All Quilting & Sewing Tutorials


Beginner

Beginner Log Cabin Block

Pressing Tip - There are as many opinions on how to press a quilt block as there are quilters! Karen Johnson demonstrates her favorite method. Excellent for beginner quilters!

A Guide to Batting - Teri teaches us all about the different types of batting available, and how to choose the right batting for a project.

Rotating Cutting Mat Video

Nine Patch Lesson 2: Speed Strip Quilting for a Baby quilt

How to Tie a Quilt Tutorial - Complete step by step lessons on how to hand tie your quilts. Great for beginners!

What is a Fat Quarter? - Confused by quilting jargon? This tutorial explains the difference between different standard cuts of quilting fabric, including fat quarters, fat eighths, sweet sixteens, and more.

To Prewash or Not to Prewash? - Should you prewash your quilting fabrics? Deborah explains the pros and cons of prewashing and not prewashing.

Nine Patch Lesson 1: Basic Piecing with Charms - The nine patch block is great for beginners! In this lesson, we'll use pre cut 5" charm squares and demonstrate the basics for assembling a nine patch block.

Intro to Half Square Triangles

Machine Sewing Needles 101 - Judy explains the differences between machine needles and what they are used for.

How to Sew Throw Pillow Covers - How to sew a 16" round throw pillow cover, and a 20" square throw pillow cover.

How to Tie a Quilt Tutorial Video

How to install a zipper: Invisible & Lap - Bag & sewing pattern designer, Sue, demonstrates two different types of zipper installations.

Bumpless Binding Finishing Trick - This video demonstrates how to make that tricky last join in a binding look just as good as the first join.

Log Cabin - Assembling your quilt top

Hand Sewing Needles 101 - Judy teaches us all about hand sewing needles, so you can pick the right needle for your project.

Binding Basics - Part 2: Making the Binding - How to make cross-cut binding for quilts.

Quilt As You Go! - Join Teri and Karen as they demonstrate how to quilt your project as you go. When you're done piecing your quilt top, the quilting is finished!

Chain Piecing 101 - Learn how to use this simple time saving technique for quilt block piecing.

Binding Basics - Part 1: Introduction - An introduction to basic quilt binding.

Intro to the Log Cabin block

How to Use a Rotary Cutter

How to Bind a Quilt Video - This tutorial will teach you how to sew a 1/4" double fold cross grain binding to your quilt.

A Guide to Thread - Teri explains the different kinds of thread available to quilters, to help you pick the right thread for the job.

Machine Quilting Basics - Sharla gives an overview of how to quilt your projects on your home sewing machine, and offers her tips & tricks.

Machine Quilting with Golden Threads paper - How to machine quilt using Golden Threads Quilting Paper with step-by-step photos.

How to Pick the Right Quilting Design for Your Quilt - Long arm quilter and Connecting Threads pattern designer, Mari, guides you through choosing a quilting design for your quilt top.

How to Sew an Accurate Quarter Inch Seam Allowance - Deborah demonstrates how to make sure you are sewing an accurate quarter inch seam, which is essential for quilt piecing.

Binding Basics - Part 3: Preparing the Quilt - How to prepare the edge of your quilt for adding binding.

Binding Basics - Part 4: Attaching the Binding by Machine - How to attach the binding to the front of your quilt by machine.

Binding Basics - Part 5: Hand-Stitching the Binding to the Back - How to hand-stitch binding to the back of your quilt to finish it.

Perfect Points and the Positioning Pin - Ann demonstrates how to use a positioning pin for making perfect points in quilt blocks.

Videos

Tri Rec Tools Video - Learn how to use these handy rulers to make triangle/rectangles with a 2:1 ratio and for triangles in a square. Great for star blocks!

Tall Triangle Ruler - Learn how to use this handy tool to make triangle/rectangles with a 3:1 ratio. Great for elongated star blocks!

Machine Stitching Raggy Edge Applique Video - Learn how to finish a raw edge with a straight stitch to create a frayed, casual look

Machine Applique - Straight Stitch

Pressing Tip - There are as many opinions on how to press a quilt block as there are quilters! Karen Johnson demonstrates her favorite method. Excellent for beginner quilters!

June Tailor Perfect Half Square and Quarter Square Ruler Demo - Learn how to make half square triangles using the June Tailor ruler.

Fons and Porter Half and Quarter Square Ruler demo - Learn how to make half square triangles with the Fons and Porter half and Quarter Square Ruler by OmniGrid.

Invisible Machine Applique Stitch

Wonder Cut Ruler Demo - Learn how to make half square triangles and three-color pinwheels from the Wonder Cut Ruler.

