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Create a Custom Pillowcase in 8 Easy Steps
An easy pillowcase pattern, with French seams that keep raw edges under wraps. Instructions and illustrations make this pillowcase pattern a cinch.
What's a Fat Quarter of Fabric, and How is it...
Quilters love fat quarters of fabric. Learn what the term means, how to cut fat quarters, and why they are such good options for a fabric stash.
Sewing a Mitered Quilt Binding is Easy with...
Learn how to bind a quilt with easy mitered corners. Just follow my step-by-step binding instructions and and illustrations.
Find Out How Easy it Is to Make a Rag Quilt
My easy tutorial explains how to make rag quilts. Once you learn rag quilt basics, you'll know how turn other quilt patterns into these comfy quilts.
29 Easy Quilt Patterns for Beginning Quilters
Easy quilt patterns for beginning quilters, or anyone who'd like to sew a simple, quick quilt. My thorough instructions make quilt assembly a breeze.
Get Crafty and Learn How to Make Your Own Quilts
Learn how to make a quilt, from start to finish. My step by step quilting tutorials, plus hundreds of free quilt patterns, will get you started.
Use This Easy Pattern to Learn How to Make a...
Road Trip quilt is an easy strippy set quilt pattern sewn with squares and rectangles that are arranged to give its columns a wave-like motion.
Colorful and Cute, You'll Love this Easy Baby...
Little Spinners is an easy baby quilt pattern. Its spin is created with simple strip pieced rectangles -- perfect for beginning quilters.
Get in the Christmas Spirit with These Folded...
Use your imagination to assemble our easy homemade Christmas ornaments. These folded fabric star ornament are perfect for any holiday or event.
Free Quilt Block Patterns, M through S
Free quilt block patterns, with new patterns added each week. Browse block patterns of all sizes and for all skill levels. Blocks M through S.
Compare Mattress Sizes Before You Buy a Bed or...
We'll help you compare mattress sizes to decide which bed size is the best for your needs, and offer tips to help you make a quilt that fits perfectly.
Free Quilt Patterns
Free quilt patterns of all types and sizes, from miniatures to baby quilts to bed quilt patterns. In-depth instructions by Janet Wickell.
How to Design and Make a Zipperless Throw...
Try this easy throw pillow pattern, made with an unused quilt block from your stash or with a plain panel of fabric. No zippers required.
10 Things Every Quilter Should Know About...
Ten important skills every quilter should know... a must-read for beginning quilters. Learn the ins and outs of quilting before you begin.
Christmas Tree Rag Quilt Pattern
Our Christmas Tree rag quilt pattern is an easy quilting project that's suitable for quilters of all skill levels. Page 3.
Easy Tips to Help You Get Ready to Sew a...
Follow a few simple steps and you'll be ready to sew a mystery quilt.
Make a Four-Patch Rag Quilt with This Easy...
Try my easy rag quilt pattern the next time you're looking for a quick quilting project. The rag quilt is made with simple four patch quilt blocks.
Browse Hundreds of Quilt Patterns
Browse hundreds of free quilt block and quilt patterns to find the perfect quilt for your next project. Patchwork, appliqué, minis and much more.
Simple Guide to Creating a Lush Puff Quilt
Use this easy puff quilt pattern and step by step photos to learn how to make these comfy quilts (they're sometimes called biscuit quilts).
Use These Easy Methods to Make Binding for Quilts
Use this easy method to make continuous quilt binding strips from fabric cut across the crosswise grain.
Got Leftover Fabric? It's Easy to Make a Scrap...
Learn how to make a scrap quilt with my scrap quilting tips and techniques. Follow a few important guidelines to make a quilt you love, every time.
Join us for a Mystery Quilt Sew-Along on...
You're invited to a sew-a-long on January 1, 2015. Join us for a day of sewing as we stitch the 2015 New Year's Day Mystery quilt.
