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Free quilt block patterns of all types. Find hundreds of quilt block patterns, with new patterns added each week. All patterns include detailed instructions and illustrations.
Use my easy quilt block pattern to create a quilt from Interlocking Chains blocks.
Sixteen Point Stars is a unique quilt block that's easy to customize. Try my free pattern and experiment with color and contrast. Page 2.
Use my easy quilt block pattern to create a quilt with a series of interlocking chains.
Easy quilt patterns for beginning quilters, or anyone who'd like to stitch a simple quilting project.
Comparing mattress sizes helps you decide which bed size is the best for your needs, and is essential when purchasing bedding or making a quilt.
Quilters use the term 'fat quarter.' We'll explain what the term means, and show you how to cut and use fat quarters of fabric.
Free quilt patterns for quilters of every skill level. Find all types and sizes of free quilt patterns, from miniatures to baby quilts to bed quilt patterns.
Learn how to make a quilt, from start to finish. My step by step quilting tutorials, plus hundreds of quilt patterns, will get you started.
Use my easy quilt pattern to sew an Interlocking Chains quilt with patchwork sashing.
Learn how to bind a quilt with easy mitered corners. Just follow my step-by-step binding instructions and and illustrations.
Use my free quilt pattern to stitch-up a batch of Contrary Wife quilt blocks.
A rag quilt is easy to make, and once you learn basic rag quilt methods, you'll know how turn other quilt patterns into ragged versions. We'll show you how.
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.
Baby quilt patterns of all types and sizes. Most of my baby quilt patterns are easy to sew, and suitable for quilters of all skill levels.
Ten important skills every quilter should know... a must-read for beginning quilters.
quarter inch seam allowance , and press carefully as you work. Cutting accurate patchwork shapes
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 Easter themed images to create applique quilts, for embroidery, or to make an Easter coloring book for kids.
Pictures of quilt barns in western North Carolina, mostly from Yancy County, in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
An easy pillowcase pattern, with French seams that keep raw edges under wraps. Instructions and illustrations make this pillowcase pattern a cinch.
Use my easy method to make quick pieced half square triangle units, one of the most commonly used components in patchwork quilts.
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 this easy quilt pattern to learn how to make puff quilts, sometimes called biscuit 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.
An easy disappearing nine patch quilt block pattern that's perfect for quilters of all skill levels, including beginners.
Double Hearts, an easy patchwork quilt block pattern assembled with a combination of squares and half square triangle units. Page 3.
Advice to help you adjust and troubleshoot problems with sewing machine tension. Learn how to evaluate and correct sewing machine tension problems.
Learn how to make quilt backing from regular quilting cottons or wide backing fabrics, your choice.
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.
All of the free quilt block patterns in this collection finish at 12-inches square, a popular size for nearly any quilting project.
Stitch the Tudor Rose, an easy quilt block pattern that can be used to create numerous looks in a finished quilt.
Learn how to sew a quarter inch seam allowance so that your quilt blocks and quilts are perfect, every time.
Try my Roman Stripes quilt block pattern, an easy quilt block that will work in many types of layouts. Instructions for two finished block sizes.
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.
Here's a free quilt pattern made from the traditional patchwork Clown block. Sew the quilt as shown, or change its layout by flipping some of the quilt blocks around. Page 2.
T-Shirt quilts to inspire you, all sewn by members of the online quilting community. Includes a link to my T-shirt quilt instructions.
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.
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.
Learn how to make a scrap quilt with my scrap quilting tips and techniques. Grab your fabric scraps (or cut pieces from larger yardage) and start sewing.
Use my Rail Fence baby quilt pattern to sew a an easy patchwork quilt that's perfect for beginning quilters.
Try my Country Roads quilt block pattern if you're looking for a versatile, but easy, quilt block for your next project.
My Disappearing Nine Patch quilt pattern explains how to make these popular quilts, and illustrates some some of the many choices for quilt blocks.
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.
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.
Paper piecing is a simple and traditional quilt making technique. After you've made one paper pieced quilt, sewing more will be a breeze.
Which quilting tools do beginning quilters really need? Our list of the best beginners' quilting tools will help you make quilts with ease.
Learn how to rotary cut fabric for quilts. Rotary cutting is one of the most important skills a new quilter should master. My tutorial explains.
An easy Dresden Plate quilt pattern. You'll love this simple method to make perfect Dresden Plates, every time.
