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Quilting is a skill that takes a lot of practice, and like any major craft, it can seem a bit overwhelming in the beginning. That's why we've put together the "17 Quilting Tutorials Quilting for Beginners and Top Tips for How to Quilt" eBook. It's got the best quilt tutorials from all around the web for everything from choosing your materials to finishing your quilt with applique patterns. Advanced quilters will also enjoy some interesting perspectives from top quilting bloggers on how to quilt effectively every time.
Lovers of bag patterns, DIY cloths, and other small projects can all agree that sewing zippers onto your quilt patterns can be a real struggle. That's why you should try Adding Zippers the Lazy Way. With the easy steps in this quilting tutorial, you'll be able to make zippered pockets without even breaking a sweat. You'll be ready to start a fun new quilt pattern with a zippered insert that's sturdy and functional like a pro once you've practiced with this quilt tutorial by your side.
Properly basting a quilt pattern is a very important step in making a quilt, so be sure to take a look at this tutorial for Basting a Quilt with Safety Pins for some tips on how to make it easier. It's imperative for beginners to try some different options for putting together their beginner quilt patterns, and these instructions are very helpful and clear. There are also some additional tips for preparing to piece your quilt that you should look at before applying what you've learned to your next quilt pattern.
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.
One of the most common uses for free hexagon quilt patterns is English paper piecing, and with English Paper Piecing Hexies Part 1, you'll learn how to make them in minutes. Making little hexagons for a future quilt pattern can be a smart way to use up scrap fabric too. After you've printed out the templates, you can get to work on this super quick project and have a whole stack of hexies ready for your English paper piecing patterns.
Once you've learned how to easily hand stitch some hexagon quilt patterns for your next English paper piecing pattern, use English Paper Piecing Hexies Part 2 to begin making a hexagon flower garden quilt pattern. Take a break from a big project and see how fast and easy it is to hand quilt English paper piecing patterns that can be made into lovely grandmother's flower garden quilts or as applique additions to a flower garden quilt.
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