60 Free and Easy Quilt Patterns

If you are looking for free, easy quilt patterns, you've come to the right place. All the below quilting patterns are free, beginner-friendly, and suitable for all quilters, regardless of your experience level. Read more below for some easy quilt patterns for beginners. 1. My Moon Quilting Pattern This pattern makes the perfect quilt with an adorable moon pattern for a child's bedroom. This quilt is beginner-friendly as the blocks are large strips, and the design is extremely simple. This pattern provides guidance on fabrics, binding, and backing, making it the perfect beginner's piece. This pattern can be found

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How to Big Stitch Quilt

What is Big Stitch Quilting? Big stitch quilting is a type of quilting that is exclusively completed by hand and so doesn’t make use of a sewing machine. As the name suggests, this type of quilting is done by using large stitches and much heavier thread (compared to traditional quilting) to create designs on the quilt top. Big stitch hand quilting makes use of a basic running stitch at a much larger scale to create a more ‘handmade’ and ‘imperfect’ design– which is the overall aesthetic of this type of quilt. What Makes Big Stitch Quilting Different? Big

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How To Make A Trendy Quilt Coat

Quilt Coats are making a comeback as sewists, new and seasoned alike, strive to find creative avenues that also lend themselves to the environmentally conscious mindset. Where quilts are likened to a warm hug, quilted garments bring that embrace up to a whole new level. You can grab an old quilt, orphan quilt blocks, or create something new from scratch to turn into a custom jacket created to fit just your style. We're here to show you how easy it is to make a stylish quilt jacket even if you've never sewn a garment before. Materials Needed

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How to Machine Bind a Quilt

Binding a quilt is the last step in the quilt finishing process and is the final thing standing between you and having a gorgeous, custom quilt adorning your home. If this is your first time learning how to bind a quilt by machine, you may be feeling lost or overwhelmed with all of the steps you need to undergo. That is why Quilting Mayhem has created this easy quilt binding tutorial to help new quiltmakers finish off their creative works. Quilt Binding 101 Quilt binding is a strip of fabric used to cover a quilt’s outer edge

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How to Miter Corners on a Quilt

Congratulations! You have almost made a complete quilt一 all that is left to do are the corners. Corners can seem complicated and confusing, but it is simple once you know the methods. Creating a quilt takes a long time, so it can be tempting to cut corners, but all the time and effort you have put into this project deserves a strong finish! When finishing your quilt mitered corners are a highly recommended method. You might recognize a mitered corners quilt by its predominant characteristic: edges that meet at a 45-degree angle. This differs from the

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Quilt Cutting Basics

Whether you are new to quilting or looking to refresh, this is a one-stop guide for quilt cutting basics in addition to some new tips! This written guide provides all the necessary simple steps, but if you are a more visual learner, check out this thorough video tutorial. Before starting any project, it is very important to properly prepare. This means knowing how to cut fabric for quilting. Although it may seem overly simple, cutting quilt pieces requires the right materials, patience, and knowledge.  Knowing how to cut fabric for quilting can be quite intimidating: if it

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How to Machine Quilt

While quilting itself has been around for centuries, in recent decades, the craft has been adopted more for amusement than necessity.  Whether you’ve been on your quilting journey for one week, one year, or a decade, this article is packed with helpful tips and information for those who want to learn how to machine quilt.  Continue reading to learn more about the art of machine quilting or to find your next machine quilt design.  What Is Quilting By Machine?  First things first, what is machine quilting, exactly?  If you’re new to the wonderful world of machine quilting and you need

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Temperature Quilt Along 2020

So what is a temperature quilt? A Temperature Quilt is a quilt comprised of 365/366 blocks, depending on the year, that are related to the temperature in your area each day. You can choose to represent the year you are starting in or go back to a previous year and look up temperatures to represent a specific year you want to honor as your quilt. We will be focusing on 2020 for the Quilt-Along but this is your quilt, so please choose whatever fits you. You will create a color chart that represents daily high and low

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The Case for Quilt Shops: Why You Should Still Shop Locally

By Mindy Lennon, Founder of Quilting Mayhem If you are lucky enough to live near a locally-owned quilting or crafting store (like Quilting Mayhem in Snohomish, Washington), chances are, it has survived this long because it’s serving the needs of local creatives like yourself. Here are some of the many reasons you should shop local next time you run out of thread, fabric, notions, or project ideas: 1. Knowledgeable Staff Help You Find What You Need Quilting is a very specific form of art and creation and there’s always more to know. So why not shop where you might

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6 Ways to Encourage the Young People in Your Life to Quilt

As quilters, we know the value of creating quilts as gifts, forms of expression, works of art, and charity pieces. Quilting brings us excitement, purpose, and a meaningful way to spend our time, Yet, for many young people, sewing, let alone quilting, is not a regular part of their lives. As a quilter, this can be both sad and frustrating. With so many schools no longer teaching home economics or sewing, these skills are often lost on younger generations, but you can help connect the young people in your life with quilting. Here are some creative

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