How to make a puff or biscuit quilt video tutorial – part 2

This is part 2 of my tutorial how to make a puff or biscuit quilt.  In today’s tutorial I’ll finish my cat’s puff bed now.

Just a small note: My quilt is small so I didn’t tie it. I’ve washed it and when I do it comes out fine.

For a larger quilt, it may be best to tie it every set of 4 puffs in a square if that makes sense.  This explains how to tie a quilt.

I think my cat Spécial likes it. Do you agree?

Did you miss part 1? Do you need to watch the tutorial again? Here it is:


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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How to make a biscuit quilt part 2

How to make a puff or biscuit quilt video tutorial – part 1

Puff quilts or biscuit quilts are very special quilts and they’re very easy to make as I’ll demonstrate.

For this project I made a puff quilt as a cat’s bed and my cat loves it. I think he particularly loves it in summer because cotton is a lot cooler than his polyester store bought bed.

The tutorial is in 2 parts. Check it out!

Part 1

Part 2


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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How to make a puff or biscuit quilt part 1

How to make 4 quilts starting with a single shoo fly block

The tutorial today is for a disappearing shoo fly block.

I’ve made many disappearing blocks over the years, I’ve even got a book on the technique. Disappearing shoo fly remains one of my favourite blocks. 

Learn how to make the block:

If you like the block and would like to make a quilt -or even 4 quilts!- check out  The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern.

The pattern has instructions to make 4 different quilts using the 4 variations of the disappearing shoo fly quilt block we just learned. Each block layout makes a very different quilt.

Get the pattern

About the pattern

Skill level: beginner.

Quilt sizes: crib, lap, twin and queen.

Finished block size: 11 ½”.

Quilt style: traditional piecing with quick cutting instructions.

Charm squares and fat quarter friendly.

You can use the colouring pages at the end to choose the colour scheme.

Quilting: I quilted this quilt using free-motion.

In the 14 page pattern I have included lots of diagrams and written quick cutting instructions as well as links to 1 of my video tutorials that demonstrate how to make the blocks.

Also in the pattern you will find colouring pages that you can use to decide on a colour scheme for the quilt.

Quilt pattern: The four seasons of the heart

My autumn equinox quilt by Liz Horgan.

Four seasons of the heart quilt pattern

How to make 4 different quilts with a nine patch quilt block video tutorial - Turnabout patchwork


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
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Improv stack and whack quarter circles video tutorial

This block is a lot of fun.

It’s not only liberating but the end result is a beautiful modern block.

I used layer cakes for this tutorial which makes the quilt a breeze and the layouts are many.

With a set of 42 layer cakes you’ll get a small quilt top 48″ x 56″.

Learn how to sew sew improv circles

Did it work for you?

Fabrics on the video

I used Michael Miller’s Krystal Neutrals Square0167 layer cake set.

Batiks would also work great with this block like these Malibu batiks for moda.


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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Paper pinwheel quilt block video tutorial

This block is made with half square triangles (HSTs) and squares.

It’s a beginner quilt block.

How to make a paper pinwheel quilt block

Learn to make this block in 2 minutes:

Block size

12 1/2 inches.

Materials

  • 1 white 5 1/2 inch square
  • 1 dark red 5 1/2 inch square
  • 2 medium red 5 1/2 inch squares
  • 8 white 3 1/2 inch squares

This block looks best when both fabrics have high contrast and the darker fabric is only used in the four  half square triangles in the centre of the block. This gives a more 3D look.

Quick and easy paper pinwheel quilt block video tutorial

Video tutorial: paper pinwheel quilt block

Paper pinwheel quilt block video tutorial

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