quilting tutorials for beginners

Tips for reading a quilt pattern

Quilt patterns can prove challenging for beginners and for seasoned quilters. There’s a lot of new lingo if you’re just starting out, and sometimes this can get a bit confusing. Along with my glossary (have you started collecting the posts on social media yet?), you’ll not only know what terms mean, but with these tips …

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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!

Help with fabric, seams and waves

I often receive emails from quilters who need help with some or other quilting element. Here’s a few quilting questions that I have gotten and I give you those answers.

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.

Have you noticed the new quilt pattern trend?

I enjoy quilting, no, I love quilting. I could very well sleep next to my quilt machine so that it’s right there if I wake up in the middle of the night with an urge to quilt. Yes, that’s me. Which also means that I want a pattern at weird times, and I don’t want to wait for the courier.

Never ending lines

Creating designs using circles can have interesting results. Here are a few examples.

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