Best Patchwork and Quilting Tips from Jan T
Always wanted to make a quilt, but don't know where to start?
I know lots about patchwork and quilting that I'd love to share with you.
Do you want to make better quilts?
Have you got some patchwork/quilting tasks that you need help with?
Let me help you. I'm Jan T (Urquhart) Baillie. I've been teaching and writing about how to make quilts for over thirty years.
Ask me for advice, see the answers to what other quilters wanted to know...
If I don't know the answer (shock! horror!), I'll find out — if I can.
Enjoy your visit, and come back often.
How hard is it to make a patchwork quilt?
Not at all hard when you have the right advice!
On this hub, I have links to my many hubs about quilting and patchwork. Click on the links to read the hubs, and pop back when you want to see some more.
There are hubs about machine quilting, free machining your quilts, quilt design, getting photos onto fabric to include in your quilts, setting up your workspace, crazy patchwork, Electric Quilt software, galleries of quilts by Jan T Urquhart Baillie (me), patchwork tools, inspiration, creativity.
Funny stories about what not to do. Heart-warming stories about the community of quilting.
So much to read about and enjoy.
My quiltmaking hubs for you to enjoy
- Beginner's guide: your first crazy-patch block
The fabrics can be of any weight, slippery, shiny, woven, coarse, dull, bright, patterned... The fun aspect of crazy patch is the different textures and fabrics put together for contrast.
- Make your first patchwork block
How to make a Four Patch quilt block with Jan T. Step by step, I'll take you through the easy process for making a simple patchwork block: Four Patch
- What is stipple quilting?
Let Jan T show you her best tips for getting great results when free machine quilting. It's not hard at all.
- What can you do with a 'walking' foot?
A 'walking' foot for your sewing machine is essential if you are a quiltmaker. This foot has its own feed dogs to move the top layer of fabric, while the machine's feed dogs move the bottom latyer
- Mystery quilts? What fun!
Come on a magical mystery quilt tour with me Have you heard of mystery quilts? They are popular in Australia and online.
Video on curved seam triangle squares - for jenni
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