If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make a quilt, figuring out where to start can be a challenging process. There are so many different designs and so many beautiful fabrics to choose from! Our friends at the Stitch Craft Create U.K. store recently released a Beginner Quilting Collection kit that is great for quilting newbies. Here’s more information about the kit from Jen at the U.K. store, along with a few tips to help you get started! (By the way, to view the U.K. site’s merchandise in U.S. dollars, just click on the currency button on the top right hand corner of the website.) Happy Crafting! – Shannon
The trick to quilting is to start small. But if your heart is set on making a quilt, a quilted coaster just isn’t going to cut it! For instant results, choose a smaller design like a cot quilt or a lap quilt. If you want to create a full bed-sized quilt, try something that doesn’t require lots of intricate piecing.
Pre-cut fabric bundles are a huge time-saver if you’re new to making quilts and I love this Checkerboard Charms Car Quilt design, which has been made using two charm packs. The alternating plain and printed fabrics give this quilt a really bold look, but you could create the same design using paler shades for a completely different style.
The Beginner’s Guide to Quilting features 16 great projects for novice quilters. It takes you step by step through all of the essential techniques you’ll need to make a quilt, and there are clear illustrations to accompany the instructions for each project. The projects vary from bags and cushions to wall hangings and quilts, so there’s something to suit everyone. If you have young children, there’s an adorable doll’s quilt made using tie quilting so it’s really fast to create!
If you want to learn more before launching into a project, The Quilter’s Bible is a fantastic reference book for quilting, patchwork and appliqué. It features over 220 techniques and is packed with inspirational ideas, as well as instructions for 13 unique projects to practice your skills.
If you’ve recently started quilting, take a look at our beginner quilting collection. It includes a copy of the Beginner’s Guide to Quilting (plus a digital copy so you can choose which projects to create whilst waiting for your fabric to arrive), a copy of The Quilter’s Bible, a rotary cutter, a cutting mat, a quilter’s ruler and eight fat quarters of gorgeous fabric! Plus, shipping is free on this item!
What will you create today?