Category Archives: quilting

Two versatile quilt blocks: Coil and Cracker

I love blocks that aren’t symmetric because you get a lot of possible designs out of them.

How to make a coil block and a cracker block

Both blocks are suitable for beginners.

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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Self-binding a quilt – Tiny quilt QAL

Self-binding is binding a quilt with the quilt backing.

I like using self-binding for small quilts and wall hangings.

We’re going to finish the Tiny quilt with self-binding.

And this tutorial concludes our Tiny Quilt QAL. I hope you enjoyed it.

How to self bind a quilt

Don’t forget to share your quilt on my Facebook group.

Tiny quilt templates

Download the traditional and foundation  templates from my Etsy shop.

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

How to make a kaleidoscope quilt

This quilt is made with 60 degree triangles that make hexagon blocks.

All you need is any large print that has 6 repeats, one per 60 degree triangle.

The idea is to stack the repeats of fabric and cut 60 degree triangles out of it. As simple as that.

60 degree ruler

If you plan to make a quilt like this I would recommend investing in a a 60 degree ruler.

But don’t think you’re finished. We still have self binding to do next time.

How to make a kaleidoscope quilt

If you like the technique and you wish to know more about it, there’re quite a few one block wonder books on technique.

Don’t forget to share your quilts on my Facebook group.

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

Cable stitch – easy knitting tutorial

Cables are very popular in knitting. There’re so many cable types from the very straight forward to the very intricate.

This video demonstrates a basic cable going into 2 different directions.

Check it out.

In knitting speak, to make the piece in the video:

  1. Cast on 21 stitches
  2. Row 1: p3, k6, p3, k6, p3
  3. Row 2: k3, p6, k3, p6, k3.
  4. Alternate 1 and 2 for 4 or 6 rows and on the next row do the cable twists.

Do you know how to knit, purl and cast on? Here’s a reminder.

How to knit and purl to make stockinette stitch

Cast on

Abbreviations on patterns

Cable stitch video tutorial

No-waste flying geese quilt block in 2 sizes

Flying geese is a classic block.

Today’s tutorial demonstrates how to make it in 2 sizes that can be used together.

How to make a no-waste flying geese block in two sizes

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