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Three basic quilt blocks for beginners – video tutorial

Are you starting out? If so, these basic blocks are a great introduction to quilting.

Rail fence, pinwheel and 9-patch blocks are as easy as it gets.

Learn to make all three in no time:

New book out on December 3

“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.

You can preorder on Amazon.

Or preorder on Bookdepository and get it delivered for free.

Preorder Turaabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

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Simple and double hourglass quilt blocks

The simple hourglass quilt block is a classic block. I made mine using pre-cut 5″ charm squares.

On the other hand the double hourglass block is made with fabric strips. It can be made any size.

You will need a ruler with 45 degree markings to cut the triangles.

You can make the quilt in coordinated fabrics or just scrappy.

It’s a great bock to use pre-cut jelly rolls.

How to make a double hourglass block and a single hourglass block

 

 

Simple and double hourglass quilt blocks video tutorial

New book out on December 3

“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.

You can preorder on Amazon.

Or preorder on Bookdepository and get it delivered for free.

Preorder Turaabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

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Reverse appliqué with freezer paper – video tutorial

Reverse applique with freezer paper - video tutorial

This block belongs to a popular quilt: Dear Jane.  It’s block C09.

The template is a free PDF download from Susan Gatewood’s site.

How to do reverse appliqué with freezer paper

Susan’s Dear Jane templates are free though she says “I only ask that you consider making a donation to the Bennington Museum, in Bennington, Vermont. And if you do, it would make me tremendously happy if you would tell them that you have received help from me.” I totally recommend Susan’s patterns as they are very professional and easy to use.

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My Dear Jane quilt progress

See all blocks I’ve done together.

Wonky zig zag quilt video tutorial

Wonky zig zag quilt block video tutorial

This is perfect for a scrap quilt for baby. Cut your background fabric in 4 1/2″ squares and use an assorted number of strips of different widths to make this very easy block/quilt.

Learn how to make a wonky zig zag quilt block in 2 minutes

Lots of different quilt layouts are possible with this block. Check them out at the end of the video.

 

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Coil quilt block video tutorial

Coil bock video tutorial

This is a very simple 16 patch block perfect for beginners.

It can be made in any size. For this tutorial the finished block is 10″ x 10″.

This block  can be placed in different directions to get different quilt layouts. Also you can play with the background and foreground fabrics to get different effects.

How to make a coil quilt block

Learn to make this block in 2 minutes:

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