Quilting for Beginners

With lots of new techniques and equipment to master, patchwork and quilting can seem a little daunting to a beginner. But with the help and guidance of experts and an abundance of free quilting resources, patterns and ideas – you will soon be on your way to quilting with confidence!

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What are Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls and Charm Packs

If you are new to quilting, the whole area can be a minefield. What is a Jelly Roll? What is Layer Cake? What is a Charm Pack? And how on earth do you use them for quilting?! Pam and Nicky Lintott are a Mother and Daughter quilting duo who have written countless books on quilting…

Easy Quilting with Chain Pieced Strips

Chain piecing is a method of quickly stitching strips or squares one after the other on a sewing machine without stopping between each one to break the threads. This is a particularly good technique for using up scraps and it doesn’t matter how wide the chain pieced strips are. In fact, the more varied the…

Quilt Colour Workshop | How To Use Colour?

The brand new book from the incredibly talented team behind the Fat Quarterly e-zine is not to be missed! Quilt Colour Workshop explores colour theory in a creative and fascinating way, demonstrating the huge impact that colour can have on your quilting and sewing projects. The Fat Quarterly e-zine is a digital magazine for modern…

Essential Quilting Tools for Beginners What Do I Really Need?

Patchwork and quilting can seem like a bit of a daunting hobby to a newbie – with lots of new techniques to master and all sorts of equipment needed. To help simplify things, here is our definitive list of top 5 essential quilting tools for beginners. Sure, there are lots of other things you could…

Free Machine Quilting | Easy Sewing Tutorial

Free machine quilting is a technique everyone should learn – so read on and you’ll be able to add it to your repertoire in no time at all… Free machine quilting is a useful technique for countless projects as it allows you to sew together layers of fabric with decorative stitching. It’s incredibly easy to get started…

Top 10 Quilt Books

We love quilting and patchwork – it’s quite simply the most fun you can have with fabric and a sewing machine. If you’ve ever thought about making a quilt but haven’t quite got around to it yet a great way to start quilting is with a book and there are some great ones out there.…

This week we’re loving … Beginner Quilting

We are all about the joys of patchwork and quilting this week and, in particular, beginner quilting. We have got lots to share with you including beginner friendly free patchwork and quilting projects on our blog; how-to video tutorials showing you detailed step by steps for various gorgeous sewing projects; as well as a ton…