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Block 1 – Card trick quilt block – Mysteries Down Under quilt

This is the first block in the Mysteries Down Under quilt.

Card trick is a classic and popular block. It’s usually made with triangles but this version uses mainly squares and rectangles.

How to make a card trick block

Download Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern

This block belongs to the Mysteries Down Under quilt. You can get the template as a PDF download together with the rest of the quilt pattern.

Mysteries Down Under Quilt pattern

Get the fabric needs, cutting instructions, templates, quilt assembly instructions and all video tutorials in one single download.

Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern on Etsy

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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

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.

Buy individual chapters of my book

Now that my publisher is going out of business I have bought the rights to publish my book. Now you can download individual chapters. Each digital download is a bundle with 4 quilt patterns in it.

As well as the instructions and fabric needs to make the blocks you’ll find a section on quiltmaking basics at the end of the pattern that discusses:

  • Tools
  • Squaring up blocks
  • Borders
  • Assembly and quilting
  • Binding

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

Card trick block video tutorial - Mysteries Down Under Quilt


  1. I’m a little disappointed at the lack of info in the email, the video on how to make the block is fine and easy to follow but how many blocks are we supposed to make ,do we make them with all the same colours and how do these colours relate to the colours suggested in the initial mystery quilt email

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  2. Hi Sally, the variations at the end are for people who won’t be making the quilt. Just one block. If you need to make more I’ll say so on the post 😊


  3. Could you tell me the yardage and how many diff patterns/colors we will need for this quilt. If it was posted and I overlooked it, I apologize. Tks


  4. I like your way of making this card trick quilt block best of all. Nice and easy and good way to use up scraps. Thank you very much, Teresa.

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