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Basic patchwork tips for beginners – Quilting in 2021

Is learning patchwork on your list of new year resolutions?

Then this tutorial is perfect for you! This is the first video of Quilting in 2021, a series of videos to help quilting beginners start in this wonderful craft.

If you’ve already done patchwork, then this can be a refresher course or maybe you’ll just like to watch for fun!

Either case let’s get to it!

Patchwork tips when you’re starting out:

Did you learn any new tricks today?

Do you know any good tricks yourself? Share them with us. Details below.

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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Basic patchwork tips for beginners - video tutorial - Quilting in 2021

Happy holidays!

Happy holidays!

Happy holidays and happy 2021 to everyone!

Thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to stop by and to those of you who’ve left very kind comments about my work.

To celebrate the end of the year I’ve made a short compilation of just some of the blocks I’ve shared in 2020.

I hope you like it. And I hope you continue to follow me next year.

Stay safe this Christmas.

Video compilation: some blocks we made in 2020

If you have any suggestion don’t hesitate to send me a message or leave a comment in any of my social media channels.

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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Mega half hexagons quilt – video tutorial

Another hexagon quilt!

Hexagons are one of my favourite blocks.

This time I’m making a half hexagon quilt using a very large hexagon.

The quilt can be assembled in a couple of days and it’s quick and easy to make.

I used the beautiful new Zen Garden collection by Michael Miller:

And half a yard of Cotton Couture solids in:

How to make hexagon quilts with fabric stripes

Notes

A 60 degree ruler is recommended but if you don’t have one you can always use a square ruler with 60 degree markings.

Each strip, 4 1/2″ x width of fabric, shields 5 half hexagons measuring 10″ at their base.

Mega half hexagon quilt video tutorial

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
Mega half hexagon quilt video tutorial

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Hexagon quilt with Striped fabric – video tutorial

Hexagons are one of my favourite blocks.

They’re quick and easy. They can be made with strips of fabric, using a different number of strips.

You can one block wonder quilts with them.

An also you can just use fabric stripes to add a special effect.

How to make hexagon quilts with fabric stripes

A 60 degree ruler is recommended but if you don’t have one you can always use a square ruler with 60 degree markings.

Hexagonal dream quilt

The quilt is 60” x 59 ½”.

If you like the look of this quilt, check out my hexagons quilt Hexagonal dream.

Buy Hexagonal Dream pattern

The pattern comes with a 60 degree ruler paper template.

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
Hexagonal dream quilt

Learn Crumb quilting and make a tote bag with it – video tutorial

I’m sure you have plenty of fabric scraps at home and crumb quilting is one thing you can do with those scraps.

Get enough scraps because we’ll be making a tote bag with it, or two. Maybe you have a friend you want to give a special gift to this Christmas.

Learn crumb quilting and make a tote bag

How easy is that?

Why are you waiting for? Go and start crumb quilting.

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
Crumb quilting tote bag video tutorial
Learn crumb quilting and make a tote bag