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  • If you're a new quilter, start with the basics. Master this technique and use to create all kinds of quilts. Start with a simplified Irish chain or craft a delightful disappearing nine patch.

    Quilting 101: How to Sew a Nine-Patch Block

    Quilting 101: How to Sew a Nine-Patch Block

    by QuiltFinger0

  • Adding a quilt label is an necessary step in finishing a quilt. Labeling a quilt will provide important information for you and future owners of the quilt. How to Make a Quilt Label provides several easy ways to label your quilts.

    How to Make a Quilt Label

    How to Make a Quilt Label

    by Shasta Matova55

  • Tessellation patterns are found in many quilts, with some being quite detailed and intricate. Take a look at these examples of tessellation quilt designs and learn how you can design your own tessellation quilt pattern.

    Tessellation Quilt Patterns

    Tessellation Quilt Patterns

    by Glimmer Twin Fan20

  • To hand quilt or machine quilt...that is the question. This article provides advice on which quilting method to use and points out some of the pros and cons of hand quilting versus machine quilting.

    Hand Quilting vs. Machine Quilting

    Hand Quilting vs. Machine Quilting

    by Glimmer Twin Fan24

  • A first patchwork quilt is a daunting project for many quilters - but it doesn't need to be! You can make a beautiful quilt quickly, by crafting your own block layout and quilting in a simple design.

    How to Make a Simple Patchwork Quilt

    How to Make a Simple Patchwork Quilt

    by Kymberly Fergusson9

  • Learn how to make Sunbonnet Sue blocks just like your great grandma made! I'll show you how to trace the templates and put Sue together for your quilt.

    How to Make Sunbonnet Sue Blocks

    How to Make Sunbonnet Sue Blocks

    by tigerbaby77711

  • An interview with my grandmother about her passion for quilting. Includes how she began quilting during the Great Depression, her favorite patterns, and how she managed to quilt while raising 9 children through some of the country's leanest times.

    Grandmother's Quilts

    Grandmother's Quilts

    by Jayme Kinsey19

  • A lot of history can be found in the art of the time. That includes quilts which was a form of utilitarian art. Changes in technology, fashion, and culture can be found in them.

    Finding History in Quilts

    Finding History in Quilts

    by Rebecca Graf1

  • Of all the different patchwork techniques out there, this must surely rank as one of the fastest and easiest, yet the results can be stunning and the possible permutations are endless.

    Dresden Plate Patchwork Block: Five Easy Steps

    Dresden Plate Patchwork Block: Five Easy Steps

    by Annabelle Johnson0

  • If you are thinking about taking up quilting as a new hobby, here are 10 tips that will help you avoid some common mistakes that beginners, and some experts, often make.

    10 Quilting Tips for Beginners

    10 Quilting Tips for Beginners

    by Glimmer Twin Fan3

  • A simple pieced block using three templates. One-fourth of the block is constructed and rotated. Great for samplers, as a fill-in block, or by itself. Covers pattern, color, and grain of fabric.

    How to Make a Patience Corner Quilt Block

    How to Make a Patience Corner Quilt Block

    by Marie Flint14

  • For most quilters, binding the edges of a quilt is the last major step in completing the project. But how do you bind the edges if the quilt isn't a basic straight-sided shape? Or what if you prefer to have and un-bordered look? One good answer is...

    Perfectly Finished Quilt Edges Without Binding

    Perfectly Finished Quilt Edges Without Binding

    by hugsnstitches lm2

  • Craft a one-of-a-kind quilt from t-shirts to preserve memories, celebrate a graduation, or send off a graduate to college.

    How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt

    How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt

    by QuiltFinger74

  • Hexagon patchwork is a traditional form of making quilts. Let's investigate the many ways you can design both traditional and modern quilts from hexagon shapes.

    Patchwork Quilt Designs: Hexagons

    Patchwork Quilt Designs: Hexagons

    by Jan T Urquhart Baillie3

  • Learn how to make quilt binding for all of your projects. This tutorial covers cross-grain, bias tape, and continuous quilt binding as well as instructions for attaching the binding to your quilt.

    How to Bind a Quilt

    How to Bind a Quilt

    by QuiltFinger4

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