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What to do wIth spare triangle scraps – video tutorial

I often make corner triangles using squares of fabric so there’s always some wastage. But I always keep my scraps and do something with them.

These are the 2 ways I tend to use the scrap triangles. I hope you enjoy the video:

A good way to use the left over scraps is to use in crumb quilting, or to use in the back of the quilt as a  half square triangles signature block of some sort or as an improv piece.

Fabric collection

I used  fabrics from the Michael Miller black and white FQ bundle which has some great fabrics in it.

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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What to do with triangle scraps video tutorial
What to do with triangle scraps video tutorial

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Curved log cabin quilt block – video tutorial

You’ll agree log cabin is one of the most popular quilt blocks.

Today I’m trying a new kind that gives the appearance of curves even though it’s all made with strips of different widths.

How to make a curved log cabin quilt block

Credit: Said With Love

Fabric collection

I used 2 beautiful Michael basics collections that have a great range of colours to choose from:

Curved log cabin quilt block video tutorial

Lone star and snail quilt blocks: two favourite blocks – video tutorial

Lone star blocks look more difficult than they are and so do Snail blocks.

I’m not very fond of Y seas so the lone star block has none.

Which one is your favourite?

Learn to make a Lone star quilt block and a snail quilt block

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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Two classic blocks: lone star and snail quilt blocks video tutorial

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3 modern scrappy blocks video tutorial

Time to make 3 fun blocks with lots of potential. Play with colours and take some liberties with some of them. Experiment!

You can use your fabric scraps and some favourite solid colours. Cotton couture by Michael Miller is my favourite solid range.

Download the template

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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Three modern quilting blocks with fabric scraps video tutorial

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Easy tumbling blocks without Y seams

Today I’m posting about one of my most popular tutorial for a straightforward way to  make tumbling blocks using strips sewn together. 

There’s not one single Y seam with this technique! Yay!

Don’t forget to check out Marci Baker talking about the technique she created below.

How to make quick and easy tumbling or baby blocks

Watch and learn how to make baby blocks in less than 3 minutes:

Easy tumbling blocks without Y seams - easy quilting video tutorials

This technique, developed in 1987 by Marci Baker, is available in the book ABC 3-D Tumbling Blocks … and More! and the pattern Playing with Blocks for purchase.

Tumbling block size

Each individual tumbling block size is about 4 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches.

Materials

You will need a 60 degree ruler or a square ruler with a 60 degree marking.

Piece 1

  • One 3 inch strip x width of fabric (WOF) in cream/white
  • Two 2 1/2 inch strip x WOF in dark red or any other dark colour

Piece 2

  • One 3 inch strip x width of fabric (WOF) in cream/white
  • Two 2 1/2 inch strip x WOF in yellow or any other medium colour

This technique, developed in 1987 by Marci Baker, is available in the book ABC 3-D Tumbling Blocks … and More! and the pattern Playing with Blocks for purchase.

And here is the explanation by its creator Marci Baker.

 

Easy tumbling blocks without Y seams - easy quilting video tutorials

Step by step visual

Video tutorial: No Y seams tumbling blocks - easy quilting

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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