Techniques & Blocks
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.
Stars - Intro to the Star Block
Kaleidoscope - Choose and Prep Your Fabrics
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!
Kaleidoscope - Four Patch Block
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 3: Preparing the Quilt - How to prepare the edge of your quilt for adding binding.
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!
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.
Needle Turn Applique Stitch
Applique tools you'll love
Applique Pressing Sheet Video
Stars - QST Variable Stars - The variable star is a classic for quilters. This version is made from Quarter Square Triangles
Foundation Piecing - Muslin foundation - Crazy Quilt and String Pieced Blocks on a muslin foundation are demonstrated.
Beginner Log Cabin Block
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!
Invisible Machine Applique Stitch
Nine Patch Lesson 2: Speed Strip Quilting for a Baby quilt
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.
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.
Blanket Stitch - hand
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
Binding Basics - Part 1: Introduction - An introduction to basic quilt binding.
Perfect Points and the Positioning Pin - Ann demonstrates how to use a positioning pin for making perfect points in quilt blocks.
Quilt Block Design Mirrors - Learn how to use these nifty mirrors to audition fabrics to make kaleidoscope blocks.
Binding Basics - Part 4: Attaching the Binding by Machine - How to attach the binding to the front of your quilt by machine.
Applique Tutorial - Freezer Paper Technique Video
Applique - Turned Edge Prep
Applique - Interfacing Prep
Blanket Stitch - machine
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!
Yo Yo's - two methods
Flying Geese - Make 'em fast - two more methods - Two more techniques for making Flying Geese that only required basic tools.
Applique - Raw Edge Stitching
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.
Flying Geese - Specialty Rulers - Fons and porter Flying Geese ruler and Mini Ruler Set by Eleanor Burns are demonstrated.
Freezer Paper Piecing - overview
Log Cabin - Assembling your quilt top
Kaleidoscope - how to layer fabric for cutting - Video
Flying Geese Inspiration
Machine Applique - Satin Stitch
Foundation Piecing - overview
Learn how to Paper Piece
Hand Applique Stitch
Kaleidoscope - 8 Wedge Template Block
Kaleidoscope - Stack-n-Whack
Machine Applique - Straight Stitch
Applique - Fused Edge Prep
Applique - Raw Edge Prep
Paper Piecing Inspiration
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.
Intro to the Log Cabin block
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 Quilting Basics - Sharla gives an overview of how to quilt your projects on your home sewing machine, and offers her tips & tricks.
How to Tie a Quilt Tutorial Video
Binding Basics - Part 2: Making the Binding - How to make cross-cut binding for quilts.
Applique - Introduction
Applique - Lay It All Out!
Log Cabins with a twist
Inspiration - Log Cabin layouts
Machine Quilting with Golden Threads paper - How to machine quilt using Golden Threads Quilting Paper with step-by-step photos.