Tag Archives: easy quilting

Attic window quilt block – set-in seams also called Y seams – video tutorial

I always avoid sewing Y seams and a lot of other quilters do to, but as with anything you do, the more you do it the better you get at it.

So let’s start with a classic block called Attic window.

Let’s give it a go.

Learn how to sew set-in seams

Did it work for you?

“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.


My book Turnabout Patchwork

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Quilt-As-you-Go video tutorial

I came across this technique recently and I decided to give it a go. I have to say it’s probably the easiest QAYG technique I’ve tried so far. And it has lots of potential too.

Learn QAYG

Are you going to give it a go?

Quilt as you go made modern

I received a copy of Quilt-as-you-go made modern by Jera Brandvig.

While I have tried some of the QAYG techniques before – see video below – the book is very thorough  and detailed. Jera not only describes the technique but she also offers alternatives to the basic block by block quilting.

The book also has lots of diagrams that make it particularly easy to follow the patterns.

To top it all up you get to try the techniques in 13 different projects.

“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.


My book Turnabout Patchwork

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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QAYG fun and done video tutorial

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.

“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.


My book Turnabout Patchwork

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

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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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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.

“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.


My book Turnabout Patchwork

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

“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.


My book Turnabout Patchwork

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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