Quick links to techniques and resources

Last updated 31/12/2018

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.

Quilt as you go techniques
Anne Deister, who writes the Spingleaf Studios blog, has written a generous series of posts on various quilt-as-you-go techniques that might get you started. The series covers 5 ways of piecing and quilting block-by-block, and a summary of the five.

Is there a 'right' side to quilt batting?
Batting seems pretty straightforward ... so what else could there possibly be to talk about? We need to talk about the sides of batting, and how to make sure we stay on its good side ...  Is there a right side to quilt batting? Suzy Quilts, 20 December 2018


Diagonal quilt backing calculator
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.

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

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 - two of the many online tutorials for this popular block

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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