Face mask video tutorial

If you’re sick, in order to protect others, the best advice is to stay home and stay away from others.

If you can’t just stay home then you should wear a face mask as well as wash your hands properly and frequently and follow the advice of the health authorities in your country.

Some pharmacies have run out of masks so I thought it would be a good idea to show you  how you can make one quickly and easily using some beautiful fabrics – check out the cat fabric in the video (details below). 

And while you’re at it, and particularly if you can’t leave the home because of restrictions, you could use the time to  make a few for your family and friends.

Learn to make an easy surgical face mask

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Fabrics featured on the video

NOTE: I used cotton fabrics, so they may not be as effective as the material used in medical masks but certainly they’re better than nothing if you’re sick and can’t buy one anywhere.

The World Health Organisation website gives some advice  on when to wear a face mask .

I hope you stay well during the COVID-19 outbreak. All the best!

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Easy surgical face mask

Double four patch and double X quilt blocks – video tutorial

These are two classic blocks you’ll enjoy making very much. You can use them separately or in combination to make a quilt.

How to make a Double four patch and a Double X quilt block

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 four patch and double X block

Storm at sea quilt block – Video tutorial

Storm at sea is a very popular quilt block. It looks more difficult than it really is.

There are different ways to make this block. I’ve made it in the past with foundation paper piecing. See below.

This time I’ve used  mixed techniques.

Do you think you’ll give it a go?

How to make a storm at sea quilt block

Fabrics featured on the video

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The templates include traditional pieces as well as and foundation piecing pieces.

You may also be interested in this block in a larger size that is made with foundation piecing exclusively.

Storm at sea using foundation piecing

Watch a short video demonstrating how to make this block.

This block is a perfect block to learn foundation paper piecing.

I know a lot of people feel a bit confused by foundation piecing. I hope this video makes sense to you.

Storm at sea block size

9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″.

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Storm at sea quilt pattern – foundation piecing pattern

Christmas storm at sea-etsy

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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In a breeze quilt – video tutorial

This is a quick technique to make 3 patch quarter square triangles.

This method results into a lot of bias edges. I recommend you starch your fabrics to stabilise the edges.

In a breeze quilt

In a breeze quilt, TeresaDownUnder
In a breeze quilt
  • Quilt size: 36″ x 42″
  • Finished block size: 6 1/2″
  • Number of blocks: 20 arranged as 4 x 5

Fabric needs

  • 9 Fat Quarters – see details on the fabric collections I used below.
  • 7/8 yard for the border

Fabric collections:

To make the quilt, mix the fat quarters and make 20 blocks following the video tutorial.

Arrange in 5 rows of 4 blocks each.

Border

From the width of fabric cut:

  • 2 borders 5 1/2″ x 33″
  • 2 borders 5 1/2″ x 36 1/2″

Sew the narrower borders to the sides first and the top and bottom borders next.

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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In a  breeze - 3 patch quarter square triangles

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16 blocks that start as pinwheels

This is one very special technique that yields many different blocks.

Some of the blocks are even traditional blocks such as churn dash and monkey wrench.

You can make them in different sizes.

Learn in just over 3 minutes and have a look at many of the variations.

Disappearing pinwheel block sampler quilt

I made a Disappearing pinwheel block sampler quilt with 11 different variations of the block. Have a look at the block and tutorial:

Quilt size

56 inches x 42 inches.

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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Disappearing pinwheel sampler video tutorial

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