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Square peg in a round hole quilt pattern

Square peg in a round hole quilt pattern

I’ve released a new pattern for a small baby size quilt: 40″ x 58″.

This quilt is easily scalable to a larger size.

Finished block: 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.

Skill level: confident beginner / intermediate.

Included in the 5 page pattern:

  • fabric needs
  • circle and square templates
  • sewing directions presented in a condensed way
  • colouring page

The quilt uses lots of circles but you don’t need to fear. There are at least a couple of easy techniques you can use to sew perfect circles.

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Sewing circles

This is my favourite way to make perfect circles.

This technique uses freezer paper and it’s very simple to make. And the best thing is that circles are perfect every time!

If you can’t get freezer paper where you live or over the internet, you can always make circles this other way:

You’ll need light fusible interfacing for this one.


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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Square peg in a round hole quilt pattern

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Tennessee waltz block B: 54-40 or fight block – video tutorial

Today we make the block 54-40 or Fight that, together with snowball from last week, makes our Tennessee Waltz quilt.

Apparently the 54-40 or Fight block a US historical name from 1844 based on political opinions and controversies. 

Let’s get to it!

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In case you missed the snowball last week, here it is again.


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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Tennessee waltz quilt - 54-40 or Fight quilt block video tutorial

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Tennessee waltz block A: snowball – video tutorial

This week let’s make a Tennessee Waltz quilt.

The Tennessee Waltz quilt is made of 2 blocks that alternate: a snowball block and a block called the 54-40 or Fight block.

Apparently the 54-40 or Fight block a US historical name from 1844 based on political opinions and controversies. 

I hope you enjoy it and see the potential of this easy quilt block on its own while you wait for the next block to complete the quilt.

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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

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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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
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The Mayflower quilt block – video tutorial

You  can make a Double cross in different ways but this one is probably one of the easiest.

I hope you enjoy it and see the potential of this easy quilt block.

 


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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