Category Archives: pattern

Spring is here miniature quilt – video tutorial

If you purchased my brooch templates, here’s a quilt you can make with them!

The finished block is 2″ X 2”.

The finished quilt is 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″.

This video demonstrates how to put your blocks together into a cute miniature quilt the size of a large block.

Buy the full 18 template set

2" quilted brooches video tutorial

Get the templates to make 16 blocks to make the quilt. The set also includes 2 Halloween blocks I didn’t use for the quilt.

1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ quilt blocks template set

If you like miniature blocks, look at my 1 1/2″ quilt magnets set

Quilt magnets video tutorial

Get the templates

Get the templates to make 18 fridge magnets or a mini quilt.


Or maybe you’d rather make slightly bigger blocks but still quite small. Check out my 3″ quilt block set.

Tiny quilt templates

Download the traditional and foundation  templates from my Etsy shop.


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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Spring is here miniature quilt

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Medina Fall star quilt block – Morocco series – video tutorial

My Medina Fall Star mini quilt is a variation of the Marrakech Magic Star mini quilt and a zellij that is ubiquitous in Morocco. Let’s learn how to make this block.

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You can purchase the Medina Fall Star quilt templates from my Etsy shop. This download contains the foundation templates to make the Medina Fall Star quilt block and mini quilt as well as a quilt colouring page. Finished block size: 16″ x 16″. The block construction is demonstrated on video only. An internet connection is required to make the block medina fall star blog

Marrakech Magic star quilt block – Morocco series – video tutorial

Today I learned that I probably should have called my “Morocco series” my “zellij” series. Zellij is a “style of mosaic tilework made from individually hand-chiseled tile pieces set into a plaster base”  according to Wikipedia. You can find zellij as a decorative element in many places in Morocco.  Often they’re found in historic buildings but also on fountains and on lower walls outside buildings and houses. Today’s zellij is an 8-pointed star also called ring. This ring shape can be presented in a repeated pattern or at the centre of a larger piece. I’ve called this block Marrakech Magic Star. Let’s learn how to make this block.

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You can purchase the Marrakech Magic Star quilt templates from my Etsy shop. This download contains the foundation templates to make the Marrakech Magic star quilt block and mini quilt as well as a quilt colouring page. Finished block size: 12″ x 12″. The block construction is demonstrated on video only. An internet connection is required to make the block.Marrakech magic mini quilt
If interested in geometry, this is a drawing of the pattern. Source.
Or the one below. Source.
Marrakech Magic Star quilt block - Morocco series video tutorial
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Foundation piecing pineapple block – video tutorial

Today’s block is a very popular Pineapple block. I’ve meant to do a foundation piecing block for a while so here it is.

The block is 7″ x 7″ finished.

Template

Foundation piecing paper

I used regular copy paper but you may find it to be a bit thick. 

You can use special paper for foundation piecing if you prefer. 

Foundation paper ruler

Note: I recently started to use an Add a quarter ruler, the yellow ruler in the video, after some followers recommended it and I have to say it’s a true time saver.

Simple pineapple block

If you liked the foundation piecing pineapple block you may enjoy this template free simple pineapple block made with a technique developed by Karin Hellaby.

Simple pineapple quilt pattern

If you’d like to make a full quilt with Karin Hellaby’s technique, checkout Sew Simple Pineapple: Patchwork Techniques for the 21st Century by Karin Hellaby

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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Fez-tastic star quilt pattern

This week I have made a tutorial for a block inspired on an 8 pointed star pattern I see often on footpaths here in Morocco.

This star block is very versatile. If you play with colours and block orientation different patterns appear.

I made the block using foundation piecing but the pattern includes traditional paper templates as well so you can still make the quilt by sewing the pieces in the traditional way.

I hope you like it.

Fez-tastic quilt pattern

Fez-tastic is a pattern for a quilt in 2 sizes:

  • a 20″ x 20″ mini quilt, demonstrated on the video, and
  • a 50″ x 60″ lap quilt in the same colour scheme.

The pattern includes:

  • fabric needs for a quilt in 2 sizes in the colours demonstrated on the video
  • foundation piecing templates
  • traditional template pieces
  • alternative colour schemes
  • alternative on point layouts
  • colouring diagrams to make the quilt horizontally or on point

The block construction is demonstrated on video only. 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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