The projects below are great ways to practice your piecing/quilting and/or sewing. They require few supplies and usually can be completed in an afternoon.
At the bottom of the page you’ll find a link to our Hand Sewing Blocks. These also are perfect for beginners, inexpensive and can be put together in a few hours or less. Also, don’t forget to sign up to receive updates and FREE patterns by filling in your email address at the bottom of the page.
Learn how to make potholders and “mug rugs” using the “Flip and Sew” method. You will only need a few scraps of fabric to complete this quick and easy project.
Learn how to make a simple eyeglasses case using leftover quilting squares. Beginners (and seasoned quilters) can use this easy project to practice with new block patterns, try out new quilting designs and/or experiment with different threads.
Learn how to use your home printer to make unique fabric.
Learn how to use selvages to add trim to your projects. You’ll also learn how to make fabric form discarded selvages. The fabric can be used to make the eyeglass case listed above.
Learn straight line and free motion quilting when you make these simple bags.
Learn how to make this simple table runner using small scraps of fabric. Then find out how to use straight-line quilting to add texture to your project.
You can learn about cutting, sewing and quilting when making a simple table runner. Minimal time, fabric, and quilting skills are needed to make this beginner project.
Learn how to make a table runner while also discovering how to cut quarter square triangles.
Learn how to make this easy quilt display for a single block. This is a great way to use up leftover blocks or to practice new block patterns, to try out new quilting designs.
Learn how to make an easy and inexpensive needle book. You can also add a “pocket” to hold your scissors and thread.
Learn how to make this pincushion ring.
Learn how to paper piece a 2 ½” by 3” block that looks great when framed.
Learn how to use sashing to attach blocks in this Quilt-As-You-Go project. You will only need a few scraps of fabric to complete each block. (I do have to say this takes longer than a few hours BUT a great way to make use of practice blocks.)
Learn how to make potholders and mug rugs using quilting squares. You will also find out how to construct the “No Match” Pumpkin block. Beginners (and seasoned quilters) can use this easy project to practice with new block patterns, try out new quilting designs and or experiment with different threads.
Learn how to make this quick and easy paper pieced flag.
Have some summer fun when you piece this snow cone.
Learn how to paper piece while making a gift card or ornament. This is a great project for beginners who would like to learn about paper piecing.
Learn how to make Yo-Yo’s that can be added to cards or to your quilting project. It’s easy and inexpensive; perfect project for beginners.
Learn how to crazy quilt while making a nice greeting card. This is a great project for beginners to get a taste of free form quilting.
Learn how to turn Dollar Store NOTEBOOKS into UNIQUE JOURNALS. This is a great project for beginning sewers/quilters.
Learn how to make this tissue holder. Beginner sewers will get to practice basic cutting and sewing skills.
Learn how to sew an inexpensive skirt for an 18″ doll by hand or by machine.
Learn how to assemble a lightweight summer quilt. These quilts have a top and a back but no batting. They are easier to assemble as you don’t have to worry about hand or machine quilting.
Learn how to make these easy ribbon candy ornaments. This is a great sewing project for beginners as it goes together quickly and requires few supplies.
Learn how to hand sew these blocks that can be used alone as mug rugs, potholders, framed mini-quilts, etc. Like the idea of handwork? Make multiples of each block and sew together a large quilt.