Tag Archives: quilting

Small Plus sign quilt – Video tutorial

I love English Paper Piecing (EPP).

I always haven an EPP project nearby. It usually keeps me from falling asleep while watching TV!

And also it’s always handy having some projects at hand when travelling, particularly if you spend a lot of time in public transport.

So how to EPP?

Start with this very easy project. Perfect for using your small scraps.

Download template

What paper to use?

I print my EPP shapes on cardstock.

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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3 log cabin blocks – video tutorial

Log cabin is a classic block but there are many variations and ways to make them.

Let’s see 3 of them.

Learn to make 3 different log cabin blocks

The mini log cabin belongs to a mini quilt: Tiny quilt.

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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3 log cabin quilt blocks video tutorial

Two star blocks: mills stars and 6 pointed star video tutorial

Two stars, 2 techniques.

Freezer paper foundation piecing

To make Mill and Stars block we’ll learn a foundation piecing technique that uses freezer paper.

Freezer paper templates are reusable because you don’t need to stitch through the paper. And removing the paper is a breeze! I hope you enjoy this technique.

Pattern suggestions for these 2 blocks

Block 1: Bijoux quilt pattern

The pattern includes all the fabric needs and assembly instructions as well as the paper templates for foundation piecing featured on the video as well as traditional templates.

For regular paper piecing you’ll have to use all four pieces in the template.

  • Bijoux quilt pattern

Block 2: 6-pointed star

This 6-pointed star technique, developed in 1991 by Marci Baker, is from the book Oh My Stars! which has 14 different projects. Check it out!

On the video I use a 60 degree ruler. While a 60 degree ruler isn’t necessary, if you intend to cut a lot of 60 degree triangles, it can be a god investment.

How to make this block without a 60 degree ruler?

Learn how to use your straight ruler to cut at 60 degree angles:

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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Two star quilt blocks - video tutorial

Disappearing hourglass with pre-cuts – video tutorial

This is one of those blocks that start with two squares. It can be made in different sizes though for this demo I’ve chosen a 10″ pre-cut also called layer cake.

How to make 4 disappearing hourglass blocks with two 10″ squares

By using a variety of fabric and colour combinations you can make strikingly looking quilts quite easily.

Fabric collection

The demo uses pre-cut 10″ squares, also called layer cakes, from the Michael Miller Collection Fairy Frost Metallic. In red and green this would make a great Christmas quilt.

See an alternative and classy colour scheme with this collection in creams, greys and blacks.

Using 3 fabrics

disappearing hourglass block

Using 2 fabrics

disappearing hourglass block

Disappearing hourglass variations quilt block

Lucy Boston, Patchwork of the crosses – part 3 – video tutorial

This is the third part of the Patchwork of the crosses by Lucy Boston tutorial.

Did you miss the previous tutorials? Patchwork of the crosses part 1 and part 2.

Today I’m posting a tutorial on how to finish putting all the pieces together.

This quilt takes time to complete and I’m still assembling my blocks. I’ll post the final quilt when I finish it.

Download the Patchwork of the crosses template

What paper to use?

I print my EPP shapes on cardstock.

Recommended fabric collections

I made this project as Michael Miller’s Ambassador.

It turns out I love gingham, basics and directional prints in general and Michael Miller has a great range of those. 

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
Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses part 3