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How to bind a quilt by machine – Turnabout patchwork QAL

Today we finish the QAL by adding the binding.

Binding by machine is faster and it’s perfect when you also use flange binding.

How to bind a quilt by machine

We’re done!

Let’s share photos of our quilts on my Facebook group

Please join my Facebook group if you haven’t already so you can show photos of your quilts and blocks, see everyone else’s quilts and just share tips and experiences.

On Instagram use #turnaboutpatchwork and #flyingconfettiquilt.

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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Double Disappearing nine patch variation quilt block

Nine patch blocks are one of the best types of blocks to slice and turn.

How to make a double disappearing nine patch quilt block

If you like disappearing blocks check out my book Turnabout patchwork. It’s a book about slicing and turning blocks like this one.

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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Double disappearing nine patch quilt blok

How to make quilt binding with faux piping or a flange video tutorial – Turnabout patchwork QAL

This week we’ll make the binding for the quilt.

Fabric needs for binding are on page 23 of Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist.

Feel free to make the binding in the traditional way but if you’d like to do something special faux piping or a flange gives a special touch to any quilt.

How to make binding with faux piping

Fabric recommendations for this quilt

I love Valori Wells Murmur collection. And I love anything Bonnie and Camille. And to honour the name of the quilt, what about the Metallic Ombre Confetti fabric collection by V and Co,

Share pictures of your quilt

Don’t forget to join my Facebook group so you can show photos of your quilts and blocks, see everyone else’s quilts and just share tips and experiences.

On Instagram use #turnaboutpatchwork and #flyingconfettiquilt.

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

Garter stitch – easy knitting tutorial

Following from last tutorial, let’s start knitting!

I don’t give the number of stitches to cast on but you can start with the gauge number given on your yarn.

Garter stitch is the first stitch most people learn when they start knitting.

To practice your stitch you can knit a scarf.

Cast on some stitches on your needle. For instance 35 or 40 stitches, stretch them a bit on your needle to see if that’s the width you’d like your scarf to be.

If too wide, undo a few. If too narrow add a few more stitches.

Abbreviations on patterns

Garter stitch - easy knitting video tutorial

Mini log cabin quilt block – Tiny quilt QAL

Log cabin is a classic block. I love the small version of this block with tiny strips.

The block finished size is 3″ x 3″.

The video demonstrates how to make the block with foundation piecing. In such small sizes I find it’s a lot easier to get an accurate block that using traditional piecing. but traditional templates are also available on my Etsy shop.

I used regular copy paper but in small sizes it can be a bit thick.

You can use special paper for foundation piecing if you prefer.

Let’s get to it!

How to make a 3″ log cabin block

Note: I recently started to use an Add a quarter ruler, the yellow ruler in the video, after some followers recommended it and I have to say it’s a true time saver.

Download the template

Traditional templates

Traditional templates are available on my Etsy shop.

Don’t forget to join my Facebook group so you can show photos of your quilts and blocks, see everyone else’s quilts and just share tips and experiences.

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