improv patchwork

Improv quarter log cabin video tutorial

It’s scrappy quilting time again!

All you need is a square or rectangle piece for the centre and a bunch of strips of any width and length to make a quarter log cabin block.

You can stop at any size. My block is 11 1/2″ finished but you can stop earlier or later.

Finished block size

11 1/2″ x 11 1/2″

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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

Improv quarter log cabin video tutorial

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  1. Your tutorial video is private. Is that intentional?
    Love your videos Teresa. Always great to view. Thanks for sharing your inspirations and creativity.

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  2. The first pic I saw was the one all dressed up so I wasn’t sure which girls were learning to ski! Lol

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

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