Category Archives: quilting

Two Bow tie quilt block

Bow tie is an easy classic block. There’re many versions of the block: a simple bow tie and a scrappy bow tie quilt block.

How to make 2 bow tie quilt blocks

Quick and easy and always beautiful.

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.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Simple disappearing nine patch quilt block

This is a basic disappearing nine patch quilt block.

You can make this block with pre-cut 5″ squares, also called charm squares, to make the block more quickly.

How to make a disappearing nine patch block

If you like disappearing blocks check out my book Turnabout patchwork. It’s a book about slicing and turning blocks.

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.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Holland quilt pattern

This quilt can be made with traditional piecing or with foundation piecing. Both templates are available.

Foundation piecing puts some people off. I always recommend to watch and follow my tutorials without over analysing.

Foundation piecing wastes a bit more fabric than regular piecing, 10% to 25% more, but with practice you can waste less and less.

If you start with this technique though you should cut your pieces large enough so they’re not short at the end and you don’t get frustrated.

How to make the two blocks that make the Holland quilt

This video demonstrates how to make the blocks with foundation piecing.

Holland quilt pattern

If you like the look of the quilt you can download the pattern. The pattern includes all the fabric needs and assembly instructions as well as the foundation piecing templates and traditional templates.

Fabric suggestions for this quilt

The fabrics on the sample above are from:

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.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

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Blocks made with fabric strips

Plain and simple fabric strips are used to make these two blocks.

Tumbling blocks

This technique to make tumbling blocks was developed in 1987 by Marci Baker. Interested in making a quilt with this block. Check out Marci’s book ABC 3-D Tumbling Blocks … and More! and the pattern Playing with Blocks for purchase.

Bargello quilts

The second block is a bargello block. This is the easiest bargello you can make.

Interested in making a full quilt with jelly rolls, check out Karin Hellaby’s Jelly Roll Bargello quilts

Or download Eccentric diamond.

How to make quick and easy blocks with 2 strips

Tumbling block size

Each individual tumbling block size is about 4 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches.

Materials

You will need a 60 degree ruler or a square ruler with a 60 degree marking.

Piece 1

  • One 3 inch strip x width of fabric (WOF) in cream/white
  • Two 2 1/2 inch strip x WOF in dark red or any other dark colour

Piece 2

  • One 3 inch strip x width of fabric (WOF) in cream/white
  • Two 2 1/2 inch strip x WOF in yellow or any other medium colour

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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.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

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If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
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2 quilt blocks made with fabric strips

Double disappearing nine patch quilt block

Are you in the mood for this? I’m sure you’ve seen disappearing nine patch blocks below, but have you seen double disappearing ones?

What about triple disappearing, just kidding but not quite… stay tuned 🙂

How to make a double disappearing nine patch block

If you like disappearing blocks check out my book Turnabout patchwork. It’s a book about slicing and turning blocks.

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.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there