How To Quilt

Learning how to make a quilt is easy: just layer batting between a quilt top and backing fabric and stitch, right? Not so fast! You may not need quilting lessons, but some basic quilt making skills will help. Like how to use fusible web for applique, how to bind a quilt, cutting and piecing tips, making sure your seams measure  a quarter inch and other quilting instructions. On the Keepsake Quilting blog, we’re full of how-to information, and we want your comments, too!

Label for Scotty Dog Quilt by Debbie Beaves

Quilt Label Tips, Tricks and More!

Labeling your quilt is an important–although often overlooked–step of making a quilt. When giving a quilt to a friend or family member, you might not think your quilts need labels. But they do! Quilt labels have helped quilt historians learn about a quilt’s origin long after the quilter was gone. They can also be a…

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How To Make A Bargello Quilt: Four Simple Steps

For a lot of quilters–myself included–making a bargello quilt is on the “quilter’s bucket list.” If you’re not familiar with these stunning quilts, they’re the perfect blend of traditional quilting meets modern and look challenging but are deceptively easy. When you first look at one, you might think “Wow, that’s a lot of piecing –…

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Squaring Wall Quilts with Lynette Jensen

Lynette Jensen is back with another lovely quilt pattern from the Thimbleberries Project of the Month Club! This wall quilt (or holiday table topper) is called Winterscape and it’s an easy project that looks great all winter long! Here’s what Lynette had to say about it… How fun to have a small, easy project for…

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Pumpkin Blossom Project of the Month by Lynette Jensen

A crispness has settled in the air and the leaves have begun to fall. This surely means autumn is in full swing. The season is ripe with opportunities for sewing on chilly, overcast days. Plus, there are so many wonderful projects to quilt for our homes, as gifts for our loved ones, and for ourselves.…

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Troubleshooting Tips for Table Runner Quilts

Today Lynette Jensen of Thimbleberries joins us for a guest blog to introduce her Kaleidoscope Burst Runner and to give us a peek at the extra scrap project. Just in time for fall, this easy quilting project is the September Project of the Month. I can’t wait to share mine with everyone who sits at…

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The Versatile Dresden Plate Quilt Block

The Dresden Plate quilt block is one of the most popular quilt designs. But did you know how versatile it is? Below we give you some ideas for using the Dresden Plate to make a variety of quilting projects, plus tips on how to re-size the plates. With this information, you’ll be serving up all…

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Blanket Stitch Applique Tips for Success

Do you use applique techniques in your quilting? Adding applique may seem like a time-consuming extra step, but there are many different techniques, such as fusible applique, that make it go faster. And applique can add that little something extra that takes a quilt from good to great. Today, guest blogger Lynette Jensen offers applique…