quilting tutorials for beginners

FPP with freezer paper

Foundation paper piecing (FPP) is a technique used in quilting, where a pattern is printed or drawn onto a piece of paper. Fabric is then sewn onto the paper, following the lines of the pattern, in a specific order. Once all the fabric pieces have been sewn onto the paper, the paper is removed, and …

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How do I quilt Blooming Stripes? Part 3 – Quilting Feathers!

Quilting feathers my friends! It’s not as difficult as you think. But before your get to doing that: On a domestic machine, add your background quilting after you’ve completed the centre shapes. Background quilting can be any of your favourite motifs, heck, I’d suggest a meander. Your biggest concern and question is going to be …

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How do I quilt Blooming Stripes? Part 2

Last week I shared the first part of quilting Blooming Stripes. If you want to quilt along, you can purchase the panel or the appliqué pattern and enjoy a stitch-along. Invite some friends, and have a quilty party!

How do I quilt Blooming Stripes? Part 1

Quilting Blooming Stripes or any digitally printed panel is really no different to quilting a standard quilt top, except for all the advantages of straight lines, perfect appliqué, no snagging on thick seams and no ripping of fabric – eek!

How to make a quilted bag

I love a nice bag. And I love quilting. Put the two together and you have love over your shoulder. Here’s how I made a quilted bag with a standard pattern.

How to start quilting with rulers

With so many choices on the market, it can be difficult to decide which quilting rulers to buy.  Over time you will collect many rulers but there are a few that will make creating quilt motifs with rulers a joy.

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