Tag Archives: quilting

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
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
9 patch with precuts

Striped triangles quilt video tutorial

Here you have another strip quilt. This time it’s made out of 60 degree triangles.

Here’s a quick video to make this quick quilt with your fabric scraps:

You will need a 60 degree ruler or a square ruler with 60 degree lines to cut the triangles.

The video shows 6″ triangles but you can make this quilt in any size.

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

Striped triangles quilt video tutorial

Illusion of curves

Sewing curves is tricky but it’s possible to create the illusion of curves with straight sewing.

Morning star is one such block.

How to make a Morning star block

Learn to make this block in just over 3 minutes:

What can you do with this block?

You can 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.

You can choose which technique to use in making it.

Included are instructions and templates for traditional piecing and foundation piecing.

Buy A cog in the wheel quilt pattern

Download just the block paper 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

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Illusion of curves