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

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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

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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

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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

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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 PDF


Corner Hanging Sleeve Tutorial

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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

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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

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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

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Fact: Quilter’s 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

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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


DIY Design Wall Hanger

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Tired of laying out quilt tops on the floor? This easy design wall hanger will make quilting layouts so much easier. As a bonus, it’s a low cost project and can be completed in a few hours.

skill level: anyone handy with tools
finished size: 1″D x 3″ H x 6′ L
basic materials: One 1″ x 3″ x 6′ select pine board, nickle cup hooks, wood stain and polycrylic, general woodworking tools, sandpaper, foam brush, etc.

DIY design wall hanger


Scrappy Heart Block Tutorial

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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

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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

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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: advanced 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

boxed candy toss quilt tutorial PDF


Dash Into Spring Placemat Tutorial

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Brighten up your kitchen this spring with this fun and whimsical placemat! Dash into Spring features three butterflies fluttering among the grass and flowers underneath the sunny sky. It’s a fast and easy project; perfect for beginners and experienced quilters alike. All you need is a charm pack and two 2 1/2″ precut strips OR scraps.

skill level: beginner
finished size: 12″ x 20″
basic materials: one charm pack of color, two 2 ½” precut strips for background, one fat quarter for binding, approximately 16” x 24” piece of backing fabric, general sewing supplies

dash into spring placemat tutorial PDF