Category Archives: sewing

Summer night quilt – Essentials quilt pattern

This quick and easy quilt uses two favourite blocks: a sawtooth star block and a log cabin block.

Not too easy not too hard, it’s a great quilt for confident beginners.

How to make the two blocks that make the summer night quilt

Summer night quilt pattern

The quilt below uses fabrics by Darlene Zimmerman and by American Jane.

Summer night quilt pattern

Sharing photos of your quilt

It’d be great if you shared photos of your quilt with the rest of us.

Share your photos on Instagram with #teresadownunderquilts and tag me @teresadownunder

Share them on my Facebook group Sewn Up.

Or send the photos to me for posting. You can use the e-mail in my Instagram profile.

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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8-pointed star quilt block – video tutorial

How to make a 8-pointed star quilt block?

The video demonstrates how to make this star using foundation piecing with freezer paper. If you haven’t tried this technique, give it a go and get perfect points with no effort.

How to use this block?

Buy My lucky stars quilt pattern on Etsy.

my-lucky-stars-pattern-1

  • Size: 66″ x 66″
  • Quilt technique: traditional piecing or foundation paper piecing
  • Skill level: Confident beginner.
  • Fabric collection: I made the quilt on the cover from my old stash but I designed with Moda Farm Fresh collection in mind and the main diagrams use that fabric collection. This collection has very suitable black and white fabrics, even acqua that will make a beautiful quilt.

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

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder on private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!

8-pointed star quilt block - Video tutorial

Water and fire quilt pattern

Today I start a series of budget patterns.

The patterns contain all the necessary fabric needs and instructions to make a full quilt in one single size.

How to make the two blocks that make the Water and fire quilt

Water and fire quilt pattern

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

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder on private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!

Assembling the quilt top – Mysteries Down Under quilt

Assembling the blocks - Mysteries Down Under quilt

Download Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern

You can get the pattern as a PDF download.

Get the fabric needs, cutting instructions, templates, quilt assembly instructions and all video tutorials in one single download.

Have you made this quilt?

Assemble the blocks  of the Mysteries Down Under quilt

Ok, let’s put the blocks together and add the border to finish the quilt.

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 Triangle in a square quilt block

This tutorial is for a paper piecing block. Regular templates are also available below.

This is the perfect block to start paper piecing and make blocks with perfect points with no effort.

I use printing paper but you can use phone book paper or any other paper you have available. The thinner the better.

Use a shorter stitch setting so it’s easier to remove the paper at the end.

Learn how to make a triangle in a square quilt block

Learn and see how many designs you can make with this block:

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Triangle in a square template

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

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder on private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!

Triangles in a square video tutorial