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Quilting shortcuts collection video tutorial

Have you seen these alternatives to make these popular quilt blocks?


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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Quilting shortcuts collection video tutorial

Foundation piecing techniques

Here I am again with 2 modern blocks that are made with foundation piecing.

I know a lot of you comment often that you can’t get your head around foundation piecing, that it’s hard, that it wastes fabric or that there’s too much paper to tear afterwards.

I understand learning new skills is often challenging but also worth the effort in this case.

Foundation piecing opens a world of possibilities. Blocks that seemed beyond your skills suddenly become possible.

Some techniques don’t require the paper to be torn, and you can even reuse the template over and over.

So let’s explore the 2 techniques I use when I do foundation piecing:

Both blocks belong to 2 quilts patterns:

Mysteries Down Under Quilt pattern

 

Strippy hearts quilt pattern

If you don’t like tracing on freezer paper, you can print the templates directly on to freezer paper for printing.

For a small template you may not want to was a full page, or you may only have access to freezer paper on a roll. In that instanc you can also use freezer paper on a roll to print by ironing the freezer paper to copy paper and then print on it. Don’t press for too long. The first time I tried the freezer paper bonded so strongly with the copy paper I couldn’t remove it after printing.


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
Foundation piecing techniques video tutorial

Disappearing churn dash quilt block – video tutorial

You can make disappearing blocks with lots of quilt blocks. For instance a churn dash.

Think what other blocks this technique would work with.

Let’s get to it!

How to do a disappearing churn dash quilt block?

Did it work for you?


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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Disappearing churn dash quilt block video tutorial

Make circles with 2 different techniques

Circles are a bit intimidating to a lot of quilters.

I admit I was a bit intimidated myself until I came across these 2 techniques to make circles.

I personally prefer the technique that uses freezer paper but both produce good results.

Learn how to sew circles 2 ways

Materials

Put your skills to work with this baby quilt.

square-peg-in-a-round-hole

Square peg in a round hole quilt pattern

This quilt pattern is for a small 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 pattern contains various links to techniques used in the pattern. An internet connection is required.


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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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

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
How to make a biscuit quilt part 2