All posts by TeresaDownUnder

Video tutorial: double hourglass and Road to Tennessee quilt blocks

These blocks are quick and easy to make and a lot of fun to make.How to make a double hourglass block and a split road to Tennessee

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
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Split Road to Tennessee and double hourglass blocks video tutorial

How to make a comfortable face mask – video tutorial

My previous face mask tutorial uses ear loops and I find them a bit comfortable after a while. So this time I’m using bias tape instead.

How to make a face mask with bias tape

You can use store bought bias tape or make your own. I made my own so I could choose my own print.

Learn how to make continuous bias tape

 

Fabric collections

The fabrics are 100% organic cotton which is great if you’re wearing them against your skin. I really love these collections.

Dancing in the water by Marketa Stengl:

Sealife by Adena Jooste

Spring with birds by Adena Jooste

Get a 10% discount from Haerae Organic shop when purchasing the fabric featured on the video. Use link https://www.etsy.com/shop/haeraeorganic?coupon=TERESA1

Coupon=TERESA1

Offer is valid up to 9/9/2020.

Download

If you don’t have a printer, you can download my face mask guide (PDF) to get the details on how far apart to make the folds.

Information about cloth face masks

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
How to make a comfortable cloth face masks

Continuous bias tape – video tutorial

This is a quick way to make continuous bias tape with a big 18″ x 18″ square. You can use a fat square for this.

How to make over 4 yards of continuous bias tape

We’ll use this bias tape in our next video tutorial. Stay tuned!

Fabric collections

The fabrics I used are 100% organic cotton by Haerae Design Studio. The fabrics belong to 2 different collections. It was hard to pick just one of each collection. All the fabrics are beautifully designed. Check them out!

Sealife by Adena Jooste

Spring with birds by Adena Jooste

  • Hummingbirds

Get a 10% discount from Haerae Organic shop when purchasing the fabric featured on the video. Use link https://www.etsy.com/shop/haeraeorganic?coupon=TERESA1

Coupon=TERESA1

Offer is valid up to 9/9/2020.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Continuous bias tape video tutorial

Stack and cut layer cakes – video tutorial

I’m working with Michael Miller Collection Fairy Frost Metallic again, this time with a set of layer cakes.

I like pre-cuts because I get to play with all the fabrics in one single collection and all the fabrics tend to go well together.

See an alternative and classy colour scheme with this collection in creams, greys and blacks.

Stay tuned for a table runner I’m going to make with this easy modern block.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Stack and cut with layer cakes video tutorial

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Beeswax wraps

Beeswax wraps

These beeswax wraps have been around for a while and they use different ingredients.

I’m sticking to the two basic ingredients: beeswax and jojoba oil.

1. Grate the beexwax or use small pellets

2. Place a piece of oven paper on a tray or plate. Then place the fabric right side up on top of it and sprinkle with jojoba oil and a layer of beeswax.

3. Ensure the edges and corners have enough beeswax, but don’t worry. You can always add more later.

4. Place the tray in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 100 C.  The beeswax will melt. Once it melts make sure that the wrap is completely covered in beeswax.

Remove from the over. You can just hold it from two corners and place it on a piece of oven paper. It’ll dry very quickly.

It’s ready to use.

That simple!

If you omit the resin the wrap isn’t as tacky and doesn’t adjust as well but I don’t find that to be an issue.

To clean, you can use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe it clean.