What is a Quilt? A quilt is a cherished keepsake passed down through generations marking special life events like a wedding or birth of a child. In this Beginner Guide, we share the history of quilts, examples of classic designs, and a basic overview of the process of quilting.
Learn how to make half square triangles in this easy to follow tutorial. 1/4 square and 1/2 square triangles are the basis for many quilt block designs and creating them quickly and accurately can help make a myriad of classic quilt designs such as: Flying Geese, evening star, royal star, hourglass, diagonal, chevron, basket, pinwheel, and many more. Create quick half square triangles and quarter square triangles with our triangle gauge and learn how to trim them with our trimmers!
This tote is a great project to practice a sewing technique you’ve wanted to do in a smaller project that can be finished quickly. Here I use this project to practice my Free Motion Quilting skills, but you can easily use up old quilt blocks, embroidery, Sashiko, or try another technique for your tote. The basic instructions will work for any material, but it’s tailored to a quilted outer.
Here is our beginner guide to Free Motion Quilting with a Ruler (also called templates). Free Motion Quilting templates help you to create designs like Baptist Fans, Arcs, Clamshells, Waves and more. This getting started guide will help you install your ruler foot, setup your machine and get started!