Quilt Making Tips & Techniques

Quilting tutorials showing how to make a quilt including choosing fabrics and binding, nesting seams, basting, binding, quilting and more!

Quilt Sizes: Free Printable Chart for Making Quilts!
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Quilt Sizes: Free Printable Chart for Making Quilts!

So you want to make a quilt! To me, all sizes of quilts are beautiful – from the mini quilts I hang on my wall to the king sized quilt on my bed. If you are setting out to sew quilt for a specific purpose (such as a baby gift) or to fit on a bed, you probably want to have an idea of common quilt sizes before you get started.

For that purpose, I created a cute chart for quiltmakers and quilters to use as a handy resource showing standard quilt sizes, including the most commonly used sizes of bed quilts (crib, twin, double, queen, and king).

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How to Quilt a Flower Motif with or without Quilting Rulers – Color By Number Quiltalong

Learn how to quilt a flower motif on all your quilts! This is the last video in my Color By Number Quiltalong video series where I show you how to quilt an easy flower motif. You might be able to quilt this flower design using a ruler that you already have, so I’ll show you how to quilt it using 2 different quilting rulers from my collection. I’ll also show you how to easily quilt this design without a quilting ruler at all, so don’t miss the video!

How to Pin Baste a Quilt to Get Ready for Quilting
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How to Pin Baste a Quilt to Get Ready for Quilting

Once you have finished sewing your quit top and you are ready to start quilting, the quilt top, batting, and quilt backing piece all need to be basted together so that you can have beautiful quilting with no pulling or puckering on the back. For large quilts, or when I want to use a batting that is not fusible such as wool batting or another specialty batting, I always use pin basting because it gives me great consistent results. So let me show you the easiest way how to pin baste your quilts for the very best results!

How to Use Fusible Quilt Batting to Baste a Quilt
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How to Use Fusible Quilt Batting to Baste a Quilt

Fusible quilt batting is amazing for basting your quilt if you don’t want to use pins or basting spray. Have you ever wondered why so many quilters love it? Is it really such a big timesaver? Yes, it’s fast and easy and it’s what I use for all my quilts that are about 50’’ or smaller. Let me answer all your questions and show you how to use fusible batting!

How to Quilt an Echoed Square Free Motion Quilting Design – Color By Number Quiltalong
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How to Quilt an Echoed Square Free Motion Quilting Design – Color By Number Quiltalong

Free motion quilt echoed squares on all your quilts with this fun and easy quilting design. This is the perfect design to quilt if you are getting started with quilting rulers, but even if you are still quilting without rulers, I’ll show you how to quilt it that way too!

This is week 15 in our Color By Number Quiltalong where we are free motion quilting a new designs each week on our Color By Number Quilt (free quilt pattern)! Find all of the CBN Quiltalong videos here.