Fabric Utensil Wrap Tutorial

Go green and make a fabric utensil wrap—they’re great for picnics, work lunch or any meal on the go. This quick and easy tutorial will show you how to whip one up in no time.

skill level: beginner
finished size: 8” x 19” approximately (unrolled)
basic materials: (2) fat eighths or fat quarters, (1) 24″ piece of 1/2″ twill tape (or 1/4″), general sewing supplies

fabric utensil wrap tutorial

How to Piece Quilt Batting

Got extra pieces of quilt batting piling up? Learn how to sew it together with this chock-full-of-tips tutorial.

how to piece quilt batting

How to Make an Envelope Pillow Cover

Make this envelope pillow cover in a snap. Adding decorative pillows to your home couldn’t be easier.

skill level: beginner
basic materials: fabric, pillow insert (size of choice), general sewing supplies

how to make an envelope pillow cover

Little Quilted Star Ornament Tutorial

Add some sparkle to your Christmas tree with these adorable quilted ornaments, or make some to share with family and friends.

skill level: confident beginner
finished size: 4 ½” x 4 ½”
basic materials: 2 ½” strips (up to 18 ½”), 5 ½” squares, ribbon, fusible fleece, bias tape maker, general sewing supplies

little quilted star ornament tutorial

How to Machine Bind Your Quilt

This beginner friendly, step-by-step tutorial will show you how to machine bind your quilt from start to finish.

skill level: beginner
basic materials: finished quilt, binding, general sewing supplies

how to machine bind your quilt

How to Sew Accurate Flying Geese

Learn to sew the traditional flying geese block with ease, and no squaring up needed.

skill level: beginner
basic materials: fabric, quilter’s ruler, pencil/fabric safe marker, general sewing supplies

how to sew accurate flying geese tutorial

How to Make Half Square Triangles

Make accurate half square triangles two at a time with this easy tutorial.

skill level: beginner
finished size: varies (see size chart on blog post)
basic materials: fabric squares, quilter’s ruler or Bloc-loc ruler, general sewing supplies

how to make half square triangles tutorial

Pumpkin & Stars Mini Quilt Tutorial


A cute strippy pumpkin coupled with friendship stars make a fun and festive mini to add to your autumnal decor.

skill level: confident beginner
finished size: 14 ½” x 14 ½”
basic materials: variety of strips/scraps in orange, black, brown and green, fat quarters for background, backing and binding, quilt batting, general sewing supplies

pumpkin & stars mini quilt tutorial

Small Granny Square Tutorial


Every quilter needs a granny square quilt in their collection. This small block is a great way to use up your 2 ½” squares, and of course they make a beautiful quilt.

skill level: beginner
block size: 8 3/8″ x 8 3/8″
basic materials: (13) 2 ½” print squares, (2) 2 ½” x 2 ½” background squares, (2) 4 ¼” x 4 ¼” squares, general sewing supplies

small granny square tutorial

How to Make Scrappy Binding


Scrappy binding is an easy and popular way to finish off your quilts and it’s a great way to use up all that leftover fabric.

skill level: beginner
basic materials: several 2 ½” strips, general sewing supplies

how to make scrappy binding

DIY Quilt Ladder

Don’t you just love those beautiful leaning ladders for displaying quilts? Make this DIY for under $20.

skill level: anyone handy with tools
finished size: 6′ H × 19″ W × 1 ½″ D
basic materials: (4) ¾″ × 1 ½″ × 6′ Select pine boards, construction wood screws, paint brush/foam brush, wood stain/polycrylic protective finish or paint/primer, sandpaper, select power tools

DIY quilt ladder

Corner Hanging Sleeve Tutorial


Hanging mini quilts is a must-do, right? You’ll be able to display all your beautiful work by simply adding corner sleeves.

skill level: beginner
basic materials: (2) 3″ x 3″ squares, choice of dowel rod, sandpaper, general sewing supplies

corner hanging sleeve tutorial

DIY Portable Ironing Board


Make this portable ironing board in just a few hours.

skill level: anyone handy with staple gun
finished size: 13 ½” x 24″
basic materials:
plywood board (size of choice), cotton fabric, quilt batting, aluminum foil, staples, (4) felt pads, general household and sewing supplies

DIY portable ironing board

Zippered Quilt Block Pillow Cover Tutorial


Looking for a fun and decorative way to showcase your orphan blocks? Make a zippered pillow cover. It’s quick and easy enough for beginners, and it’s a great way to use some of those set aside blocks.

skill level: advanced beginner/intermediate
block size: 18″ x 18″ pieced quilt block
basic materials: pieced quilt block, backing fabric, 14″ zipper, interfacing, fusible fleece, 18″ pillow insert, general sewing supplies

zippered quilt block pillow cover tutorial

On Point Pincushion Tutorial


Fact: Quilters need pincushions. And there’s no such thing as having too many. This cute on point pincushion uses up those tiny scraps and adds cuteness to your collection.

skill level: beginner
block size: 4 ½” x 4 ½”
basic materials: (25) 1 ½” squares, backing fabric, filler of choice, general sewing supplies

on point pincushion tutorial

Matching Fabric Patterns on Quilt Backing Tutorial


Accurately match patterns on your quilt backing easily by following this step-by-step tutorial.

skill level: confident beginner
basic materials: quilt backing fabric, general sewing supplies

matching fabric patterns on quilt backing tutorial

Scrappy Heart Block Tutorial

This block is perfect for the beginner quilter because it’s super easy and quick, but that doesn’t mean an experienced can’t quilter can have fun making it.

skill level: confident beginner
block size: 16 ½” x 16 ½”
basic materials: equivalent of one fat quarter of color/print fabric in at least 3″ strips or scraps for heart, one fat quarter of background fabric, general sewing supplies

scrappy heart block tutorial

Checkered Baby Quilt Tutorial

If you’re a beginner quilter, this baby quilt is a great choice because it’s precut friendly, it goes together quickly and there are no bias edges. You will also experience the ease of all your seams nesting and it’s fun to make.

skill level: beginner
finished size: 41″ x 41″
basic materials: one charm pack of color/print, one charm pack of background fabric,  3/8 yard binding fabric, 1 ¼ yards backing fabric, general sewing supplies

checkered baby quilt tutorial PDF

Boxed Candy Toss Quilt Tutorial

Make a special somebody’s day a little sweeter with a Boxed Candy Toss quilt–or maybe treat yourself. This pattern is fun, easy-to-follow and is an excellent choice for both beginners and experienced quilters. Just choose a colorful pack of 10” squares, a pack of background 10” squares and some yardage and you’re good to go.

skill level: beginner
finished size:
52″ x 71″
basic materials:
one layer cake of color, one layer cake of background fabric, ½ yard background fabric for borders, ½ yard binding fabric, 3 ½ yards backing fabric, general sewing supplies supplies

boxed candy toss tutorial