Quilting for Beginners

Quilting is a hobby one can pick up and upon completion, see the works of your labor. Whether you create a wall hanging, a baby blanket or a large quilt to keep or give as a gift, you will feel a sense of accomplishment. Quilting has been a tradition passed down for many generations. Women used it to pass the time creating warm coverings for family or to be given as gifts.

Education to Get Started

You will want to visit a local fabric store in person or online and read about quilting; specifically quilting for beginners. Websites are available with tutorials or there is nothing like the hands on experience of visiting with someone who has been quilting. Fabric stores may have pre-cut quilting squares, circles or triangle pieces; fabric that will need to be measured and cut for your quilt; or you may find a piece of fabric with a design that is ready to be quilted.

Quilting kits are available for beginners or begin looking for what you want to make. Determining the size of your project can be key as you will need to devote the right amount of space, whether you decide on a lap project or devoting an entire room for a larger quilt.

Quilting Equipment

The following is a list of supplies to get you started. Visit a local quilting store or a dependable online retailer for a comprehensive list of notions and supplies.

  • Pattern

  • Fabric

  • Scissors

  • Quilting needles

  • Thread

  • Ruler

  • Batting (to be used as stuffing for the quilt)

  • Quilting Rack (depending on the size of your project)

Project Start Time

Once you have read about quilting for beginners or talked to someone in person, it is time to begin your quilting project. There are lots of places to to find more information and expand your knowledge base for a lifelong hobby.

 

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