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Valentine’s day projects to try and learn at the same time

Valentine's Day sewing tutorial

There’s a Valentine’s day project for everyone in this post.

Many different techniques to choose from: traditional patchwork, improv patchwork, embroidery, fabric manipulation, foundation piecing and reverse appliqué.

Pigeon pair placemat set

Learn reverse applique and improv patchwork technique with this easy tutorial.

Check out this short 2 minute video tutorial on improv patchwork first to see  how easy it is. You can use those small scraps you’ve been keeping…



Scrappy heart potholder tutorial

This is an easy project to start learning foundation piecing. This was my first try and a few more potholders down the track I’m doing a Dear Jane quilt using this patchwork technique.

Strippy hearts quilt

Make a small quilt this Valentine’s say. Get the pattern


Groovy heart mug rug

Do you like fabric textures and fabric manipulation? This is an easy fabric manipulation to start with.


Foundation paper piecing heart block

Make a potholder, a mini quilt or a lap quilt using this block and master foundation paper piecing while you’re at it.

Check out how easy it is to make this block in this short video tutorial and download the free heart foundation piecing template:


Yet another heart block

This one is made with freezer paper foundation piecing. Get the template.

Win my heart quilt

Watch a short video on the quilt:

Get the quilt pattern.

XOXO quilt- free pattern

XOXO lap quilt

This is a beginner quilt. Choose your favourite pink and grey fabrics and make this easy modern quilt. Equally beautiful in reds and blacks/greys.

Check out how to easy is to make a block for a XOXO quilt with this 2 minute video tutorial:


Love is the answer… hot water bottle cozy tutorial

With this tutorial you can start learning or polish up three different skills: patchwork, embroidery and appliqué.


Heart pincushion

Make this pincushion with the hot water bottle heart cut out.

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“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.

Order Turnabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

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Strippy hearts quilt pattern

As we get close to Valentine’s Day why not try out foundation piecing and make this cute and easy quilt?

Quilt size: 58″ x 58″.

How to make the blocks for the Strippy hearts quilt

“Essentials” pattern

This pattern has the basic information to make the quilt top including the heart template.

Order my book Turnabout Patchwork

“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.

Order Turnabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

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Strippy hearts quilt pattern

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 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.

Video tutorial: 2 Valentine’s Day quilting projects

Two Valentine's Day projects

Do you need a Valentine’s Day project? Here you have not one but two!

Both projects are suitable for beginners.

1 – Win my heart quilt project

5 quilt sizes: Mini, throw, twin, queen and king.

Block finished size: 7 ½” H x 6 ½” W

Quilt pattern: Win my heart - beginner quilt

2 – Heart foundation project

Heart finished block size: 7 1/4 inch square.

Download the heart foundation pattern (PDF) and print it at 100%.

Close up of heart block

Video tutorial: foundation paper piecing for beginners - Heart free pattern

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Video tutorial: Strippy heart quilt block

Strippy heart quilt block video tutorial

As we get close to Valentine’s Day why not try out foundation piecing to make this cute heart block?

Learn foundation piecing in a couple of minutes:

Template

Download strippy heart template (PDF)

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