Stitch a Baby Quilt for That Special Little One
Baby quilt patterns of all types and sizes. You'll find lots of patterns that are easy to sew, and all are suitable for a baby girl or baby boy.
New to Quilting? Try Some of These Free and...
My easy quilt patterns are a good choice for a beginning quilters, or anyone who's looking for a quick and easy quilting project.
Mattress Sizes Chart
A mattress size chart to help you when making a quilt or purchasing bedding of all types.
Easy Log Cabin Quilt Pattern... No Templates...
Use my free log cabin quilt pattern to make log cabin blocks without templates. This easy log cabin quilt is a breeze to sew.
Quilting 101: How to Make Half-Square Triangle...
Use my easy method to make quick pieced half square triangle units, one of the most commonly used components in patchwork quilts.
How to Print and Save Free Quilt Patterns
You'll find hundreds of free printable quilt patterns on the About.com Quilting site. Use these tips to print or search for patterns and quilting tutorials.
Learn How to Sew a Quarter Inch Seam Allowance...
Learn how to sew a quarter inch seam allowance so that your quilt blocks and quilts are perfect, every time.
How to Make 6-Sided Snowflakes
Learn how to make fabric and paper snowflakes. Follow our step-by-step instructions and photos to make 6-sided snowflakes, just like Mother Nature's.
The Basic Tools Every Beginng Quilter Needs
Which quilting tools do beginning quilters really need? My list of the basic tools every quilter needs will help you start cutting and sewing with ease.
It's Easy to Calculate How Much Fabric Is...
Use my tutorial to learn how to calculate yardage for a quilt. Once you've practiced a few yardage calculations, they'll all be a cinch.
How to Print on Fabric with an Inkjet or Laser...
Tips and techniques to help you learn how to print on fabric using inkjet and laser printers.
How to Make Quilt Backing from Any Fabric
Learn how to make quilt backing from regular quilting cottons or wide backing fabrics, your choice.
Grab Those Old T-Shirts and Turn Them Into a...
You needn't be a quilter to learn how to make a T shirt quilt. Just follow my easy T shirt quilt tutorial to sew a quilt that's packed with memories.
A Simple Burn Test Can Help You Identify...
Learn how to do a fabric burn test to help determine if a fabric is made from cotton or other fibers, such as wool, silk or polyester.
Put the X's and O's Quilt on Your To-Do List if...
An X's and O's quilt pattern that shows you how to make this popular quilt, plus options to help you customize your X's and O's quilt layout.
Try this Pattern to Make Easy Dresden Plate...
An easy Dresden Plate quilt pattern. You'll love this simple method to make perfect Dresden Plates, every time.
Christmas Tree Skirt
Christmas quilts on display in the About.com Quilting photo galleries. Page 3.
Learn Why Two Methods Are Used to Cut Setting...
Learn how to cut the setting triangles and corner triangles that are used to fill in the gaps at the edges of quilt blocks in an on-point quilt layout.
A Beginner's Guide to Stitch in the Ditch...
Use this beginners guide to learn more about stitch in the ditch machine quilting.
Attention, Quilters: Here's How to Measure and...
Use my easy instructions to learn how to measure and sew straight borders to a quilt -- an important step that can help square up skewed projects.
Learn a few ways to make easy quilt hanging...
Use my tutorial to make two types of easy quilt hanging sleeves. One type of sleeve is sewn as you assemble the quilt, and the other after completion.
Check Out All These Free 12-Inch Quilt Block...
All of the free quilt block patterns in this collection finish at 12-inches square, a popular size for nearly any quilting project.
Sew a Row Quilt with Colorful Patches Against a...
If you love row quilt patterns, I hope you'll take a bit of time to join us for this fun row quilt sew-along.
Why Every Quilter Needs to Understand Fabric...
Understanding fabric grain helps you make a quilt that's accurate and easy to assemble. Put fabric grain to work and your quilting skills will blossom.
Learn Color Wheel Basics Before You Choose...
