Guide to Online Quilting Sites
Guide to Online Quilting Sites
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 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.
Creative Ideas at About.com
- The Regatta Quilt - Pictures of Themed Quilts
Pictures of quilts made by members of the online quilting community. The quilts in this quilt photo gallery all have a specific theme or convey a message.
- Make Nine Patch Quilt Blocks for the Miniature Quilt
Here's quick miniature quilt pattern, Walk Around the Block. It's an easy little quilt, with a pictorial center medallion that's surrounded by strip pieced nine-patch and bar blocks. You can make this miniature quilt in a weekend.
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.
Creative Ideas at Moda Bake Shop
Missouri Star Quilting Company
Missouri Star Quilting on Youtube
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.
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.
Other Quilting Resources
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.
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