Saturday Sampler

Wall of Small Samplers

This Saturday Sampler Quilt is the best way to learn basic quilting skills.  Each block in this series focuses on one or more essential skills.  Complete all blocks and you’ll be ready to tackle more advanced quilting projects.

Intro - Saturday Sampler

Below the video links, you’ll find the handouts you can download for FREE along with photos of other Sampler Quilts. Hope you enjoy this project!


Introduction  (#1)

Learn about this project and why Sampler Quilts make great beginner projects.  More detailed instructions can be found in later videos in this series.

Saturday Sampler Intro Video

Supplies (#2)

Learn about the supplies needed for this project

Saturday Sampler Supplies

The SQUARE (#3)

Learn about the most popular quilt shape.  Then discover how to add seam allowances.  Finally find out how to cut this using a rotary cutter.

square for Saturday Sampler

Heart Applique (#4)

Learn how to add a heart appliqué to your project using a fusible.

Heart Applique for Saturday Sampler

Circle Applique (#5)

Learn another easy appliqué method. Beginners can use this method in place of more difficult curved piecing requiring templates and registration marks.

Circle Applique for Saturday Sampler

Bricks/Rectangles (#6)

Learn about cutting rectangles and sewing a precise 1/4″ seam. Review adding seam allowances.  You also learn why pressing along with cutting and sewing add to your accuracy.

Bricks/Rectangles Block for Saturday Sampler

Rail Fence  (#7)

Learn about a scant 1/4 inch seam.  Review cutting on the grain lines for  rectangles.  You will also be given instructions for making multiple blocks using strip piecing.

Rail Fence for Saturday Sampler

Four Patch (#8)

Learn about matching intersections and why pressing is so important for sewing accurately.  You will also discover how chain piecing can save you time.

Four Patch for Saturday Sampler

Nine Patch (#9)

Learn why value is so important in quilting.  Then you’ll get to “play” with your fabric.  Directions on how to strip piece this traditional block are also included.

Saturday Sampler Nine Patch Block

Bow Tie (#10)

Learn about the quick corner method.

Bow Tie for Saturday Sampler

Quick Corner Jar (#11)

Learn about the quick corner method.  Add this jar to your Sampler Quilt or try the square with four quick corners also featured in this video.

Saturday Sampler Quick Corner Jar

Simple Houses (#12)

Learn how to make houses with Flying Geese Units using the Quick Corner Method. (Cut only squares and other rectangles to make this block!) You’ll also find some tips for matching triangle points.

Saturday Sampler Simple Houses

Shoo Fly (#13)

Learn how to cut and sew triangles.

Shoo Fly for Saturday Sampler

Friendship Star (#14)

Learn how to match points.

Saturday Sampler Friendship Star

Basket (#15)

Learn how to make a pattern for this block.  Practice cutting, sewing and matching skills while constructing this Simple Basket.

Basket for Saturday Sampler

Setting Quilt Blocks (#16)

Learn about some of the popular settings for sampler blocks and the process that quilters go through when deciding on a layout.  You also will receive directions for adding sashing to your blocks.  At the end of the video, you’ll find more examples of different settings.

Saturday Sampler - Sashing Setting

Setting with Alternate Squares (#17)

Learn about using alternate squares to set your sampler blocks.  You will also find out how to make the quilt sandwich and finish your quilt.

Saturday Sampler - Alternate Squares Setting

Setting on Point (#18)

Learn about setting triangles and how to construct a quilt that has a diagonal set (Set On Point).

Saturday Sampler - Setting On Point

Saturday Sampler Quilt HANDOUTS:


SEE Individual Entries (Rail Fence, Four Patch, etc.) for more FREE PATTERNS.


Other Sampler Quilts:

Looking for other beginner quilts?  Check out the quilts below:

Wall of Small Samplers

Wall of Small Samplers

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