Six Quilt Tutorials for Beginners
Quilt tutorials for beginners is a post I've wanted to do for a while now! When I first started quilting, I had a hard time finding things I wanted to make, and no idea about how to choose fabrics. The result is that the first quilt I made is ugly and was way too big! I started quilting before Pinterest, and that resourse would have helped out so much. I love how you can find nearly anything you are looking for. If you don't like any of these, here is a link to my quilting board on Pinterest! I have now come to the point in my quilting where I can make my own patterns, or have some old favorites to fall back on. Here are some tutorials I wish I had before I learned the hard way!
1. Giant Vintage Star Quilt Tutorial - At 68" square, Jeni Baker has made a simple and gorgeous quilt that is super quick to go together, and the perfect size for your couch! Think about how different colors will change the whole look of this star quilt too. Jeni gives variations in the tutorial as well, just in case you want to mix it up! If you are interested in more from her, here is her book on Amazon about using half square triangle units as well! The Half-Square Triangle
2. Ribbon Star Quilt Block- This is a tutorial for the Ribbon Star Quilt block found on the Fresh Lemons Quilts blog. You can make as many of these as you want for a whole quilt, or mix solid blocks in as well, for a more simple quilt. This page by Faith Jones is how I learned how to paper piece as well! She does a great job with quilts and also helped author a book that I own called Vintage Quilt Revival.
3. Moda Love Quilt Tutorial - Ah, the Moda Love quilt! I have made this one twice and wanted to keep it both times I did. This is simple and can be made with pre-cut fabric such as a layer cake. April Rosenthal also has other tutorials on her blog, along with free patterns, and a pattern shop to buy some of her other patterns. She also has designed two lines of fabric! Here is one of the Moda Love quilts I made.
4. Fast Four Patch Quilt Tutorial- This quilt is by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter. It is a quick sew, with only squares. I love how simple things are sometimes the cutest!
5. Easy Baby Quilt- Here is another easy quilt with just squares, can you tell that I like stars and squares a LOT? I also like rainbow colors, they are just so happy for a baby. This one is also pre-cut fabric friendly! Believe me, the less cutting I do, the happier I am! This one is by Sew Adorable Fabric's Hannah Eisenberg.
6. Fletcher Chevron Quilt- This quilt is awesome because it has a tutorial for five different sizes! Anything from a crib to a king can be made with this bad boy. I feel like it should be called a herringbone pattern instead of a chevron, but that isn't the point. There are also links to basting, quilting, and binding if you need help with those things.
How about a bonus tutorial that I did? Super easy Shoo-fly quilt, here it is- https://www.littlebitsofeverythinginc.com/~ittlebi8/easy-churn-dash-quilt-tutorial
The best thing about these patterns is that they are all free and simple. All you have to do is have a desire to make something, and there are many ways to do it! Here is a pinnable image, thanks for checking in to read!
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