Category Archives: video tutorial

2 sewing DIY gift ideas – video tutorial

If you’re in need to make something handmade for someone else, or for yourself, this tutorial will help!

Hot water bottle cozies seem like a thing from the past but they’re always good to have around in case you have some back pain or you need to warm up quickly after a very cold day out.

And who doesn’t need a tote bag? The tutorial is for a simple bag that uses charm squares. You can make it in an afternoon.

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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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2 sewing DIY gift ideas video tutorial

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Two easy sewing projects video tutorial

I always make my own bias tape. I used to do it the old fashioned way cutting each strip and sewing it together one by one. Then I came across this method a long time ago but I never really gave it a go until recently. But I’m sold now.

Making continuous bias tape is so quick and easy and it can be made for any width of bias tape and starting with any size square.

The second project is an origami bag you can make with just 6 large squares using 6 fat quarters.

You can make the bag in a couple of hours and use your favourite prints you can’t get yourself to cut into little pieces.

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
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there

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Two Hidden wells quilts with solids – video tutorial

This technique was developed by Mary Ellen Hopkins in 1989 for her Hidden wells quilt.

Hidden wells can be done with a different number of strips in different or equal widths.

I’ve made this block before in prints in different widths and different number of strips if you’d like to check the tutorials.

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
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Two hidden wells quilts with solids - video tutorial

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Cathedral Window quilt – video tutorial

By popular request here’s a video on how to make a cathedral window quilt the traditional way.

The video is a bit longer than usual but this quilt is a bit more involved than your typical block.

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
Cathedral window quilt - video tutorial

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Three classic blocks video tutorial – Quilting in 2021

This is the next installment in the series Quilting in 2021.

The three of them are classic blocks: Jacob’s ladder, mapple leaf and churn dash.

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
3 classic blocks video tutorial

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