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Step by Step Instructions for the 2016 Super...
Follow my step by step instructions to sew Janet Wickell's 2016 Super Bowl Mystery Quilt.
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.
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.
What's a Fat Quarter of Fabric and How is it Cut?
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.
Have Fun Sewing the 2016 Super Bowl Sunday...
Try our 2016 Super Bowl Sunday mystery quilt pattern, an easy wallhanging sized quilt that can be sewn larger or smaller to suit your needs.
Free Quilt Block Patterns, M through S
Free quilt block patterns for beginning quilters and experienced quilters. Browse my quilt block patterns for a wide variety of block sizes and types.
Simple Guide to Creating a Lush Puff Quilt
Use our easy puff quilt pattern and step by step photos to learn how to make these comfy quilts, sometimes called biscuit quilts.
Compare Mattress Sizes Before You Buy a Bed or...
Compare mattress sizes to decide which bed size is the best for your needs, and find tips to help you make a quilt that fits perfectly.
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.
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.
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.
Follow My Step-by-Step Tutorial to Sew Easy Log...
Use my easy log cabin quilt block pattern to make a log cabin quilt you'll love. This simple log cabin block is a breeze to sew.
Free Quilt Patterns for Beginning to Experience...
Free quilt patterns of all types and sizes, including bed quilts, lap quilts, baby quilts, miniatures and more. In-depth instructions by Janet Wickell.
Use My Pattern to Make a Unique Nine Patch...
Use my step by step quilt pattern to sew a unique Nine Patch Bento Box quilt. An easy quilt pattern for beginning to experienced quilters.
Sew Colorful Winged Square Blocks to Make a...
Use my pattern to stitch a strippy set quilt sewn with a combination of Winged Square quilt blocks, Flying Geese, and a colorful border print fabric.
A Quick Reference Guide to Standard Mattress...
A mattress size comparison chart to help you make a quilt or purchase bedding for any size mattress.
Make a Star Version of the Labyrinth Quilt Block
Use my Labyrinth quilt block pattern to create an interlocking pathway around Variable Star quilt blocks. Includes options to help you customize the block.
Sew Two Easy Quilt Blocks When You Make a...
Have fun with this free bed quilt pattern, a star quilt that's sewn with a combination of nine patch quilt blocks, pinwheels, and flying geese.
2016 New Year's Day Mystery Quilt Pattern
Join us on January 1, 2016, to work on the New Year's Day Mystery Quilt pattern. An annual event by Janet Wickell, author at About.com Quilting.
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.
Use These Easy Methods to Make Binding Strips...
It's easy to make binding strips for quilts, and there are several popular quilt binding techniques to choose from. Let's talk about a few favorites.
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.
Try this Easy Quilt Block Pattern, Goshen Star
The Goshen star quilt block pattern is easy, and suitable for quilters of all skill levels.
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.
How to Make Quilt Backing from Any Fabric
Learn how to make quilt backing from regular quilting cottons or wide backing fabrics, your choice.
Learn the Easy No-Waste Method for Flying Geese
Learn an easy, no-waste method to assemble Flying Geese for quilts. The no waste Flying Geese method is easy and accurate -- a win-win technique.
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.
Smartphone Apps for Quilters
Explore my list of smartphone apps for quilters. You'll have fun using these quilting apps for iPhone and Android smartphones.
Learn How to Sew an Easy Pillowcase with French...
You'll love this easy pillowcase pattern and it's a snap to sew the pillowcase with French seams that make the case neat and tidy inside and out.
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 quilt patterns that are easy to sew, and all are suitable for a baby girl or baby boy.
Explore Hundreds of Quilt Block and Quilt...
Explore hundreds of free quilt block and quilt patterns to find the perfect quilt for your next project. Patchwork, applique, mini quilts and more.
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.
You'll Love These Easy Patchwork Heart Quilt...
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.
Tips to Help You Choose the Best Sewing Machine...
Advice to help quilters buy a sewing machine that's the best choice for their own specific sewing needs.
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.
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.
Facts About Fabric Grain that Every Quilter...
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.
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
Learn How to Sew Quilt Borders that Make Your...
Learn how to measure and sew straight (butted) borders to a quilt. Measuring and sewing quilt borders correctly is important for quilt accuracy.
Imrpove Your Quilting Skills with Careful...
Learn how to press quilt blocks carefully and accurately and I guarantee that your quilting skills will improve immediately. And remember... press, don't iron!
10 Skills Every Beginning Quilter Should Master
Ten important skills every quilter should know are a must-read for beginning quilters. Learn the ins and outs of quilting before you sew that first project.
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.
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.
Tips You Can Use to Make Denim Quilts
Use my tips and techniques to learn how to make a denim quilt.
It's Easy to Print and Save Patterns on the...
Tips to help you easily print the free quilt patterns and tutorials on the About.com Quilting website.
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 scrap quilts and themed quilting projects.
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.
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.
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.
Make a Colorful Jigsaw Puzzle Quilt with This...
Use my easy Jigsaw Puzzle quilt pattern to make a scrappy or choose a coordinated theme. The project is a baby quilt, but I've added info for larger blocks.
