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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

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“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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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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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

Video tutorial: Patchwork Christmas tree softie and Christmas storm at sea quilt

Put to good use those small fabric scraps you’ve been keeping and make a few Christmas trees.

Or why not make a quilt with Christmas fabrics or colours with the very popular storm at sea block.

How to make a Patchwork Christmas tree ornament and a storm at sea block

Learn to make these 2 Christmas projects and learn foundation piecing at the same time!

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2 Christmas patchwork projects

 

Three basic quilt blocks for beginners – video tutorial

Are you starting out? If so, these basic blocks are a great introduction to quilting.

Rail fence, pinwheel and 9-patch blocks are as easy as it gets.

Learn to make all three in no time:

New book out on December 3

“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.

You can preorder on Amazon.

Or preorder on Bookdepository and get it delivered for free.

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Reflections and delectable mountains quilt blocks

Reflections and delectable mountains blocks

These two techniques are similar and both produce beautiful blocks.

You can make these two blocks very quickly and the resulting quilts are beautiful.  Check out the variations at the end of the video.

How to make a reflections block and a delectable mountains block

If you liked the previous blocks you may also like a buzz saw block:

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New book out in December

“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.

You can preorder on Amazon.

Or preorder on Bookdepository and get it delivered for free.

Preorder Turaabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

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