Quilting: Most Popular Articles
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An easy pillowcase pattern, with French seams that keep raw edges under wraps. Instructions and illustrations make this pillowcase pattern a cinch.
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.
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, with new patterns added each week. Browse block patterns of all sizes and for all skill levels. Blocks M through S.
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 of all types and sizes, from miniatures to baby quilts to bed quilt patterns. In-depth instructions by Janet Wickell.
Use your imagination to assemble our easy homemade Christmas ornaments. These folded fabric star ornament are perfect for any holiday or event.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 free quilt block and quilt patterns to find the perfect quilt for your next project. Patchwork, appliqué, minis and much more.
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 easy method to make quick pieced half square triangle units, one of the most commonly used components in patchwork quilts.
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.
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 method to make continuous quilt binding strips from fabric cut across the crosswise grain.
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.
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.
Learn how to make quilt backing from regular quilting cottons or wide backing fabrics, your choice.
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.
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).
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.
Our Christmas table runner pattern will offers a festive look for your holiday decor. Sew a table runner for Christmas or change the theme.
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.
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 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.
All of the free quilt block patterns in this collection finish at 12-inches square, a popular size for nearly any quilting project.
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.
Our Christmas Tree rag quilt pattern is an easy quilting project that's suitable for quilters of all skill levels.
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.
Make easy fabric postcards to mail to your family and friends. Follow our guidelines and the cards will arrive in perfect condition.
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.
Use a color wheel to learn how to mix colors to create tertiary colors, shades, tones and tints.
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.
Tips and techniques to help you learn how to print on fabric using inkjet and laser printers.
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 are a good choice for beginning quilters. The quilts are simple to sew, even if it's your very first quilting project.
Christmas quilts on display in the About.com Quilting photo galleries. Page 3.
My Christmas quilt patterns include table runners, rag quilts, fabric postcards, quilts, homemade Christmas ornaments and more.
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.
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.
Tea Rose is a quilt block pattern with lots of patchwork -- the perfect quilt block for experimenting with color and contrast layouts.
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.
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.
Use my easy rotary cutting instructions to cut patchwork shapes like squares and rectangles, diamonds, all sorts of triangles and more.
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.
Try my free and easy Christmas Tree quilt block pattern the next time you're designing a holiday quilting project.
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.
Color value determines whether your quilting fabrics contrast with each other, or blend. Get the facts about color value before choosing fabrics.
This easy patchwork table runner is made from four quilt blocks placed on point and surrounded by setting
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 named for its resemblance to a bit of vintage architecture -- the Craftsman style. It's easy to customize the pattern.
Let's take a look at some of the qualities that make a sewing machine a best choice for quilters.
Advice to help you adjust and troubleshoot problems with sewing machine tension. Learn how to evaluate and correct sewing machine tension problems.
Tips and techniques you can use to make a Charm quilt, a type of quilt where each fabric is used only one time.
Use this beginners guide to learn more about stitch in the ditch machine quilting.
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 my quick tips to help choose the best rotary cutting mat for your needs.
My Disappearing Nine Patch quilt pattern explains how to make these popular quilts, and illustrates some some of the many choices for quilt blocks.
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.
You'll love this easy, no-waste method that explains how to sew accurate flying geese for your quilts.
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 pattern, but a design with lots of potential for color and color value variations.
Queen size mattress dimensions, with comparisons to other mattresses on today's market.
My contemporary baby quilt pattern is an easy quilt that offers lots of opportunities for creating your own unique design.
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.
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 my easy appliqué quilt pattern to learn how easy it is to make an applique quilt with fusible fusible web.
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.
Hopscotch is an easy baby quilt pattern that's perfect for beginning quilters (or experienced quilters who are looking for a quick quilting project).
My easy Bow Tie quilt block pattern goes together quickly, and without set in seams. You can choose from three different block sizes.
Christmas quilts on display in the About.com Quilting photo galleries. Page 15.
