How to quilt: get started today!

how to quilt: we'll show you how

Here at Love Patchwork & Quilting, we’re on a mission to convert everyone into a quilter. Sounds ambitious? Maybe so, but we all know that playing with fabric is addictive, and the beauty of quilting is anyone can get started, even if you’re brand new to sewing. Even the whizziest quilt design includes the same basic techniques – from cutting and piecing to quilting and binding.

This post is for everyone out there who is new to quilting, or thinking about giving it a go but not sure where to start. Since we started this blog, one page has always been on our ‘most clicked on’ list – our free basic techniques for quilting article, featuring free how to quilt downloads for beginners.

In case you’ve missed them, download these handy PDFs below and get started today! Why not print the Basic Techniques guide and keep it by your sewing machine? Or take your copy of the Basic Tools list shopping with you when you’re building your tool kit? (it even includes a clever ‘anatomy of quilt’ diagram).

Basics Tools PDF download button Basics Techniques PDF download button

With a little bit of basic know-how and a few essential pieces of equipment (we got ours from The Cotton Patch), you could be making quilts in no time that you (and everyone else!) will love.

If you’re new to quilting and are on the look out for fresh ideas, grab a copy of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine and give it a go! Here’s a sneak peak inside our latest issue so you can see what we get up to each month!