Tuesday Tips with Eleanor Burns: Dutchman's Puzzle

Nov 17, 2015 10:00:06 AM / by AccuQuilt

Eleanor Burns is back again with some great tips as we head into the holiday season! If you are one of those quilters who's afraid of the Flying Geese blocks, you won't be anymore. Eleanor shows you how quick and easy you can make the Dutchman's Puzzle, also known as the Louisiana block. Try it for your next project using the GO! Flying Geese-3" die!

Among other helpful tips, Eleanor says if you're not using a jumper scrap to help you sew those tight corners, you can also just put a single hole throat plate on your sewing machine. The single hole throat plate will prevent your fabric from getting caught as it provides more support.


"I really like a pure design. I love to see it. I don't want to have to guess what it is."

"The amazing thing about the geese is they all lock together. When you have something that's going to lock together, you can always match it up ... I love those engineered notches."

Watch Eleanor make this super easy block in the video below and get more fantastic tips!



Topics: Louisiana block, Dutchman’s Puzzle, Eleanor Burns, flying geese, notches, quilts, Tutorials


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