Saturday, January 1, 2011

Basic Quilt Making

Laura's Fish - A beginner quilt - this post has a lot of good information for the beginning quilter.


Chasing Cottons
Chasing Cottons - 12 week course from beginning to end. 
 Week 1 - Fabric - Choosing fabric, fabric designers, fabric bundles, Fat Quarters, jelly Rolls etc, Where to buy fabric locally or online overseas, shipping costs.. My favorite online shops etc.

Week 2 - Design - 'Sew as you go' OR the Designer - Using a graph book and planning, no rules.. Books/ blogs/ flickr... all the online sources or inspiration..
                             - Design Tips with Jennifer from That Girl That Quilt
                             - Design Tips with Amy from Amy's Creative Side

Week 3 - Cutting - Tools I use, how to cut your material properly, to wash or not to wash, incorporating seam allowances etc.
                             - To wash or not to wash??  Leanne from Mount Vincent Quilts
                             - Cutting Tips - with Rachel from Stitched in Colour

Week 4 - Sewing - Your machine, threads, needles, 1/4" foot, seam allowances, joining seams accurately, pins, 
                            - Threads, Needles and Pins,  Cindy from Live a Colorful Life

Week 5 - Constructing your Quilt Top
                - Part (A) Sections, Chain Piecing..Design
                        - Part (B)
                        - English Paper Piecing with Saffron Craig
                        - Raw Edge Applique with Jess from Twin Fibers
                        - Stack and Slash Tutorial with Kate from Kate Conklin Designs.

Week 6 - Borders - adding borders the correct way, 

Week 7 - Batting - The different types and what each one is used for..
                                            - The Pro's and Con's of Batting - Amy - Diary of a Quilter
                                            - Piecing Batting by Machine Tutorial - Vicki - Sew Inspired

Week 8 - Backing for your Quilt - Different backing fabrics, creating a pieced back, How much fabric required...Check out the Linky's in today's class for tons of inspiration!! 

Week 9 - Basting - how to Baste your quilt, spray? Pins? Types of pins? Tape etc..
                                            - Spray Basting Tutorial with Kristie from OCD

Week 10 - Quilting by machine - Straight line Quilting, using a guide, free motion quilting, stitching in the ditch etc..
                                           - How I'm Quilting my QC Quilt!

Week 11 - Quilting by hand - Cottons to use, technique, needles, hoops..
                                           - Hand Quilting my QC Quilt

Week 12 - Binding - By machine or by hand.. or both.
                                                - Fusible Thread and Binding Tutorial from Amelia, Stitch 'n' bits.

Week 13 - Labels - Labeling your Quilt with Krista from Poppyprint



Other good Basic Quilt Making sites:
Basic Rotary Cutting Tutorial
Basic Rotary Cutting Tutorial
The only thing I would add to her tutorial is to press your fabric WITH STARCH before cutting.  It gives you a cleaner cut and makes your fabric easier to work with.

Oh Frasson - quilt making basic
quilt making basics, projects, pattern downloads


Missouri Quilt Star Co. - video tutorials
videos for beginning and intermediate quilters, projects 


Crazy Mom Quilts - quilt making basics
binding, grid quilting, free motion quilting, quilt pattern tutorials 


Film in the Fridge - basic pattern tutorials 
straight line quilting, 505 spray adhesive, strip quilts, pillowcases, and other quilt patterns and projects.


Fat Quarterly - index of basic quilt making tutorials online
scroll to the bottom to see the index.

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