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Quilted brooches video tutorial

Lately I’ve been getting into tiny quilting if you can call it that.

This time I’ve made 2″ X 2” quilted brooches.

Let’s get to it!

How to make a finished 2″ x 2″ quilted brooch

Foundation piecing paper

I used regular copy paper but you may find it to be a bit thick.

You can use special paper for foundation piecing if you prefer.

Foundation paper ruler

Note: I recently started to use an Add a quarter ruler, the yellow ruler in the video, after some followers recommended it and I have to say it’s a true time saver.

Download the quilted brooch template

Buy the full 18 template set

Get the templates to make 18 quilted brooches.

What else do you need

  • batting scraps

1 1/2″ quilt magnets

Quilt magnets video tutorial

Get the templates

Get the templates to make 18 fridge magnets or a mini quilt.


3″ quilt blocks

Tiny quilt templates

Download the traditional and foundation  templates from my Etsy shop.

Is 1 1/2″ too small for you?

What about my 3″ quilt blocks Tiny quilt?

Tiny quilt - 3" x 3" blocks

Get the 3 sets of blocks

Miniature 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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Quilted brooches 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

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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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3 ways to improve your quilt

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

Swirl: a block from Turnabout patchwork: simple quilts with a twist

This block belongs to my book Turnabout Patchwork: Simple quilts with a Twist.
I came across the block and its variations through experimentation.

The pieces that make up the block have many bias seams. If you don’t like sewing with bias seams this block isn’t  for you.

I personally find that if the pieces are small, like in this case, handling them presents no issues.

The block is made out of 2 squares of fabric. Yes, just 2 squares of fabric in contrasting fabrics.

How to make a quick and easy Swirl quilt block

Learn how to make a Hunter’s start quilt block in  just over 2 minutes:

Fabric recommendations

You can make the quilt in 2 colours:

Or you can make it in multiple colours:

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/2 inches square.

Swirl quilt pattern

This is one of the quilts from my book Turnabout patchwork using this variation of this block Sarah Myers from  the Quilted Diary made.

Swirl quilt

The pattern is one of 23 quilt patterns in my book “Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist“. The book 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.

Order Turnabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

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Swirl quilt, Turnabout patchwork

Quilt magnets pattern – video tutorial

I loved making these tiny 1 1/2″ blocks so much that I thought you would too.

The video demonstrates how to make the block with foundation piecing.

In such small sizes I find it’s a lot easier to get an accurate block than using traditional piecing.

Let’s get to it!

How to make a finished 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ quilt magnet

Foundation piecing paper

I used regular copy paper but you may find it to be a bit thick.

You can use special paper for foundation piecing if you prefer.

Foundation paper ruler

Note: I recently started to use an Add a quarter ruler, the yellow ruler in the video, after some followers recommended it and I have to say it’s a true time saver.

Buy the full 18 template set

Get the templates to make 18 fridge magnets or a mini quilt.

Download flying geese template

Fabric collections

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.

3″ quilt blocks

Is 1 1/2″ too small for you?

What about my 3″ quilt blocks Tiny quilt?

Tiny quilt templates

Download the traditional and foundation  templates from my Etsy shop.

Tiny quilt - 3" x 3" 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

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
Quilt magnets video tutorial