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If you’ve been afraid to start a making a quilt, have gotten frustrated at some point along the way, or have given up learning how to quilt completely . . . don’t blame yourself.
I’ve read the books, seen the patterns, and have experienced the frustration – firsthand – of incomplete directions, wrong methods, and instructions that are so confusing, I don’t know which way is up, let alone which is the right side of the fabric.
They all make it sound so easy - "choose the fabric for your quilt, cut the patches, sew the patches together, add borders, layer and quilt as desired, add binding - - and you're finished."
The thing is, if you don't know how to do any of those things, it's easy to get lost.
Most quilters agree that choosing the colors of fabric for your quilt is one of the most difficult parts of making a quilt - even though it sounds like it should be so easy!
If you learned how to sew by making clothing, you probably learned some rules like: "don't mix prints," "make sure that the fabrics you use go together," "don't put plaids, stripes and prints in the same piece," and more.
Yet, if you've looked at heirloom quilts in museums, many quilts use a combination of print fabrics, colors you might never think of putting together, and prints, stripes and plaids in the same quilt.
And, then, when you begin reading "step-by-step" directions in most other quilting instructions, they tell you what to do, but not how to do it.
They assume that everyone knows what an HST or QST is or how to sew the blocks together - even diamonds and other shapes that require set-in seams - or add sashing, borders and even binding.
Oh, I know there are books that define each one of these terms and techniques.
But, they are just that - definitions of terms and techniques.
And, in order to figure out exactly how to make a quilt, from start to finish, you need to use that resource PLUS the "step by step" guide.
Frankly, Things aren't Much Different, Even Now
When I decided to start making quilts, I had no idea how to begin.
None of my friends made quilts…nobody in my family made quilts…the one quilt shop in my town didn't have any books for beginning quilters…and I didn't know about quilt guilds. There was no easy way for me to learn to quilt.
I wanted a book that was easy to understand and that had step-by-step instructions specifically written for a beginning quilter.
I wanted somebody to take an easy quilt pattern, describe some of the simple color and design choices without turning it into a mind-boggling project, then walk me through the process - from telling me what supplies to buy to showing me how to bind a quilt - with pictures so I could both read and see how to make a quilt. (Like those paint-by-the-numbers kits!)
I wanted a book that I could carry from my cutting table to my sewing machine as I was creating my masterpiece, to compare my results and make sure that I was doing it right. And one that I could take to the fabric store to help me choose the right fabric for my quilt.
I spent hours looking for a learn to quilt book for beginners; none was to be found.
I started looking at individual quilt patterns, you know the ones in those little plastic bags - but because the instructions were locked securely inside the package, I couldn't tell whether it would be easy or difficult to make, and whether the instructions would be complete or I would me more confused after I read the instructions.
Hopeful, I bought a bunch of those patterns, only to be disappointed when I opened the package and found more of the same - incomplete instructions, terms I didn't understand, and no full size patterns to use.
Then there were books of quilt block patterns that included instructions.
There were plenty of different quilt patterns in each book, but the instructions were pretty skimpy, and the pictures were only drawings of the finished pieces, not pictures of what each step looked like as you were cutting, sewing, or pressing.
And, rarely, did the books include full size patterns. They assume you already have the templates you need, or can make them yourself. But, if it's your first time trying to make a quilt. . .
Frankly, as I thumbed through the pages, I ended up more confused than I was when I started. Plus, most of the books I found with pictures of quilt blocks, didn't have any instructions at all! Then what? I didn't even know where to start.
Now You Can
Yes, I remember those frustrating days as if they were yesterday. Sometimes I can even laugh at the stupid mistakes I made as I learned.
Why should you struggle?
Because I love to quilt so much, I want to make it easy for you to learn - so you stick with it, and don't get discouraged and quit. So, I developed this simple system for learning to quilt.
You will make your first quilt with fun and ease by following the step-by-step, fully illustrated, instructions in A Beginner's Guide to Quilting.
Did you know that there are a million little tips, tricks and secrets that quilters whisper to each other, but don't always publish in patterns and instruction books?
This book is different; it reveals secrets and techniques that you need to make a beautiful family heirloom.
A Beginner's Guide to Quilting is divided into 9 easy-to-follow steps, described in easy-to-understand language, with full color photographs of the actual quilt being made.
Each step is chock-full of tips and short cuts to make your learning easy and making your first quilt fun. No holding back. Nothing is left out.
When you finish your first quilt, you will know the secrets of experienced and professional quilters that many quilters with years of experience don't know - just because they didn't have the right quilter holding their hand while they learned!
And A Beginner's Guide to Quilting steps past the beginner's skill level right into the intermediate level, holding your hand every step of the way.
Once you have mastered the nine patch, you will be ready to try more difficult quilt blocks and you will have the resources right at your fingertips to be successful in every one of your future quilting projects.
In fact, the techniques described in this quilting resource will serve as a solid foundation for your quilting legacy.
This Guide describes how to sew a quilt, how to assemble your quilt, how to bind your quilt, and how to machine quilt. It includes all of the steps in an easy-to-follow format, with full color photographs of absolutely everything.
