I’m super excited to be starting this series with you. I’ve been wanting to do a beginner quilting series, but I’ve started it several times and then stopped. I never liked the way I planned to do it.
Then, when my mom came to visit, she said she has a couple ladies that she knows that want to learn to quilt and that I needed to get my YouTube channel going to get them started.
So after thinking about it from this perspective, from a brand new quilters perspective, I’ve finally decided how I want to do it.
Each month this year I’m going to teach you how to build a different block. Week 1 and 2 will be basic quilt techniques, week 3 will be tips and tricks for quilting, and week 4 is going to be putting the pieces to create a quilt block.
Each block will be 12 1/2″ square.
Right now I have 9 block designs. I might add a few more before we’re done, but right now you’ll end up with a sampler quilt with a 3 x 3 block quilt design
By the time you’re done you will know the basics of quilting and will be able to read almost any pattern and sew quilt tops together.
You’ll need two types of fabric. A pattern/colored fabric and a background fabric. I’m using Marbella line with lots of different colors and a White background. I don’t know exactly how much you will need of each. But I would start off with a yard of background and a yard of your pattern. If you want to use several colors, just get a couple of fat quarters.
2- Cutting Mat and Rotary Cutter
A cutting mat that is at least as long as your fabric would be nice, but you can make do with a smaller one. And make sure your blade is nice and sharp!
If I’m using a white background, I always use white thread. Before you start, go ahead and wind several bobbins, it’s a lot better than having to stop a rewind bobbin every time you run out.
4- Cutting Rulers
A smaller square is always nice, as well as a long rectangle.
Other things that would be nice to have: pins, seam ripper, and small thread scissors
I think that’s it. Go gather your supplies and we’ll get started next Tuesday.