Beginner Basics

QUILT TUTORIALS covering Basic Techniques

making quilt patterns

Creating a Pattern

Have a beautiful quilt that you adore but no pattern?  Find out how to produce patterns on your own.
cutting methods

Cutting Fabric

Learn traditional AND quick cutting methods.
sewing seams

Sewing Seams

Most quilt patterns require a ¼” seam allowance.  Follow our tips and you’ll be sewing an accurate ¼” in no time!  You will also learn how to chain piece to save time and help with your accuracy.  Other videos feature some “tricks” to make matching seams and partial seams easier to sew.
finishing the quilt

Finishing the Quilt

You are finished with layering your quilt …. now what?  Learn the pros and cons about the different quilting techniques. Other videos show how to make binding and add it to your quilt.  Find out how to add a “sleeve” and a label to finish off your quilt.

 

OTHER TECHNIQUES for your Quilting Toolbox

piecing/cutting shortcuts

Piecing/Cutting Shortcuts

Most quilt patterns require many fabric shapes to be sewn together into a larger quilt.  Learn some tricks to help you save time and sew more accurately.
Paper Piecing Quilting

Paper Piecing

Paper Piecing is a useful (and fun!) technique to help with accuracy.
strip piecing

Strip Quilting

Using fabric strips to make quilt blocks or whole quilts has become very popular.  Learn some strip quilting shortcuts.
applique

Applique

Some quilts require applying a cutout shape to the background fabric.  Learn some of the different methods that can be used for applique.
crazy freeform quilting

Crazy or Free Form Quilting

Frustrated with all the quilting “rules”? Why not break all the rules and get crazy!

monkey quilt

Quilt As You Go

Instead of quilting a large whole quilt, you can break it down into smaller, more manageable pieces.  Learn some of the different ways to quilt as you go.

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