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Free motion basics video tutorial – quilting in 2021

Sometimes I finish my quilts with free motion.

To do free motion quilting on a domestic machine, you will need to use a darning foot and lower the feed dogs of your machine so you can move the quilt sandwich freely under the presser foot.

Check out the basics:

 

Some advice before you start

Start small.

Free motion is not hard but it requires quite a few hours of practice to get confident at it.

Above all be patient. Your first attempts may be awful but don’t give up. The more you practice the better you’ll get at it.


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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Free motion basics video tutorial

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Easy tridimensional quilt block – no Y seams!

This tutorial is for a paper piecing block. If you’ve never done any paper piecing, this is a perfect block to learn.

Learn how to make a triangle in a square quilt block in 2 minutes

Learn and see how many designs you can make with this block:

Playing with placement and different fabrics you can come up with many different patterns. Have a play!

Download templates

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
Easy tridimensional quilt

Two techniques to make half square triangles

Half square triangles or HSTs are the foundation for many blocks. You can see many different ones on the video.

HSTs can be made in many different ways. The techniques I demonstrate make 2 HSTs at once using 2 squares of contrasting fabrics and 8 half square triangles at once.

The 8 at once method sheds units with bias seams. Some quilters don’t like bias seams because they can be stretchy.

How to make 2 half square triangle blocks and 8 half square triangles at once

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.

Order Turnabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

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Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder on private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!

2 half square triangles block tutorial

Two English Paper Piecing (EPP) projects video tutorial

If you’ve never done English paper piecing or EPP these are two easy projects you can try.

Cobblestones

Each octagon has a side that measures 1″ and the squares are 1″ x 1″.

Hexies pincushion

The hexagons are 1 1/4″.

How to make these 2 English paper piecing (EPP) projects

These projects are perfect to do while travelling, camping, in front of TV or at any other time.

These are beginner projects.

2 English paper piecing projects video tutorial

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.

You can order on Amazon.

Order Turnabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

Stay tuned for more!

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder on private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!

Three basic quilt blocks for beginners – video tutorial

Are you starting out? If so, these basic blocks are a great introduction to quilting.

Rail fence, pinwheel and 9-patch blocks are as easy as it gets.

Learn to make all three in no time:

New book out on December 3

“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.

You can preorder on Amazon.

Or preorder on Bookdepository and get it delivered for free.

Preorder Turaabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

Stay tuned for more!

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder on private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!