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Stretched stars quilt block – video tutorial

Stretched stars is a very easy do make quilt.

It’s also perfect for fabric scraps.

How to make a Stretched stars quilt block

This method “wastes” a bit of fabric but it doesn’t need to, you can make a half square triangle at the same time with the excess fabric and use it on another quilt or use the HSTs on the back of the quilt.

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Stretched stars quilt block - video tutorial

Two scrappy quilts

Do you need to make a quilt in a hurry? Do you have a lot of fabric scraps?

You can choose from these two quick scrappy quilts and knock down a quilt in a couple of days.

How to make two scrappy quilts

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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.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Mini flying geese quilt block – Tiny quilt QAL

Flying geese is a classic block. I love the small version of this block.

The block finished size is 3″ x 3″.

The video demonstrates how to make the block with foundation piecing. In such small sizes I find foundation piecing is a lot easier to get an accurate block than using traditional piecing.

You don’t like foundation piecing?

Not to worry, traditional templates are also available on my Etsy shop.

What kind of paper do I use?

I usually use regular copy paper but in small sizes it can be a bit thick.

You can use special paper for foundation piecing if you prefer.

What ruler do I use on the video?

I always avoid buying specialty rulers because I find I can do most things with my square and rectangular rulers. I however discovered the Add a quarter ruler recently and I’m sold on it. If you intend to make a lot of foundation piecing I’d say it’s essential you get one. It’s such a time saver.

So, let’s get to it!

How to make a 3″ flying geese block

Download the foundation paper template

Traditional templates

Traditional templates are available on my Etsy shop.

Don’t forget to join my Facebook group so you can show photos of your quilts and blocks, see everyone else’s quilts and just share tips and experiences.

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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Foundation piecing blocks with curves

New York beauty and Pickle dish are two classic blocks.

They’re not the easiest blocks but foundation piecing makes them blocks doable if you don’t have a lot of quilting experience.

In fact the blocks are a mix of foundation and traditional piecing. The curves are pieced traditionally. I use lots of pins but you may get away with using fewer pins, even just one for the centre and one for each corner. You’ll have to adjust what works for you.

I get asked often what type of paper I use and what I do with it at the end.

Mostly I use copy paper but you can buy special paper for foundation piecing if you prefer if that makes it easier.

How to make New York Beauty and Pickle dish blocks

Download the foundation paper templates

Both templates are available on my Etsy shop.

Have you made these blocks?

Why not join my Facebook group so you can show photos of your quilts and blocks, see everyone else’s quilts or just share tips and experiences.

I love it when you post photos!

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

Experimenting with half square triangles (HST)

This block is the result of a what if moment.

You can use fabric strips or maybe you can try with a fabric with really thick stripes.

So many options! Check it out:

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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Experimenting with HSTs