Use a color wheel to learn how to mix colors to create tertiary colors, shades, tones and tints.
What Every Quilter Needs to Know about Rotary...
Rotary cutting is one of the most important skills a new quilter should master. My rotary cutting tutorial gets you off to a quick start.
Bring Color Into Your Home With a Disappearing...
An easy disappearing nine patch quilt pattern that's perfect for quilters of all skill levels, including beginners.
Queen Size Mattress Dimensions
Queen size mattress dimensions, with comparisons to other mattresses on today's market.
Which Sewing Supplies Are Allowed in Carry-on...
Find out which scissors, needles and other sewing tools you can pack in carry-on luggage when you fly on commercial airlines.
Learn the Art of Rag Quilting with These Free...
Rag quilts patterns are fun and easy to make -- a perfect choice for beginning quilters. Learn how easy it is to sew my free rag quilt patterns.
Learn the Ins and Outs of Troubleshooting...
Advice to help you adjust and troubleshoot problems with sewing machine tension. Learn how to evaluate and correct sewing machine tension problems.
Sew a Mystery Holiday Table Runner (Or Peek...
Our Christmas table runner pattern will offers a festive look for your holiday decor. Sew a table runner for Christmas or change the theme.
Easy Baby Quilt Patterns for Brand New Quilters
Easy baby quilt patterns are a good choice for beginning quilters. The quilts are simple to sew, even if it's your very first quilting project.
Free Quilt Block Patterns, Names A Through E
Browse this gallery for a preview of free quilt block patterns with names starting with the letters A through E.
A Beginner Quilter's Guide to Paper Piecing
Paper piecing is a simple and traditional quilt making technique. After you've made one paper pieced quilt, sewing more will be a breeze.
T Shirt Quilts
T-Shirt quilts to inspire you, all sewn by members of the online quilting community. Includes a link to my T-shirt quilt instructions.
10" Christmas Tree Quilt Block Pattern
Try my free and easy Christmas Tree quilt block pattern the next time you're designing a holiday quilting project.
A Beginner's Guide to Cutting Patchwork Shapes...
Use my easy rotary cutting instructions to cut patchwork shapes like squares and rectangles, diamonds, all sorts of triangles and more.
Full Size Mattress Dimensions
A quick look at the standard measurements of a full size mattress, along with some of the variations you'll see when you shop for a mattress.
Make Easy Fabric Postcards to Mail to Friends
Make easy fabric postcards to mail to your family and friends. Follow our guidelines and the cards will arrive in perfect condition.
Thread Tips for Quilters: How Do You Know What...
Use my thread guide to learn about the numerous types of threads available to quilters, and which threads work best for patchwork, applique and more.
Christmas Quilt Patterns
My Christmas quilt patterns include table runners, rag quilts, fabric postcards, quilts, homemade Christmas ornaments and more.
Learn How to Choose the Best Rotary Cutter for...
My advice helps you choose the best rotary cutter for your needs. Rotary cutters are available in different sizes and styles, and one is perfect for you.
Follow These Simple Instructions to Make a...
Learn how to make a string quilt, a simple freehand version of foundation piecing. String quilting is perfect for both scrap and themed quilting projects.
Tips You Can Use to Make Denim Quilts
You don't need a special quilt pattern to make a denim quilt, often called a blue jeans quilt, but my denim quilts advice will help you sew with ease.
Forget about Color, It's Color Value That's...
Color value determines whether your quilting fabrics contrast with each other, or blend. Get the facts about color value before choosing fabrics.
Christmas Tree Rag Quilt
Christmas quilts on display in the About.com Quilting photo galleries. Page 15.
Learn the Easy No-Waste Method for Flying Geese
You'll love this easy, no-waste method that explains how to sew accurate flying geese for your quilts.
Make a Keepsake Quilt with the Christmas Row...
Use my free quilt pattern to sew a Christmas row quilt that combines patchwork and applique.
