Quilting: Most Popular Articles
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.
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).
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.
Center Nine Patch is an easy quilt block pattern that you can customize by shifting the color and contrast of its patches. Quilt examples are included.
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.
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 the Center Nine Patch quilt block to assemble this easy baby quilt pattern. Suitable for all quilters, beginning to experienced.
Hundreds of free quilt block patterns, with new patterns added each week. Browse block patterns of all sizes and for all skill levels.
Free quilt patterns of all types and sizes, from miniatures to baby quilts to bed quilt patterns. In-depth instructions by Janet Wickell.
Learn how to bind a quilt with easy mitered corners. Just follow my step-by-step binding instructions and and illustrations.
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.
Ten important skills every quilter should know... a must-read for beginning quilters. Learn the ins and outs of quilting before you begin.
An easy pillowcase pattern, with French seams that keep raw edges under wraps. Instructions and illustrations make this pillowcase pattern a cinch.
Browse hundreds of free quilt block and quilt patterns to find the perfect quilt for your next project. Patchwork, appliqué, minis and much more.
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.
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.
An easy baby quilt pattern that's sewn with Center Nine Patch quilt blocks that are separated by two colors of sashing.
Use my easy method to make quick pieced half square triangle units, one of the most commonly used components in patchwork quilts.
My easy quilt patterns are a good choice for a beginning quilters, or anyone who's looking for a quick and easy quilting project.
Use my free log cabin quilt pattern to make log cabin blocks without templates. This easy log cabin quilt is a breeze to sew.
It's easy to make binding for quilts, and there are several popular quilt binding techniques to choose from. We'll show you two favorites.
Use your imagination to assemble our easy homemade Christmas ornaments. These folded fabric star ornament are perfect for any holiday or event.
Learn how to sew a quarter inch seam allowance so that your quilt blocks and quilts are perfect, every time.
An easy Dresden Plate quilt pattern. You'll love this simple method to make perfect Dresden Plates, every time.
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.
Learn how to make a scrap quilt with my scrap quilting tips and techniques. Follow a few important guidelines to make a successful quilt, every time.
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.
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.
Learn how to make quilt backing from regular quilting cottons or wide backing fabrics, your choice.
An easy disappearing nine patch quilt pattern that's perfect for quilters of all skill levels, including beginners.
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.
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.
Cotton quilt batting is a traditional choice for the center of your quilt sandwich. Use our tips to choose cotton batting for your next quilt.
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.
Paper piecing is a simple and traditional quilt making technique. After you've made one paper pieced quilt, sewing more will be a breeze.
Use my easy rotary cutting instructions to cut patchwork shapes like squares and rectangles, diamonds, all sorts of triangles and more.
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.
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.
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.
Our Christmas table runner pattern will offers a festive look for your holiday decor. Sew a table runner for Christmas or change the theme.
All of the free quilt block patterns in this collection finish at 12-inches square, a popular size for nearly any quilting project.
T-Shirt quilts to inspire you, all sewn by members of the online quilting community. Includes a link to my T-shirt quilt instructions.
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.
Advice to help you adjust and troubleshoot problems with sewing machine tension. Learn how to evaluate and correct sewing machine tension problems.
Use a color wheel to learn how to mix colors to create tertiary colors, shades, tones and tints.
A mattress size chart to help you when making a quilt or purchasing bedding of all types.
Tips and techniques to help you learn how to print on fabric using inkjet and laser printers.
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.
Use our instructions to learn how to make a puff quilt, also known as biscuit quilts. Page 27.
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.
You'll love this easy, no-waste method that explains how to sew accurate flying geese for your quilts.
Color value determines whether your quilting fabrics contrast with each other, or blend. Get the facts about color value before choosing fabrics.
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.
Use my house quilt pattern to stitch easy template-free houses. Patchwork is rotary cut and quick pieced.
The traditional Maple Leaf quilt block pattern is easy to make. This maple leaf is sewn in fall colors with daylight sky backgrounds -- alter the theme to suit your needs.
