Turnovers – Brand New to Quilting Series – Quilting Tutorial


Hi, I’m Sarah, from Missouri Star Quilt Company and welcome to our Brand New To Quilting Series. Today we are gonna talk about the turnover.

The turnover is 8” triangles so you can actually do, there’s several different things you can do, we’re still playing with them and learning different things.

A fun thing you can do is the half square triangle. So, if you’re doing half square triangles it’s super easy. You open it up, you lay it all out, just kind of mix and match, and put them together. It makes a 5 ½” square, so, you could put ‘em together with a charm pack. You’d have to do a little bit of trimming, but with seams it comes out 5”. We’ve actually put a little quilt together that’s really cute. That was just really easy. It was the same no cutting concept. Where we just put them together and it turned out really cute and did some sashing and I’ll show you that in a minute.

But I just wanted you guys to see all these different options. It depends on your colors you’re into. It’s the same concept, with 40 different fabrics and just putting them together. They’re fun, it’s like a puzzle! That’s what quilting’s about! So, come and see the quilt, and let me show you what we did with it.

Alright, so when we’re talking about turnovers you’ve gotta think, half square triangles, pinwheels, braids. You can lay them out different. You can put them together. Just try to be creative with the options here. Then here’s our quilt that we put together that I was telling you about. That we did this is just a Snippets turnover. We made a really cute little baby quilt. We just sewed the turnovers together, and laid them out. Did some sashing between them, did a cute little border and scalloped it, and it was just easy. And it was fun to play with.

So, good luck! Get out there, buy a turnover, try it! This is just a few tips from the Missouri Star Quilt Company. See ya!

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  • Marly MacDonald

    I can’t seem to locate the tutorial for the pinwheel quilt using the 5 inch charm packs.

    • Sarah

      Go here to check it out!!  http://www.youtube.com/user/MissouriQuiltCo#p/u/5/ekYpJzHoW6E