quilt label

Quilters often include a label on the back the quilt that lists pertinent information such as the maker(s) and/or the date completed.  The label is often a separate piece of fabric that is appliquéd to the quilt.  You can use freezer paper (ironed to the back of your label) to make it easier to write… Continue reading Label

Lap Quilting

    Lap quilting is a method of quilting that can be done – in your lap. Small sections of the quilt are pieced and layered with the batting and backing. After all the sections are assembled they are then sewn together to form a large quilt.  This method is sometimes referred to as “Quilt… Continue reading Lap Quilting

Lap Quilts

Lap Quilt

    A lap quilt fits over your lap. Any quilt under 60 inches square can be called a lap quilt. Sometimes beginners start their quilting careers with this quilt size as there is less piecing. Since it is smaller, it is also easier to handle when quilting all three layers together. You’ll find free… Continue reading Lap Quilts


Some quilts are designed with fabric strips separating the blocks. These strips are sometimes referred to as the lattice.

Layer Cakes

“Layer Cakes” is a name given to pre-cut squares that are 10 inch x 10 inch.  They are often bundled in packages of 40-42.  Originally part of the Moda Fabric pre-cut collections, the term layer cakes is used to describe a stack of 10 inch squares.  You can cut these yourself, purchase a pack of… Continue reading Layer Cakes

Layering a Quilt

layering a quilt

Layering a quilt refers to the process when all three layers of the quilt are put together. In this photo that demonstrates layering a quilt, also known as making the “quilt sandwich”; the backing, batting and quilt top are pinned before machine quilting.   See Beginner Basics – Quilt Sandwich Tutorial