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 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.
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.
Let's take a look at some of the qualities that make a sewing machine a best choice for quilters.
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.
Use this beginners guide to learn more about stitch in the ditch machine quilting.
Find out which scissors, needles and other sewing tools you can pack in carry-on luggage when you fly on commercial airlines.
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Learn string quilting techniques, a simple freehand version of foundation piecing. We'll show you how to make an easy string quilt.
My Christmas quilt patterns include table runners, rag quilts, fabric postcards, quilts, homemade Christmas ornaments and more.
A photo gallery packed with pictures of baby quilts and quilts made for toddlers. You'll love the inspiring ideas found in our baby quilts gallery.
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.
My easy Bow Tie quilt block pattern goes together quickly, and without set in seams. You can choose from three different block sizes.
Try my Indian Hatchet rag quilt pattern if you'd like to try an easy rag quilt that's assembled with triangles.
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.
Little Spinners is an easy baby quilt pattern. Its spin is created with simple strip pieced rectangles -- perfect for beginning quilters.
Your quilting skills will improve immediately when you learn how to press quilt blocks and quilts as you sew. And remember... press, don't iron!
Hopscotch is an easy baby quilt pattern that's perfect for beginning quilters (or experienced quilters who are looking for a quick quilting project).
Try my easy Cathedral Windows rag quilt pattern for your next ragged quilt project. The pattern is suitable for all quilters, beginners to experienced.
Our Christmas Tree rag quilt pattern is an easy quilting project that's suitable for quilters of all skill levels.
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.
A list of official awareness ribbon colors to help you design a quilt or any other project made to promote disease awareness.
It's called a Chinese Lantern quilt block, but you can use this easy patchwork quilt pattern with any colorful fabric. The Chinese Lantern quilt block finishes at 12-inches square.
rotary cut with care . Be sure to use an accurate quarter inch seam allowance and press patchwork carefully
Bright Hopes is a quilt block pattern that's sewn with a technique called 'partial seams.' Give this easy method a try.
Use my quick tips to help choose the best rotary cutting mat for your needs.
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.
Sew this easy table runner in a Christmas theme, or switch the fabrics to suit any decor or season. Your choice. Page 118.
This easy patchwork table runner is made from four quilt blocks placed on point and surrounded by setting
Learn how a seven-patch quilt block is constructed, and take a look at some of the quilt blocks that fall into the seven-patch category.
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.
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.
This jigsaw puzzle baby quilt pattern is an easy quilt that goes together quickly. Page 34.
My contemporary baby quilt pattern is an easy quilt that offers lots of opportunities for creating your own unique design.
Learn how to make easy pinwheel quilt blocks from quick pieced half square triangle units.
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.
Stitch this cat quilt pattern, with kitties peeking out at a garden while watching butterflies dance around watercolor-style windows. Page 1 of 4.
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.
A look at hand sewing needles, with details that will help you choose the best needles for your sewing and quilting projects.
Use my Rail Fence baby quilt pattern to sew a an easy patchwork quilt that's perfect for beginning quilters.
Evening star is a favorite quilt block pattern, and this lovely version of the star has a nine-patch block at its center.
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.
My easy quilt block pattern shows you how to make a colorful batch of Double Four Patch quilt blocks.
Here's an easy jar quilt block pattern. The finished block is square, so it's a bit different from many traditional jar quilt designs.
Learn how to choose a size for Disappearing Nine Patch quilt blocks, and find tips for color layouts and quilt construction.
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Try my free and easy Christmas Tree quilt block pattern the next time you're designing a holiday quilting project.
Remember that the words 'dark' and 'light' are usually different for everyone -- one quilter's lightest
Use my free quilt block pattern to stitch a variation of the Friendship Star quilt block, an easy patchwork design with triangles in its corners.
Use our quilt block pattern to make this colorful Friendship Star. Patchwork doesn't get much easier than this simple pattern.
