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Two beginner quilts: Irish chain and stretched stars

These are two popular quilts that are quick to make.

Stretched stars is made with a simple square with 2 corner triangles. When put together the stars appear.

Irish chain is made with strips and squares. It’s simple and quick to make and the perfect first quilt.

Let’s learn to make both quilts.

Which one will you make?

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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  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
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2 beginner quilts: Stretched stars and Irish chain video tutorial


  1. Just love love love it all. Boy your work can be considered a mental health checkup for us. Thank you so much! I suggest YOU, every time anyone needs something cause you have it all! Thank you Brenda in NW New York state USA


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