Tips & Tutorials

This is where you will find some tutorials on quilting techniques, a great resource for beginners or just a refresher for the more experienced quilter.

You will also find some great tips on all things quilting as well as some interesting articles and blogs.

This list will keep growing, so check back regularly to find some great snippets of information.

 

Quilting the Quilt

This tutorial starts from the very beginning explaining the equipment you need, the materials including batting and backing fabric. It then goes on to explain the basting process then onto quilting the quilt. We use stitch in the ditch and touch on free motion quilting. A must watch for the beginner quilter.

 

Twisted Jelly Roll Tutorial

 

Below is the tutorial for the twisted jelly roll quilt - this goes hand-in-hand with the free downloadable PDF pattern available under the PDF patterns on our website.

 

 

What can I do with a fat quarter? 

Below is a chart showing how many strips or squares that can be cut from a fat quarter. A fat quarter usually measures 18” x 22” For cutting purposes I have calculated the quantities below on a piece of fabric measuring 17” x 21” to take into account the selvedge.

Size of strip or square

No. of strips per fat quarter

No. of squares per strip

 

No. of squares per fat quarter

 

1”

17

21

357

1 ½”

11

14

154

2”

8

10

80

2 ½”

6

8

48

3”

5

7

35

3 ½”

4

6

24

4”

4

5

20

4 ½”

3

4

12

5”

3

4

12

5 ½”

3

3

9

6”

2

3

6

6 ½”

2

3

6

7”

2

3

6

8”

2

2

4

8 ½”

2

2

4

9”

1

2

2