Hello, friends! Recently I’ve received a lot of questions and emails from new and beginner quilters asking about Quilting for Beginners. I’m excited to share lots and lots of information on this topic today. I’ve also filmed a video and am including links to lots of posts with even more information on the topics I share here. I hope some of this information might be of help to you and that you might also share it with anyone who might be interested in this topic.
Quilting For Beginners
In the video I share my favorite quilting notions and tools. Examples of each item I discus are listed/linked below:
- Kai Dressmaker Scissors
- Small Scissors
- Olfa Splash Rotary cutter
- Olfa Endurance Blades
- Acrylic Ruler 4 ½″ x 8 ½″
- Acrylic Ruler 6 ½″ x 12 ½″
- Olfa Cutting Mat
- Magic Pins
- Rowenta Perfect Steam Iron
- Clover Seam Ripper
- Clover Wonder Clips
- Aurifil Thread 50 Weight
- Quilter’s Reference Tool (book)
- Simple Folded Corners Tool
- Bloc Loc Flying Geese Rulers
Techniques to Master for Beginners
Below is a list of techniques that beginners will want to learn as they begin their quilting journey. Each of the topics listed below links to a blog post. And I also have videos on my YouTube channel for all of these topics.
- Fabric Preparation
- Accurate Measuring and Cutting
- Cutting and Sewing Strip Sets
- Accurate ¼″ Seam Allowance (video)
- Easy Corners (folded corners)
- Half Square Triangles
- Flying Geese
- Quarter Square Triangles
- Quilt Borders
More Blog Posts for Beginners
And finally, below are a few more posts perfect for beginners just starting out on their quilting journey.
- 10 Tips to Improve Piecing Accuracy
- Tips for Building a Fabric Stash
- Managing a Quilt Fabric Stash
- How to Sort Fabric Scraps
- Sewing Room Organization Tips
Quilting for Beginners Video
Watch today’s video above, or go here to watch it on YouTube. The YouTube version also has links to many other videos on topics that will help new and beginning quilters.
I hope you enjoyed today’s Quilting For Beginners Resources. If there is anything you’d like to know more about, please drop a comment or send me an email. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kim Wright says
Great helps! Thanks so much!
Jackie Lohrey says
Sherri this is a treasure trove of quilty instructional delights and not just for beginners! My all-time favorite was the binding video. I remember watching it so many times I knew the exact timing for my problem spot so I could start the video and move to the exact spot right away. Even though I may have uttered a few bad words along the way, that video saved me and I highly recommend it! Thanks for all you do and have a great day.
sherri McConnell says
Thank you so much Jackie!
Michelle Anderson says
Wonderful thank you!