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6 YouTube Quilting Videos for Beginners


Learn how to make a quilt through YouTube quilting videos These 6 YouTube Quilting Videos for Beginners demonstrate the basic steps of quilting, including rotary cutting, chain piecing, applique, basting, hand quilting, machine quilting, and binding. Let our Youtube videos guide your success in your next quilting project.

1. Rotary Cutting for Quilting

Although you can cut out squares for patchwork with scissors and templates, you will find it much easier to use a rotary cutter, a self-healing mat, and a quilting ruler. Learn how to use these quilting tools in this video on how to use a rotary cutter:

2. How to Sew Quilt Squares Together: Chain Piecing and Pressing

Chain piecing is the method used by many quilters to quickly and efficiently piece fabrics together for a quilt top. This method of piecing conserves thread and saves time spent starting, stopping, and clipping threads. This video by Marguerita McManus from Crazy Shortcut Quilts demonstrates how to chain piece and properly press piecework seams so that the fabric is not distorted. Once you've watched the video, practice with the Split Diamond Quilt Border.


3. Applique Quilt Techniques

Applique is a common technique used as an alternative or an embellishment to patchwork. In this video from the Missouri Star Quilt Co., you will learn how to do fusible applique, the quickest and easiest applique method. Jenny Doan demonstrates how to trace applique templates onto fusible web to create iron-on appliques. This is one of our readers' favorite quilting videos for beginners, and we have plenty of applique quilt patterns for you to get started on.



4. Quilting Tutorials: Hand Quilting and Machine Quilting

These two YouTube quilting videos from Fons and Porter discuss the merits of both hand quilting and machine quilting and demonstrate both methods. In the first video, Mary and Marianne Fons show how to hand quilt using a quilting hoop, a quilting needle, and a thimble. This video is especially helpful for new hand quilters who would like to see the "rocking" motion of hand quilting.


In this second installment of YouTube quilting videos from Fons and Porter, Mary and Marianne Fons explain machine quilting. The segment on basting a quilt with safety pins is especially helpful for new quilters or quilters who are used to hand quilting and basting with thread. The video also demonstrates how to do straight line quilting with a walking foot.


5. How to Bind a Quilt

Binding is often the most difficult part of making a quilt for beginners, but there's no need to fear this final step when you have helpful quilting videos for beginners to illustrate the process! In this video tutorial for quilt binding, Vanessa from The Crafty Gemini gives you a few handy tips for quilt binding, and then demonstrates how to sew the binding onto the front of the quilt, create mitered corners, and attach the binding to the back of the quilt using fusible tape.


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