Category Archives: quick sewing project

Improv paper piecing video tutorial

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 with 2 great projects

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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If you like improv patchwork, check out the projects I’ve made over the years.

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




Improv patchwork headboard makeover



Spanish lace bobbins holder



Improv/free form quilt series

Reversible tray cover using improv piecing and embroidery


Free form patchwork mini quilt – visual creative process



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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Video tutorial: Circle in a square quilt block

Video tutorial: Circle in a square quilt block - quick and easy quilting

Sewing circles isn’t easy. There’re many ways to sew circles and mostly it involves sewing curves and using many pins or appliqué.

But this this video tutorial demonstrates a different technique that involves using fusible interfacing.

Learn how to sew circles the easy way

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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.

If you enjoy my tutorials consider subscribing to my Youtube channel.

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

 

Block 4: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Block 4: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

How to make a disappearing pinwheel block

Learn how to make this block in less than 2 minutes.

Materials

  • Two 9 3/8 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/4 inch square.

How to arrange the patches to make this block

Block 4: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Sew in rows and then the rows together.
Block 4: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Quilt design ideas

You can make a whole quilt with one single block.

With sashing

Block 4: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Without sashing

Block 4: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Visual process

Block 4: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Pointy kitty softie

I made a third Pointy Kitty. This is my favourite free softie pattern I’ve found online so far. It’s cute and it turns out great every time. Thank you Hillary Lang from Wee Wonderfuls.

This time Pointy Kitty turned out a bit small. I must have added 1/4 inch allowance to the pieces previously but I forgot this time. As warned in the tutorial, turning the cat inside out is difficult though I’d say it’s only the tail that it’s hard. I had no problem with the legs or the ears.

Download free pattern by Wee Wonderfuls.