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4 fabric manipulations for your quilts – video tutorial

How about adding a nice touch to your quilt with one of these fabric manipulations?

I made 2 quilts that use fabric manipulations as the main feature. Have a look.

The first one is a quilt I made with 25 fabric manipulations.

Get a closeup of the quilt.

Get the pattern 

You may also like my Other textured  quilt 

This quilt uses fabric manipulations on some classic blocks.

Get a closeup of the quilt.

Get the pattern

  • Buy the tutorial in one single download on my Etsy shop.

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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4 fabric manipulations for your quilt video tutorial

Square in a square quilt block – 4 different methods – video tutorial

This video shows 4 different ways to make a square in a square: traditional, foundation piecing, foundation piecing with freezer paper, and a quick method.

Learn how to make an origami bag

Fabric collection

The fabrics are 100% GOTS certified organic cotton printed with low impact dyes. The artwork is just beautiful.

Get a 10% discount from Haerae Organic shop when purchasing the fabric featured on the video. Use link https://www.etsy.com/shop/haeraeorganic?coupon=TERESA1

Coupon=TERESA1

Offer is valid up to 9/9/2020.

Download template

For freezer paper foundation piecing trace the template on a piece of freezer paper

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
Square in a square - 4 different techniques to make the block

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Quilted hot water bottle – video tutorial

I got this beautiful Australian fabric from Nerida Hansen and I just couldn’t cut it into small pieces. It’s so beautiful. So what best than making a cover

Learn how to make a hot water bottle cozy

Fabric collection

The fabric collection is a collaboration with May Gibbs and uses the artwork of the iconic Australian author and illustrator by the same name.

Get a 10% discount from Haerae Organic shop when purchasing the fabric featured on the video. Use link https://www.etsy.com/shop/haeraeorganic?coupon=TERESA1

Coupon=TERESA1

Offer is valid up to 9/9/2020.

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
Hot water bottle cozy video tutorial

3 ways to improve your quilts

Every little detail counts to make your quilting journey easier and the finished quilt better.

Today I’m posting 3 tips to achieve just that.

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
3 ways to improve your quilt

Tote bag with charm squares – video tutorial

To make this bag you’ll need 24 charm squares and some extra matching fabric for the exterior, batting and some fabric for the lining.

It’s an easy bag that you can make with some fabric scraps cut into 5″ x 5″ too.

Learn how to make a tote bag with 5” squares

Fabric collection

The fabrics are 100% GOTS certified organic cotton printed with low impact dyes. They’re a joy to work with.

Get a 10% discount from Haerae Organic shop when purchasing the fabric featured on the video. Use link https://www.etsy.com/shop/haeraeorganic?coupon=TERESA1

Coupon=TERESA1

Offer is valid up to 9/9/2020.

Note on straps

I’ve lately moved to using webbing for straps in my bags the reason being that the handmade straps I’ve used in the past wear a lot faster than the bag itself.

They’re inexpensive and you can get them in many colours.

If you’d like to explore other bag tutorials I’ve made over the years, here’s a roundup:

  1. Expandable tote bag
  2. Patchwork beach bag
  3. Tote bag tutorial
  4. Laptop slipcover with straps
  5. Charm pack tote bag with inside pocket tutorial
  6.  Charm squares and embroidery tote bag
  7. Spirit tote bag

All the tutorials are free.

If you make any of the bags, please upload a picture to TeresaDownUnder tote bags and my other sewing projects Flickr pool.

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
Patchwork tote bag video tutorial