Intro to Quilting
Turn your inspiration into action. We'll show you how.
NEED-TO-KNOW BASICS
What You Need: Fabrics & Tools 27:55
It's every quilter's favorite part of project prep: shopping! In this first lesson, meet Christa Watson, who explains what quilting is, then shares key pointers to keep in mind when shopping for tools and fabric.
Exercise: Know Your Machine 24:37
Understand what type of sewing machine best suits your needs, including the features worth splurging on (or not!). Then, get familiar with your machine as you learn to thread it, wind a bobbin and keep an accurate seam allowance.
Setup: Working With Patterns 8:58
Christa discusses the information that's included in quilting patterns. Find out how to work with them as you piece your tops. Plus, get Christa's tips for choosing projects successfully.
Make It: Cutting the Pieces 38:20
Before you begin sewing, you'll need to cut the pieces for your blocks. Learn to work with a rotary cutter and mat as you cut yardage, fat quarters and more.
If you've got the itch to stitch (but maybe not a whole lot of experience), start here. You got this.
WATCH + LEARN
Make It: Chain Blocks 24:16
Get right into action by sewing up the quilt's first block, the Chain Block! See how to keep track of all nine pieces as you sew and press the first block, and sew several blocks together at once.
Make It: Borders 27:27
Your quilt top is almost done! All you need to do is add the solid and scrappy borders to set off the design. In this lesson, learn how to piece and add each border, and fix them if they're slightly too long for your quilt.
Make It: Star Blocks 32:37
Throw some half-square triangle units into the mix as you sew the second block of your quilt. Find out how to tame stretchy edges. And, get Christa's tips for ensuring that all of your star points face the right direction.
Make It: Assembling the Quilt Top 27:47
Now, it's time to have some fun with assembly! Arrange and organize your quilt blocks before you sew them together. Then, sew blocks into rows and rows into the inner top. We think you'll love Christa's method for keeping your blocks in order as you sew!
PROJECT IDEAS
2h 55min
Take the next steps in your quilting journey and piece a beautiful throw-size quilt.
with Christa Watson
1h 44min
Create original one-block quilts with standout style. Discover the setting magic that lets you turn three versatile blocks into 30 dynamic quilt layouts.
with Kate Colleran
4h 49min
Create sophisticated quilts with easy-to-use precuts. Best-selling author Kimberly Einmo shares piecing, appliqué and machine-quilting techniques!
with Kimberly Einmo
2h 18min
You may think you know everything about the log cabin quilt, but you'll be amazed at what you can do! Take a brand-new look at this classic block and make creative quilts in traditional to modern styles.
with Nancy Smith
DO MORE IN QUILTING
1h 54min
From perfectly aligned points to beautiful blocks, discover how to achieve the results you want with every quilt.
with Donna Lynn Thomas
2h 20min
Combine your walking foot and free-motion quilting to create stunning geometric designs.
with Christina Cameli
3h 34min
Finish fabulous, fulfilling quilts at home with your walking foot. Tap into the creative power of your walking foot as you quilt linear, curved and concentric designs.
with Jacquie Gering
1h 34min
Discover the secret to faster, more accurate piecing.
with Marti Michell
1h 7min
Plan and execute your quilting vision to take your quilt tops from folded to finished.
with Lori Kennedy
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