Category Archives: quick and easy

2 cute quilt blocks: pineapple and pinwheel – video tutorial

Pineapple is a classic block though this video tutorial demonstrates a different technique by Karin Hellaby to make one.

The other block uses prairie points in a pinwheel block. Make a full quilt or add a few feature blocks.

Learn to make these 2 cute quilt blocks

Check the full quilt pattern below:

Simple pineapple quilt pattern

If you’d like to make a full quilt with this technique, checkout Sew Simple Pineapple: Patchwork Techniques for the 21st Century.

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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2 cute quilt blocks: prairie points pinwheel and simple pinneapple block

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Video tutorial: Dresden plate quilt block

Dresden plate is a traditional quilt block. My version has 16 plates.

My video shows how to assemble a full flower but you can assemble it in quarters and then come up with different layouts. You can see them at the end of the video.

The Dresden plate is topstitched to a fabric square larger than the plate.

Learn to make a Dresden plate quilt block

Download Dresden plate template

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Video tutorial: Dresden plate quilt block

Video tutorial: Simple pineapple block

This technique was developed by Karin Hellaby.

It’s called simple pineapple block. It certainly is simple!

Learn to make a simple pineapple block in 2 minutes

Simple pineapple quilt pattern

If you’d like to make a full quilt with this technique, checkout Sew Simple Pineapple: Patchwork Techniques for the 21st Century by Karin Hellaby

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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Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

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Video tutorial: Simple pineapple quilt block

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Video tutorial: Log cabin – quick and easy quilt block

Log cabin quilt block video tutorial

This is a very simple log cabin quilt block.

Learn to make a log cabin block in less than 2 minutes

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Block size

11 inch square

Materials

Block 1

  • 1 blue 4 inch square
  • 2 white 4 x 2 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 white 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 blue 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 blue x 2 1/4 inch strips

Block 2

  • 1 white 4 inch square
  • 2 green 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 green 4 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 white 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 white 11 x 2 1/4 inch strip