Understanding fabric grain helps you make a quilt that's accurate and easy to assemble. Put fabric grain to work for you and your quilting skills will blossom.
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.
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.
Flying Geese quilt patterns that are made using a quick piecing method that doesn't waste fabric, unlike some other types of Flying Geese patterns.
You don't need a special quilt pattern to make a denim quilt, but my denim quilts advice will help you complete the project with ease.
Try Carnival Pinwheels, a free quilt pattern that explains how to make a colorful pinwheel quilt that's easy to customize.
Use my quick thread guide to begin learning more about the numerous types of threads available to quilters.
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A color wheel is a simple tool that can help you choose colors for a quilt. Get the basics to learn how colors interact with each other.
Rag quilts patterns are fun and easy to make -- a perfect choice for beginning quilters. Learn how easy it is to assemble one of my free rag quilt patterns.
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.
Our easy Hopscotch baby quilt pattern is perfect for beginning quilters or anyone looking for a quick quilting project.
If you're looking for easy quilt patterns, follow my instructions to make the Red Light Green Light quilt, a quilting project that's beginner friendly.
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.
Try my Cathedral Windows rag quilt pattern for your next ragged project. The pattern is suitable for all quilters, beginners to experienced.
You don't have to be a quilter to learn how to make a T shirt quilt. Just follow my easy T shirt quilt instructions to sew a quilt that's packed with memories.
Floating Nine Patch is an easy baby quilt pattern that's designed with patchwork setting triangles. Give this easy quilt a try.
Bright Hoopes is a quilt block pattern that's sewn with a technique called 'partial seams.' Give this easy method a try.
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. Page 2.
Learn how to rotary cut patchwork shapes for quilts, such as squares and rectangles, diamonds, all sorts of triangles and more.
Quilts can be safely hung for display when you sew a hanging sleeve to their backs. Use our instructions to attach an easy hanging sleeve, before or after the quilt is bound.
Take our quilt block quiz to find out how many designs you recognize.
Use my free baby quilt pattern to make Dawn's Light, a mixture of pinwheel and framed four-patch quilt blocks.
Color value determines whether your quilting fabrics contrast with each other, or blend. Get the facts about color value before choosing fabrics.
Use our advice to find the best rotary cutter for your needs.
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.
My contemporary baby quilt pattern is an easy quilt that offers lots of opportunities for creating your own unique design.
Learn string quilting techniques, a simple freehand version of foundation piecing. Get started with my simple string quilt tutorial.
Your quilting skills will improve immediately when you learn how to press quilt blocks and quilts. And remember... press, don't iron!
A mattress size chart to help you when making a quilt or purchasing bedding of all types.
Are sewing supplies allowed in airline carry-on luggage? Learn which scissors, needles and other sewing tools are allowed on commercial flights.
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.
This easy Bow Tie quilt block pattern goes together quickly and easily, and without set in seams. Three block sizes are included.
An awareness ribbons guide to help you choose a color scheme for a quilt or any other project made to promote disease awareness.
Evening star is a favorite quilt block pattern, and this lovely version of the star has a nine-patch block at its center.
Use these easy methods to fix quilt blocks that may have turned out a bit too small, or are skewed. There's usually no reason to throw less-than-perfect blocks aside.
Stitch this easy baby quilt pattern, a smaller version of the Batik Nine Patch quilt pattern by Janet Wickell.
Use quick piecing techniques to assemble Ohio Star quilt blocks, a traditional quilt block pattern that's always popular.
Our Double Pinwheel quilt block pattern shows you how to make 12-inch versions of this popular patchwork design.
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.
This jigsaw puzzle baby quilt pattern is an easy quilt that goes together quickly. Page 29.
Try my Indian Hatchet rag quilt pattern if you'd like to try an easy rag quilt that's assembled with triangles.
Have fun stitching this easy cat quilt pattern, with kitty cats looking at a flower garden and butterflies just outside the watercolor-style windows.
Learn how to prepare a quilt sandwich for basting, whether it will be quilted by hand or machine.
In this easy quilt pattern, frames surround a simple nine patch quilt, but the frames are flip-flopped to create visual movement across the face of the quilt.
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.
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 make Yo-Yos quilts from little rosettes of fabric. Use yo yos to make an entire quilt, or as 3-dimensional applique.
Quarter square triangle units are popular quilt block components, and quick piecing them is a breeze. We'll show you how. Page 2.
