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Upcycled denim lunch bag – video tutorial

Have you got a pair of jeans that doesn’t fit anymore? For this project we’ll need 14″ of one leg or a tube that is 14″ long by your preferred width.

You’ll also need some hexies to embellish the bag though this step is optional and some velcro.

Download the hexies templates and print a sheet of the 1 1/4 inch hexagons (pdf).

So let’s get to it.

If you enjoyed this tutorial check out my denim purse tutorial below.

Lunch bag

See also a similar project

Get the denim purse tutorial

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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Storm at sea quilt block – Video tutorial

Storm at sea is a very popular quilt block. It looks more difficult than it really is.

There are different ways to make this block. I’ve made it in the past with foundation paper piecing. See below.

This time I’ve used  mixed techniques.

Do you think you’ll give it a go?

How to make a storm at sea quilt block

Fabrics featured on the video

Download the templates

You can download the templates temporarily for free:

The templates include traditional pieces as well as and foundation piecing pieces.

You may also be interested in this block in a larger size that is made with foundation piecing exclusively.

Storm at sea using foundation piecing

Watch a short video demonstrating how to make this block.

This block is a perfect block to learn foundation paper piecing.

I know a lot of people feel a bit confused by foundation piecing. I hope this video makes sense to you.

Storm at sea block size

9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″.

Download templates only

Storm at sea quilt pattern – foundation piecing pattern

Christmas storm at sea-etsy

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:

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16 blocks that start as pinwheels

This is one very special technique that yields many different blocks.

Some of the blocks are even traditional blocks such as churn dash and monkey wrench.

You can make them in different sizes.

Learn in just over 3 minutes and have a look at many of the variations.

Disappearing pinwheel block sampler quilt

I made a Disappearing pinwheel block sampler quilt with 11 different variations of the block. Have a look at the block and tutorial:

Quilt size

56 inches x 42 inches.

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
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Disappearing pinwheel sampler video tutorial

Tote bag tutorial

We learned to do crumb quilting some time ago. This time we’re going to use the crumb quilt pieces to make a tote bag.

If not interested in making the bag with fabric scraps you can make it with fabric squares or just a favourite print.

Learn how to make a tote bag with crumb quilting

How to do crumb quilting

Did you miss my crumb quilting tutorial? Here it is again.

Bag tutorials roundup

Check out my other bag tutorials that I’ve made over the years:

  1. Expandable tote bag
  2. Patchwork beach bag
  3. Tote bag tutorial
  4. Laptop slipcover with straps
  5. Charm pack tote bag with inside pocket tutorial
  6.  Charm squares and embroidery tote bag
  7. Spirit tote bag

All the tutorials are free.

If you make any of the bags, please upload a picture to TeresaDownUnder tote bags and my other sewing projects Flickr pool.

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
Tote bag tutorial

What if quilt block – an experiment

This block has so much potential that I have made it before, twice with different colour schemes.

Fabric needs

  • Ten 10″ x 1 1/2″ strips in assorted prints or colours
  • One 10 inch square piece of coordinated fabric

This tutorial makes 4 HSTs which, arranged in different ways, make different blocks. Each block can make one or more quilt layouts.

For the tutorial I used Michael Miller’s collection Strata and matching Cotton Couture solids from the new solid collection colours.

I hadn’t used Cotton Couture until now, but I quite like the fabric, it’s silkier than other brands of solids I’ve used in the past. And it has a huge range of colours to choose from.

Main square

Strips

Each block has 4 pieces and you can put them together in endless ways.

So how did I make this block?

Have a look at a different colour scheme for the same block.

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

 

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

 

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

 

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

 

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

 

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Possible quilt layouts

Kites quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Flying geese plus quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

White diamonds quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

White diamonds and crosses quilt

Mini quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Ribbons quilt

Mini quiltOne modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Medallion quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Medallion quilt inverted

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Kaleidoscope quilt

Mini quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Zigzag quilt

Mini quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Other blocks

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

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

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