Learn how to fussy cut fabric for quilts when you'd like to target a special motif.
Use my Awareness Ribbon quilt block pattern to make a breast cancer awareness quilt or change the ribbon color to raise awareness of other diseases.
Make a Christmas Tree rag quilt or use my quilt pattern to sew a traditional (non rag) version. Page 117.
Use quick piecing techniques to assemble Ohio Star quilt blocks, a traditional quilt block pattern that's always popular.
Learn how to prepare a quilt sandwich for basting, whether it will be quilted by hand or machine.
My free quilt block pattern shows you how to make traditional Jacob's Ladder quilt blocks, a popular patchwork design.
Let's take a look at some of the machine quilting options you can choose from when you decide it's time to learn how to machine quilt.
This blocks in this small star quilt appear to be placed on point, but the setting is really a simple horizontal arrangement.
My easy quilt pattern shows you how to make a rag quilt from the traditional Indian Hatchet block. Page 28.
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.
Churn Dash is an easy traditional patchwork quilt block that can be easily customized to suit any theme. My quilt block pattern shows you how.
Explore my free wallhanging patterns when you'd like to decorate a room with a small quilt or two, or make a quick gift for someone special.
Looking for an easy quilt pattern with lots of possibilities for a custom layout? Give this Double Four Patch quilt a try.
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.
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Quarter square triangle units are popular quilt block components, and quick piecing them is a breeze. We'll show you how. Page 2.
Bricks and Cobblestones is a scrap-friendly quilt block pattern that's perfect for any quilter, beginning to experienced.
Christmas quilts on display in the About.com Quilting photo galleries. Page 3.
Not sure which threads work best for machine quilting? Our thread advice can help you choose the best thread for your machine quilted project.
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.
I like the neutral theme of this Snail's Trail quilt, but the pattern will look good sewn with any fabrics
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.
Here's a Singer sewing machines gallery that's made up of the company's Featherweight, a sewing machine that's always popular with quilters.
Arrange your patchwork and finish sewing the Double Hearts quilt block.
Learn how easy it is to make an applique quilt with fusible fusible web. If you prefer, use traditional hand appliqué or another favorite method.
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.
Learn how to make Prairie Points, folded fabrics that are used to adorn the edges (or other areas) of a quilt. Two Prairie Point methods are explained.
Take the Fabric Quiz to test your knowledge of quilting fabrics.
Use my TARDIS quilt pattern to make a quilt for your favorite Doctor Who fan. This wallhanging sized TARDIS will fit in even small spaces.
Try my Floating Stars quilt block and quilt pattern. It's one of the quickest and easiest quilts you'll ever make.
Floating Nine Patch is an easy baby quilt pattern that's designed with patchwork setting triangles. Give this easy quilt a try.
All of the quilt block patterns in this index finish at 6-inches square, a perfect size for wallhangings, baby quilts or any other quilting project.
Two 3-1/2" squares From the white fabric, cut: Four strips 1-1/2" x 15" Four 3-7/8" squares (or slightly
Queen size mattress dimensions, with comparisons to other mattresses on today's market.
This easy pinwheel quilt block pattern is assembled with one simple patchwork unit that's sewn in different color combinations.
Shoo Fly is an easy patchwork quilt block, and my quilt block pattern shows you how to stitch a batch of 6-inch square blocks.
Pictures of scrap quilts made by members of the online quilting community.
My quick and easy patchwork heart quilt pattern is the perfect project for Valentine's Day or to say 'I love you' any day of the year.
Dresden Plate quilts are popular, but sewing them hasn't always been a quilter's dream. That changes with this easy assembly technique. Give these Dresden Plates a try. Page 23.
Use my Split Nine Patch quilt pattern to make a strip pieced quilt that can arranged into many different layout variations.
A free quilt pattern made with Maple Leaf and another easy quilt block, and designed to showcase the changing of seasons.
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.