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52 Quilters

52 QuiltersThis week it’s my turn to take over the 52Quilters Instagram account s and share a week of double sided quilts and quilt-as-you-go tutorials.

So follow @52quilters and follow me @teresadownunder  on Instagram so you don’t miss any of the posts.

Some double sided quilt projects I’ll be posting on IG about 

Hunky Dory quilt

The finished quilt with rubik cube inspired side showing.


Turnover quilt

Pere Noel quilt

 


“Doubly charming” charm pack quilt tutorial

“Doubly charming” charm pack back of quilt tutorial

Half square triangles sampler quilt

Half Square Triangles sampler quilt

Back of the quilt


Disappearing pinwheel sampler

Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt - free pattern

Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt - free pattern


Disappearing nine patch quilt


Wonky log cabin quilt

 


 Sampler quilt

 


Tray cover

Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG)

Some QAYG techniques can produce reversible quilts as well. Some techniques are more suitable for making double sided quilts than others.

Here’s a compilation of my QAYG tutorials.

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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  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
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Blocks made with fabric strips

Plain and simple fabric strips are used to make these two blocks.

Tumbling blocks

This technique to make tumbling blocks was developed in 1987 by Marci Baker. Interested in making a quilt with this block. Check out Marci’s book ABC 3-D Tumbling Blocks … and More! and the pattern Playing with Blocks for purchase.

Bargello quilts

The second block is a bargello block. This is the easiest bargello you can make.

Interested in making a full quilt with jelly rolls, check out Karin Hellaby’s Jelly Roll Bargello quilts

Or download Eccentric diamond.

How to make quick and easy blocks with 2 strips

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

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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

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
2 quilt blocks made with fabric strips

Two blocks to get you started doing foundation piecing

Foundation piecing is one of my favourite techniques. And I’m intent on teaching you all!

At the start it may not come naturally but just follow the tutorials step by step and eventually it’ll become second nature to you.

Learn how to do foundation piecing

Learn and see how many designs you can make with this block:

Download the templates

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.

Order Turnabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

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Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder on private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!

Foundation piecing video tutorial

Video tutorial Triangle in a square quilt block

This tutorial is for a paper piecing block. Regular templates are also available below.

This is the perfect block to start paper piecing and make blocks with perfect points with no effort.

I use printing paper but you can use phone book paper or any other paper you have available. The thinner the better.

Use a shorter stitch setting so it’s easier to remove the paper at the end.

Learn how to make a triangle in a square quilt block

Learn and see how many designs you can make with this block:

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Triangle in a square template

Order 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.

Order Turnabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder on private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!

Triangles in a square video tutorial

Butterflies mini quilt – free pattern – easy beginner quilt

Butterflies mini quilt

How to make an hourglass block

Learn in just over 2  of minutes:

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Download Butterflies free pattern

Block size

6 1/2 inch square

Materials

For 2 hourglass blocks:

  • two 7 1/2 inch squares in contrasting fabrics.

With this tutorial you’ll make 6 blocks, 2 in each colour

Butterflies mini quilt

Blocks

  • 7 hourglass blocks in charcoal
  • 8 hourglass blocks in turquoise
  • 1 hourglass block in red

Quilt size

30 inch square plus the binding.

Materials

  • 1/2 yard of cream/white fabric
  • 1/4 yard of charcoal fabric
  • 1/4 yard of acqua or turquoise fabric
  • 1/2 yard of gray fabric for the border
  • 1/4 yard of red fabric

Cut

  • Four 7 1/2 inch squares in charcoal
  • Five 7 1/2 inch squares in white/cream
  • Four 7 1/2 inch squares in turquoise
  • One 7 1/2 inch square in red
  • 2 strips 3 inches x 24 inches and 2 strips 3 inches x 30 inches
  • Fabric for the binding (see tutorial below)

Assembly diagram

butterflies-hourglass-quilt

Hourglass block video tutorial and butterflies mini quilt

Once the top has been sewn together, it’s time to quilt it.

Free motion quilting

I usually finish my quilts with free motion. It’s quick and easy once you get the hang of it.

If you wish to try, here’s how you do it:

Binding the quilt

Binding the quilt using a sewing machine is the quickest way to finish a quilt. It’s a lot easier to. Watch how it’s done:

Did you like the special binding I used? It’s called a flange though it looks to me like piping. This is how you add a flange or faux piping to your quilt binding:

Done!

Butterflies mini quilt - free pattern - easy beginner quilt