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Category: Techniques & Videos
Perhaps the most important part of learning how to make a quilt is selecting to fabrics to incorporate in each piece. It's easy to design your own quilt when you know a few simple guidelines to choosing fabrics for a quilt. This article describes how to select fabrics for color value, print scale, intensity, and color.
One of the first steps in making a quilt is choosing your color scheme, which isn't always easy. Simplify the process with this tutorial for Choosing Warm and Cool Colors, a handy approach to making simple quilt patterns that all skill levels will appreciate. Every quilt you make from beginner quilt patterns and advanced designs can have a professional look with the right choice of colors. Read this excellent tutorial on color techniques and see some of the ways you can bring out the best in your fabrics and patterns.
English paper piecing are a quilting tradition that can often be much more timing consuming and frustrated than expected without the right tutorial. You won't ever have to worry about that again with this tutorial on Drawing Hexagon Templates. Practice the steps that are applied to making hexagon quilt blocks and you'll find yourself making cleaner lines and more even shapes than ever. You can keep this handy for any of your future English paper piecing quilts to make sure they'll be looking their best.
Although many YouTube quilting videos demonstrate how to make Dresden plate quilts, this Dresden Plate Video Tutorial includes all the insider tips like how to use a Dresden plate ruler and how to make a perfectly circular center piece.
Dresden plates are already known for their beautiful floral look, but now you can take this a step further with the Dresden Roses pattern. You'll learn how to add a little extra pop to your Dresden plate patterns, giving you a whole new type of applique pattern to work with. This tutorial takes a lot of the quilting basics you already know, so you can be sure making these new Dresden plate patterns won't be hard at all.
If you're new to the quilting process, you'll want a series of tutorials that will help make any quilt pattern easy. Follow this series on Finishing Your Quilt to learn the steps you'll be taking towards putting together your latest easy quilt pattern. In part 1, you'll learn about basting, combining the sections of your quilt together in preparation for the actual quilting process. To make sure your quilt looks its cleanest, check out this video that shows you some good practices to follow.
If you're new to the quilting process, you'll want a series of tutorials that will help make any quilt pattern easy. Follow this series on Finishing Your Quilt to learn the steps you'll be taking towards putting together your latest easy quilt pattern. In part 2, you'll see how you actually quilt your quilt. Get your sewing machine ready and follow this excellent video that gives you a very helpful look into how you can stitch everything together neatly and evenly. It may be a little tough at first, but keep at it, and you'll see results in no time!
If you're new to the quilting process, you'll want a series of tutorials that will help make any quilt pattern easy. Follow this series on Finishing Your Quilt to learn the steps you'll be taking towards putting together your latest easy quilt pattern. In part 3, you get to the final big step in the quilting process, quilt binding. The process of binding a quilt is essential for the finished look of the quilt, so make sure you check out this video to learn how to properly measure and quilt your binding.
These handmade Flower Petal Dresden Plates with rounded petals look just like blooms in your spring garden. Use this quilting tutorial to create pretty Dresden plates for all your Dresden plate quilt patterns. The rounded petals are especially well suited to baby quilts or floral quilts.
Whether you're a first-time sewist or a confident quilter, you can always use a reference guide to confusing quilting terminology. This Glossary of Quilting Words and Terms explains all the quilting terms you'll come across. It also provides links to tutorials for important techniques and patterns that use specific designs. Don't start a project without this guide!
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