3 blocks that start with a triangle – video tutorial

Today I have 3 tutorials for 3 blocks that are made in a similar way but with some variations.

I hope you enjoy them.

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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3 blocks that start with a triangle video tutorial

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Improv RAW EDGE/CRUMB QUILTING paper piecing video tutorial

raw edge improv
I finished this improv piece of raw edge/crumb quilting/whatever this may be called if it’s already got a name.
 
It’s 10″ x 10″ and I quite liked the process.
 
I haven’t washed it yet but I’m pretty sure it’ll hold fine, the quilting is 1/4″ apart.
 
Using fusible interfacing and a bit of glue works fine. If you’re worried about glue in your machine you can use applique glue. Or just use a knitting needle or some other tool to help the loose bits of fabric that aren’t stuck to the interfacing to go under the foot of the machine.
 
I’m now keeping almost every single bit of fabric. I do quite a bit of foundation piecing so there’s always odd bits of fabric that are quite hard to recycle…. until now!

Maybe you’re interested but don’t quite like the raw edge? Check these improv tutorials.

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If you like improv patchwork, check out the projects I’ve made over the years.

Improv projects tutorials

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Semi-improv 9-patch quilt

Quilt-as-you-go patchwork school bag

Urban garden iPad carry case




Improv patchwork headboard makeover



Spanish lace bobbins holder



Improv/free form quilt series

Reversible tray cover using improv piecing and embroidery


Free form patchwork mini quilt – visual creative process



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“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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Quilt-As-you-Go video tutorial

I came across this technique recently and I decided to give it a go. I have to say it’s probably the easiest QAYG technique I’ve tried so far. And it has lots of potential too.

Learn QAYG

Are you going to give it a go?

Quilt as you go made modern

I received a copy of Quilt-as-you-go made modern by Jera Brandvig.

While I have tried some of the QAYG techniques before – see video below – the book is very thorough  and detailed. Jera not only describes the technique but she also offers alternatives to the basic block by block quilting.

The book also has lots of diagrams that make it particularly easy to follow the patterns.

To top it all up you get to try the techniques in 13 different projects.


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

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

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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
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QAYG fun and done video tutorial

Two modern quilts: colour chart and garden fence – video tutorial

Garden fence is a simple quilt very easy to make. Check the different variations at the end of the video using different fabrics.

As a Michael Miller brand Ambassador for 2020 I made Colour chart, a very simple quilt using just 2 of their 2 1/2″ pre-cut strips with Michael Miller’s beautiful Marble collection jelly rolls and Cotton couture white jelly rolls.

Colour chart quilt

Directions to make the quilt

Quilt size: 48″ x 61″.

Fabric needs

Cut the 31 strips into 1 1/4″ strips.

You will need 13 strips divided into 25 strips for the horizontal sashing.

The rest of the strips will be used in the vertical sashing and border.

Follow the video for assembly instructions.

The vertical sashing calls for 1 1/4″ x 57″ strips. Sew 2 strips together and cut to size once joined to the next strip.

Use the Colour chart colouring page (PDF) to plan the distribution of colour into a pleasing pattern. Check out the video for suggestions.

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Garden fence

Credit: Hyacinth quilt designs

Hole in the wall quilt pattern

If you would like to make a full quilt with a similar block, check out Hole in the wall.

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

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

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
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2 modern quilts: colour chart and garden fence - video tutorial

Foundation piecing pineapple block – video tutorial

Today’s block is a very popular Pineapple block. I’ve meant to do a foundation piecing block for a while so here it is.

The block is 7″ x 7″ finished.

Template

Foundation piecing paper

I used regular copy paper but you may find it to be a bit thick. 

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

Foundation paper ruler

Note: I recently started to use an Add a quarter ruler, the yellow ruler in the video, after some followers recommended it and I have to say it’s a true time saver.

Simple pineapple block

If you liked the foundation piecing pineapple block you may enjoy this template free simple pineapple block made with a technique developed by Karin Hellaby.

Simple pineapple quilt pattern

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

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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Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

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pineapple blog

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