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Lessons - Tutorials etc.

This is just a repository of links to sites that you might find useful, especially the tutorials.  As always, if you know of any that you would like to add please leave a comment with it/them included.
Here's a few notes from a 1st time quilter who posted "A few things I learned while making these quilts (that I wish someone had told me):" at Scattered thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
As with all things these days, you can find it on the internet, well quilting classes are there too. has the whole spectrum of techniques avaiable, from the beginner to the advanced.  Classes start every weekend between New Years and the end of October. Most classes are offered twice a year, although beginner classes are offered more frequently. Registration opens five weeks before a class starts.
In order to make things easier to find I'm adding sub-pages... Quilting Techniquespin cushions

Quilting Sites - There are so many other sites, I've listed just a few here. 

  • The Moda Bake Shop - is a division of Moda Fabrics that provides online recipes which you can use with the wide range of Moda Pre-cuts.  Tutorials for various moda projects sheets will be illustrated with step by step pictures. Some techniques and products will also be featured throughout.  It is updated at least once a week.
  • Riley Blake Designs - this site has a great assortment of patterns & tutorials at the Cutting College
  • Stitched in Color blog has a great Colorblock Stitch Along.  This tutorial has step by step instructions with photos to accompany each step, awesome. 
  • BellaOnline-Quilting- Step by step instructions giving photo examples demonstrating different quilting techniques.  One easy to follow one I found very helpful was on Foundation Paper Piecing.
  • Inklingo - a blog by Linda Franz up north in Canada.  She's included Youtube tutorials and has a neat system that allows you to use feezer paper and fabric that you print the "template" on with your printer. 
  • Wonder How To - how-to-foundation-piece-quilt-block amoung 140+ other quilting enties.  The tutorials & Youtube videos  seem very well done easy to follow!
  • Quilting BoardSM - The Quilter's Message Board has hundreds of tutorial made by it's membersand you can email the "author" with any questions.
  • Quilt-in-a-Day from Cloud 9 Fabrics Blogspot this is a great 1st quilt, no binding, and it can be tied not quilted.
  • Quilt Class 101 - is an online quilting course by a blogger in Australia.  Her blog is named Chasing Cotton - this will be a fun one to follow along with.
  • Simple Tied Quilt from Cicada Day Dream Blogspot  Very simple, basically 2 pieces of fabric + batting tied with embroidery floss
  • Quilters TV  Many things to chose from, beginner thru advanced.
  • All People Quilt - Pillowcases 
  • Missouri Star Quilt Co. currently has a 105 lessons on You-tube. 
    • A great tip for making Pinwheels or any half-square triangle is shown in this video
    • Have a lot of T-shirts around, here's a great way to use them.
    • Fence Rail quilt for beginners
  • McCalls Quilting - McCalls offers block patterns, quilt top patterns and online lessons
  • Quilt Block Library - Hundreds of patterns, many free and how-to videos to walk you thru construction of block
  • Kindle or iPad cover from National Sewing
  • Anna Lena Land - bow tie block, 3D bow tie
  • Jinny Beyer Tips & Lessons
  • Quilting Library - A library of useful links for quilters

Frequently Asked Questions - there's always something you can learn from these sites.
Sewing Tutorials -
  • Bernina has some great videos for buttonholes, seams & stitches, zippers, bias binding & thread tension.
  • Bow Bag from FaveCrafts
  • Reversible Patchwork Bag tutorial from the Pink Penguin blog
  • Anna at the Noodlehead blog has tutorials for all sorts of things, but she loves zippered pouches and totes.
  • All Free Sewing - free patterns to keep you in stitches, has patterns & tutorials for many things.
    • The Purl Bee has a great travel kit
  • 4 Sisters have a love of fashion, many items are shown in their tutorials.
  • JCaroline Creative has an excellent tutorial for a very cute tote bag.
  • Sew4home has lots of neat projects to make and use everyday...check out the curling iron cover, jewlery bag and other travel accessories, you could be the next Vera Bradley
  • April at BY SMALL MEANS has a cute zippered pouch tutorial                                                    
  • Want sonething cutting edge? Check out Urban Threads they have a wide assortment of ideas, tutorials and embroidery patterns.
  • Comfort Stitching has this cute & easy tissue box cover made with pre-quilted fabric


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