Learn to Sew Colorful Pinwheel Quilt Blocks...
Learn how to make easy pinwheel quilt blocks from quick pieced half square triangle units.
Making a Bow Tie Quilt Block Is Easy With This...
My easy Bow Tie quilt block pattern goes together quickly, and without set in seams. You can choose from three different block sizes.
Easy Ways to Secure Hand Quilting Stitches with...
Use these easy techniques to create a quilter's knot that secures your hand quilting stitches at the beginning and end of a length of thread.
Best Rotary Cutting Tools for Beginning Quilters
Use my quick tips to help choose the best rotary cutting mat for your needs.
Christmas Dresden Plate Quilt
Christmas quilts on display in the About.com Quilting photo galleries. Page 4.
Tips to Help You Choose the Best Sewing Machine...
Let's take a look at some of the qualities that make a sewing machine a best choice for quilters.
Your Guide to Identifying Patchwork Quilt Blocks
Nine patch quilt blocks are popular patchwork layouts. Learn how to identify a nine patch design, and how to decide if it will work in your quilt.
Make a Gorgeous Yo-Yo Quilt With This Free...
Learn how to make Yo-Yos quilts from little rosettes of fabric. Use yo yos to make an entire quilt, or as 3-dimensional applique.
Quilting Quizzes: Name the Quilt Block
Take our quilt block quiz to find out how many designs you recognize.
Easy Patchwork Table Runner Pattern
This easy patchwork table runner is made from four quilt blocks placed on point and surrounded by setting
Sew Hopscotch, a Beginner-Friendly Baby Quilt...
Hopscotch is an easy baby quilt pattern that's perfect for beginning quilters (or experienced quilters who are looking for a quick quilting project).
Correct Pressing Will Instantly Improve Your...
Take care to let heat and the weight of an iron do the work when you press quilt blocks and quilts.
It's Easy to Make a Quilt Design Wall to...
It's easy to make a quilt design wall, and I guarantee that your quilt design skills will improve dramatically once you put the wall to work.
Should You Prewash Your Quilting Fabrics?
Should you pre-wash your quilting fabrics? The answer depends on the fabrics and the final design of the quilt. We'll help you decide.
Use These Tips to Learn How to Make a Quilt...
Learn how to prepare a quilt sandwich for basting, whether it will be quilted by hand or machine.
Make a Joyous Celebration Star Quilt With This...
This blocks in this small star quilt appear to be placed on point, but the setting is really a simple horizontal arrangement.
It's Fun to Sew Small with These Miniature...
Try one of my free miniature quilt patterns if you'd like to sew a small project. The collection includes both patchwork and applique mini quilts.
Grab Your Fabric and Sew This Easy, Contemporar...
My contemporary baby quilt pattern is an easy quilt that offers lots of opportunities for creating your own unique design.
Hopscotch Quilt Pattern
Quilting. Page 44.
Make a Colorful Jigsaw Puzzle Quilt with This...
Use this easy quilt pattern to make a scrappy Jigsaw Puzzle quilt. It's baby-quilt sized, but you can easily increase the quilt's dimensions.
Curved Seams are a Cinch in this Cathedral...
Cut the circles needed to make my easy Cathedral Windows rag quilt, a simple quilt pattern for quilters of all skill levels.
Quilt Pattern: A Nine-Patch Contemporary Quilt
In this easy quilt pattern, frames surround a simple nine patch and are flip-flopped to create visual movement across the face of the quilt.
Learn to Use Partial Seams With This Bright...
Bright Hopes is a quilt block pattern that's sewn with a technique called 'partial seams.' Give this easy method a try.
Quick Pieced Quarter Square Triangle Units
Quarter square triangle units are popular quilt block components, and quick piecing them is a breeze. We'll show you how. Page 2.
You'll have fun dressing up this easy Christmas...
You'll have fun sewing my Christmas Stocking quilt block pattern. The quick and easy stocking blocks can be dressed up with optional embellishments.
