Tag Archives: quilting

Two versatile quilt blocks: Coil and Cracker

I love blocks that aren’t symmetric because you get a lot of possible designs out of them.

How to make a coil block and a cracker block

Both blocks are suitable for beginners.

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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Nine patch quilt block with sashing

Not quite a disappearing nine patch block though it’s sliced in the same way.

This easy block looks a bit more complicated than it is by just adding two fine strips.

How to make a nine patch with sashing 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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Disappearing shoofly quilt block

Nine patch blocks are one of the best types of blocks to slice and turn. Like this disappearing shoofly. So many possibilities.

How to make several disappearing shoofly quilt blocks

If you like disappearing blocks check out my book Turnabout patchwork. It’s a book about slicing and turning blocks like this one.

The four seasons of the heart quilt

My quilt pattern The four seasons of the heart is for 4 different quilts using a disappearing shoofly.

Quilt pattern: The four seasons of the heart - beginner 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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Framing improv patchwork video tutorial

This patchwork makes a great gift and it’s quick and easy to make.

I decided to make an improv piece but you could as well frame a favorite block.

The most important thing is to have fun.

How to make improv patchwork for framing

How cute is that?

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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Framed improv patchwork video tutorial

Field of tulips quilt pattern

This quilt can be made with foundation piecing as well as traditional piecing.

Both templates are included in the pattern.

Download Field of tulips quilt pattern

How to make the two blocks that make the Field of tulips quilt

The video demonstrates the blocks being made with foundation piecing.

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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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