Category Archives: quilting beginner series

Two techniques to make half square triangles

Half square triangles or HSTs are the foundation for many blocks. You can see many different ones on the video.

HSTs can be made in many different ways. The techniques I demonstrate make 2 HSTs at once using 2 squares of contrasting fabrics and 8 half square triangles at once.

The 8 at once method sheds units with bias seams. Some quilters don’t like bias seams because they can be stretchy.

How to make 2 half square triangle blocks and 8 half square triangles at once

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“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 half square triangles block tutorial

Three basic quilt blocks for beginners – video tutorial

Are you starting out? If so, these basic blocks are a great introduction to quilting.

Rail fence, pinwheel and 9-patch blocks are as easy as it gets.

Learn to make all three in no time:

New book out on December 3

“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 preorder on Amazon.

Or preorder on Bookdepository and get it delivered for free.

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Stay tuned for more!

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Bow tie quilt block – beginner quilting video series

Bow tie quilt block - video tutorial - quick and easy quilt block for beginners

Bow tie is another block in my beginner quilting series.

This block is not only easy but it has quite a bit of potential to make different quilt designs.

Learn to make a bow tie quilt block

Learn how to make this easy block in less than 2 minutes:

Block size

9 1/2 inch square.

This is the block you make with this video tutorial.
Quick and easy Bow tie quilt block - video tutorial

You can make this block with rounded corners to get a different look:

Some quilt design ideas to use this block

Blocks with sashingQuick and easy Bow tie quilt block - video tutorial

Blocks without sashing

Quick and easy Bow tie quilt block - video tutorial

Quick and easy Bow tie quilt block - video tutorial

Quick and easy Bow tie quilt block - video tutorial

Look how beautiful this block looks with rounded corners:

Quick and easy Bow tie quilt block - video tutorial

New book out on December 3

“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 preorder on Amazon now.

Stay tuned for more!

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

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Courthouse steps quilt block – beginner series

courthouse steps blog

Again, this is another addition to the quilting beginner series.

Courthouse steps block belongs to the log cabin family.

There’re many ways to make this block using colour placement and playing with fabrics but for the beginner series we’ll stick to a simple block.

Learn to make a courthouse steps quilt blocks  in less than 2 minutes

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Scrappy bow tie quilt block video tutorial

Scrappy bow tie quilt block video tutorial

I’ve made a couple of bow tie tutorial but this one is particularly special.

This block is not only easy but it has quite a bit of potential to make different quilt designs.

Learn to make a scrappy bow tie quilt block

Learn how to make this easy block in less than 2 minutes:

 

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