Category Archives: Christmas tutorial

2 star quilt blocks – video tutorial

2 star quilt blocks - easy video tutorials

I know stars are popular blocks so here you have 2 tutorials to make stars using quite different techniques.

If you’d like to make a quilt without Y seams check Marci Baker book out.

How to make 2 star quilt blocks

Learn in just over 4 minutes:

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

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Video tutorial: Morning star quilt block

Video tutorial: Morning star quilt block

This is one of those blocks that gives the impression of curves where there’re none. I chose to make it with paper piecing because it’s just easy. It’s also a good block to learn foundation piecing with.

When you cut the fabric pieces, cut them at least 1/2″ larger than the triangle including the seam allowances.

How to make a Morning star block

Learn in just over 3 minutes:

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Morning star foundation paper piecing template (pdf)

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Morning star quilt block video tutorial and template

Video tutorial: Ohio star quilt block

Video tutorial: Ohio Star quilt block

I got this beautiful Christmas fabric from a friend. And since we’re getting closer to Christmas an Ohio star block seems like the best choice for it. I hope you like it.

How to make an Ohio star block

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Video tutorial: easy 6 pointed star with no Y seams quilt block

Video tutorial: Easy 6 pointed star without Y seams

This technique, developed in 1991 by Marci Baker, is from the book Oh My Stars! which has 14 different projects. Check it out!

How to make a 6 pointed star quilt block without Y seams

Learn in 2 minutes:

Don’t you have a 60 degree ruler? You still can make this block with a square or rectangular ruler with 60 degree lines. Learn how to use your straight ruler to make this block:

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Video tutorial: Patchwork Christmas tree softie and Christmas storm at sea quilt

Video tutorial: 2 cute patchwork Christmas projects

I’ve made a few Christmas tree softies over the years. They make a great Christmas gift for friends and family. And you can use all your favourite fabric scraps.

If you prefer, you can make make a storm at sea quilt for Christmas. Storm at sea is a beginner block and this one is made with paper piecing. Learn to paper piece with this video.

How to make a Patchwork Christmas tree ornament and a storm at sea block

Learn to make these 2 Christmas projects

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Tree softies

Make trees in different colour schemes and in different sizes. This is the time to use all those fabric scraps you have around the house.

Patchwork Christmas tree tutorial - Christmas ornament

Stitch any embellishments such as bows, stitch little beads, add a felt star to the top. So many options!

I quite like it with a felt star on the top.
Patchwork Christmas tree tutorial