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Top videos of 2018

These are the most popular video tutorials of 2018:

  • New York beauty
  • Morning star and
  • 8 half square triangles at once.

Two of the blocks are made with foundation piecing and are perfect to learn the technique.

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Morning star block project

Did you like the Morning star block? You may like to make A cog in the wheel quilt.

Quilt pattern: A cog in the wheel - confident beginner - quick and easy quilt

A cog in the wheel is an easy modern quilt pattern suitable for confident beginners.

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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.

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Or on Bookdepository and get it delivered for free.

Order Turnabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

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Most popular video tutorials of 2017

5 most popular video tutorials of 2017 - Sewn Up, TeresaDownUnder

Here’s a compilation of my most popular tutorials last year.

You may have your own list that may be different and I’d like to hear about it!

I hope you keep enjoying my videos in 2018. Don’t forget to tell your friends about my tutorials.

1. Tumbling blocks without Y seams

This is my most popular video tutorial of all times and that’s why it’s in my top 5.

Learn how to make baby blocks in less than 3 minutes:

2. iPad or tablet beanbag

3. Quilt-as-you-go

4. 3D hexagon block

5. Storm at sea block

 

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Best of 2017

Best tutorials of 2017 - SewnUp, TeresaDownUnder

French braid

I love strip scrappy blocks like this one. This was one of my favourite tutorials of the year (2 minutes).

Tube quilting with fabric strips

This is a quick technique to make many different strip blocks. This was also a favourite tutorial this year (2 minutes).

3D hexagon block

This was one of my most popular video tutorials. It’s quite a straight forward block. The hardest part is choosing the best fabrics so you get a good 3D effects (2 minutes).

Joining the binding ends

I’m self taught so for a long time I had no idea how to join the ends of the binding in a neat way. Learning how to do it properly made a big difference. That’s why this is one of my best 2017 tutorials.

This is how I join the binding ends (2 minutes):

Tumbling blocks without Y seams

This is my most popular video tutorial of all times and that’s why it’s in my top 5.

Learn how to make baby blocks in less than 3 minutes:

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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!

Make a quilt: 17 free tutorials of my quilts

In this post I’m putting together a number of the quilts I have learned with and the techniques I’ve experimented with. You will find traditional quilts along side improv patchwork and textured quilts.

Improv quilts

Improv/free form quilt series

Each of these six blocks are in themselves a mini quilt and could be turned into a larger quilt as well.

Semi-improv 9-patch quilt tutorial

A traditional block taken a step further by splicing it and rearranging it into making a different block.

Improv patchwork back of quilt

This is a good way to get into improv quilting. Just make a strip of random pieces of fabric stitched together.

Improv patchwork Christmas back of quilt

Doing an improv back of a quilt is a way to loosen up after you complete a highly structured quilt like the zig zag quilt on the other side of this back of quilt.

Free form, free motion patchwork trial

This mini quilt was my first attempt at free form or improv patchwork. It is done in a kind of log cabin way from the inside out.

 

Free form patchwork mini quilt – visual creative process

I liked my first free form mini quilt so much I made a second one. This time the quilt is assembled out of different pieces.

 

Textured quilts

Textured 4-patch quilt tutorial (16 textures)

Some traditional and some new textures in this quilt.

Textured quilt sampler (25 textures)

Most textures in this quilt are traditiona such as pin tucks, shirring, pleats but also there are more uncommon fabric manipulations such as fabric origami.

 Charm pack quilts

“Doubly charming” charm pack quilt tutorial

Made with charm packs this is a very quick but beautiful quilt .

“Doubly charming” charm pack back of quilt tutorial

Made with the left over charms, this back of quilt could very well be a quilt top on its own.

Disappearing nine patch quilt

This is a very easy quilt made with charm squares. The fabric is also beautiful.

Disappearing nine patch variation quilt top

Disappearing nine patch was fun to do so I made a second one using a variation of the block using the same charm packs. I think the prairie points make this quilt look girly and cute.

Père-Noël zigzag quilt tutorial

This zigzag quilt comes with a twist: it uses rectangles to make the zigzag lines. Very easy to do and finished with some embroidery touches.


Scrappy quilts

Wonky log cabin tutorial

Use bright fabrics to make this quilt more fun and add to the wonkiness.

 


Sampler quilt

A traditional quilt made with fat quarters though it could well be made with fabric scraps. I made this quilt because I wanted to improve my patchwork skills. I think it worked.


Coin quilt

You don’t know what to do with all those fabric scraps in your scrap bin? Make a coin quilt. Try different colour combinations, even alternating white and colour rectangles, different thickness, etc for a different look.

Paper pieced scrappy flower hexagon quilt

This quilt is in progress and a long term project where I can use all the small scraps from other projects.

I have made a couple more quilts, including my biggest project: Farmer’s wife quilt sampler but this sample should be enough to choose from.