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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Put Your No-Waste Flying Geese Skills to Good...
Try my Goose Frame quilt block pattern if you love designs that mix Flying Geese with other patchwork components that make it easy to customize a block.
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.
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 Linked Stars, an Easy Quilt...
Have fun with the Linked Stars quilt pattern by choosing your own unique set of quilting fabrics. This easy star quilt's design suits any theme.
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.
Create a Bouquet of Patchwork Tulip Quilt Blocks
My patchwork tulip quilt block pattern explains how to sew a batch of colorful tulip blocks. An easy quilt pattern that's suitable for all quilters.
Sew Springtime Ribbons, a Quilt Inspired by...
Springtime Ribbons is an easy quilt pattern that was inspired by a line of cancer awareness quilting fabrics.
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.
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.
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.
Play With Color and Contrast When You Sew This...
Try this second version of Goose Frame, a quilt block pattern that varies a bit from the traditional layout to provide more options for customization.
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.
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.
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.
Try my Easter themed images for applique or a...
Use my Easter themed images to create applique quilts, for embroidery, or to make an Easter coloring book for kids.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Quilt Backing from Any Fabric
Learn how to make quilt backing from regular quilting cottons or wide backing fabrics, your choice.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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.
Rocky Mountain Puzzle Quilt Block Pattern - 12"...
" dir=" "> The third block in my 2007 Anniversary Sampler Quilt is a variation of the traditional Rocky
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. Page 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sew Unique Quilt Blocks Based on the Popular...
A quilt block pattern that combines a nine patch center with patchwork framing reminiscent of its Churn Dash roots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the Easy No-Waste Method for Flying Geese
My easy instructions explain how to make no waste flying geese for your quilts.
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.
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.
Stitch a Batch of Easy Domino Quilt Blocks
is an important ingredient for success with strip pieced quilt blocks. The Domino quilt block finishes
6" Snowball Quilt Block Pattern
A Snowball Quilt block pattern to repeat blocks throughout a quilt, or to sew as alternate blocks between other designs. Page 70.
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.
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.
Best Rotary Cutting Tools for Beginning Quilters
Use my quick tips to help choose the best rotary cutting mat for your needs.
Queen Size Mattress Dimensions
Queen size mattress dimensions, with comparisons to other mattresses on today's market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mattress Sizes Chart
A mattress size chart to help you when making a quilt or purchasing bedding of all types.
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.
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.
Deedra's Log Cabin Quilt
Quilting. Page 20.
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.
Seven Patch Quilt Block Pattern - 10-1/2"
Use my quilt block pattern to make this easy Seven Patch quilt block. Page 73.
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.
Rolling Stars Quilt Blocks, Scrap-Friendly and...
Use my free quilt block pattern to make Rolling Stars, an easy quilt block for beginning to experienced quilters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Double Pinwheel Quilt Block Pattern - 12" Blocks
This quilt block pattern features Double Pinwheels -- a pinwheel within a pinwheel. Page 77.
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.
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.
Try Louisiana Pinwheels, an Easy Quilt Block...
Basic pinwheels are backed by a highlight fabric in the Louisiana Pinwheels quilt block pattern. Sew with a theme or have a scrapfest.
Easy Ways to Secure Hand Quilting Stitches with...
Use these easy techniques to create a quilter's knot that secures your hand quilting stitches at the beginning and end of each length of thread.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Churn Dash Patchwork Quilt Block Pattern
Churn Dash is an easy quilt block that even beginners will stitch with ease. The quilt block pattern includes instructions for single blocks and for eight identical blocks.
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.
Sports T-Shirt Quilt by Emily
Emily designed this T-Shirt quilt with a sports theme. Page 11.
Learn to Sew Colorful Pinwheel Quilt Blocks...
Learn how to make easy pinwheel quilt blocks from quick pieced half square triangle units.
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.
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.
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.
The Traditional Single T Quilt Block Is a...
Sew a batch of easy Single T quilt blocks. My quilt block pattern explains how, and lets you choose from three finished sizes.
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.
Use Variable Windows to Create this Little...
My miniature Attic Windows quilt pattern is made from quilt blocks that are arranged in three different layouts.
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.
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.
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.
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
A Beginner's Guide to Stitch in the Ditch...
Use this beginners guide to learn more about stitch in the ditch machine quilting.
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.
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.
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.
Jewel Box Quilt Pattern
Quilting. Page 63.
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.
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.
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.
Use Color and Contrast to Sew a Unique (And...
An easy-to-read schematic that illustrates patches sizes for a 12-inch Bento Box quilt block.
Surround a Shimmering Pinwheel with Dark...
Sew darker fabrics around a light, shimmering pinwheel center when you sew this dramatic looking quilt block pattern.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eleanor Roosevelt and a 1933 Quilt Scandal
Eleanor Roosevelt accepted the grand prize winning quilt from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair -- a quilt that caused quite a scandal later.
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.
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.
A Clockwork Nebari Quilt
Quilting. Page 21.
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.
Grecian Square, a Free Quilt Block Pattern
Use my quilt block pattern to make Grecian Square, an easy patchwork quilt block.
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.
Tea Leaf Quilt Blocks Are a Breeze to Sew
Use quick piecing techniques to sew the traditional Tea Leaf patchwork quilt block. Sew with realistic colors if you like, but don't hesitate to experiment.
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.
High School T Shirt Quilt by Julie
A colorful T shirt quilt made for a young man headed off to his first year in college. Page 3.
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.
Shirt Quilt by Marg
Marg's t-shirt quilt was designed and stitched in memory of her son. Page 14.
Camp T-Shirt Quilt
The recipient of this quilt will always have memories of being a summer camp counselor. Page 18.
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.
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.
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.
TJ's T Shirt Quilt
Quilting. Page 4.
Your Guide to Making a Single Irish Chain Baby...
An easy baby quilt pattern that's sewn with Single Irish Chain quilt blocks.
Harley Davidson Quilt
Ojeda made this quilt from Harley-Davidson T-Shirts. Its quilt blocks are surrounded by pieced sashing and cornerstones. Page 31.
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.
Racing T-Shirt Quilt
This wonderful T-shirt quilt is based on memories of a husband's love of kart racing. Page 20.

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