Category Archives: beginner quilt block

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.

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3D diamond block video tutorial

3D diamond quilt block video tutorial

This quilt block works best with solids.

You can use charm squares for the main background fabric to make the quilt faster.

Learn how to make a 3D diamond quilt block in just over 2 minutes

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

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.

Stay tuned for more!

Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist by Teresa Mairal Barreu (TeresaDownUnder)

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Bow tie quilt block – beginner quilting video series

Bow tie quilt block - video tutorial - quick and easy quilt block for beginners

Bow tie is another block in my beginner quilting series.

This block is not only easy but it has quite a bit of potential to make different quilt designs.

Learn to make a bow tie quilt block

Learn how to make this easy block in less than 2 minutes:

Block size

9 1/2 inch square.

This is the block you make with this video tutorial.
Quick and easy Bow tie quilt block - video tutorial

You can make this block with rounded corners to get a different look:

Some quilt design ideas to use this block

Blocks with sashingQuick and easy Bow tie quilt block - video tutorial

Blocks without sashing

Quick and easy Bow tie quilt block - video tutorial

Quick and easy Bow tie quilt block - video tutorial

Quick and easy Bow tie quilt block - video tutorial

Look how beautiful this block looks with rounded corners:

Quick and easy Bow tie quilt block - 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 now.

Stay tuned for more!

Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist by Teresa Mairal Barreu (TeresaDownUnder)

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Two techniques to make disappearing 4-patch quilt blocks – video tutorial

2 techniques to make 4-patch disappearing quilt blocks - video tutorial

These are 2 ways to slice a 4-patch quilt block. Both produce quite different results.

Here’s how you make 2 disappearing 4-patch quilt blocks:

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Disappearing 4-patch variation quilt block

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Two strip quilt blocks – video tutorial

Quick and easy strip blocks - video tutorial

I never throw away any fabric scraps left over from other projects.

I put them together by shape and colour and from time to time I get them out and make something with them. Usually the projects I make are just for fun. So here you have 2 such blocks. Quick and easy and very colourful and a pleasure to make.

How to make 2 strip quilt blocks

Note: A French braid can be made any size. Also it can be made in long strips rather than squares.

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