Category Archives: video tutorial

Mini nine patch quilt block – Tiny quilt QAL

Welcome to the first block in the Tiny Quilt QAL.

The block’s finished size is 3″ x 3″.

All the blocks are made with foundation piecing. In such small sizes it’s a lot easier to get an accurate block that using traditional piecing.

I used regular copy paper but in small sizes it can be a bit thick. You can use special paper for foundation piecing if you prefer.

Let’s get to it!

How to make a 3″ nine patch block

Note: I recently started to use an Add a quarter ruler, the yellow ruler in the video, after some followers recommended it and I have to say it’s a true time saver.

Download the template

Traditional templates

Traditional templates are available on my Etsy shop.

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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

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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

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Three star quilt block – video tutorial

Everyone loves star quilt blocks.

This tutorial shows you 3 blocks you can use in one single quilt or to add to your sampler.

Quick and easy, give them a go even if you’ve just started quilting.

Learn to make 3 star quilt blocks

Cutting instructions

Eccentric star

  • 1 square, 2 ½” x 2 ½“ for the centre
  • 1 square each in 4 prints, 3″ x 3” for the half square triangles
  • 4 squares, 3″ x 3″ for the half square triangles

Sawtooth star

  • 4 squares, 4″ x 4″ for the half square triangles
  • 4 squares, 4″ x 4″ for the half square triangles
  • 4 squares, 3 ½” x 3 ½” for the corners
  • 4 squares, 3 ½” x 3 ½” for the centre

Friednship star

  • 2 squares, 3″ x 3″ for the half square triangles
  • 2 squares, 3″ x 3″ in for the half square triangles
  • 4 squares, 2 ½” x 2 ½” for the corner squares
  • 1 square, 2 ½” x 2 ½” for the centre square

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
3 star quilt blocks - video tutorial

Blueberry pie quilt block – video tutorial

This is a classic block and it’s so pretty.

The video tutorial uses a simple technique using squares and half square triangles only to make this block.

Learn to make a Blueberry pie quilt block in 3 minutes

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
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Blueberry pie quilt block - video tutorial

Add texture to your quilts – video tutorial

I love fabric folding and other techniques that add texture to any garment or quilts.

These two blocks are great for fidgety quilts or just to add some textured touches.

Learn how to 2 fabric folding techniques

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
Add texture to your quilts video tutorial