Techniques & 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!

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

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

Pinwheel Inspiration

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

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

Blanket Stitch - 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.

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

Applique - Raw Edge Stitching

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

Machine Applique - Straight Stitch

Kaleidoscope - 8 Wedge Template Block

Kaleidoscope - Stack-n-Whack

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.