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How to Make A Quilt
There is no one way to make a quilt. There are lots of techniques. Learn basic quilting information such a fabric preparing, cutting the fabric including use of rotary cutter, pinning, pressing and more quilting basics.

Quilting Videos
Learn how to do quilting techniques with these videos. Videos are an easy way to learn how to knit.

Quilting Quick Tip Videos

Applique is the technique of applying a cutout fabric design to a background fabric. Over the years many applique techniques have developed. The pieces can be appliques by hand, by sewing machine or by embroidery machine. Applique is commonly used in quilting but also can be used in decorating to embellish household items such as pillows, pot holders, tableclothes, towels, clothes and more. There are no limits to the imaginative projects you can create by appliqueing.

Apps for Quilters
Looking for quilting & sewing apps for iPhone, iPod or iPad? Here are some apps which may be of interest including fabric calculators, store locators, fabric tracker, teaching, calculators, reference and more.

Bargello Quilting
Bargello quilts are made by cutting strips at a specific width and sewing them together. Learn more about making Bargello quilts.

A types of quilt related helpful quilting calculators and charts are found here. From calculators for enlarging and reducing a quilt block to yardage calculators and charts for quilt strips, blocks and tops, these calculators and charts are a quilters necessity.

Catalogs - Quilting
Here you will find sewing and quilting shop catalogs.

Crazy Quilting
Crazy quilt is an expressionistic quilt using randomly pieced fancy fabrics which are then embellished with embroidery stitches on almost every seam and patch. Crazy quilting is a great way of using scrap fabric. For more information on this quilting technique including crazy quilt books, crazy quilt information, crazy quilting embellishments, check out the links below.

All you need to know about fabric! Textile guides and glossary, fabric yardage calculators, fabric conversion chart, fabric dyeing and more.

Find a Fabric Store
Fabric store locations, interactive maps, phone, website and more.

Finishing Techniques
How do you finish your quilt? Borders? Bindings? Backings? Tying? You will find useful articles on all these finishing subjects so you will be able to finish your project to perfection.

Over 200 free quilting patterns and projects.

Glossary of Terms
What is a fat quarter? What is lap quilting? What is loft? These are just a few quilting terms a quilter must understand. Glossaries of quilting terms are here.

Interesting Links

Memory Quilts
Do you know what is a memory quilt? A memory quilt is a precious memento of an important occasion or experience in the past. Some types of memory quilts featured are tee shirt, crayon quilts & photo quilts. A memory quilt can be a wonderful way of preserving a special moment or article.

Notions and Supplies
Learn all about quilting notions and supplies and how to use them.

Patterns - Quilting Pattern
Fun DIY quilt patterns. These are some quilt patterns we love.

Postcard Quilts

Quilt Blocks
Quilt Blocks - Free designs. Enjoy browse through the many free quilt block designs available.

Quilt Care and Restoration
Learn how to care for and preserve a quilt. Learn how to store the quilts. Learn how to wash a quilt. Learn how to repair a quilt.

Quilt Games
Fun quilting related stuff - games, etc. Fun ideas for quilt guild meeting and retreats.

Quilt Guilds

Quilt Labels

Preserve the heritage of your quilts with creative quilt labels!

Quilts and quilt projects should contain the four "W"s. Who? When? Where? Why? Quilts and quilt projects should include this information to preserve the identity of the project so future generations know about it. A quilt label fulfills this objective. Learn more about labeling your quilt here.

Quilt Racks & Quilt Hangers

Quilting Tips
Quilt and quilting tips, hints, etc.

Quilt Types and Styles
Learn about the different types and styles of quilts - pieced, applique, whole, scrap and more.

Quilting in Spanish
Information on quilting in Spanish.

Quilting in French
Some articles on quilting in French.

Quilt Museums

What is a quillow? It is a quilt which can be folded into a pillow. Quillows are great gift ideas for family and friends. Learn how to make and fold quillows right here.

Rag Quilt
One of the latest trends in quilting

A rag quilt is not made out of rags. It gets its name from the fact that the seam allowances on the front of the quilt are exposed and left to fray and unravel when washed, giving the quilt a ragged-look.

A rag quilt is a patchwork style quilt normally made with square blocks. It is an ideal project for first-time quilter because you only need to know how to sew a straight line and it go together quickly.

Traditional quilts are normally made with cotton fabric but when making a rag quilts you can used cotton and some unconventional fabrics such as flannel, homespun, polar fleece and denim.

Redwork is the technique of using red embroidery floss and stitching on muslin squares using the outline embroidery stitch or machine embrodiery design. The squares can be sewn together to make quilts, pillow or any other imaginative project.

Scrap Quilts
Scrap quilts are quilts make from fabric leftover from other quilts and projects. Scrap quilts can also be made from old clothing such as a memory quilt. Learn more here about making a scrap quilt and links to scrap quilt patterns and projects.

Sashiko Quilting
What is Sashiko? Learn more about the traditional japanese form of quilting, Sashiko Quilting. This beautiful application can be used to decorate pillows, tableclothes, purses, potholders and other items.

Shows and Retreats

T Shirt Quilts
Learn how to make T-shirt quilts.

Trapunto is a quilting technique of the quilting having an embossed design. It is produced by outlining the pattern with stitches and then padding it with yarn or cotton.

Websites - Free Patterns
Hundreds of websites offer free sewing quilting patterns and projects. Have fun browsing, downloading and printing your favorite quilting projects and patterns. Thousands of free quilting and sewing patterns available

Yo Yo Quilting
Yo Yos are fabric circles gathered to form little rosettes. Yo Yos are stitched together side-by-side in rows and can be used for quilts and other projects. Yo Yo are a great way to use scrap fabrics.