Pink, Yellow, Red and More: A Guide to...
A list of official awareness ribbon colors to help you design a quilt or any other project made to promote disease awareness.
Take Our Quilting Fabric Quiz
Take the Fabric Quiz to test your knowledge of quilting fabrics.
Learn Paper Piecing With This Log Cabin Quilt...
It's easy to learn paper piecing by making a paper pieced log cabin quilt block. Try my paper piecing instructions to learn this simple technique.
Learn how to make marbled fabrics for quilts...
Use my step by step instructions to learn how to create hand marbled fabric. It's easy to make unique hand fabrics for quilts and other projects.
Have Fun Sewing These Easy Bricks and...
Bricks and Cobblestones is a scrap-friendly quilt block pattern that's perfect for any quilter, beginning to experienced.
Free Nine Patch Quilt Block Patterns
Looking for nine patch quilt block patterns? You've come to the right place, and will discover all sorts of nine patch blocks for your next quilt.
Free Quilt Block Patterns, Names Beginning with...
Free quilt block patterns, all with step-by-step instructions and illustrations. By Janet Wickell.
Choose the Perfect Gift for You Quilting Family...
Our list of gifts for quilters helps you find welcome gifts for your quilting friends and family members.
2014 New Year's Day Mystery Quilt Pattern
Join us for a sew-along on January 1, 2014, as we stitch the New Year's Day mystery quilt pattern. Updates start now.
Your Guide to Making a Single Irish Chain Baby...
Learn how to use strip piecing techniques to make a Single Irish Chain quilt block.
Learn How to Make a Puff Quilt
Use our instructions to learn how to make a puff quilt, also known as biscuit quilts. Page 19.
Learn to Machine Quilt Like a Pro with These...
Use our tutorials to learn how to machine quilt on a regular sewing machine. Machine quilting takes practice, but you'll get the knack of it in no time.
Make Cat Quilt Blocks for Your Feline-Loving...
Our patchwork cat quilt block pattern is an easy quilting project that finishes at 12-inches square.
Got Fabric Scraps? You'll Love this Easy Zig...
Try my easy Zig Zag quilt pattern the next time you're looking for an easy scrap quilt project that makes good use of those leftover scraps of fabric.
You'll Love These Easy Patchwork Heart Quilt...
Follow my instructions and your patchwork hearts quilt blocks will go together quickly and easily.
What Is Fussy Cut Fabric? Learn to Use these...
Learn how to fussy cut fabric for quilts when you'd like to target a special motif.
Make a Watercolor Quilt Filled With Kitties and...
Stitch this cat quilt pattern, with kitties peeking out at a garden while watching butterflies dance around watercolor-style windows. Page 1 of 4.
Easy Courthouse Steps Quilt Block and Quilt...
Remember that the words 'dark' and 'light' are usually different for everyone -- one quilter's lightest
The House Quilt Block Pattern is a Fun,...
Use my house quilt pattern to stitch easy template-free houses. Patchwork is rotary cut and quick pieced.
Quilting Quizzes: How Much Do You Know About...
Take the Quilting Tool Quiz to test your knowledge of past and present quilting tools and equipment.
Choose the Best Hand Sewing Needles for Sewing...
A look at hand sewing needles, with details that will help you choose the best needles for your sewing and quilting projects.
12" Nine Patch Stars Quilt Block Pattern
Use our quilt block pattern to make Nine Patch Stars, a patchwork quilt block that's easy to customize. Page 16.
Pictures of Baby Quilts for Boys
Have fun browsing this large gallery of baby quilts made for boys. You'll love the inspiring ideas found in our baby quilts galleries.
Sew Paths and Stiles, an Easy Quilt Block Pattern
Two 3-1/2" squares From the white fabric, cut: Four strips 1-1/2" x 15" Four 3-7/8" squares (or slightly
This Quick Squaring Up Technique Is a Must When...
