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Half rectangle triangles and flying geese – video tutorial

Flying geese is a classic block and here I demonstrate a no waste flying geese technique.

The second part of the video shows a quick technique to make half triangle rectangles.

Learn to make half triangles rectangles and no waste flying geese

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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Video tutorial: Dresden plate and spool quilt block

Dresden plate is a traditional quilt block. My version has 16 plates.

My video shows how to assemble a full flower but you can assemble it in quarters and then come up with different layouts. You can see them at the end of the video.

The Dresden plate is topstitched to a fabric square larger than the plate.

Spools is a popular classic block.

Learn to make a Dresden plate and a spool quilt blocks

Download Dresden plate template

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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Dresden plate and spool quilt block

Two techniques to make half square triangles

Half square triangles or HSTs are the foundation for many blocks. You can see many different ones on the video.

HSTs can be made in many different ways. The techniques I demonstrate make 2 HSTs at once using 2 squares of contrasting fabrics and 8 half square triangles at once.

The 8 at once method sheds units with bias seams. Some quilters don’t like bias seams because they can be stretchy.

How to make 2 half square triangle blocks and 8 half square triangles at once

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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2 half square triangles block tutorial

2 cute quilt blocks: pineapple and pinwheel – video tutorial

Pineapple is a classic block though this video tutorial demonstrates a different technique by Karin Hellaby to make one.

The other block uses prairie points in a pinwheel block. Make a full quilt or add a few feature blocks.

Learn to make these 2 cute quilt blocks

Check the full quilt pattern below:

Simple pineapple quilt pattern

If you’d like to make a full quilt with this technique, checkout Sew Simple Pineapple: Patchwork Techniques for the 21st Century.

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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2 cute quilt blocks: prairie points pinwheel and simple pinneapple block

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Strippy hearts quilt pattern

As we get close to Valentine’s Day why not try out foundation piecing and make this cute and easy quilt?

Quilt size: 58″ x 58″.

How to make the blocks for the Strippy hearts quilt

“Essentials” pattern

This pattern has the basic information to make the quilt top including the heart 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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Strippy hearts quilt pattern