Today’s Learn How to Quilt Tips: Quick and Easy Quilting Tutorials and Techniques Our Readers Love

The editors at FaveQuilts are always trying to update our techniques and tutorials section because we know if that there’s always something new for even the most experienced quilters to learn. We’ve learned a lot about what tutorials our quilters find most important, and we’re sharing these important lessons with you (thanks to The Graphics Fairy for all the cute images!):

Dresden Plates

The gorgeous Dresden Roses from V and Co have been a hit since the very first day we featured them on our site. Not only does this tutorial show quilters how to make a Dresden plate, but also how to add those perfect flourishes that will ultimately make your quilt blossom.

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Sewing Machine

It’s important to remember maintenance, and our readers made sure to get the best advice possible with the How to Clean a Sewing Machine tutorial from Amy’s Creative Side. Take a break from your pattern and look through these up-close images that will help you zoom in on the most important details and really take care of your machine.

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Rag Quilts

Keeping the family warm as the cold weather starts to blow in is a task many of our quilters faced head on. They referenced the Rag Quilting Video Tutorial from our Youtube channel and made some cuddly and shaggy quilts to keep their home looking cheery and feeling snuggly.

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Quilting Supplies

Starting a project without having the proper supplies handy can be a big mistake. Worried about costs? Then like our readers, you’ll be interested in smart tips and tricks like Stocking Your Station with School Supplies from Patchwork Posse. You can learn some smart ways to save that will really come in handy during your future craft store trips.

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These tutorials aren’t the only way you can work on your quilting. We’re offering two exciting giveaways that encourage learning, as well as being prepared.

Annie's Quilting ClassYou can enter to win an online class from Annie’s Catalog and get a step-by-step breakdown of how to make a quilt from start to finish. You’ll learn how to make the gorgeous Bric and Stones pattern using chain piecing and plenty of half square triangles. Both beginners and experienced quilters will enjoy this. Enter by the 23rd.


TrueCut Tools Prize PackReady to start your next pattern? That won’t be a problem if you are stocked with the innovative materials in the TrueCut Tools Pack. One lucky winner will get cutters, rulers, and plenty of tools that will help you maintain the quality of your new materials for a long time. Enter by the 19th.


What’s your #1 quilting tip?


  1. Virginia in TX says

    Dresden is fun, but I like with a twist, bright color on black!
    #1 Quilting tip: Think outside of the box, Color/pattern can always be tweeked
    would love to win the TrueCut tool pack

  2. says

    Pay attention to your thread and the direction it comes off the spool. Some threads work best from a vertical gravity-fed spool pole rather than a horizontal on-machine thread pin. I’d love to win the TrueCut tools. Thanks for the chance.

  3. Randa Hiemke says

    My best quilting tip: Search all the wonderful & creative quilt patterns online, choose your favorite, & then forward the link to your mother/mother in-law/BFF to make it for you. Be sure to give them a huge hug & kiss for making your quilt.
    Warning: You may need to be very specific about the colors/fabrics you would like the quilt made with.
    I would love to win the TrueCut Tools. It would be a great “thank you gift” for my mother in-law, who has made my family MANY wonderful quilts.

  4. Laureen McKenzie says

    My tip is for finishing a quilt in one go. I do each part of each block until that section is completed on every you start with a charm square and have to sew a strip on the side of each one I do that for each block before starting next section.This way almost the whole quilt can be chain pieced , cutting down time. I find I can usually finish a quilt top in about three days if I spend at least the afternoon of each day sewing

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