Learn how easy it is to square up the end of strip pieced patchwork before you cut the segments needed to make a quilt.
Scrap Quilts Photo Gallery
Pictures of scrap quilts made by members of the online quilting community.
Get Inspired by the Photos in Our Online Quilt...
Get inspired for your next project by taking a stroll through our quilt photo galleries. You'll find hundreds of gorgeous quilts in our virtual quilt show..
Easy Double Four Patch Scrap Quilt Pattern
Looking for an easy quilt pattern with lots of possibilities for a custom layout? Give this Double Four Patch quilt a try.
What is Fabric Crocking?
Definition of the term crocking. From the quilting glossary at About Quilting.
Steps to the Altar Quilt Block Pattern, 12"
Steps to the Altar is a fun patchwork quilt block that can be customized for any theme. Page 58.
Learn how easy it is to make a Disappearing...
Learn how to choose a size for Disappearing Nine Patch quilt blocks, and find tips for color layouts and quilt construction.
Nine Patch Straight Furrows Scrap Quilts
Make a scrap quilt from Nine Patch Straight Furrows quilt blocks. Choose any block size that suits your scraps -- you'll love the layout possibilities.
Learn How to Make the Traditional Jacob's...
My free quilt block pattern shows you how to make traditional Jacob's Ladder quilt blocks, a popular patchwork design.
Try X's and O's Whenever You're Looking for an...
An X's and O's baby quilt pattern in two sizes. This easy baby quilt's sashing helps make the X and O shapes pop out in the design.
Sew Brightly Colored Batik Fabrics on Black to...
Follow my simple instructions to sew Jewel Box quilt blocks. An easy quilt block pattern that's suitable for beginning to experienced quilters.
Square Up Problem Quilt Blocks with Just a...
Use my easy methods to square up quilt blocks that may be skewed or a bit too small. Don't toss those blocks until you've tried a few simple fixes.
Save Those Little Scraps of Fabric to Make a...
Tips and techniques you can use to make a Charm quilt, a type of quilt where each fabric is used only one time.
Whip Up Some Friendship Star Quilt Blocks With...
Use our quilt block pattern to make this colorful Friendship Star. Patchwork doesn't get much easier than this simple pattern.
It's Easy to Make This Rail Fence Baby Quilt
Use my Rail Fence baby quilt pattern to sew a an easy patchwork quilt that's perfect for beginning quilters.
How to Choose Thread for Machine Quilting
Not sure which threads work best for machine quilting? Our thread advice can help you choose the best thread for your machine quilted project.
New to Applique? Use Fusible Web to Make this...
Use my easy appliqué quilt pattern to learn how easy it is to make an applique quilt with fusible fusible web.
Christmas Isn't Christmas Without a Poinsettia
Christmas quilts on display in the About.com Quilting photo galleries. Page 16.
Try Sarah's Choice if You Love Star Quilt Blocks
My Sarah's Choice quilt block pattern combines the look of a star and a pinwheel. Choose from four sizes or mix and match sizes for a unique quilt.
It's Easy to Make a Sooting Eye Pillow for...
An easy eye pillow pattern that explains how to make a soothing eye comforter that blocks the light.
An Evening Star Quilt Block Pattern for...
Evening star is a favorite quilt block pattern, and this lovely version of the star has a nine-patch block at its center.
Jewel Box Quilt Pattern
Quilting. Page 63.
Mock Log Cabin Quilt Block Pattern - 8" Blocks
Here's a simple quilt block pattern that resembles the traditional Log Cabin, but goes together much more quickly. Page 74.
Attic Windows Quilt Pattern
Make Attic Ribbons, an attic windows quilt pattern. Some of the windows in this quilt are filled with (optional) applique motifs. Page 22.
It's Oh-So-Easy to Make Bear's Paw Quilt Blocks
The traditional Bear's Paw quilt block is always a quilter's favorite. It has lots of patchwork, but Bear's Paw is easy to sew.
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