Try out easy sailboats baby quilt pattern the next time you need a quilting project for a little one.
Use our quilting tutorial to learn stitch in the ditch quilting.
Use our advice to help choose the best rotary cutting mat for your needs. Page 2.
Use our quilt block pattern to make this colorful Friendship Star. Patchwork doesn't get much easier than this simple pattern.
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 easy rag quilt pattern gives you an opportunity to use a mixture of floral fabrics, from small to large in scale, along with tone on tone prints.
You'll find hundreds of free printable quilt patterns on the About.com Quilting site. Use these tips to print or save the patterns.
Learn how to make easy pinwheel quilt blocks from quick pieced half square triangle units. Page 2.
Make Attic Ribbons, an attic windows quilt pattern. Some of the windows in this quilt are filled with (optional) applique motifs. Page 27.
Sarah's Choice is a quilt block pattern that combines the look of a star and a pinwheel. Choose from four sizes or mix and match the blocks for a unique quilt.
Try one of my free miniature quilt patterns when you want to sew a small project. Find all sorts of miniature quilt varieties in this collection.
My patchwork tulip quilt block pattern shows how to sew a batch of colorful tulip blocks in no time. An easy quilt pattern suitable for all quilters.
Not sure which threads work best for machine quilting? Our thread advice can help you choose the best thread for your machine quilted project.
Endless Stairs is an easy quilt block pattern that offers lots of opportunity for layout variations.
Our Christmas table runner pattern will offers a festive look for your holiday decor. Sew a table runner for Christmas or change the theme.
Bricks and Cobblestones is an easy quilt block pattern that's perfect for beginners or experienced quilters.
Use your imagination to assemble my easy homemade Christmas ornaments. These folded fabric star ornament are perfect for any holiday or event.
Take the Fabric Quiz to test your knowledge of quilting fabrics.
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.
Tips and techniques you can use to make a Charm quilt, a type of quilt where each fabric is used only one time.
Try this larger version of the miniature Monkey Wrench quilt the next time you're looking for a new baby quilt pattern.
A free cat quilt pattern from Quilting at About.com. Page 6.
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 you'd like to make.
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.
Learn how a walking foot improves machine quilting skills, and is also a useful helper for other sewing tasks, such as rag quilting and sewing binding.
Tips and techniques to help you learn how to print on fabric using inkjet and laser printers.
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Use my Broken Dishes baby quilt pattern to make this popular patchwork quilt.
Use our quilt block pattern to make this pretty variation of the Shoofly quilt block. This easy quilt block is a perfect choice for beginning quilters.
An easy quilt pattern with a layout that resembles lattice in a garden, with blue sky peeking through some of the panels.
A look at hand sewing needles for quilters, with details that will help you choose the best needles for your quilting projects.
Try my Floating Stars quilt block and quilt pattern. It's one of the quickest and easiest quilts you'll ever make.
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.
Looking for an easy quilt pattern with lots of possibilities for a custom layout? Give this Double Four Patch quilt a try.
Instructions to help you learn needleturn applique, a traditional form of hand applique.
This blocks in this small star quilt appear to be placed on point, but the setting is really a simple horizontal arrangement.
The traditional Bear's Paw quilt block is always a quilter's favorite. It has lots of pieces, but the Bear's Paw quilt block isn't difficult to make.
Quilters will appreciate the detailed applique ad embroidery used to craft Kate Middleton's wedding dress and veil.
Use my easy quilt pattern to sew an X's and O's quilt in no time at all. Page 3.
My quilt block pattern shows you how to make Jacob's Ladder quilt blocks, a popular patchwork design.
Use my Twenty-Five Patch quilt block pattern to make quilt blocks full of scrappy squares, or design a color scheme for a more orderly look.
Use my Split Nine Patch quilt pattern to make a strip pieced quilt with the traditional design. You'll discover that Split Nine Patch blocks can used to create many different layouts.
Fabrics reminiscent of the 1930s are a perfect match for this free Pinwheel in a Square quilt block pattern.
Medium or medium dark warm fabric for half square triangles in block corners: (2) 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" squares
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.
Quilters, or anyone who cuts fabric, definitely need a comfortable cutting table. Tips from fellow quilters helps you create the perfect cutting table.
Use our instructions to learn how to make a puff quilt, also known as biscuit quilts. Page 22.
Quilt Design Wizard's controls are intuitive and the program offers lots of options and flexibility to help you show off your creative skills. Our review explains.
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.