Username Post: want to learn to make a quilt        (Topic#1562757)
New Kid On the Block
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Where would be a good place for my to learn to quilt. I live out in the middle of no where so I don't have acess to craft stores close by. where would be a good place onthe web or a good book to learn from.


 
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  • Tivi on 08-12-11 09:28 AM
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Do you mean how make quilts? Or actually how to quilt it after it's finished?

If you know how to sew, there are lots of vids that show how make different quilts - log cabin, pinwheel, rail fence, etc.

A 9-patch is an easy one to start with. Decided how big you want the quilt to be, then how big each square (or block) needs to be.

For example, you could make all the blocks 6 inches finished size. You would cut the blocks to 6.5 inches, to allow for a quarter inch seam on each side. For a lap quilt, you could do 4 blocks across and 6 rows of blocks. You need 24 blocks.

Add in borders - maybe 2 borders with the inner border at 2 inches wide and the outer border at 4 inches wide.



 
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i want to know how to start one all the way to finishing it. i do know how to sew


 
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  • Tivi on 08-12-11 01:40 PM
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Scrapbook Queen is pretty good at finding vids, she posted a few on her Baby Quilt thread just below this one.


 
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Here's all the videos I found on youtube that I found helpful:

Rrag quilt that looks really easy (as far as quilts go).

http://youtu.be/l-LQfYXrG_Q

A quick totorial on making a 4 patch.

http://youtu.be/HQM8wI95xeI

How to square quilt before binding edge.

http://youtu.be/V6k1U6wAqz0

Making triangles.

http://youtu.be/agS8dPVYHsA

Hourglass blocks - 4 triangles.

http://youtu.be/cKbvv6Uy-es


9 block.

http://youtu.be/Quzu2H5xeGQ

Fence Rail - 4 strips

http://youtu.be/Y-9qG-XZTJM

How to use rotary cutter.

http://youtu.be/aXGIbHH1Ydo

Layer cake pattern-rectangles.

http://youtu.be/jxC-0T5lXw4

Good How to Start video. Part 1

http://youtu.be/R685a6CDyCg

Part 2.

http://youtu.be/MjPaLYcrJ24

Part 3.

http://youtu.be/x2akVq9m2NE

Part 4.

http://youtu.be/6Pmy-MlV9I0

Disappearing 9 patch - squares/rectangles

http://youtu.be/dEjZOXxPazg

Machine Binding

http://youtu.be/-GVA05MxXTU


The one labelled "Good how to start" video that's split into 4 parts is probably a good place to stat for an overview!

HTH!


 
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thank you so much for all the video you sent. can't wait to now try to make one.


 
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I just jumped in with both feet and asked questions along the way.

I started off by making a bag from a chopped up 9 patch just to see if it would be something I was interested in even trying! http://seaexplore.blogspot.com/2010/06/my-new-bag.html

Then I made a messenger style bag using 9 patch and upholstery fabric and denim.


The first real one I did I used satin binding (the stuff around the edges) and have since decided I HATE that stuff. http://seaexplore.blogspot.com/2010/07/baby-blanket- for...

The second one I did was a rag style 6 feet on a side. Rag is easy because you stitch the front and back at the same time. It went pretty quick for as big as it is. I made my own binding using denim scraps. I'm STILL clipping the ragging part. There's A LOT of clipping to be done!
http://seaexplore.blogspot.com/2011/04/babys-floor-q uil...

The third one, I'm still working on (http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=3 8898&a=300107&pag e=1) . I did 16 6" squares- 4 across, 4 down- with 2 strips on each edge and squares in the corners. All the squares were 6.5" because that's the size template I had for cutting it. I cut out shapes on my cricut and then cut fabric to applique the shapes to the squares. I still have to stitch the batting and layers together and tie the corners. Haven't made it to the craft store to get more batting as I went into labor the day I was planning on going.




 
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I got a few books from our library


Edited by TraciK on 10-20-11 10:46 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I would love to know how to quilt. I've been reading these books about quilting. The books are by a Jennifer Chiaverini. Ever since I've been reading the books, I really want to know how to quilt. I even know what kind of material to use, but don't know how to start.


 
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I didn't read a book, take a class, have any instructions. Just jumped in and did it. if you know how to sew, find a quilt you like and recreate it. Good luck!


 
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  • Tivi on 02-08-12 05:56 PM
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  • Msnickers2 Said:
I would love to know how to quilt. I've been reading these books about quilting. The books are by a Jennifer Chiaverini. Ever since I've been reading the books, I really want to know how to quilt. I even know what kind of material to use, but don't know how to start.



I stick with 100% cotton fabrics for most of my quilts. As a beginner, it might be easier if you used ONLY 100% cotton.

Do you have a J's nearby? Their Keepsake Calico and Novelty fabrics are fine to use for quilts. You can check their remanents for small pieces to practice with (less than 1 yard, 50% off current price). A 9 patch bag like Seaexplore posted here is a good project to try.

If you like books, Eleanor Burns has the "Quilt in a Day" books. She has a very straight forward style of writing, and the pictures are very helpful. For example, I had been making Log Cabins for 30 years using the same method my auntie taught me (carboard and sandpaper for my patterns). I picked up her Log Cabin Quilt in a Day book, and finished a queen sized top in 2 days (1 day to cut, 1 day to sew)!!!!!!!

I have quite a few pics of my quilts in my gallery. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions.


 
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Thanks for the information Tivi! I think I'll look up that book too.


 
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  • Tivi on 02-09-12 12:40 PM
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Thank you so much for the nice comment on my London Roads quilt!


 
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Your so welcome!


 
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  • meela on 04-29-12 05:19 PM
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I have been quilting for years, and love to design patterns too. Rag quilting is definitely the easiest type of quilt to start with, since you quilt and finish it as you go. Once you feel comfortable with rag quilting you could try simple patchwork quilts. I love to hand quilt, but don't do so often as it is very time consuming. For years while my kids played sports I would take quilting projects with me and hand quilt while they were practising, or during the long car rides to and from the tournaments. Do a google search for easy quilts and you can look through boatloads of patterns and ideas. Just keep in mind if you make a mistake, it is OK, the seamripper can be your best friend. Have fun!


 
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