Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Penny Halgren shows how to sew a hollow cube quilt block using a triangle template for rotary cutting. For more sewing and ...
quilting projects and tutorials, please check out:
Tags:hollow cube quilt block,learn how to quilt,quilt blocks,quilting,quilting blocks,quilts,sewing a quilt,block,cube,hollow,quilt
Grab video code:
Someone ask if I could come up with a pattern for making these hollow cubes. And the answer yes, and I have come up with some templates that you can use to make this cube and they’re look like this. If you actually look at the picture, now that I’ve got these kind of separated there are six of these that are exactly the same. The difference is in the colors that you put where you put them and then how you sew them together to make the cube. So you can use the templates or you can use a rotary cutting template to accomplish the same purpose. And this rotary cutting template that I use to cut those patches out.
Let’s say 60 degree triangle and it’s got all kinds of measurements on them so that you can tell how big the triangle that you’re going to have. And in addition to that, you’ve got your quarter of same allowance that’s measured on the outside. So basically, what you’re going to do is take your fabric and I got this double layered because if you look there are two of each color of the center triangles. So you got two light ones and two dark ones and two mediums. So I’m going to cut those bigger triangles out first. And I’m just going to cut the cell of each off which is going to give my spread on my sheet on the fabric. The insides of mine are three inches so I want to make three and a half inches. So I find the three inch marker here which is this line and then half an inch beyond that. And I line the three and as half inch line marker up to the bottom of my fabric here. And then I just cut it out using my rotary cutter.
And now, I have a triangle so I’ve got my two medium relatively medium fabrics for my cube. So I’m going to put that aside and cut all of the center triangles cell. Now I got my center triangles cut out and I got a laid out according to the design here with my light ones, mediums ones and dark ones. And then what I need to do is cut the strips that are go on the outside. And I’ve got a couple of choices, one is I can cut them exactly so that they’ll match up. That would be cutting these shapes, trapezoids, I guess is what they are. This is the finish size so I would need to cut that and see the allowances on it. The other way I can do it is to cut strips of fabric, so the strip on and then use my triangle to cut that edge off once the side is on. And that to me is kind of easier way of doing it.
Because this is light fabric, I’m going to sewing it on to this bottom locks edges. And so one dark triangle and one medium triangle, so I’m just going to take these over to my sewing machine. I have one inch strip here that’s cut and I’m just going to sew this on the strip and then I’ll bring it back to my cutting table and cut the triangles out. And so that I can sew the next strip on.
Now I got this sewn on, all I need to is open it up. Put my triangle template on top and trim this bottom strip off. So that it continues to make a triangle. And I’ll be doing the same thing on this triangle. Which I want to watch here is just to make sure that you got these triangles spaced far enough so that you can cut this off and maintain your shape. Now I need to sew the second sides on. So I’ll place this on this strip and sew those on. Now I got these two sewn together and I just need to trim this up on two sides. Because these are equilateral triangles, I can do that—I can just turn my shape around so that the tip is already in a place that’s been cut off. And then all I have to do is trim the sides through the ends. Down here, that makes it really easy.
Now, making sure that these are all in the right place is the most critical thing, because if these aren’t lined up right, your box isn’t going to look right. So you’ve got the light one up here with the medium around the outside. We got light with dark and then you got medium with dark. And then over here, you got dark with medium, dark with light. So the first thing, I’m going to do is sew each side together, you can see that I’m going to be able to get a straight scene once I have these three sewn together and these three sewn together.
Now I got the two halves on together, all I need to do is sew this down the center. The 3D hollow cube is now finished. And all I need to do is press it and make more and sew them together. The thing that I like about using this template is that you can change the size of the block without drawing new template pattern pieces. You can just use the triangle to cut your fabric and trim the pieces around the outside to whatever sides you want.