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Foundation piecing miniature quilting – video tutorial

These mini blocks are 1 1/2″ and 2″ finished. They’re a lot of fun to make. You can use them as magnets or brooches or anything that takes your fancy.

The video demonstrates how to make the blocks with foundation piecing.

In such small sizes I find it’s a lot easier to get an accurate block than using traditional piecing.

On next video we’ll make a quilt with the brooch templates. Stay tuned!

But first let’s make the blocks!

How to make a finished 1 1/2″ and a 2″ miniature block

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.

Buy the full 18 template sets

Download 2 free templates to try out

3″ quilt blocks

Is 1 1/2″ and 2″ too small for you?

What about my 3″ quilt blocks Tiny quilt?

Tiny quilt - 3" x 3" blocks

Download the block templates

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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

Foundation piecing miniature quilting video tutorial

2 comments

  1. I made it a couple of years ago, it turned out so cute and nice! I have it hanging in my living room! Thanks! Mariana

    El mié, 2 jun 2021 a las 9:11, Sewn Up () escribió:

    > TeresaDownUnder posted: ” These mini blocks are 1 1/2″ and 2″ finished. > They’re a lot of fun to make. You can use them as magnets or brooches or > anything that takes your fancy. The video demonstrates how to make the > blocks with foundation piecing. In such small sizes I fi” >

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  2. Those little quilt block templates are too stinkin’ cute!! Thanks for the patterns. I will love making them! ❤

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