt block video tutorial.

Square quilt block video tutorial


Good Morning Everyone!  I’ve had a few questions and requests about my Seaside Squares Quilt Block (found here.)  So I put together a quick 2 minute video tutorial to help anyone that is a visual learner.

The jelly roll I used in this video can be found here on Amazon (and the white here.)  It’s so pretty.  I was looking for purples and blues for this project as this will be a throw quilt for my daughters room.

“Jelly Rolls” is the term given by Moda fabrics to  collections of 2 1/2″ x 42″ strips of fabric.  They come rolled up in a cut little package and resemble a jelly roll.

Other fabric manufactures call these specialty cut collections different names. But it is easiest for  me to just call it a jelly roll as most sewists know the term.  There are over 2000 search results on the term jelly roll on amazon alone.

I shared an image of what this jelly rolled looks like spread out out over on Instagram:

I went with this particular jelly roll as it was available for same day delivery.  Although, I’m not sure why I bothered with looking for something with same day delivery as it still took a good 2 months before I even started on the project.  (In my defense, we did move, lol.)

One thing to note when choosing a jelly roll for this project. I recommend opting for a jelly roll that has two each of the patterns/colors.  Three strips of fabric will result in six 6.5 inch blocks. Which when cut in half, will give you three white edged square and three patterned squares.

It depends on how you plan to use the squares, but if you want two per block, you’ll have one left over. But if you have duplicate strips, you’ll be able to use the leftovers in a complete block.  (I know I just spouted a bunch of gibberish, but I think if you watch the video, you’ll understand what I mean.

The jelly roll I am using only has one of each fabric, so I do think I will grab one more to finish it as I don’t want to use the teals in this quilt.

Make a beautiful quilt block with this Square in Square quilt block video tutorial.


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I’ll be adding this video to the original seaside quilt block post, so users will be able to find everything in on place.


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  1. Jamie, newbie question. What are the dimensions of the finished square?

    1. Jamie Sanders says:

      the block size is 11.5 by 11.5 and the actual written tutorial is here.

  2. Barbara Andrews says:

    I used your original post to help me make my first quilts – I made a pair of them for my grandchildren to snuggle under at Christmas. They loved them and so did I. I had patches with their names and a message made for each of them.

    1. I love that! I’m glad you were able to make use of the tutorial.