Category Archives: easy quilting

Two easy beginner quilt blocks video tutorial

Are you starting, do you want to make a quick quilt? Choose one of these two blocks and make a quick quilt in a weekend.

Both blocks are perfect for the beginner. Both are also a stash buster.

The gingham quilt works better with tone on tone or solids. You can make a bricks quilt with fabric scraps too and experiment with different sashing colours.

And above all have fun!

How to make a bricks quilt

2 easy beginner 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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3 Quilt-as-you-go techniques video tutorial

There are many ways to do quilt-as-you-go (QAYG).

This tutorial demonstrates how to join two blocks without sashing and with two types of sashing. One the techniques is finished by hand and the other two are machine stitched 100%.

Choose the one that suits you best 🙂

Learn 3 Quilt-as-you-go techniques

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

Stay tuned for more!

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder on private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!

3 Quilt as you go techniques

Almost there! Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist

Just under one month before Turnabout Patchwork ships!

The quilt in the cover is called Flying rainbows and it starts with a basic shoo fly block.

You can see other variations of Shoo fly on the video.

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“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.

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder on private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!

Two elegant quilt blocks

These are two of my favourite blocks: garden fence and windmill cathedral window block.

I love blocks with narrow white strips like this one. It’s a quick and fun block to make. I also love fabric manipulations and this windmill block is easy enough and quick enough. It can get a bit bulky.

How to make a Garden fence quilt block and a Windmill cathedral window block

Learn in no time:

Garden fence credit: Hyacinth quilt designs

Two elegant 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

Stay tuned for more!

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder on private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!

Quilt pattern: A cog in the wheel – confident beginner level

Quilt pattern: A cog in the wheel - confident beginner - quick and easy quilt

A cog in the wheel is an easy modern quilt pattern suitable for confident beginners.

You can choose which technique to use in making it.

Included are instructions and templates for traditional piecing and foundation piecing.

Have a look at the quilt in this short video:

Buy A cog in the wheel quilt pattern

Buy Trellis quilt pattern - 5 sizes - beginner modern pattern on Craftsy

Buy A cog in the wheel  quilt pattern on Craftsy

Buy Trellis quilt pattern - 5 sizes - beginner modern pattern on Etsy

Buy A cog in the wheel quilt pattern on Etsy

About the quilt

  • Size: 78″ x 78″
  • Quilt technique: choose your favourite technique, either traditional piecing or foundation paper piecing –
  • Skill level: Confident beginner.
  • In the 12 page pattern I have included lots of colour diagrams as well as written instructions and alternative colourways.
  • Bonus: links to a video tutorial to make the block with foundation piecing.

The beautiful quilting was done by Shannon Hackett from The Other Quilter.