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.