Use Color and Contrast to Sew a Unique (And...
Use my easy Bento Box quilt pattern to sew Bento Box quilt blocks that finish at 12-inches square. Make unique quilts with this beginner friendly pattern.
Magic 8... How to Sew 8 Half Square Triangle...
Use my easy Magic 8 tutorial to sew eight quick pieced half square triangles from two squares of fabric. You'll love this simple HST technique.
Queen Size Mattress Dimensions and Tips for...
Queen size mattress dimensions, with comparisons to other mattresses on today's market.
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.
Stitch a Batch of Memories by Making a T Shirt...
Use my tips and techniques to learn how to make a T shirt quilt. The quilts aren't difficult, but they are sewn a bit differently than other quilts.
Take the Fuss Out of Making Dresden Plate Quilt...
An easy Dresden Plate quilt block pattern that takes the chore out of turning under all of those edges of the blades. Give this Dresden Plate block a try.
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.
Pink, Yellow, Red and More: A Guide to...
A list of awareness ribbon colors to help you design a quilt or any other project made to promote disease research and awareness.
Have Fun Sewing the Springtime Mystery Quilt
Do you love mystery quilts? Try the Springtime mystery quilt pattern at About.com Quilting.
This Roman Square Quilt Block Pattern Is Just...
My Roman Square quilt block pattern is a perfect choice for beginning quilters, but experienced quilters love the design, too. Includes a lap quilt pattern.
Basket Quilt Block Patterns in Many Styles and...
Try my free basket quilt block patterns for your next quilting project. Block sizes and styles vary, so there's sure to be something to suit your needs.
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.
Learn to Sew Colorful Pinwheel Quilt Blocks...
Choose a fabric you love and use it as color inspiration for my easy pinwheel quilt block pattern.
Your Guide to Making a Single Irish Chain Baby...
You'll love to create interconnecting designs​ with this easy Single Irish Chain quilt block pattern. Instructions include and baby quilt pattern, too.
A Beginning 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.
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.
How to Choose Rotary Cutting Mats, Rulers, and...
Learn which rotary cutting tools to put on your must-have list when you begin to make quilts or need to use rotary cutting tools for sewing and other crafts.
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. Choose from three different block sizes when you sew this easy design.
Quilt Pattern: How to Make an Easy Card Trick...
The Card Trick quilt pattern might look complicated at first glance, but keep fabrics organized and your quilt will go together with ease.
9 Patterns for the Frugal Quilter
My frugal quilt patterns help you put your fabric scraps to good use. Let's see if we can use even the smallest scraps to make a quilt.
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.
Make Dual Double Four Patch Blocks and...
Try this Double Four Patch quilt block pattern to sew quilt blocks with reverse pathways. Make a batch of the blocks to experiment with layout possibilities.
How to Choose the Best Threads for Patchwork...
Use my thread guide to learn about the numerous types of threads available to quilters, and to find out which threads work best for patchwork, applique and more.
How to Do a Fabric Burn Test to Identify a Fabric
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.
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.
Make a Baskets Quilt in the Amish Style or...
Finished Quilt Block Size: 15" x 15" Cutting for One Amish Baskets Quilt Block Cutting instructions assume
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.
Quilting Quizzes: Name the Quilt Block
Take our quilt block quiz to find out how many designs you recognize.
Make a Keepsake Quilt with My Christmas Row...
Use my free row quilt pattern to sew a Christmas row quilt that's made from a combination of patchwork and applique. Omit the applique if you prefer.
Learn Color Wheel Basics Before You Choose...
A color wheel can help you choose colors for quilts and other crafts. My easy color wheel advice simplifies the process of choosing colors and contrast.
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.
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.
Sew Brightly Colored Fabrics on Black to Make a...
Use my Jewel Box quilt pattern to make a gorgeous quilt from a combination of vividly colored fabrics sewn against a black background.
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.
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.
T Shirt Quilts Photo Gallery
Our T-Shirt quilts photo gallery offers lots of inspiration to help you design a T Shirt quilt of your very own. Includes a link to T-shirt quilt instructions.
Whip Up Some Friendship Star Quilt Blocks With...
Use my quilt block pattern to make a colorful and easy Friendship Star. Patchwork doesn't get much easier than this simple pattern.
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.
Save Those Little Scraps of Fabric to Make a...
Learn how to make a Charm quilt, a type of quilt where each fabric is used only one time (but with a couple of exceptions).
Explore Machine Quilting Options for Quilters
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.
It's Oh-So-Simple to Make a Disappearing Bento...
Use Disappearing quilt pattern techniques to sew fast and easy Bento Box quilt block. The method is similar to making a Disappearing Nine Patch.
Learn the Ins and Outs of Troubleshooting...
Easy tips that explain how to adjust and troubleshoot sewing machine tension problems. It's a breeze to adjust tension once you understand the basics.
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Gorgeous...
Use my Split Nine Patch quilt pattern to make a strip pieced quilt that can arranged into many different layout variations.
Your Guide to Identifying Patchwork Quilt Blocks
Learn how to analyze the grids that makes up four patch and other patchwork quilt blocks, and discover why understanding the grids is so important.