"How Do I Know You Can Teach Me How to Sew a Quilt?"
You ask...And that's great question.
After all, there are dozens of people all over the internet today making the exact same claim. So, what makes me different?
Years after I learned how to quilt, my daughter, Stephanie, decided to take sewing classes from Barbara, a lady down the street. Barbara loved to make clothes, and wanted to share her craft with children, so about five of the neighborhood girls went to her house once a week and learned to make clothes.
The clothes were beautiful! And the girls had great fun. Barbara even staged fashion shows in her lovely back yard so these young ladies could show off their accomplishments to family and friends.
Then one day, it happened.
Stephanie announced that she wanted to learn how to make a quilt. Barbara panicked. She was an expert at making clothes, but knew nothing about how to sew a quilt. I knew that my daughter didn't want to learn how to make a quilt from me - she wanted Barbara to teach her.
So, Barbara and I hatched a plot.
During the day, when the girls were in school, I went to her house and taught her how to make a quilt. We picked an easy pattern - straight stitching, squares, simple borders, machine quilting, and easy binding. With my step-by-step, easy-to-understand approach, Barbara learned how to make a quilt with skill and ease. That was more than 23 years ago!
But, you say, Barbara already knew a lot about sewing. What about those of us who are just learning to sew?
So Easy a 7 Year Old Boy Can Make a Quilt!
"Wow!" you say, "Is THAT really possible?"
For years, my son watched Stephanie and me make quilts. When he was 7, he decided he wanted to make a quilt too.
Barbara taught him the sewing basics. He made a shirt and a pair of pants.
After about 4 months of basic machine sewing lessons, it was time for him to make the quilt.
He decided to make a "Solar System" quilt - complete with planets and stars.
Using the same step-by-step approach I used with Barbara, I taught him how to sew his Solar System Quilt.
It took a few weeks of concentrated effort, and his completed quilt still is a source of pride and enjoyment for the entire family! And that was more than 21 years ago.
I could tell you about the Girl Scout Troop, the after school club, and the ladies in the evening sewing group, but you get the idea.
I've taught many people with different abilities how to make beautiful quilts. I've been teaching people of all ages how to make a quilt for more than 23 years....And I can teach you, too.
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This book was many months in the making. Because I love quilting so much, it really wasn't painful, but it was a huge time commitment.
Once I decided on a quilt design that would be easy for you to learn, I set about choosing fabrics. Normally that would be just a fun thing to do. However, I wanted to make sure that the fabrics I chose would be easy for you to follow and understand how the pattern fit together.
And I thought about and studied the size of the quilt for you to make. Certainly there are good things about making a bed size quilt, but for a starting project, my friends and I decided that a small quilt, maybe even wall hanging size, would be the best. That way, you can learn quickly and begin your next quilt right away.
Then I outlined each step and decided what was important to show you on your quilting journey. Then I set about making the quilt, taking notes of important tips to include, and taking pictures of each and every step as I made the quilt.
I wanted to be sure that you had all of the tips and techniques that took me years to discover.
Then, I fired up my computer and began to format the pictures and write it all down. That took weeks. It would have been so easy to just rely on the pictures to tell a thousand words, but I knew if I did that, my book would be just like every other beginning quilting book on the shelf or on the internet - WORTHLESS!
And I wanted my book to be a truly valuable guide for YOU, the quilter.
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So, you now see why my family thinks I should be selling this resource for a very high price. They know how much time, thought and fabric went into it.
But I convinced them that I should try giving this information away FREE. They are still wondering whether I have truly lost my mind.
Once you see what's included in this Guide, you'll see that this instruction could only be gotten at a week-long workshop. Not even a one-day or weekend workshop has all of the information contained in this Guide.
You would easily pay $40.00 for a one day workshop plus buy a book for another $20.00, and spend all day Saturday learning the basic steps for making a quilt. Thing is, that because making a quilt takes time, about all you would be able to accomplish during the class would be to cut your fabric, and maybe sew a couple of blocks.
The teacher could tell you how to sew the blocks together, add the borders, layer the quilt, quilt the quilt and then bind the quilt. After those brief instructions, you would be on your own. Home, with just your notes from the class, a pile of cut fabric in a bag, and a bundle of confusion about what to do next, other than put the bag in a closet and hope for a miracle (or maybe just an elf to sew it together for you in the middle of the night).
Or, you could buy every beginning quilting book on the shelf. A quick search on amazon.com turned up 26 books for beginning quilters. Full price, those books cost a total of $552.76, and even the used, well-worn books would set you back $378.13. You'd have a lot of great quilting information. Thing is, each book would have a different way to do the same thing, and it would be up to you to figure out which is best.
Or you could learn how to quilt like most quilters do - take 30 years picking up tidbits and scraps from a random quilter here and another seamstress there.
Thing is the folks who do it that way suffer from frustration, hundreds of UFOs (Un-Finished Objects), and thousands of dollars invested in fabric, books, patterns, and quilting tools, and maybe not even a finished quilt to show for all of their time and effort.
But, if you Want to Learn:
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