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Top videos of 2018

These are the most popular video tutorials of 2018:

  • New York beauty
  • Morning star and
  • 8 half square triangles at once.

Two of the blocks are made with foundation piecing and are perfect to learn the technique.

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Morning star block project

Did you like the Morning star block? You may like to make A cog in the wheel quilt.

Quilt pattern: A cog in the wheel - confident beginner - quick and easy quilt

A cog in the wheel is an easy modern quilt pattern suitable for confident beginners.

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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.

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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).

If you plan to cut at 60 degrees a lot you may consider investing in a 60 degree ruler.

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

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Top 10 quilting videos of 2016

Top 10 quilting video tutorials of 2016 - Sewn up, TeresaDownUnderI posted over 60 videos last year.

Below are the most popular ones based on number of views.

Next time I’ll post my favourite 10.

1. Tumbling blocks without Y seams

While I just posted my number 1 video a couple of weeks ago and the views aren’t near as high as number 2, I can say Tumbling blocks was the best received video of the year and that’s why it’s up there as number 1.

2. Shell smocking tutorial – Fabric manipulation

3. Doubly striped Half Square Triangles (HST) quilting block (Hidden Wells)

4. iPad stand/beanbag tutorial

5. Disappearing 9-patch variation quilting block

6. 1 tutorial, 16 Half Square Triangles (HST), 16 different blocks, 1 quilt

8. Quilt As You Go (QAYG) with sashing video tutorial

9. Video tutorial: Quick and easy Storm at sea quilt block

10. Buzz saw patchwork block – step by step

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