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Two favourite mini blocks video tutorial

Saw tooth star and log cabin are two favourite blocks of many quilters. Many quilts have been made with both blocks.

My version is for 2 small 3″ x 3″ blocks.

I made all the blocks with foundation piecing. In such small sizes it’s a lot easier to get an accurate block that using traditional piecing.

This is how to make the blocks:

I normally use regular copy paper but in small sizes it can be a bit thick. You can use special paper for foundation piecing if you prefer.

These two blocks start as nine patch quilt blocks. The next step is also similar but the results couldn’t be any more different. Are you ready to learn?

Check out all the mini block tutorials.

Download the block templates

Blocks can be made with traditional piecing or with foundation piecing.

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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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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

Two favourite mini quilt blocks: Log cabin and sawtooth star - 3" miniature blocks video tutorial

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