Category Archives: free pattern

Block 27 – Kaleidoscope quilt block – Mysteries Down Under quilt

This is a classic block and one of my favourites.

While it has a lot of points to match, you can apply the 3 feet rule to it – I certainly did for my version :). The rule goes that if you step 3ft away from the block and you can’t see the mismatched points then the block passes 😉

How to make a kaleidoscope quilt block

Download Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern

This block belongs to the Mysteries Down Under quilt. You can get the template as a PDF download together with the rest of the quilt pattern.
Mysteries Down Under Quilt pattern

Get the fabric needs, cutting instructions, templates, quilt assembly instructions and all video tutorials in one single download.

Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern on Etsy

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.

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Kaleidoscope quilt block - Mysteries Down Under quilt

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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Block 26 – Tulip – Mysteries Down Under quilt

Again this week we have a block that is very easy to make with foundation piecing.

This is an easy block to learn the basics of foundation piecing, but if you don’t want to learn you can download the traditional templates instead.

How to make a Tulip quilt block

Download Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern

This block belongs to the Mysteries Down Under quilt. You can get the template as a PDF download together with the rest of the quilt pattern.
Mysteries Down Under Quilt pattern

Get the fabric needs, cutting instructions, templates, quilt assembly instructions and all video tutorials in one single download.

Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern on Etsy

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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Tulip quilt block - Mysteries Down Under quilt

Block 25 – Stem and leaves – Mysteries Down Under quilt

As promised today the Mysteries Down Under quilt continues with a new foundation piecing block this year.

This is an easy block to learn the basics of foundation piecing, but if you don’t want to learn you can download the traditional templates instead.

Make 2 copies of this block for the Mysteries Down Under quilt.

How to make a stem and leaves quilt block

Download Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern

This block belongs to the Mysteries Down Under quilt. You can get the template as a PDF download together with the rest of the quilt pattern.
Mysteries Down Under Quilt pattern

Get the fabric needs, cutting instructions, templates, quilt assembly instructions and all video tutorials in one single download.

Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern on Etsy

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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Stem and leaves - foundation piecing block - Mysteries Down Under quilt

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 English Paper Piecing (EPP) projects video tutorial

If you’ve never done English paper piecing or EPP these are two easy projects you can try.

Cobblestones

Each octagon has a side that measures 1″ and the squares are 1″ x 1″.

Hexies pincushion

The hexagons are 1 1/4″.

How to make these 2 English paper piecing (EPP) projects

These projects are perfect to do while travelling, camping, in front of TV or at any other time.

These are beginner projects.

2 English paper piecing projects video tutorial

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.

You can order on Amazon.

Order Turnabout 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!