Category Archives: quilting

Two quilting techniques: fussy cutting and foundation piecing with curves

Do you feel like having a bit of a challenge? Let’s try a fan block and some fussy cutting.

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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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Fussy cutting and fan quilt block video tutorial

2021 tutorials

I’m starting to plan next year’s tutorials and I need your help.

And now please leave a comment with suggestions for the tutorials, any particular block would like to try or any other sewing tutorial or techniques you’d like to learn.

Thank you!

Quilted brooches video tutorial

Lately I’ve been getting into tiny quilting if you can call it that.

This time I’ve made 2″ X 2” quilted brooches.

Let’s get to it!

How to make a finished 2″ x 2″ quilted brooch

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.

Download the quilted brooch template

Buy the full 18 template set

Get the templates to make 18 quilted brooches.

What else do you need

  • batting scraps

1 1/2″ quilt magnets

Quilt magnets video tutorial

Get the templates

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


3″ quilt blocks

Tiny quilt templates

Download the traditional and foundation  templates from my Etsy shop.

Is 1 1/2″ too small for you?

What about my 3″ quilt blocks Tiny quilt?

Tiny quilt - 3" x 3" blocks

Get the 3 sets of blocks

Miniature quilt 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

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
Quilted brooches video tutorial

4 fabric manipulations for your quilts – video tutorial

How about adding a nice touch to your quilt with one of these fabric manipulations?

I made 2 quilts that use fabric manipulations as the main feature. Have a look.

The first one is a quilt I made with 25 fabric manipulations.

Get a closeup of the quilt.

Get the pattern 

You may also like my Other textured  quilt 

This quilt uses fabric manipulations on some classic blocks.

Get a closeup of the quilt.

Get the pattern

  • Buy the tutorial in one single download on 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

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
4 fabric manipulations for your quilt video tutorial

Square in a square quilt block – 4 different methods – video tutorial

This video shows 4 different ways to make a square in a square: traditional, foundation piecing, foundation piecing with freezer paper, and a quick method.

Learn how to make an origami bag

Fabric collection

The fabrics are 100% GOTS certified organic cotton printed with low impact dyes. The artwork is just beautiful.

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

Coupon=TERESA1

Offer is valid up to 9/9/2020.

Download template

For freezer paper foundation piecing trace the template on a piece of freezer paper

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
Square in a square - 4 different techniques to make the block

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