Category Archives: quilt pattern

Quilt magnets pattern – video tutorial

I loved making these tiny 1 1/2″ blocks so much that I thought you would too.

The video demonstrates how to make the block with foundation piecing.

In such small sizes I find it’s a lot easier to get an accurate block than using traditional piecing.

Let’s get to it!

How to make a finished 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ quilt magnet

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.

Buy the full 18 template set

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

Download flying geese template

Fabric collections

Get a 10% discount from Haerae Organic shop when purchasing the fabric featured on the video. Use link https://www.etsy.com/shop/haeraeorganic?coupon=TERESA1

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Offer is valid up to 9/9/2020.

3″ quilt blocks

Is 1 1/2″ too small for you?

What about my 3″ quilt blocks Tiny quilt?

Tiny quilt templates

Download the traditional and foundation  templates from my Etsy shop.

Tiny quilt - 3" x 3" blocks

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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Quilt magnets video tutorial

QAL “Peek into batiks”

The last 2 years we’ve made two projects together, a mystery quilt and a mini blocks quilt.

This year, as Michael Miller brand Ambassador I’m participating in a QAL to make “Peek Into Batiks” and I’d love you to join me.

Peek into Batiks Quilt Along

Peek into Batik free pattern

Download from the Michael Mirller blog.

Fabric collection

This quilt uses Michael Miller batiks and Cotton couture in black for the background. The Cotton Couture range is silky and beautiful to work with.

The batiks are vibrant and beautiful to work with too.

You can get a large range of Michael Miller batiks.

Ask at your local shop if they carry them or can order them for you. Otherwise you can get a range of them on Amazon.

Some of my favourites:

How I’m making Peek into batiks

I was very lucky to receive an AccuQuilt GO! on my role as Michael Miller brand Ambassador, so for this quilt I’m using AccuQuilt to cut all my fabric. I actually got the pack in the photo.

I totally recommend buying a Qube. Peek into batiks uses the 8″ Qube though you can also get a 6″, a 10″ and a 12″ Qube. The beauty of the Qube is that you can mix and match the dies to create many different blocks. You don’t have to worry about the math, the dies have been created to work together.

It’s my first time with AccuQuilt but I’ve already fallen in love with it. Even if I try to use basic tools for my tutorials, after using the system for just a couple of blocks so far I can tell you it’s a truly time saver.

I don’t know about you but I often put off projects because of the thought of having to cut hundreds of pieces to make a quilt. With AccuQuilt you’ll have all your pieces cut in no time. You can cut through 6 layers of fabric so you can see how quickly you can get all the cutting done. And of course the cutting accuracy is great.

Does it waste a lot of fabric? Check out the waste below after I used the machine for the first time.

Warning: on the video I placed the fabric facing the wrong direction. You’re supposed to place the fabric with the grain facing the roller.

So let’s 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

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Top videos of 2018

These are the most popular video tutorials of 2018:

  • New York beauty
  • Morning star and
  • 8 half square triangles at once.

Two of the blocks are made with foundation piecing and are perfect to learn the technique.

Downloads

Morning star block project

Did you like the Morning star block? You may like to make A cog in the wheel quilt.

Quilt pattern: A cog in the wheel - confident beginner - quick and easy quilt

A cog in the wheel is an easy modern quilt pattern suitable for confident beginners.

Get the pattern

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.

Or on Bookdepository and get it delivered for free.

Order Turnabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

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Most popular video tutorials of 2017

5 most popular video tutorials of 2017 - Sewn Up, TeresaDownUnder

Here’s a compilation of my most popular tutorials last year.

You may have your own list that may be different and I’d like to hear about it!

I hope you keep enjoying my videos in 2018. Don’t forget to tell your friends about my tutorials.

1. Tumbling blocks without Y seams

This is my most popular video tutorial of all times and that’s why it’s in my top 5.

Learn how to make baby blocks in less than 3 minutes:

2. iPad or tablet beanbag

3. Quilt-as-you-go

4. 3D hexagon block

5. Storm at sea block

 

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Best of 2017

Best tutorials of 2017 - SewnUp, TeresaDownUnder

French braid

I love strip scrappy blocks like this one. This was one of my favourite tutorials of the year (2 minutes).

Tube quilting with fabric strips

This is a quick technique to make many different strip blocks. This was also a favourite tutorial this year (2 minutes).

3D hexagon block

This was one of my most popular video tutorials. It’s quite a straight forward block. The hardest part is choosing the best fabrics so you get a good 3D effects (2 minutes).

Joining the binding ends

I’m self taught so for a long time I had no idea how to join the ends of the binding in a neat way. Learning how to do it properly made a big difference. That’s why this is one of my best 2017 tutorials.

This is how I join the binding ends (2 minutes):

Tumbling blocks without Y seams

This is my most popular video tutorial of all times and that’s why it’s in my top 5.

Learn how to make baby blocks in less than 3 minutes:

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!