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Most popular video tutorials of 2017

5 most popular video tutorials of 2017 - Sewn Up, TeresaDownUnder

Here’s a compilation of my most popular tutorials last year.

You may have your own list that may be different and I’d like to hear about it!

I hope you keep enjoying my videos in 2018. Don’t forget to tell your friends about my tutorials.

1. Tumbling blocks without Y seams

This is my most popular video tutorial of all times and that’s why it’s in my top 5.

Learn how to make baby blocks in less than 3 minutes:

2. iPad or tablet beanbag

3. Quilt-as-you-go

4. 3D hexagon block

5. Storm at sea block

 

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Best of 2017

Best tutorials of 2017 - SewnUp, TeresaDownUnder

French braid

I love strip scrappy blocks like this one. This was one of my favourite tutorials of the year (2 minutes).

Tube quilting with fabric strips

This is a quick technique to make many different strip blocks. This was also a favourite tutorial this year (2 minutes).

3D hexagon block

This was one of my most popular video tutorials. It’s quite a straight forward block. The hardest part is choosing the best fabrics so you get a good 3D effects (2 minutes).

Joining the binding ends

I’m self taught so for a long time I had no idea how to join the ends of the binding in a neat way. Learning how to do it properly made a big difference. That’s why this is one of my best 2017 tutorials.

This is how I join the binding ends (2 minutes):

Tumbling blocks without Y seams

This is my most popular video tutorial of all times and that’s why it’s in my top 5.

Learn how to make baby blocks in less than 3 minutes:

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Video tutorial: tridimensional effects for your quilt

This tutorial is for making 2 favourite 3D effects.

Both effects are quite straight forward and use no Y seams.

How to make quick and easy tumbling block and a 3D hexagon

The tumbling block technique, developed in 1987 by Marci Baker, is available in the book ABC 3-D Tumbling Blocks … and More! and the pattern Playing with Blocks for purchase.

Materials

You will need a 60 degree ruler or a square ruler with a 60 degree marking or my 60 degree ruler template (pdf).

How to use your square or rectangular ruler as a 60 degree ruler

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2 Tridimensional effects for your quilt
Video tutorial: No Y seams tumbling blocks - easy quilting

Video tutorial: Strip quilt blocks

Quilt blocks with strips video tutorial

I’ve been experimenting with fabric strips again.

Check out my video tutorial and learn to make lots of different blocks in 2 minutes:

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Video tutorial: tumbling blocks with no Y seams

Tumbling blocks without Y seams

This tutorial is for making tumbling blocks using strips sewn together – no Y seams.

This technique, developed in 1987 by Marci Baker, is available in the book ABC 3-D Tumbling Blocks … and More! and the pattern Playing with Blocks for purchase.

How to make quick and easy tumbling or baby blocks

Learn how to make baby blocks in less than 3 minutes:

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

Video tutorial: No Y seams tumbling blocks - easy quilting