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Two disappearing quilt blocks with pre-cuts

Time to cut and slice.

Both blocks can be made with pre-cuts, one with layer cakes and the other one uses layer cakes. But you can just cut your pieces as well.

Learn how to make two disappearing quilt blocks with charm squares and layer cakes

If you like this technique check out my book for other disappearing blocks.

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.

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2 disappearing quilt blocks with pre-cuts

Experimental quilt block video tutorial

This block has so much potential. You can use different fabrics, solids, prints, same tone, scrappy -the sky is the limit.

The mini quilt above is made with 4 modern 12 inch blocks. Each block is made with four half square triangles (HSTs).

How I made this block

Fabric needs

  • Ten 10 inch x 1 1/2 inch strips in assorted prints or colours (the scrappier the better)
  • One 10 inch square piece of white fabric

This tutorial makes 4 HSTs which, arranged in different ways, make different blocks. Each block can make one or more quilt layouts.

 

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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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
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Experimental strip block video tutorial

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Table runner with stack and cut techniques – video tutorial

I see this project as the perfect one for a New Year’s eve dinner.

This project uses the sparkly Michael Miller Collection Fairy Frost Metallics. I used layer cakes but you can use just 10″ squares from any collection.

Let’s get to it and make a festive table runner.

See an alternative and classy colour scheme with this collection in creams, greys and blacks.

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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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
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Table runner with stack and cut techniques video tutorial

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Storm at sea quilt block in 2 sizes – Video tutorial

Storm at sea is a very popular quilt block. It looks more difficult than it really is.

There are different ways to make this block. The video demonstrates 2 of the methods I’ve used to make the same block in two different sizes.

Do you think you’ll give it a go?

How to make a storm at sea quilt block in 2 sizes

Download the templates

6″ x 6″ block

You can download the templates for the 6″ x 6″ block for free:

The templates include traditional pieces as well as and foundation piecing pieces.

9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ block

Storm at sea quilt pattern

Would you like to make a quilt with this block?

Christmas storm at sea-etsy

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
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there

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Happy holidays!

Happy holidays!

Happy holidays and happy 2021 to everyone!

Thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to stop by and to those of you who’ve left very kind comments about my work.

To celebrate the end of the year I’ve made a short compilation of just some of the blocks I’ve shared in 2020.

I hope you like it. And I hope you continue to follow me next year.

Stay safe this Christmas.

Video compilation: some blocks we made in 2020

If you have any suggestion don’t hesitate to send me a message or leave a comment in any of my social media channels.

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
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there

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