Roundup: 52 quilting tutorials

52 quilting tutorialsWhen Stitch This! launched just over a year ago, one of our goals was to pack posts with interesting, fun, and helpful quilting tutorials. Recently we took an inventory of those quilting tutorials and were giddy to find that we’d amassed 52 so far—that’s about one tute a week!

Today we’ve classified, categorized, and compartmentalized those 52 quilting tutorials into one handy post that you can refer to again and again. Bookmark it, pin it, however you do it—just be sure to save this page for the times when you need it!

Got a burning question about quilting that isn’t answered with a tutorial below? Make a quilting-tutorial request in the comments—our aim is to answer every quiltmaking query you can come up with.

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Choosing fabrics for quilts

How to choose quilt fabrics in 5 minutes Color lessons for quilters

Tips for choosing fabrics Quilting with batiks

Scraps, strips, and precuts

Organizing quilt scraps Scrap-quilting therapy

Strip quilting: 4 techniques Top tips for precuts

Fat-quarter tips Fabric-trade tips

Designing quilts

How to design quilt settings Quilt design-wall ideas

Basic quiltmaking techniques

Rotary cutting and piecing tips Every quilter's magic number

How to resize quilt blocks How to press quilt seams

How to sew flying geese 25 quilt tips from Kim Diehl

Pattern tutorials

Easiest quilt pattern ever Easiest pillow ever

How to make a t-shirt quilt How to make wonky quilt blocks


5 tips for better applique How to applique by hand

How to machine applique Fusible applique how-to

Paper piecing

How to paper piece Paper piecing tips

Machine quilting

Tips for machine quilting Machine quilting baby quilts

Finishing techniques

How to miter quilt borders Quilt sandwich tips

How to quilt a quilt--quick! How to label a quilt

Sewing techniques

How to sew purse straps Ruched flowers how-to

How to sew in a zipper Embellishment tips

Just for fun

Breaking quilt rules Sewing-room makeover ideas

Hosting a quilt party How to hang a quilt

How to Quilt: FREE downloadable eBooklets

Our How to Quilt eBooklets are filled with tried-and-true, solid quiltmaking techniques that you can apply to any project. In fact, several of our free eBooklets are quite substantial—entertaining, meaty pieces that cover several aspects of one technique. In short, they’re deep. Download one or all of them now!

Quilt vocabulary Rotary cutting

Piecing quilts Paper-foundation piecing

How to applique Common hand-embroidery stitches

How to sew borders on quilts Making a quilt sandwich

Binding a quilt How to make a hanging sleeve

Did we miss a topic? What quilting tutorials would you like to see? Tell us in the comments and we’ll consider your idea for a future post!

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