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Basic patchwork tips for beginners – Quilting in 2021

Is learning patchwork on your list of new year resolutions?

Then this tutorial is perfect for you! This is the first video of Quilting in 2021, a series of videos to help quilting beginners start in this wonderful craft.

If you’ve already done patchwork, then this can be a refresher course or maybe you’ll just like to watch for fun!

Either case let’s get to it!

Patchwork tips when you’re starting out:

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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.

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

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Basic patchwork tips for beginners - video tutorial - Quilting in 2021


  1. I love your videos. I would encourage anyone who uses a wool mat to NOT put it on your cutting surface because you could seriously damage your cutting mat. Put your cutting mat on your ironing board. That said, I am going to share the link to your video with a new quilter, who is just starting out, and I can’t safely visit and help her.


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