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.
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.
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.
Bright Hopes is a quilt block pattern that's sewn with a technique called 'partial seams.' Give this easy method a try.
Use my Rail Fence baby quilt pattern to sew a an easy patchwork quilt that's perfect for beginning quilters.
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, and I guarantee that your quilt design skills will improve dramatically once you put the wall to work.
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 how to make easy pinwheel quilt blocks from quick pieced half square triangle units.
Use my easy Bento Box quilt pattern to sew Bento Box blocks that finish at 12-inches square. A beginner friendly quilt pattern.
This blocks in this small star quilt appear to be placed on point, but the setting is really a simple horizontal arrangement.
Remember that the words 'dark' and 'light' are usually different for everyone -- one quilter's lightest
Bricks and Cobblestones is a scrap-friendly quilt block pattern that's perfect for any quilter, beginning to experienced.
Quarter square triangle units are popular quilt block components, and quick piecing them is a breeze. We'll show you how. Page 2.
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.
My easy quilt block pattern shows you how to make a colorful batch of Double Four Patch quilt blocks.
Christmas quilts on display in the About.com Quilting photo galleries. Page 4.
Use our instructions to learn how to make a puff quilt, also known as biscuit quilts. Page 19.
Little Spinners is an easy baby quilt pattern. Its spin is created with simple strip pieced rectangles -- perfect for beginning quilters.
A list of official awareness ribbon colors to help you design a quilt or any other project made to promote disease awareness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out which scissors, needles and other sewing tools you can pack in carry-on luggage when you fly on commercial airlines.
Use my house quilt pattern to stitch easy template-free houses. Patchwork is rotary cut and quick pieced.
Follow my instructions and your patchwork hearts quilt blocks will go together quickly and easily.
Take our quilt block quiz to find out how many designs you recognize.
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.
Learn how to fussy cut fabric for quilts when you'd like to target a special motif.
My free quilt block pattern shows you how to make traditional Jacob's Ladder quilt blocks, a popular patchwork design.
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.
Looking for an easy quilt pattern with lots of possibilities for a custom layout? Give this Double Four Patch quilt a try.
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.
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.
Evening star is a favorite quilt block pattern, and this lovely version of the star has a nine-patch block at its center.
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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.
Not sure which threads work best for machine quilting? Our thread advice can help you choose the best thread for your machine quilted project.
Learn how to prepare a quilt sandwich for basting, whether it will be quilted by hand or machine.
Make Attic Ribbons, an attic windows quilt pattern. Some of the windows in this quilt are filled with (optional) applique motifs. Page 22.
Christmas quilts on display in the About.com Quilting photo galleries. Page 16.
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.
Stitch this cat quilt pattern, with kitties peeking out at a garden while watching butterflies dance around watercolor-style windows. Page 1 of 4.
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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.
Browse this gallery for a preview of free quilt block patterns with names starting with the letters A through E.
Use our quilt pattern to sew a log cabin quilt that resembles a series of Christmas wreaths.
Join us for a sew-along on January 1, 2014, as we stitch the New Year's Day mystery quilt pattern. Updates start now.
Ojeda made this quilt from Harley-Davidson T-Shirts. Its quilt blocks are surrounded by pieced sashing and cornerstones. Page 31.
Use quick piecing techniques to assemble Ohio Star quilt blocks, a traditional quilt block pattern that's always popular.
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.
Floating Nine Patch is an easy baby quilt pattern that's designed with patchwork setting triangles. Give this easy quilt a try.
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.
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.
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.
Sew this easy table runner in a Christmas theme, or switch the fabrics to suit any decor or season. Your choice. Page 104.
Our patchwork cat quilt block pattern is an easy quilting project that finishes at 12-inches square.
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.
Use my easy instructions to make Scrappy Floating Stars quilt blocks. Fast and easy, and the perfect go-to pattern for a quick quilt.
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