Guide to Online Quilting Sites

Guide to Online Quilting Sites

There are many online sites and blogs that offer endless creative ideas for quilters.
There are many online sites and blogs that offer endless creative ideas for quilters. | Source

The online community for quilting is vast and can offer endless inspiration. Many sites are one stop shops offering tutorials, videos, fabric, and blogs to help any skill level create a beautiful heirloom quilt that will be treasured for generations. There are hundreds of quilting sites on the web, but for this article I have listed my favorite five.

About.com

About.com has a large quilting section with videos, pictured demonstrations, and written instructions. This site offers hundreds of patterns for each skill level. Tutorials include understanding fabric grains, quilting notions, and even sewing safety.

The Regatta Quilt Pattern
The Regatta Quilt Pattern | Source
Children's Bed Runner & Matching Quilt
Children's Bed Runner & Matching Quilt | Source

Moda Bake Shop

"Moda Bake Shop is a division of Moda Fabrics that provides online recipes which you can use with the wide range of Moda Pre-cuts. All sizes and types of projects will be featured from various designers and shops. Tutorials for various moda projects sheets will be illustrated with step by step pictures. Some techniques and products will also be featured throughout, so check back often for what is "baking" here at Moda Fabrics." -Oda May

This beautiful site showcases designs made with Moda fabric and shared by contributors. Each project provides a pattern that can be downloaded.

Missouri Star Quilting Company

The Missouri Star Quilting Company is an all encompassing site with video tutorials, a blog, and one of the best online fabric stores with daily deals.

Missouri Star Quilting on Youtube

Quilt Dad

Quilt Dad is a highly unusual blog in that it's ran by a male quilter. A male quilter from Brooklyn, NY, no less. A transplant to North Carolina, this happily married father of three breaks every stereotype you can think of in regards to a traditional quilter. His work is impeccable and his site fun and entertaining. He is a published pattern designer and award winning blogger.

"Urban Decay"
"Urban Decay" | Source

Cluck Cluck Sew

Cluck Cluck Sew is a creative whirlwind with fun and fantastic patterns to purchase and download, tutorials, blog, and a shop. It is one of the most popular sites for quilting and can be found on numerous blog rolls.

"A Pink Classic"
"A Pink Classic" | Source

About the Author

Catherine Dean is a freelance writer, gardener, quilter, and blogger. Her professional background includes nonprofit program development, grant writing, and volunteer management. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Georgia College & State University.

Her blog, Sowing A Simple Harvest, chronicles a modern couple trying to live a simplistic, sustainable life. To explore Catherine's professional credentials, visit her website. She can also be followed on Google+.

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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

My blog roll has thousands of quilting blogs, and you have highlighted some of the best. I will have to explore the Missouri Star Quilting Company - I missed that one! Voted up.


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lauramaryscott 4 years ago from Boise, Idaho

mvillecat, I have made severeal quilt tops and had them machine quilted. A couple of the over-sized ones I did in two-inch squares. A lot of work but they were beautiful. Currently, I am making pillowcases for Christmas gifts. They are fun and much faster. However, I cannot pass up the temptation to look at each of the websites you suggested. Thanks.


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Joseph Dean 4 years ago from Macon, Georgia

Though I don't quilt, I do enjoy finding a beautiful, old quilt at thrift shops and yard sales. Every now and again, I actually find one that I can afford. Working at a nursing home I'm able to see the many gifts that groups, organizations and volunteers bring to our residents, which happen to be all Veterans, blankets and quilts are the most treasured gift by our men and women within our facility. These gifts are not only treasured, they are actually used.


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mvillecat 4 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia Author

Thanks Millionaire! It is one of most favorite sites. Great daily deals, and wonderful, easy to follow videos too. Thanks for commenting.


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mvillecat 4 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia Author

Thanks for commenting Laura Mary! I made pillowcases last year for my nieces and nephew. They loved them. It is a great gift for Christmas. Hope you enjoy the sites.


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mvillecat 4 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia Author

Thank you Joseph for commenting! Yes, old quilts are wonderful items to treasure and can be used with good care. I am sure people in nursing homes love to receive warm, beautiful quilts for gifts.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Enjoyed your hub. I enjoy all the Missouri Star Quilting Company video tutorials. That's why I started making jelly roll quilts by watching her video. Voted up and shared.


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

Thanks for highlighting these sites for us. I am trying to make myself start a simple twin-sized quilt project I've had in mind for some time. Without much experience, I am looking such sites over. I hope to make texture a big part of the design.


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mvillecat 3 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia Author

Thanks moonlake! I enjoy MSQC also. She is a wonderful teacher and easy to follow.


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mvillecat 3 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia Author

Thanks for commenting RTalloni and good luck with your quilt. I have not yet made a bed size quilt because I do not have a long-arm machine. I am sticking to baby and teen size for right now.


sue buchanan 3 years ago

Help! looking for a baby quilt pattern with race Cars or fabric with race cars to buy??


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mvillecat 3 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia Author

Hey Sue! I would check on Fabric Worm or Fat Quarter websites. Do a search for race car patterns. I know there are car patterns but I am not certain about the type. Good luck.

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