Hexagon block with partial seams – video tutorial

This hexagon block is great to use your fabric scraps. It can be made at any size.

As well as making a beautiful block you’ll learn to sew partial seams. Partial seams look tricky but they’re actually really easy to sew.

Let’s get to it!

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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.

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2 sewing DIY gift ideas – video tutorial

If you’re in need to make something handmade for someone else, or for yourself, this tutorial will help!

Hot water bottle cozies seem like a thing from the past but they’re always good to have around in case you have some back pain or you need to warm up quickly after a very cold day out.

And who doesn’t need a tote bag? The tutorial is for a simple bag that uses charm squares. You can make it in an afternoon.

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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.

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

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2 sewing DIY gift ideas video tutorial

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Square peg in a round hole quilt pattern

Square peg in a round hole quilt pattern

I’ve released a new pattern for a small baby size quilt: 40″ x 58″.

This quilt is easily scalable to a larger size.

Finished block: 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.

Skill level: confident beginner / intermediate.

Included in the 5 page pattern:

  • fabric needs
  • circle and square templates
  • sewing directions presented in a condensed way
  • colouring page

The quilt uses lots of circles but you don’t need to fear. There are at least a couple of easy techniques you can use to sew perfect circles.

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Sewing circles

This is my favourite way to make perfect circles.

This technique uses freezer paper and it’s very simple to make. And the best thing is that circles are perfect every time!

If you can’t get freezer paper where you live or over the internet, you can always make circles this other way:

You’ll need light fusible interfacing for this one.


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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Square peg in a round hole quilt pattern

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Tennessee waltz block B: 54-40 or fight block – video tutorial

Today we make the block 54-40 or Fight that, together with snowball from last week, makes our Tennessee Waltz quilt.

Apparently the 54-40 or Fight block a US historical name from 1844 based on political opinions and controversies. 

Let’s get to it!

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In case you missed the snowball last week, here it is again.


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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Tennessee waltz quilt - 54-40 or Fight quilt block video tutorial

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