Hand Applique Stitch

Rotating Cutting Mat Video

Blanket Stitch - hand

Quilt Block Design Mirrors - Learn how to use these nifty mirrors to audition fabrics to make kaleidoscope blocks.

English Paper Piecing Tutorial Video - This video teaches you how to sew English paper pieced motifs for quilts and other projects. For this method, you will need EPP paper templates, sewing shears, an iron, and both contrasting and coordinating thread.

Mini Ruler Set by Quilt in a Day - Karen Johnson demonstrates a unique no math method for constructing the Flying Geese block, using the Quilt in a Day Mini Ruler Set. This ruler set was designed by Eleanor Burns!

Fons and Porter Flying Geese Ruler Video - Learn how to construct the Flying Geese block using Fons and Porter's Flying Geese ruler. No math needed!

Applique Tutorial - Freezer Paper Technique Video

Bumpless Binding Finishing Trick - This video demonstrates how to make that tricky last join in a binding look just as good as the first join.

Foundation Paper Piecing - how to video - Learn the most common version of Foundation Piecing - usually known as Paper Piecing. Achieve perfect points on tiny blocks with just a few easy tips.

Machine Applique - Satin Stitch

Quilt As You Go! - Join Teri and Karen as they demonstrate how to quilt your project as you go. When you're done piecing your quilt top, the quilting is finished!

Applique Pressing Sheet Video

Blanket Stitch - machine

Needle Turn Applique Stitch

Brenda Henning's Triangulations - Video

Quick Quarter II Video - Learn how to make half square triangles using the Quick Quarter II.

How to Use a Rotary Cutter

Desk Needle Threader Video

How to Make Bias Binding for a Quilt - Video - This tutorial will teach you how to make 1/4" double fold bias binding for your quilt. We also help you calculate the correct amount of binding for the size of your quilt.

Perfect Circles - Learn how to make perfect circles in a wide variety of sizes using these precut mylar templates. The finished circles have a clean edge that can be hand or machine appliqued to your quilt project.

Paper Piecing - Foundation Options Video - Four common foundation paper options for paper piecing are demonstrated: Carol Doak Foundation Paper, Simple Foundations Translucent Vellum Paper, common copy machine printer paper, and Stitch 'n Wash Dissolving Foundation Paper.

Techniques & Blocks

Nine Patch Lesson 1: Basic Piecing with Charms - The nine patch block is great for beginners! In this lesson, we'll use pre cut 5" charm squares and demonstrate the basics for assembling a nine patch block.

Nine Patch Lesson 2: Speed Strip Quilting for a Baby quilt

Intro to Half Square Triangles

Pinwheel Block - 3 Color Pinwheel - Learn how to make a three color pinwheel block using the Wondercut ruler.

Half Square Triangles: Specialty Tools

How to Tie a Quilt Tutorial - Complete step by step lessons on how to hand tie your quilts. Great for beginners!

Nine Patch Inspiration - This week is intended to get you inspired to design your own Nine Patch quilt! We'll show you a variety of layout ideas to help you get started creating your own.

Pinwheel Inspiration

Stars - Intro to the Star Block

Stars - QST Variable Stars - The variable star is a classic for quilters. This version is made from Quarter Square Triangles

Stars - Flying Geese Variable Stars - The variable star block can also be made from a simple flying geese block.

Flying Geese - Make 'em fast - two methods - Make Flying Geese with just basic tools, no specialty rulers required!

Flying Geese - Make 'em fast - two more methods - Two more techniques for making Flying Geese that only required basic tools.

Flying Geese - Specialty Rulers - Fons and porter Flying Geese ruler and Mini Ruler Set by Eleanor Burns are demonstrated.

Flying Geese Inspiration

Kaleidoscope - Choose and Prep Your Fabrics

Kaleidoscope - Four Patch Block

Kaleidoscope - 8 Wedge Template Block

Kaleidoscope - Stack-n-Whack

Quilt Block Design Mirrors - Learn how to use these nifty mirrors to audition fabrics to make kaleidoscope blocks.

Fons and Porter Flying Geese Ruler Video - Learn how to construct the Flying Geese block using Fons and Porter's Flying Geese ruler. No math needed!

How to Tie a Quilt Tutorial Video

English Paper Piecing Tutorial Video - This video teaches you how to sew English paper pieced motifs for quilts and other projects. For this method, you will need EPP paper templates, sewing shears, an iron, and both contrasting and coordinating thread.

Applique Tutorial - Freezer Paper Technique Video

Bumpless Binding Finishing Trick - This video demonstrates how to make that tricky last join in a binding look just as good as the first join.

How to Make Bias Binding for a Quilt - Video - This tutorial will teach you how to make 1/4" double fold bias binding for your quilt. We also help you calculate the correct amount of binding for the size of your quilt.

