I was slightly intimidated when I began my first quilting project. Not only was it my first quilt, but it was my first time using a sewing machine. I got the machine for Christmas from my parents and was eager to make them a gift to thank them. I gathered pieces of scrap fabric, old tee shirts that were meaningful to them or my siblings, and even printed pictures of the family on fabric to create a quilted scrapbook. I pinned everything down and got to sewing.
Despite my greatest attempts to make sure my seams were straight and everything matched up correctly, it still managed to look mismatched and uneven (which suits my family, actually!). While they loved it regardless, I still was a little disappointed that it didn’t turn out like I wanted…I also didn’t even try to learn some basic quilting skills before starting…so I guess I can only blame myself, right?
Well, I’m here today to help you embark on your quilting journey with an easy beginner’s tutorial, filled with everything you need to get started quilting–from basic supplies to great beginner projects to help you fine tune your skills.
Beginner’s Quilting Tutorial
Must Have Materials:
- Sewing Machine
- Fabric Scraps
- Fabric Pins
Easy Tutorials and Guides for Beginning Quilters:
- 6 Great Beginner Videos
- Getting to Know Your Sewing Machine
- How to Baste Quilts
- How to Create Flat Seam Intersections
- How to Press Seams Open
- Prepping the Back of Your Quilt
- Cutting Tutorial
Easy Beginner Quilting Projects:
- Effortless Tied Baby Quilt
- All Star Charm Quilt
- Beginner’s Patchwork Heart Pillow
- Crazy Nine Patch
- Easiest Ever Panel Quilt