Machine Quilting Basics
Whether you’re keeping it simple with straight lines or want to get started with free-motion quilting, we can help you get started with your machine.
From decorative stitches to fusible appliqué, designer Anna Maria Horner shares her best tips and tricks for fuss-free quilting on your home sewing machine.
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Christa Watson
Christa Watson
Looking for a free-motion refresher, or maybe a binding how-to? Find all the tips you need to ensure your stitching is smooth for your next project and beyond.
Craftsy
Craftsy
Use simple techniques, get incredible quilting; no free motion required!
Susan  Cleveland
Susan Cleveland
Join Craftsy expert Maria Capp to take your quilt tops from folded to finished in a flash!
Maria Capp
Maria Capp
Make your first quilt sandwich a success!
Sandi Blackwell
Sandi Blackwell
Learn quiltmaking basics in this free class, presented by Olfa. From tools and fabric to quilting and binding, find out how to create four easy quilts!
Gail  Kessler
Gail Kessler
You’ve pieced together a killer quilt top (congrats!), picked your bottom fabric and purchased your batting. Now, how do you stitch that fluffy quilt sandwich in your sewing machine? With stitch in the ditch, of course.
Carolina Moore
Discover foolproof tips and tricks to make any sewing machine run like a dream!
Cyndi Souder
Cyndi Souder
When you're in the market for a new sewing machine, don't forget to look for these free-motion features.
Shop Kits
  • You know what they say: the early bird gets the easy fat quarter pattern. The Daybreak quilt, designed by Tiffany Hayes, creates a dynamic impact with just a few seams. Simply sew together the Boundless Rhapsody batiks for an ombre look that’s reminiscent of a sunrise. The kit comes with all of the fabrics needed for the quilt top and binding.
  • Once you’re acquainted with our 1930s Jitterbug fabric collection, it’s time to learn the Williamsburg Waltz quilt pattern. The soft tones of Boundless Fabric’s 1930's Jitterbug combined with the illusion of curves create a pleasing visual effect well worth the while. Your kit comes with all of the Boundless 1930s Jitterbug fabrics needed for the quilt top and binding.
  • Add radiating warmth and color to any room with this stunning quilt by Monique Jacobs. The gorgeous color wash effect is created using half-triangles, making this an approachable pattern for most quilters. This kit comes with all of the Boundless Collage fabrics needed—plus, the instructions teach you how to match up fabrics so that you can create another version with your own supply!
  • Flower power! This garden-inspired quilt is bursting with vibrant florals and a touch of vintage flair. The pastel palette is sweet and soft, while the bold pops of red add a contemporary element. Even better: you’ll learn how to piece together these adorable flower blocks—no templates needed! The kit comes with all of the Garden Party fabrics needed for the quilt top and binding.
  • Spot the intricate details of the Bluebells Sonnet Bleu Quilt Kit: delicate nine-patches, subtle lattice blocks, and dainty stars. Together, they create a classic floral beauty that features the pretty powder blues, neutral navys, and soft creams of the Boundless Sonnet Bleu collection. The kit comes with all of the fabrics needed for the quilt top and binding.
  • This ultra-modern Double Wedding Ring quilt uses modern brights to light up any room. Designed by Latifah Saafir, this quilt is a great way to practice making and using bias tape applique—and Latifah’s coordinating class on Bluprint walks you through the technique!
  • You don’t have to be scrappy to become a quilter, but it definitely doesn’t hurt! This Split Rail design is quick and easy, making it a perfect project for beginners. Simply cut your rectangles, play with the fabric placement, then finish off with scrappy binding, and ta-da—no two designs are the same! The kit features our Boundless Rhapsody collection and comes with all of the batik fabrics needed for the quilt top and binding.
  • Bright colors and gentle lines spring to life in this summery quilt inspired by strolls on the boardwalk. With half-square triangles and four patches, you’ll weave together an amazing chain effect that takes this quilt to the next level—no advanced knowledge needed.
Shop Supplies
  • Everyone knows that black and white is the epitome of chic, but what about the shades in between? This Park Avenue fabric collection ushers greyscale into the Gilded Age with elegant prints that work with any home palette. Now in fabric by the yard!
  • Lightweight, flexible and soft, Warm & Natural's cotton batting can't be beat! Made from 87.5 % cotton fibers and 12.5% Polypropylene, each piece is needle punched to prevent tearing, shifting or migrating. Choose from a range of sizes, and use this high-quality batting for quilting, crafting and anything else you can dream up!
  • These gloves are perfect for maintaining more control of your fabric while quilting and reduces the amount of pressure required to keep your quilting on track.
  • These royal rotary cutters are as cute as they are in high quality! Featuring a contoured handle for comfortable cutting, grooves to help prevent finger slippage and a 45mm blade, this radiant cutter is a must for your stash.
  • Featuring an extra-large eye and a large groove to accommodate topstitch thread, this 5-count pack of Schmetz Topstitch Machine Needles is a must-have for sewers and quilters.
  • Ordinary rulers, step aside! Once you try Olfa Frosted Acrylic Ruler, now available in four sizes, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. These non-slip rulers make fabric cutting stable and safe, and each features bold numbering clearly visible on both light and dark fabric. Left- and right-handed users alike will enjoy using this ruler for quilting and crafting projects of all types, including squaring pieced blocks, cutting Fat Quarter pieces and creating templates for pillow tops and simple square patchwork designs.
  • Just like its musical namesake, the Boundless Rhapsody Batiks collection features a dynamic range of moods, colors, and tones. With Spark, there are bright warm tones accented with purple and blue details. With Harmony, there is a contrast of emerald jewel tones against strong pink hues.
  • Protect your work area and extend the life of your rotary blades with Olfa Rotary Mats! Choose from four sizes and enjoy the convenience of these handy mats, which feature bright yellow guidelines and a non-slip back to make cutting easier and safer.
  • Craftsy Pima Thread 50wt Spool 1200 Yards
  • Bring the outside in with an array of vivid hues inspired by nature — from light and bright to deep and dark.
Maker Projects
Everyone knows the best projects are the ones you make yourself. Get inspired by your fellow crafters and find your next creation!
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