Charm pack fabric comes in squares but that does not have to mean we can only sew quilts that have a square theme to them. There are lots of ways we can sew them together to get triangles, stripes and other more exciting effects. These ten free charm pack patterns, with instructions, demonstrate some of […]
Quilt Patterns For Beginners
We have 'surfed' the internet to find quilt patterns for beginners from straightforward designs suitable for your first project to more complicated designs for when you want to experiment more. You can make your first quilt in a matter of hours, so you'll want a variety of sewing patterns. After all, no-one wants to be making the same pattern over and over again... where's the fun and creativity in that!
Fortunately, there are many quilters who love to share their designs and provide written and video tutorials for quilt patterns for beginners. Many of these patterns use pre-cut packets of fabric which are readily available at your local haberdashery store or else on the internet. Quilting is a wonderful and creative hobby that is only limited by your imagination and the number of hours there are in the day. So check out the patterns below to get started!
Jelly Roll quilts patterns tend to reflect the straight-line of the fabric strips and have lots of horizontal and vertical shapes. This Braid Quilt tutorial turns that around by sewing the strips to form a diagonal pattern which mimics a Batik braid. This sewing tutorial is very well illustrated with photographs and diagrams to show each […]
Jelly roll quilts don’t have to be just lots of straight rows running across your quilt. This sewing pattern uses the fabric in smaller pieces to create a stunning geometric design. The tutorial demonstrates each stage in detail with photographs and also has a good written commentary. It is perfectly suitable for all sewing abilities […]
If you are looking for a sewing project that is fun to make and practical when it’s finished, this jelly roll quilted placemat pattern is ideal. They are simple to construct and are very suitable for any sewing beginner. They are also an excellent project for you if you are new to sewing and your sewing machine […]
Quilting is a great past-time for anyone with a fascination for geometric shapes, variety of colors and sewing. This zig-zag quilt pattern satisfies all three of these loves. The tutorial is easy-to-follow and has lots of clear photographs to illustrate every step. It is a suitable project for all levels of sewing experience as it […]