The internet contains a wealth of resources for anyone who wants to learn a skill such as quilting. Between YouTube and quilting blogs, you can learn everything you need to know to make beautiful quilts. Here are 9 wonderful examples.
- Teresa Down Under has many tutorials on her website and on her YouTube channel. This is one of my favorites, and I hope to use this easy pattern soon.
- This tutorial inspired me to get a Dresden plate ruler. You don’t have to make the blades from a charm pack; you can use fat quarters or any old bits of fabric you have left over from other projects. You can make them up to 8” tall.
- An adorable chicken quilt I’m looking forward to making.
- How to make a string quilt.
- Pool noodles: an essential quilting tool.
- When you have a colorful quilt, how do you decide what color thread to use for the quilting?
- The stuff and fluff method of quilting a large quilt on a standard sewing machine. I haven’t done this yet. I recently had a queen-sized quilt professionally quilted because I was too intimidated by this process. (More about that in a future post.) But it’s interesting, and I want to eventually try it.
- Someday I’m going to try free-motion quilting. Until then, I’m going to watch tutorials like this one.
- How to bind a quilt.
Now it’s your turn. Do you know of a great online quilting tutorial, or have you created one yourself? Please share a link in the comments below.
Whether you’re new to quilting or you’ve been around the quilt block a few times, I bet you’ll find something here that you didn’t already know:
- A collection of ten articles on quilting basics.
- Scrap quilts—best practices.
- An easy flying geese block made from scraps.
- The easiest way to make half-square triangles.
- Bargello quilts—they look much more complicated than they are. (Just so you know, the video shows how to make one block. You will need eight blocks to make a quilt like the ones shown.)
- How to make a quilt that looks like a photograph. (This very detailed article just gets you set up to make the quilt. Not for beginners.)
- Steps to sewing perfect borders.
- For traditionalists: how to quilt the old-fashioned way—by hand.
- Some tips for quilting by machine.
- Points to consider when choosing thread for quilting.
- Simple “stitch in the ditch” quilting.
- I’ve never even heard of quilting gloves before. Has anybody tried them? If so, please comment below and tell us what you think of them.
- Free motion quilting with rulers.
- How to turn the corner with your binding.
Do you have some quilting tips to pass on? Share in the comments below. And if you liked this post, please click the little star. It takes so little to make me happy.
This is the perfect project to learn English paper piecing. It’s small enough to get results straight away.
I like the zig zag pattern too. You don’t see it very often but in a large scale, and if you choose your fabrics carefully, the end result can be spectacular.
How to do English paper piecing mini quilt tutorial
Learn to do English paper piecing in just over 2 minutes:
There’re only 3 steps to start doing English paper piecing:
- Download the hexagon template (google doc).
- Print the required size (this project uses the 1 inch pattern) on thick or plain paper – I used plain printer paper.
- Cut the patterns and get sewing
Two important points to make:
- Before printing make sure you’re printing at 100% to avoid surprises.
- Leave the paper template in until you have finished sewing all hexies together
Mini quilt instructions
Print 60 hexagon templates (Google doc).
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