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
Make Easy Courthouse Steps, a Log cabin Quilt...
Remember that the words 'dark' and 'light' are usually different for everyone -- one quilter's lightest
Sometimes It's Necessary to Change the Size of...
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.
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.
It's Easy to Make a Rail Fence Baby Quilt
Use my Rail Fence baby quilt pattern to sew a quick and easy patchwork quilt that's perfect for beginning and experienced quilters.
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.
Taking the Mystery Out of Hunter's Star Quilts
My Hunter's Star quilt pattern shows you how to make an easy version of this popular design. Make a scrap quilt or sew with a few colors -- your choice.
Free Quilt Block Patterns, A Through E
Try my free quilt block patterns the next time you'd like to create a quilt or hold a block swap. Browse quilt blocks with names starting with A through E.
Which Sewing Supplies Are Allowed in Carry-on...
Find out which sewing supplies are allowed in a TSA sewing kit. Learn if scissors, needles and other sewing tools can be carried on when you fly.
Sew Disappearing Quilt Block Patterns
Disappearing quilt block patterns, all created with a technique that explains how to sew a large quilt block and then slice it into sections for more design options.
Paths and Stiles Quilt Block Pattern - 9" Blocks
It's easy to make this 9 inch variation of the traditional Paths and Stiles quilt block. Page 67.
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.
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.
Learn the Art of Rag Quilting with These Free...
Try my free rag quilts patterns if you're looking for a fun, easy, and cuddly quilt pattern. You'll find rag quilt patterns with triangles, curves, and more.
Learn to Machine Quilt Like a Pro with These...
Tips and techniques to help you learn how to machine quilt on a regular sewing machine. Machine quilting takes practice, but not as much as you might think.
Mock Log Cabin Quilt Block Pattern - 8" Blocks
Here's a simple quilt block pattern that resembles the traditional Log Cabin, but goes together much more quickly. Page 74.
How to Make a Quilt Hanging Sleeve Before or...
Use my tutorial to make an easy quilt hanging sleeve that can be added while you're making the quilt or after it is finished.
12" Merry Kite Quilt Block Pattern
Try my free quilt block patterns the next time you'd like to make a sampler quilt, host a block swap, or sew a project of your own design.
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.
How to Make Quilt Sashing with Cornerstones
Use this easy tutorial to learn how to sew sashing with cornerstones to a straight-set quilt.
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).
How to Choose the Best Rotary Cutter for Your...
Tips to help you choose the best rotary cutter for your needs. Rotary cutters are available in different sizes and styles, and one is perfect for you.
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.
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.
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making Comforts of...
Use this free quilt block pattern to make a batch of quick and easy Comforts of Home quilt blocks.
These Double Four Patch Quilt Blocks are Simple...
Use my easy Double Four Patch quilt block pattern to make a colorful batch of quilt blocks that can be arranged in lots of ways. Perfect for scrap quilts.
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 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.
Use These Quilt Block Patterns to Make a Big...
Patterns for big quilt blocks, all perfect to make a big block quilt or to use in medallion quilts, for throw pillow covers, as wallhangings and much more.
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.
Jewel Box Quilt Pattern
I love the illusion of depth created when bright fabrics are sewn next to deep black fabric. Jewel Box fits that look, and doesn't disappoint. Page 60.
It's Fun to Sew Small with These Miniature...
Try my free miniature quilt patterns the next time you're looking for small projects. The collection includes miniature quilt patterns for all skill levels.
Antique Tile Is an Easy Quilt Block That's...
You'll love my easy Antique Tile quilt block pattern, a design with lots of potential for color and color value variations to help you create a unique quilt.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas Tree Rag Quilt Pattern
My Christmas Tree rag quilt pattern is an easy quilting project that's suitable for quilters of all skill levels. A soft and cuddly rag quilt project.
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.
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.
Have Fun with Round the Twist, a Celtic Twist...
Follow my easy quilt block pattern to make an interlocking patchwork block called Round the Twist, a design cery much like a Celtic Twist quilt block.
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.
Stitch in the Ditch Machine Quilting Tutorial
Learn how to do stitch in the ditch quilting. This beginner's guide helps you stitch in the ditch with ease and includes plenty of tips to make the task easy.
Get in the Christmas Spirit with Folded Fabric...
Use your imagination to assemble my easy homemade Christmas ornaments. These folded fabric star ornaments are perfect for any holiday or event.
How to Make a Quilt from Framed Four Patch...
Framed Four-Patch quilt blocks are a breeze to make. Use my Framed Four-Patch quilt block pattern to sew ten blocks at a time.
Looking for an Easy Quilt Pattern? You'll Love...
Rail Fence is an easy quilt pattern that's a cinch to customize. Each quilt block is made up of four
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.
Follow These Steps to Make a Beautiful Framed...
Framed Nine Patch Baby Quilt Pattern Beginning quilters will find that taking a few preparatory steps
Kids Love I Spy Quilts and the Projects Are So...
What's an I Spy Quilt? We have the answer, along with I Spy quilt patterns and photos of I Spy Quilts for inspiration.

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