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Announcing my book “Turnabout patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist”

Today, I’m excited to announce the coming release of my new book Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist.  It’s 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.

The book will be available from 3 December 2018.

You can preorder on Amazon.

Or preorder on Bookdepository and get it delivered for free.

I’d like to thank all of you – my wonderful blog and social media followers, and the whole quilting community. You are all so generous with your time and feedback about my quilts and techniques.

And thanks to Martingale for their confidence in the project and subsequent encouragement throughout the whole process from concept to the final product.

Stay tuned for more!

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

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Video tutorial: Octagonal block – quick and easy foundation piecing

Video tutorial: Octagonal quilt block - easy foundation piecing

This is an easy block made with foundation piecing. If you haven’t tried foundation piecing before, just give it a go.

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Learn foundation piecing in 3 minutes while you make this octagon block:

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Video tutorial: Windmill cathedral window and tucks with bow ties – quilt block

I like adding texture to quilts and this is one of my favourite 3D blocks. This block is quick and easy to make.

How to make a Windmill cathedral window and centered tucks with bow ties block

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Video tutorial: 2 cute fabric manipulations for your quilts

Other examples for these fabric manipulations.
Video tutorial: Windmill cathedral window - quilt block

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Video: Textured 4-patch quilt – free tutorials

4-patch textured quilt - free tutorials

This is my second quilt with fabric manipulations.

Have a close look at the quilt:

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Step by step instructions with colour photos in a 68 page booklet:

Or get the 16 fabric manipulation tutorials.

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Video tutorial: improv patchwork projects- quick and easy quilting

I’ve made a few improv projects over the years.

Do you have a lot of scraps you don’t know what to do with? Here is how you can use them.

Learn to do improv patchwork in 2 minutes

This is is just one way to do improv patchwork but quite an easy one.  You can use a piece of paper as stabiliser or nothing at all.

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Improv projects tutorials

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Semi-improv 9-patch quilt

Quilt-as-you-go patchwork school bag

Urban garden iPad carry case



Reversible tray cover using improv piecing and embroidery


Improv patchwork headboard makeover



Spanish lace bobbins holder



Improv/free form quilt series



Free form patchwork mini quilt – visual creative process



Free form, free motion patchwork trial