14 awesome quilting tutorials—from our authors!

14 awesome quilting tutorialsIn nearly two years at Stitch This! we’ve put together quite a few quilting tutorials (see a roundup of 52 of them here). But we’ve yet to share one massive network of helpful, clever, eye-opening tutes from a group of true pros: our exceptionally talented authors!

From how-to-make-a-quilt basics to smart ideas for specific projects, you’re about to enjoy plenty of lightbulb moments. Click though to see each designer’s take on a technique; then follow them via email, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Keep in touch! And if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to Stitch This! for alerts to more tutorial roundups in the future.

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Prewashing fabrics Pre-Wash or Not? Quilting’s Perennial Question
Authors: Darra Williamson (Cuddle Me Quick, A Year in the Life of Sunbonnet Sue) and Jennifer Rounds (A Dozen Roses)
Blog: See How We Sew
Choosing Fabrics for a Quilt Choosing Fabrics for a Quilt 101
Author: Amy Smart (Fabulously Fast Quilts—coming April 2014)
Blog: Diary of a Quilter
How to Square Up Fabric How to Square Up Fabric
Author: Amy Ellis (Modern Neutrals, Modern Basics, Modern Basics II)
Blog: Amy’s Creative Side
Podcast: The Quiltcast
Adding Borders to Quilts Adding (Not Wavy!) Borders to Quilts
Author: Cheryl Brown (Quilt Batik!)
Blog: Quilter Chic
How to Sew Mitered Corners How to Sew Mitered Corners
Author: Nancy Mahoney (see all of Nancy’s books)
Blog: Nancy Mahoney
Quick Quilt Labels Tips for a Quick Quilt Label
Author: Cheryl Lynch (Sew Embellished!, ¡Quilt Fiesta!)
Blog: Cheryl Lynch Quilts
How to Make a Pieced Quilt Back How to Make a Pieced Quilt Back
Author: Julie Herman (Skip the Borders)
Jaybird Quilts
Tying a Quilter's Knot Tying a Quilter’s Knot—the Video!
Author: Rebecca Silbaugh (Seamingly Scrappy)
Blog: Ruby Blue Quilting Studio


Scrap-Busting String-Block Tutorial Scrap-Busting String-Block Tutorial
Author: Stephanie Dunphy (Uncommonly Corduroy)
Blog: Loft Creations
Easiest Way to Sew Chevrons Easiest Way to Sew Chevrons
Author: Cindy Lammon (Simply Modern Christmas, Flowers All Around, Flower Pots, Gathered from the Garden)
Blog: Hyacinth Quilt Designs
How to Make and Use Bias Tape How to Make (and Use) Bias Tape
Author: Jill Finley (Home Sweet Quilt)
Blog: Jillily Studio
How to Sew a Zipper into a Pillow How to Sew a Zipper into a Pillow
Author: Katy Jones (25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks, 25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks Volume 2)
Blog: Monkey Do
Free-motion quilting--Baptist Fan pattern Free-Motion Quilting: Baptist Fan Pattern
Author: Elizabeth Dackson (Becoming a Confident Quilter)
Blog: Don’t Call Me Betsy
60-Degree Quilt Tutorial 60-Degree Quilt Tutorial
Author: Kim Brackett (Scrap Quilting, Strip by Strip, Scrap-Basket Beauties, Scrap-Basket Sensations, Scrap-Basket Surprises)
Blog: Magnolia Bay Quilts

For more quilting how-tos, visit our How to Quilt page.

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