Posts tagged: "quilting for beginners"

  1. Quick quilt patterns—stash ’em for THOSE times (+ sale!)

    Posted by on July 6, 2015

    How many times have you thought to yourself: I’d love to make a quilt for this occasion…but I don’t think I have enough time. Maybe it was a birthday that snuck up on you. Or maybe you were invited to an event—a housewarming, a baby shower, a holiday bash—and had a week or less to […]


  2. Put an end to UFOs with quilt-finishing smarts (tutorial + giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 26, 2015

    It’s an ongoing conundrum for quilters: why do we let our UFOs (or WIPs, or whatever you might call your unfinished quilts) pile up? If you’re like many quilters, the reason is this: the techniques you currently rely on to finish your quilts aren’t efficient or easy—and that can make finishing quilts feel more frustrating […]


  3. Roundup: Just for fun free quilting tutorials

    Posted by on May 14, 2015

    Loved the top 20 free quilting tutorials we shared during our anniversary week in March? Today we’re rounding up another batch of tutorials for you to peruse! From using your scraps to choosing quilt colors, you’ll find ideas to jump-start your creativity and the inspiration to try something new. Bookmark them, pin them, save them […]


  4. 3 quick-to-make quilts for dads AND grads

    Posted by on May 12, 2015

    School’s winding down and summer’s drawing near—it’s time to celebrate dads and grads! Do you want to shower a special dad or grad with a handmade quilt this year? Or maybe you know a dad and a grad who need spoiling. That’s a lot of quiltmaking ahead…isn’t it? Not when you have that special something […]


  5. Paper-piecing tip: cut fabric pieces to the right size every time (+ sale!)

    Posted by on April 27, 2015

    Isn’t it amazing what you can do with paper piecing? Using the technique, you can: Sew the tiniest pieces with amazing accuracy: simply machine stitch on the lines. Nevermind the straight of grain—the paper stabilizes fabric so well that you can safely sew on the bias. Turn designs with reputations for fussiness (like “Mariner’s Compass” […]


  6. Anniversary week! Free quilting tutorials roundup, day 1

    Posted by on March 9, 2015

    Welcome to day one of QUILT TUTORIALS WEEK—and our weeklong blog-anniversary celebration! Our official anniversary arrives on Thursday, so before we officially celebrate, we’re reminiscing by sharing a week’s worth of free quilting tutorials from the past year. Bookmark them, pin them, however you save them—but keep this week’s posts handy for the times when […]


  7. Best batting for quilts? Well, it depends… (cheat sheet)

    Posted by on February 23, 2015

    Do you choose the same batting for your quilts over and over again—but only because you’re not sure which quilt-batting types are best for what purposes? Many quilters favor one batting over another, and with good reason. Machine quilters prefer one kind, hand quilters another, and the topics of warmth and washing can take you […]


  8. How to finish quilt binding (diagonal-seam method)

    Posted by on February 9, 2015

    Who better to call on for a quilt-binding tutorial than Mimi Dietrich? Mimi’s book on how to finish quilts, Happy Endings, has been a favorite of quilters since it was published in 1987 and revised in 2003. In it you’ll find creative ideas for binding your quilts in most any way you can imagine. (There’s […]


  9. Learn free-motion quilting in new Sewing with Nancy videos

    Posted by on February 5, 2015

    Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners author Molly Hanson visits Nancy Zieman at the Sewing with Nancy studio. Most quilters fall into one of two camps: those who’ve tried free-motion quilting and those who want to try. Have you given it a go? If you haven’t yet—or if you’ve tried with unfortunate results—or if you’ve tried, succeeded, […]


  10. Triangle quilts: making the perfect HST

    Posted by on February 2, 2015

    What’s your favorite way to make the perfect HST? Perfect what? Half-square triangles, sometimes called triangle squares or bias squares, are often abbreviated as HST in quilting lingo. They’re squares made from two equal triangles sewn together along their diagonal edges, and they’re among the most commonly used elements in quilts. It’s not a stretch […]