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Make a Rolling Nine Patch Quilt with 'Floating'...
Use my Rolling Nine Patch quilt pattern to make a quilt with blocks that appear to float against a light background.
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.
Nine Patch Star Tracks Quilt Block Pattern
Have fun making Nine Patch Star Tracks quilt blocks -- a star-like block with a nine patch center. An easy quilt block pattern suitable for everyone.
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.
Make Sew and Slice Quilt Blocks to Create An...
Make Bonnie Scotsmen blocks and slice them apart (just like we do Disappearing Nine Patch) to assemble this easy quilt pattern.
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.
Find Out How Easy it Is to Make a Rag Quilt
My easy tutorial shows you how to make rag quilts. Once you learn rag quilt basics, you'll know how turn other quilt patterns into these comfy quilts.
Sew Continuous Squares, An Easy Quilt Pattern
Continuous Squares is an easy quilt pattern that gives you lots of opportunity to play with color and contrast to create a unique quilt.
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.
Have Fun Sewing With Us During a New Mystery...
Do you love mystery quilt patterns? Join our group as we stitch a fun mystery quilt, with instructions released over a four-week period.
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.
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.
10 Things Every Quilter Should Know About...
Ten important skills every quilter should know. A must-read for new quilters. Learn the ins and outs of quilting before you sew that first project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stitch Color-Packed Grape Basket Quilt Blocks
Dig into your fabric stash and find a batch of vividly colored quilting cottons to use when you sew Grape Basket quilt blocks.
It's Oh-So-Simple to Make a Sew and Slice Bento...
This Bento Box quilt block pattern uses a sew-and-slice technique to divide easy parent blocks into quarters -- similar to making a Disappearing Nine Patch.
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!
Use the Sew and Slice Method to Make a Bonnie...
Try my Sew and Slice Bonnie Scotsman quilt block pattern to sew large 'parent' blocks that each produce four small daughters.
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.
How to Make Quilt Backing from Any Fabric
Learn how to make quilt backing from regular quilting cottons or wide backing fabrics, your choice.
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.
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.
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).
Pictures of Landscape and Art Quilts
Pictures of landscape quilts and art quilts on display in our Online Quilt Show, all offering inspiration for your next landscape quilting project.
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 quilting project.
Use These Easy Methods to Make Binding for Quilts
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rolling Stars Quilt Blocks, a Scrap-Friendly...
Use my free quilt block pattern to make Rolling Stars, an easy quilt block for beginning to experienced quilters.
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.
Find Hundreds of Free Quilt Patterns
Find hundreds of free quilt block and quilt patterns to find the perfect quilt for your next project. Patchwork, applique, miniature quilts and more.
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.
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.
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.
Forget about Color, It's Color Value That Can...
Learn how important color value (contrast) is to quilters, and experiment with fabrics just a bit before you make a 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.
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.
Learn the Easy No-Waste Method for Flying Geese
My easy instructions explain how to make no waste flying geese for your quilts.
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.
Grab Your Fabric Scraps and Make a Unique...
Grab your fabric stash, because scraps are key when you work with my Scrap Happy Sampler quilt pattern.
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.
Use My Pattern to Make a Unique Nine Patch...
Use my step by step quilt pattern too sew a unique Nine Patch Bento Box quilt. By Janet Wickell at About.com Quilting.
Bento Box Quilt Patterns for Beginning to...
Bento Box quilts can be assembled in different ways. Fans of these lovely quilts will find a look and assembly method to suit their needs in this group of patterns.
Pictures of Baby Quilts for Boys
Have fun browsing this large photo gallery of baby quilts made for boys. You'll love the inspiring ideas found in our baby quilts galleries.
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.
Mattress Sizes Chart
A mattress size chart to help you when making a quilt or purchasing bedding of all types.
Make a TARDIS Quilt for Your Favorite Doctor...
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.
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.
You'll Discover Lots to Play With Color When...
Use my quilt block pattern to make basket quilt blocks with a checkerboard look. You'll discover lots of ways to shift color and contrast to sew unique blocks.
It's a Cinch to Sew This Contemporary Baby Quilt
My contemporary baby quilt pattern is an easy quilt that offers lots of opportunities for creating your own unique design.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best Rotary Cutting Tools for Beginning Quilters
Use my quick tips to help choose the best rotary cutting mat for your needs.
Quilt Design and Layout Options
Take a look at some of the many quilt layout options you'll encounter when you learn how to design and sew quilts.
Sometimes It's Perfectly Okay to Break...
Quilters often hear about a few quilting 'rules' that should never be broken, but are those rules correct? Let's talk about five myths about quilting.
This Roman Square Quilt Block Pattern Is Just...
