12 Days of Learning to Quilt

I know that many of you here are enthusiastic quilters, and I am often asked how I make quilts from start to finish. I often hear from people who want to learn how to make quilts, but when I ask them how they do it, they usually tell me one thing. 

I’ve compiled a list of 12 days of learning to quilt ideas that I find simple, fun and unique. Here are some of my favorite ideas to learn quilts and help a friend quilt her first baby. 

Learning to drive is like getting the car going and taking to the road, but there is so much more to learn by practicing step by step. 

Whether you are a beginner or just dip your toe in quilting for the first time, the right machine will make the difference. While you can simply use a normal sewing machine for quilting, quilting machines have additional functions and capabilities that really separate the two (after all, it is a sewn machine). 

In this blog today, we take a look at some of the most important features you should consider when you plan to quilt regularly. Take a look at these ideas before you are ready to try quilting, and then try them again after you have learned it. 

All you need for a quilting top is scissors, some yarn and a sewing machine, and you can sew a semi. I swear I didn’t sew any quilted tops, but I can sew one in a straight line. Tools commonly used by quilters, such as a cutting mat, quilting ruler, etc., have straight lines into which to sew your quilting blankets. 

There is a sewing rug showing the design of the book in a cheerful sampler, and a quilted version of the same design on the other side. 

This is a free mystery quilt where a new block is unveiled each month by a different designer. Sometimes it is more difficult to decide which design to use for your quilts than to quilt them yourself. 

I chose Trillium because I used many of the same block designs from my previous quilt, Elvira’s Quilt. I am pleased to present you with a free mystery quilting challenge for the next 12 days of learning quilting. ElVira quilts are made from a variety of different blocks by different designers and different fabric styles. 

Her books and patterns have been published in magazines such as Quilter’s Digest, Quilt Magazine and The New York Times Magazine. She quilts with the idea of quilting, not only as an art form, but as a means of communication with others. 

This funny quilt consists of only 3 Dresden quilting blocks, which are glued on a large piece of fabric and sewn on top of each other. Before, I sewed the quilts together and was very satisfied with the result. It is super simple, consists of only one block of quilets, is repeated 9 times and then sewn together with only a few stitches. 

A few saw-tooth stars are scattered in the square blocks to give some interest to the quilt, as well as a few stars on top. 

Designed by Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter, this quilt is a fun one-block quilting. This linky is only for 2019 Quilt Alongs, but I have used the new Stardust pattern to make these gorgeous twin-size quilts. 

Join me in creating a Threadology Quilt that features a beautiful block quilting pattern by Amy Smart in Diary of a Quilter and a beautiful quilt by myself. 

Presented by Fat Quarter Shop, the Threadology Quilt benefits Make-A-Wish, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in the United States. 

It is now July and at the Quilt Market I am busy making plans for our first sewing work – together. I had a great time with Nicole and we plan to do this for 13 weeks from August 3, 2019. 

Each time this post goes live, I will update the link below so that you can use it every time you work on your quilt. This pretty little quilt block is based on a doll’s blanket Jenny and I had as children. I came up with the idea to take a walk along the memory lane by sewing a bit of each of Jenny’s old dolls and a few of my own. 

Keepsake quilting threads have a nice wide pad at an acceptable price, and they are excellent for this quilt. 

Monica says she has baby colic and has to leave the house for a break, and that’s great! Monica says: “I have babies with colic and have to leave the house for breaks,” and it’s great. 

I prefer hand-stitched binding because it is more time consuming, but easier to get it out beautifully And I practice mechanical stapling on my own quilts. The Australasian Quilt Convention is back and the best quilting retailer you can learn from will be able to dive into the world of quilting at this year’s Quilter’s Convention in Melbourne. It is a paradise for lovers of quilts and quilts and shows quilts at the highest level from Australia and around the world.


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