Quick links to techniques and resources

This page lists links to particular quilting techniques and resources - 'pages' stay at the top of the blog to give easy and continual access. Suggestions for  useful links are welcome.


This page shows a method of making a quilt backing wider than a single fabric width with less fabric, and fewer seams than standard methods. 

Diagonal Backing Calculator - Multi-Patch.com


This short video demonstrates am very nifty method for burying thread ends, including quite short ones:

Burying Your Thread Ends...The Easy Way!
Cindy Needham, 19 March 2015



Bonnie K Hunters 'On Point Math' gives a method for calculating setting triangles for on-point lay-outs.

Quick blocks:
Attaching a hanging sleeve to a quilt:

Charm Pack Cherry - a quick quilt made with pre-cut charm packs, giving a more-complex-than-it-looks graphic design.  A free pattern  from The Fat Quarter Shop.

3-D bow tie block:
  • Video tutorial - on Gourmet Quilter, posted 10 February 2013
  • Photo tutorial - on Delaware Quilts, updated February 2012. Includes a variation with stitched down curves.
Double Disappearing 9 patch block tutorial

Continuous binding without bulges - Brenda Smith's tutorial includes a clear explanation of an easy method for joining the ends of a continuous binding, from her website: Serendipity and the Art of the Quilt.

Red Pepper Quilts tutorial on machine sewn binding.

No waste method for making flying geese units - a free online tutorial from Bloomin' Workshop.

Potato chip (or 1600) quilt tutorial by Kay Sorenson, Quilts+ Color

Disappearing 9 patch - Quilters World online tutorial. This is just one link, there are several tutorials online.

Disappearing 4 patch - SewWonderful's online tutorial

Dawn Lesley Stewart's free quilting clip art - several pages of images to download without charge, and a lengthy list of suggestions for how you might use them,

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