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Combine Bright Colors with Black and White...
Have fun with this Double Framed Four Patch baby quilt pattern. It's designed with splashes of bright fabrics mixed with black and white prints.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's Oh-So-Simple to Make a Sew and Slice Bento...
This Bento Box quilt block pattern uses an sew-and-slice technique to divide easy parent blocks into quarters -- similar to making a Disappearing Nine Patch.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One Simple Type of Patchwork Is All it Takes to...
Yankee Puzzle is an easy quilt block that's perfect for both scrap quilts and quilts sewn with an orderly theme. Its small scale works nicely for baby quilts.
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.
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.
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.
Sew a Cute Little Doll's Quilt with this Easy...
This easy little Spools quilt pattern can be used to sew a doll's quilt, for a small wallhanging, or to use in any way in your home decor.
How to Make Quilt Backing from Any Fabric
Learn how to make quilt backing from regular quilting cottons or wide backing fabrics, your choice.
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.
Diamond Panes, an Oh-So-Easy Quilt Block Pattern
An easy quilt pattern that's perfect for stash-busting. Grab your leftover fabrics and make a scrap quilt (or choose a theme and control the quilt's colors).
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.
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.
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.
Mattress Sizes Chart
A mattress size chart to help you when making a quilt or purchasing bedding of all types.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 successful quilt, every time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas Tree Skirt
Christmas quilts on display in the About.com Quilting photo galleries. Page 3.
Christmas Quilt Patterns
My Christmas quilt patterns include table runners, rag quilts, fabric postcards, quilts, homemade Christmas ornaments and more.
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.
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.
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.
Learn How to Sew Colorful 14" Square Tea Rose...
Tea Rose is a quilt block pattern with lots of patchwork -- the perfect quilt block for experimenting with color and contrast layouts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy Patchwork Table Runner Pattern
This easy patchwork table runner is made from four quilt blocks placed on point and surrounded by setting
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.
Crafty Windows, an Easy Quilt Pattern
Crafty Windows, an easy quilt pattern named for its resemblance to a bit of vintage architecture -- the Craftsman style. It's easy to customize the pattern.
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.
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.
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.
A Beginner's Guide to Stitch in the Ditch...
Use this beginners guide to learn more about stitch in the ditch machine quilting.
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.
Best Rotary Cutting Tools for Beginning Quilters
Use my quick tips to help choose the best rotary cutting mat for your needs.
Learn how easy it is to make a Disappearing...
My Disappearing Nine Patch quilt pattern explains how to make these popular quilts, and illustrates some some of the many choices for quilt blocks.
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 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.
Curved Seams are a Cinch in this Cathedral...
Try my easy Cathedral Windows rag quilt pattern for your next ragged quilt project. The pattern is suitable for all quilters, beginners to experienced.
Antique Tile Is an Easy Quilt Block That's...
Antique Tile is an easy quilt block pattern, but a design with lots of potential for color and color value variations.
Queen Size Mattress Dimensions
Queen size mattress dimensions, with comparisons to other mattresses on today's market.
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.
How to Change the Size of a Quilt Block
Have you found the perfect quilt block pattern, but in the wrong size? No problem, use our simple instructions to change the size of any quilt block.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Christmas Tree Rag Quilt
Christmas quilts on display in the About.com Quilting photo galleries. Page 15.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Correct Pressing Will Instantly Improve Your...
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!
Learn to Sew Colorful Pinwheel Quilt Blocks...
Learn how to make easy pinwheel quilt blocks from quick pieced half square triangle units.
Use Color and Contrast to Sew a Unique (And...
Use my easy Bento Box quilt pattern to sew Bento Box blocks that finish at 12-inches square. A beginner friendly quilt pattern.
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.
Easy Courthouse Steps Quilt Block and Quilt...
Remember that the words 'dark' and 'light' are usually different for everyone -- one quilter's lightest
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.
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.
Baby Quilts Photo Gallery
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.
These Double Four Patch Quilt Blocks are Simple...
My easy quilt block pattern shows you how to make a colorful batch of Double Four Patch quilt blocks.
Christmas Dresden Plate Quilt
Christmas quilts on display in the About.com Quilting photo galleries. Page 4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You'll Love These Easy Patchwork Heart Quilt...
Follow my instructions and your patchwork hearts quilt blocks will go together quickly and easily.
Quilting Quizzes: Name the Quilt Block
Take our quilt block quiz to find out how many designs you recognize.
Katie's Graduation Quilt
Sherri's t-shirt quilt is made with more than t-shirts -- you'll see pictures her daughter drew as a youngster, charms, photos and more. Page 10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hopscotch Quilt Pattern
Quilting. Page 44.
Christopher's Graduation Quilt
Sherri's t-shirt quilt, made for her son, was designed with t-shirts, of course, but also includes photos, charms, award patches and much more. Page 15.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas Isn't Christmas Without a Poinsettia
Christmas quilts on display in the About.com Quilting photo galleries. Page 16.
Find a New Favorite in this Collection of...
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.
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.
Sew an Easy Miniature Christmas Tree Quilt
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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.
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.
Christmas Log Cabin Quilt Pattern
Use our quilt pattern to sew a log cabin quilt that resembles a series of Christmas wreaths.
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.
Harley Davidson Quilt
Ojeda made this quilt from Harley-Davidson T-Shirts. Its quilt blocks are surrounded by pieced sashing and cornerstones. Page 31.
Learn to Make Gorgeous Ohio Star Quilt Blocks
Use quick piecing techniques to assemble Ohio Star quilt blocks, a traditional quilt block pattern that's always popular.
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.
Free Quilting Pattern: A Floating Nine Patch...
Floating Nine Patch is an easy baby quilt pattern that's designed with patchwork setting triangles. Give this easy quilt a try.
Tips to Help You Make an Applique Quilt with...
Use my easy tips to learn about fusible web applique, and then follow the link to make an easy wallhanging that combines applique and patchwork.
Love Vintage Quilts? Have Fun Recreating This...
Vintage quilt fans will have fun with my Variable Star scrap quilt pattern. Recreate a quilt from the 1890's or choose other fabrics for a contemporary look.
Sew Traditional (and Easy) Friendship Star...
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.
Christmas Table Runner Pattern
Sew this easy table runner in a Christmas theme, or switch the fabrics to suit any decor or season. Your choice. Page 104.
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.
How to Make Prairie Points for Quilts
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.
Floating Stars May Be One of the Easiest Quilts...
Use my easy instructions to make Scrappy Floating Stars quilt blocks. Fast and easy, and the perfect go-to pattern for a quick quilt.
Jewel Box Quilt Pattern
Quilting. Page 63.
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