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Basic Quilting Instructions

Here are a series of basic instructions for you to refer to as you learn to quilt - then to go back to as you advance in your skills and need a refresher on how to do a certain technique.  Written by Robin Strobel for Martingale.

Quilting Vocabulary

What do all those strange terms mean - like fat quarters and jelly rolls?  You can find out here!

Rotary Cutting

Learn the right way to cut with a rotary cutter - from choosing tools to straightening fabric to cutting many different shapes used in quilting.

Binding a Quilt

Here is everything you need to know to finish that quilt with a properly applied binding.  Includes charts of how much fabric you will need for every size quilt, how to cut continuous bias binding, finishing the ends in an invisible joining, how to turn corners, and much more.

The Quilt Sandwich

How to piece a backing, choose batting, baste the layers, and quilt or tie your quilt.

Piecing the Quilt
How to sew sew seams, chain piece, match points, and press for success.

Hanging Sleeve
How to make a hanging sleeve.

Paper Foundation Piecing

How to make paper-foundation pieced quilts.

How to sew Borders on Quilts

The correct way to put borders on your quilts including straight corners, mitered corners, and corners with corner blocks.