Quilting - Basics 

The basic quilting information such a fabric preparing, cutting the fabric including use of rotary cutter, pinning, pressing and more quilting basics.


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A Beginner's Guide To Quilting
For those who want to learn to quilt, this site presents a series of quilt projects each designed to teach basic techniques. Each block pattern contains complete directions not only for the block, but also for various projects using these blocks. World Wide Quilting
Back Basting Method
This pictorial guide will take you step by step through the process of preparing a block using the back basting method. Apple Blossom Quilts
Berries, Grapes and Baubles
A fool-proof technique for making berries, grapes or baubles for an applique block. Apple Blossom Quilts
Block - How to square up a block
Complete instructions on squaring up a quilt block. Simplicity Creative Group
Color - Choosing Colors
A Color Study - Learn how to choose your colors for a quilt. Quilter's Cache
Color Selection - Color Selection Using a Focus Fabric (Video)
Start with a focus print, then select coordinating fabrics for a stunning quilt. McCall's Quilting
Fabric - Fabric Folding
A tutorial on how to fold fabric in your fabric stash. Cut To Pieces
Fabric - Fat Quarter
A technique on how to fold fat quarters. Nancy's Notions
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Fabric - Folding Fabric
How to fold your fabric stash. Turning Turning
Fabric - To Wash or Not To Wash? (Video)
A video which discusses the pros and cons of washing fabric before use in quilting. McCall's Quilting
What is fussy cut? In quilting fussy cut is the phase used to describe when a motif, image or specific area of fabric is cut around and used on a quilt or in a quilt block rather than randomly cutting the fabric. Needlepointers.com
General Quilting Instructions
General instructions for beginners from cutting pieces to piecing to applique to borders to finishing the project. Quilt Chat
Getting Started; the things you will need
In order to quilt...there are certain tools of the trade that will make things easier...so we will start today with a list of things you should have! Quilter's Cache
Log Cabin Block
A good beginner project. At this site you will find step-by-step instruction (Five Parts). eQuilters.com
Log Cabin Block - Sample Layouts
Here are some sample coloring for log cabin blocks and below them are lots of ways to arrange these blocks in quilt tops. eQuilters.com
Pressing - Pressing Basics (Video)
A video which demonstrates loads of tips and tricks for pressing quilt patches and units. Use your iron to improve your patchwork results…this is one steamy video! McCall's Quilting
Pressing - Quilt Seams Open
An article on why you should press you quilt seams open instead to one side. Equilters
Using steam all the time can distort the shape of your cut shapes and pieced units. An iron set on cotton should be hot enough for most seams. If you need a boost of power for a thick seam allowance or a stubborn wrinkle, use a spray bottle and apply a quick squirt of water to the needed area. Wait about 30 seconds for the water to penetrate the fibers and then set the iron down. Quilt University
Pressing Quilt Blocks
The best technique for pressing quilt blocks. Generations Quilt Patterns
Pressing Quilt Seams
An article on how and why to press quilt seams open. Craft Nectar
Pressing Quilt Seams
Learn how to press like a pro. All People Quilt
Quilter's Knot
How to make a quilter's knot for hand piecing. How Stuff Works
Quilter's Knot
Quilter's knot how-to instructions and photos. The purl bee
Quilter's Knot
Learn how to do a quilter's knot. wikiHow
img Quilters Knot (Video)
A video on how to make a quilters knot. This knot is used for quilting, hand sewing and hand quilting. Needlepointers.com
Seam Allowance - Accurate 1/4" seam allowance (Video)
A video explaining how to use a simple sewing test to prepare your machine to sew accurate 1/4” seams. McCall's Quilting
Stitch & Pressing Opposing Seams
A video on how to stitch and press opposing seams. McCall's Quilting
Supplies - Basic Quiltmaking Supplies (Video)
New to quilting? Start here with expert advice! McCall's Quilting video examines basic equipment and supplies to help with beginning quiltmaking. Supplies for both machine and hand work are explored. McCall's Quilting
Techniques for Cutting Fabric Strips
Cutting fabric strips with accuracy is important for your project. Helpful information. Get Creative
img TEMPLATE - Making Templates
How to make a plastic template when you do not have template material. You can use a plastic milk carton. Needlepointers.com
Templates - Quilting Templates
How to make quilting templates. WikiHow
Templates - Quilting Templates
How to make inexpensive acrylic quilt templates. Yarn-Or-Fabric
Templates - Quilting Templates
Brief article on how to make quilt template. TLC
Templates - Quilting Templates
How to make quilting templates. eHow

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