Category Archives: quilting

Learn Crumb quilting and make a tote bag with it – video tutorial

I’m sure you have plenty of fabric scraps at home and crumb quilting is one thing you can do with those scraps.

Get enough scraps because we’ll be making a tote bag with it, or two. Maybe you have a friend you want to give a special gift to this Christmas.

Learn crumb quilting and make a tote bag

How easy is that?

Why are you waiting for? Go and start crumb quilting.

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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Crumb quilting tote bag video tutorial
Learn crumb quilting and make a tote bag

“Peek into batiks” QAL – Block 11 video tutorial

Peek into batiks BOM - free quilt pattern

What a year and what a quilt! I hope you’ve enjoyed he journey so far.

One more block to go before you can put the blocks together!

How to make block 11 of Peek into Batiks

Block 11 patterns

Materials for the full quilt

Fabrics

Or

AccuQuilt

I was very lucky to receive an AccuQuilt GO! with an 8″ Qube and Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day book of patterns.

I had considered purchasing one for a while but I was undecided. Having used one I really like it. It’s fast and accurate which makes it a joy to use.

Share your pictures!

We’d love for you to share your progress as you quilt along! Be sure to tag @michaelmillerfabrics #michaelmillerfabrics #makingitfun #peekintobatiks @teresadownunder

If you are using your AccuQuilt Go cutter be sure to tag them as well @AccuQuilt #AccuQuilt.

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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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
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Peek into batiks QAL block 11

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What to do wIth spare triangle scraps – video tutorial

I often make corner triangles using squares of fabric so there’s always some wastage. But I always keep my scraps and do something with them.

These are the 2 ways I tend to use the scrap triangles. I hope you enjoy the video:

A good way to use the left over scraps is to use in crumb quilting, or to use in the back of the quilt as a  half square triangles signature block of some sort or as an improv piece.

Fabric collection

I used  fabrics from the Michael Miller black and white FQ bundle which has some great fabrics in 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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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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What to do with triangle scraps video tutorial
What to do with triangle scraps video tutorial

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Curved log cabin quilt block – video tutorial

You’ll agree log cabin is one of the most popular quilt blocks.

Today I’m trying a new kind that gives the appearance of curves even though it’s all made with strips of different widths.

How to make a curved log cabin quilt block

Credit: Said With Love

Fabric collection

I used 2 beautiful Michael basics collections that have a great range of colours to choose from:

Curved log cabin quilt block video tutorial

Hidden wells with 4 strips in solids – video tutorial

Hidden wells is one of my favourite quilts. This technique was developed by Mary Ellen Hopkins in 1989 for her Hidden wells quilt. It can be done with a different number of strips in different or equal widths.

This time I’ve tried playing with high contrasting solids to get a different result.

What do you think?

I’ve done a few hidden wells blocks.

You can play with fabrics to get special effects such as in this ombre palette.

Fabric collection

I made this block as Michael Miller Ambassador and used their silky Cotton Couture solids   from the Michael Miller Colour wheel fat quarter bundle I received..

Check out other fabric combinations on the video.

Other hidden wells blocks I’ve made:

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
Hidden wells with 4 strips variation - video tutorial

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