Tag Archives: classic quilt block

Scrappy pinwheel quilt block

Do you have some fabric scraps? Let’s have some fun!

How to make a scrappy pinwheel 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.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Two blocks that start as half square triangles (HSTs)

These two blocks start with a half square triangle.

Quick and easy and always beautiful.

You can make them in coordinated fabric or scrappy.

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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New year, new hobby? Nine patch quilt block with pre-cuts

Is learning a new skill one of your new year resolutions. You’re in luck! Today we have a really basic beginner tutorial for a nine patch quilt block with precuts.

A nine patch was the first block I attempted though at the time I cut my own 5″ squares.

Quilting with pre-cuts is quick and easy and if you’re starting it certainly helps.

How to make a nine patch quilt block with charm squares

Also in the video you’ll learn other tips such as swirling seams, chain piecing and how to press.

So let’s start!

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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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
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9 patch with precuts

Season's greetings

Happy holidays and happy 2020 to everyone!

I hope you have a good time over the Christmas period -for those who celebrate.

Thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to stop by and to those of you who’ve left very kind comments about my work.

To celebrate the end of the year I’ve made a short compilation of some of the blocks I’ve made this year. I hope you like it. And I hope you continue to follow me next year.

If you have any suggestion don’t hesitate to send me a message, leave a comment in any of my social media channels.

Video compilation: some blocks we made in 2019

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

Double irish chain video tutorial – Block B

Irish chain is a very traditional pattern. In spite of its name the pattern was developed in America in the 1800s.

This is the second block that completes the pattern.Did you miss Double Irish Chain block A?

How to make a double Irish chain quilt block B

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