Category Archives: hexagon blocks

Disappearing churn dash quilt block – video tutorial

You can make disappearing blocks with lots of quilt blocks. For instance a churn dash.

Think what other blocks this technique would work with.

Let’s get to it!

How to do a disappearing churn dash quilt block?

Did it work for you?


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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Disappearing churn dash quilt block video tutorial

Make circles with 2 different techniques

Circles are a bit intimidating to a lot of quilters.

I admit I was a bit intimidated myself until I came across these 2 techniques to make circles.

I personally prefer the technique that uses freezer paper but both produce good results.

Learn how to sew circles 2 ways

Materials

Put your skills to work with this baby quilt.

square-peg-in-a-round-hole

Square peg in a round hole quilt pattern

This quilt pattern is for a small quilt: 40″ x 58″. This quilt is easily scalable to a larger size.

Finished block: 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.

Skill level: confident beginner / intermediate.

Included in the 5 page pattern:

  • fabric needs
  • circle and square templates
  • sewing directions presented in a condensed way
  • colouring page

The pattern contains various links to techniques used in the pattern. An internet connection is required.


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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Improv stack and whack quarter circles video tutorial

This block is a lot of fun.

It’s not only liberating but the end result is a beautiful modern block.

I used layer cakes for this tutorial which makes the quilt a breeze and the layouts are many.

With a set of 42 layer cakes you’ll get a small quilt top 48″ x 56″.

Learn how to sew sew improv circles

Did it work for you?

Fabrics on the video

I used Michael Miller’s Krystal Neutrals Square0167 layer cake set.

Batiks would also work great with this block like these Malibu batiks for moda.


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?

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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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Attic window quilt block – set-in seams also called Y seams – video tutorial

I always avoid sewing Y seams and a lot of other quilters do to, but as with anything you do, the more you do it the better you get at it.

So let’s start with a classic block called Attic window.

Let’s give it a go.

Learn how to sew set-in seams

Did it work for you?


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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Basic patchwork tips for beginners – Quilting in 2021

Is learning patchwork on your list of new year resolutions?

Then this tutorial is perfect for you! This is the first video of Quilting in 2021, a series of videos to help quilting beginners start in this wonderful craft.

If you’ve already done patchwork, then this can be a refresher course or maybe you’ll just like to watch for fun!

Either case let’s get to it!

Patchwork tips when you’re starting out:

Did you learn any new tricks today?

Do you know any good tricks yourself? Share them with us. Details below.


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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Basic patchwork tips for beginners - video tutorial - Quilting in 2021