One of our most popular easy quilt patterns, in printable pdf with an optical illusion creation, perfect for lovers of modern design.
If you want an easy quilt pattern that yields big results then 3D Boxes is perfect for you. No-one will ever know just how simple it was to create. This striking beginner’s project uses rotary cutting, machine piecing, and has no set-in corners or Y seams.
With our downloadable patterns – there’s no waiting around at the mailbox. It’s simple, just download the pdf, print, and create.
Personally, we love the brain-tease of optical illusions and can't resist a 3Dquilt pattern. The other fabulous thing about this quilt pattern is the freedom it gives you to easily create variations. It comes with instructions for two size options, features five different cube designs you can mix and match, and can easily accommodate adding more cubes if you want. The choice is yours, take it easy and follow the instructions step-by-step, or get creative and make it however you like it.
What you need to know:
Techniques: Quick rotary cutting and machine piecing with no paper piecing, y-seams, or the need to set in corners. Just start with a simple baby block and gradually make the more complicated blocks as you go
Skill level: Easy-peasy 3D boxes
Size: Instructions include two pattern sizes - 35"x37" (90 x 95cm) and 42" x70" (107 x 177cm)
Fabric requirements: To get the three-dimensional effect you will need three shades of fabric (light, medium, and dark)
Instructions: Great step-by-step diagrams and instructions with instructions given for the use of the 60-degree triangle ruler
Gift ideas: 3D boxes is a great gift idea for that man in your life - and anybody who likes conversation starters and geometric patterns.
All about the designer: Lessa Siegele OAM is the unofficial queen of quilting in Australia and her patterns have been made and loved by people all around the world. With more than 40 years’ teaching experience she has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal and the coveted Rajah Award for her contribution to quilting and has even featured on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.
Why not Check out the rest of our great range of downloadable quilt patterns for sale? Check out some more Lessa Siegele designs, other mind-boggling optical illusion quilts are Twisted Log Cabin or Inner City Baby Blocks
What are you waiting for? Seriously, 3D Boxes is a fun quilt pattern to sew, the optical illusion effect is so cool, and it's designed by none other than award-winning Australian Designer Lessa Siegele – a legend in Australian quilting. You cannot go wrong!