Category Archives: quilting

Three more beginner quilt blocks – Quilting in 2021 series

Were you inspired by the first Quilting in 2021 video?

This week is the second installment of beginner quilt blocks: Double four patch, Snowball and Square in a square.

Just give them a go and show your results to us via social media. Details below.

And above all, enjoy the process!

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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Black peaks video tutorial

Today we’re making a modern block that has many possibilities. And I’ve chosen a black and white colour scheme because it’s always a great combination.

This will also work well with white and red, pink and green, black and red, even a red and green Christmas combination.

Enjoy!

How did you like 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

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
Black peaks quilt block video tutorial
Black peaks quilt block video tutorial

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Three beginner quilt blocks – Quilting in 2021

So this is the second video in the series Quilting in 2021.

Today we’ll learn 3 easy blocks: a Rail fence block, a Nine patch block and a Pinwheel block.

Hopefully, if you’re starting out, you’ll have a go at least at one of them, then become more confident and tackle the next and so on.

Enjoy!

How did you like 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

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
3 Beginner blocks video tutorial - Quilting in 2021

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Half rectangle triangles video tutorial

It seems to me that half rectangle triangles are the poor cousin of half square triangles but you can make wonderful blocks with them.

Check out my tutorial on how to make half rectangle triangles.

I don’t have any formulas to make the HRT smaller or larger but it can be started larger or smaller and adjusted. Just tested out!

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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8 half square triangles at once and broken dishes block – video tutorial

By using half square triangles you can make any number of quilts, the sky is the limit.

There are many ways to make half square triangles, some are quicker than others, some result in lots of bias seams, others don’t. The best thing is to try a variety of methods so you can find what works for you.

So today we’ll try a very common way to make 8 HSTs at once.

Also we’ll learn hot to make a classic: broken dishes. Today’s broken dishes block is 6″ finished.

Let’s get to it.

If you like the look of a broken dish block, check out my Valentine flower essentials quilt pattern that features the block. It’s a perfect quilt for Valentine’s day:


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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