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Improv RAW EDGE/CRUMB QUILTING paper piecing video tutorial

raw edge improv
I finished this improv piece of raw edge/crumb quilting/whatever this may be called if it’s already got a name.
 
It’s 10″ x 10″ and I quite liked the process.
 
I haven’t washed it yet but I’m pretty sure it’ll hold fine, the quilting is 1/4″ apart.
 
Using fusible interfacing and a bit of glue works fine. If you’re worried about glue in your machine you can use applique glue. Or just use a knitting needle or some other tool to help the loose bits of fabric that aren’t stuck to the interfacing to go under the foot of the machine.
 
I’m now keeping almost every single bit of fabric. I do quite a bit of foundation piecing so there’s always odd bits of fabric that are quite hard to recycle…. until now!

Maybe you’re interested but don’t quite like the raw edge? Check these improv tutorials.

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If you like improv patchwork, check out the projects I’ve made over the years.

Improv projects tutorials

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Semi-improv 9-patch quilt

Quilt-as-you-go patchwork school bag

Urban garden iPad carry case




Improv patchwork headboard makeover



Spanish lace bobbins holder



Improv/free form quilt series

Reversible tray cover using improv piecing and embroidery


Free form patchwork mini quilt – visual creative process



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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2 easy weekend projects – video tutorial

Do you need a quick project that doubles up as a great handmade gift? What about these 2 sewing projects?

These make great gifts for teachers or friends. Why not making them as Christmas gifts?

What you need

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
2 easy weekend sewing projects video tutorial

2 handmade sewing gifts – video tutorial

Do you need a quick project that doubles up as a great handmade gift? What about these 2 projects?

As we’re getting closer to Christmas both projects are perfect to give away.

You can use your favourite fabric for this or fabric scraps or even use some old denim jeans.

Have fun!

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
Two handmade gifts video tutorial

Improv paper piecing video tutorial

I’ve made a few improv projects over the years.

Do you have a lot of scraps you don’t know what to do with? Here is how you can use them.

Learn to do improv patchwork with 2 great projects

This is is just one way to do improv patchwork but quite an easy one.  You can use a piece of paper as stabiliser or nothing at all.

Download

If you like improv patchwork, check out the projects I’ve made over the years.

Improv projects tutorials

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Semi-improv 9-patch quilt

Quilt-as-you-go patchwork school bag

Urban garden iPad carry case




Improv patchwork headboard makeover



Spanish lace bobbins holder



Improv/free form quilt series

Reversible tray cover using improv piecing and embroidery


Free form patchwork mini quilt – visual creative process



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

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!

Video tutorial: Circle in a square quilt block

Video tutorial: Circle in a square quilt block - quick and easy quilting

Sewing circles isn’t easy. There’re many ways to sew circles and mostly it involves sewing curves and using many pins or appliqué.

But this this video tutorial demonstrates a different technique that involves using fusible interfacing.

Learn how to sew circles the easy way

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