My Roman Square quilt block and quilt pattern is a perfect choice for beginning quilters. Discover just how easy it is to make a quilt.
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.
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 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.
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.
Try Bonnie Scotsman if You're Looking for a...
Basic Skills to Make the Bonnie Scotsman Block How to Sew a Quarter Inch Seam Allowance How to Press
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 Print and Save Free Quilt Patterns
You'll find hundreds of free printable quilt patterns on the About.com Quilting site. Use my tips to print and search for patterns and tutorials.
Make a Warm and Cuddly Indian Hatchet Rag Quilt...
Try my Indian Hatchet rag quilt pattern if you'd like to try an easy rag quilt that's assembled with triangles.
How to Keep Quilting Fabrics From Fraying in...
Don't you just hate it when quilting fabrics fray in the wash? Use this easy method to say goodbye to all those strings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your Easy Guide to Making Framed Four-Patch...
Framed Four-Patch quilt blocks are a breeze to make. Use our Framed Four-Patch quilt block pattern to sew a simple quilt in any size.
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.
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).
Sports T-Shirt Quilt by Emily
Emily designed this T-Shirt quilt with a sports theme. Page 11.
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.
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.
Queen Size Mattress Dimensions
Queen size mattress dimensions, with comparisons to other mattresses on today's market.
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.
Free Quilt Block Patterns, A Through E
Browse this gallery for a preview of free quilt block patterns with names starting with the letters A through E.
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.
Peter's T-Shirt Quilt
Nicky made this large T-Shirt quilt from 36 shirts -- a memory quilt for Peter, the son of a friend. Page 16.
Wonky Log Cabin Quilt Block Pattern
My easy Wonky Log Cabin quilt block pattern explains how to make a scrappy batch of freestyle log cabin quilt blocks. Grab your scraps and start sewing.
High School Grad Shirt
This t-shirt quilt makes sure that the quilter's daughter will have lasting memories of her high school years. Page 19.
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.
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.
Colorful and Cute, You'll Love this Easy Baby...
Little Spinners is a baby quilt pattern that lets you create spin, but without triangles. This easy baby quilt is perfect for beginning quilters.
Jim's Place T-Shirt Quilt
Marge made T-Shirt quilts for her son's friends after her son passed away. This is one of several shirts she designed and sewed. Page 12.
Learn to Sew Colorful Pinwheel Quilt Blocks...
Learn how to make easy pinwheel quilt blocks from quick pieced half square triangle units.
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.
Sew a Cute Sailboats Quilt for Baby
Sew this cute sailboats baby quilt the next time you need a quilting project for a special little one.
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.
Star Crossed Nine Patch Quilt Pattern
Lots and lots of easy flying geese give the Star Crossed Nine Patch Quilt a great deal of visual movement. Use my free quilt pattern to make the quilt. Page 10.
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.
T-Shirt Quilt by Marg
Marg made several t-shirt quilts in memory of her son after he passed away -- this is one of the wonderful shirt quilts. Page 13.
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
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.
Learn How to Make Easy Bug Jar 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.
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.
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.
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.
It's a Cinch to Sew a Batch of Easy Center Nine...
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.
A Beginner's Guide to Stitch in the Ditch...
Use this beginners guide to learn more about stitch in the ditch machine quilting.
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.
9 Patterns for the Frugal Quilter
Quilters are famous for being frugal, and using every bit of fabric in their stashes. My frugal quilt patterns help you put your fabric scraps to good use.
Shirt Quilt by Marg
Marg's t-shirt quilt was designed and stitched in memory of her son. Page 14.
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.
Bu** Ugly Quilt
Quilting. Page 23.
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.
Purple Disaster Quilt
Quilting. Page 25.
Scrap Quilts Photo Gallery
Browse pictures of scrap quilts made by members of the online quilting community. Our scrap quilts will help inspire your next quilting project.
Create Unique Marbled Fabrics for Quilts and...
Use my step by step instructions to learn how to create hand marbled fabric. Discover how easy it is to make unique fabrics for quilts and other projects.
Mardi Gras Disasster Quilt
Quilting. Page 26.
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.
Your Guide to Making a Single Irish Chain Baby...
An easy baby quilt pattern that's sewn with Single Irish Chain quilt blocks.
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.
Quilt Pattern: How to Make an Easy Card Trick...
Use my easy instructions to make a Card Trick Quilt, a traditional quilt design that's always popular.
For the Pets Quilt
Quilting. Page 24.
Softball T-Shirt Quilt
Phyllis designed this t-shirt quilt from her granddaughter's sports jerseys. It's a wonderful example of a sports themed t-shirt quilt. Page 17.
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.

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