Applique - Introduction

Applique - Fused Edge Prep

Applique - Raw Edge Prep

Applique - Turned Edge Prep

Applique - Interfacing Prep

Applique - Lay It All Out!

Applique - Raw Edge Stitching

Blanket Stitch - hand

Invisible Machine Applique Stitch

Hand Applique Stitch

Blanket Stitch - machine

Needle Turn Applique Stitch

Machine Applique - Straight Stitch

Machine Applique - Satin Stitch

Applique tools you'll love

Foundation Piecing - overview

Learn how to Paper Piece

Freezer Paper Piecing - overview

Foundation Piecing - Muslin foundation - Crazy Quilt and String Pieced Blocks on a muslin foundation are demonstrated.

Paper Piecing Inspiration

Intro to the Log Cabin block

Beginner Log Cabin Block

Log Cabins with a twist

Inspiration - Log Cabin layouts

Log Cabin - Assembling your quilt top

Kaleidoscope - how to layer fabric for cutting - Video

Quilt As You Go! - Join Teri and Karen as they demonstrate how to quilt your project as you go. When you're done piecing your quilt top, the quilting is finished!

Applique Pressing Sheet Video

Paper Piecing - Foundation Options Video - Four common foundation paper options for paper piecing are demonstrated: Carol Doak Foundation Paper, Simple Foundations Translucent Vellum Paper, common copy machine printer paper, and Stitch 'n Wash Dissolving Foundation Paper.

Foundation Paper Piecing - how to video - Learn the most common version of Foundation Piecing - usually known as Paper Piecing. Achieve perfect points on tiny blocks with just a few easy tips.

Yo Yo's - two methods

Hand Sewing Needles 101 - Judy teaches us all about hand sewing needles, so you can pick the right needle for your project.

Machine Quilting Basics - Sharla gives an overview of how to quilt your projects on your home sewing machine, and offers her tips & tricks.

Machine Quilting with Golden Threads paper - How to machine quilt using Golden Threads Quilting Paper with step-by-step photos.

Binding Basics - Part 1: Introduction - An introduction to basic quilt binding.

Binding Basics - Part 2: Making the Binding - How to make cross-cut binding for quilts.

Binding Basics - Part 3: Preparing the Quilt - How to prepare the edge of your quilt for adding binding.

Binding Basics - Part 4: Attaching the Binding by Machine - How to attach the binding to the front of your quilt by machine.

Binding Basics - Part 5: Hand-Stitching the Binding to the Back - How to hand-stitch binding to the back of your quilt to finish it.

Perfect Points and the Positioning Pin - Ann demonstrates how to use a positioning pin for making perfect points in quilt blocks.

Tool-Specific

Pinwheel Block - 3 Color Pinwheel - Learn how to make a three color pinwheel block using the Wondercut ruler.

Tri Rec Tools Video - Learn how to use these handy rulers to make triangle/rectangles with a 2:1 ratio and for triangles in a square. Great for star blocks!

Tall Triangle Ruler - Learn how to use this handy tool to make triangle/rectangles with a 3:1 ratio. Great for elongated star blocks!

Half Square Triangles: Specialty Tools

Flying Geese - Specialty Rulers - Fons and porter Flying Geese ruler and Mini Ruler Set by Eleanor Burns are demonstrated.

Wonder Cut Ruler Demo - Learn how to make half square triangles and three-color pinwheels from the Wonder Cut Ruler.

A Guide to Batting - Teri teaches us all about the different types of batting available, and how to choose the right batting for a project.

Rotating Cutting Mat Video

Quilt Block Design Mirrors - Learn how to use these nifty mirrors to audition fabrics to make kaleidoscope blocks.

Machine Sewing Needles 101 - Judy explains the differences between machine needles and what they are used for.

Mini Ruler Set by Quilt in a Day - Karen Johnson demonstrates a unique no math method for constructing the Flying Geese block, using the Quilt in a Day Mini Ruler Set. This ruler set was designed by Eleanor Burns!

Hand Sewing Needles 101 - Judy teaches us all about hand sewing needles, so you can pick the right needle for your project.

Applique Pressing Sheet Video

Brenda Henning's Triangulations - Video

Quick Quarter II Video - Learn how to make half square triangles using the Quick Quarter II.

How to Use a Rotary Cutter

Desk Needle Threader Video

Applique tools you'll love

Perfect Circles - Learn how to make perfect circles in a wide variety of sizes using these precut mylar templates. The finished circles have a clean edge that can be hand or machine appliqued to your quilt project.

A Guide to Thread - Teri explains the different kinds of thread available to quilters, to help you pick the right thread for the job.