How do you quilt for beginners?

So there's no need to stitch with quilting and then we'll sew it up. We're going to push that presser foot and put some extra stitches on it.

How do you quilt for beginners?

So there's no need to stitch with quilting and then we'll sew it up. We're going to push that presser foot and put some extra stitches on it. One of the easiest quilts to make for a beginner is a simple patchwork quilt. These quilts are sewn together with squares of the same size.

One of the quickest ways to create a simple patchwork quilt is to buy a pre-cut pile of squares. The quilts are designed so that the “mathematics of all this is added up taking into account the ¼” seam allowances. You don't even need a sewing machine, it's possible to make a whole quilt by hand, with the added advantage of being very therapeutic. A top-loading bobbin is also useful, so you can see how much thread you have left; there's nothing worse than staying halfway through the quilt but not realizing it for years and then having to go back and sew a section again.

Sewing a perfect straight seam will help your final quilt come together without creases, wavy or peerless seams. Unfortunately, choosing a fabric for a quilt can cause the best of us to freeze and suffer a severe case of fabric paralysis. You've probably seen incredible quilts made of a million tiny pieces intricately sewn together to create an incredible design. Some quilters simply trim the ends of the thread before moving on to binding; others prefer to push the ends of the thread into the wadding with a hand sewing needle.

Knowing this will help you better choose the fabrics for your next quilt without limiting yourself to a single collection. Take on each one of them one at a time and you'll finish your first quilt before you know it. Make a small stitch, place the needle back in the wadding and bring the needle to the surface to begin quilting. More commonly known as patchwork quilts, the piece is one of the most common quilt styles: it is made up of patches of material attached together.

Learn all about the basics of cutting quilt patchwork pieces in this lesson on Precise Piece Basics. Quilt as you go is an alternative way to sew quilt blocks where you can make each one turn into its own mini sandwich on the go.

Shelby J Greener
Shelby J Greener

Amateur food lover, wannabe travelaholic, general tea expert, certified quilting fanatic