Sewing Techniques for Quilters - A New Free eBook

16 Jan 2013

When it comes to quilting and sewing a quilt, you have a lot of options. You can choose to use a free-motion motif, add straight lines for a modern appeal, or even use a digitized pattern if your machine has the option.

Likewise, there are many options for piecing a quilt. I usually piece my quilts by machine, but have also tried using hand piecing, foundation piecing, and English paper piecing on occasion.

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In this free eBook, Sewing Techniques for Quilters: 5 Free Articles on How to Sew a Quilt Including a Sewing Tutorial on English Paper Piecing, we give you four options for how to sew a quilt from expert quilt artists, plus a basic guide to sewing machine techniques, including a quick reference guide to basic  tools and terms.

Quilt artist Ana Buzzalino reveals how she decides on quilting techniques for her quilts in How to Quilt Your Quilt. She reviews everything from doodling designs to choose the right thread and needle.

Of all the sewing machine stitches, the satin stitch can play a significant role in how to sew a quilt together. This often underrated quilting stitch can be used to finishing the edges of a quilt, joining quilted blocks, free-motion quilting, and creating shapes. Kathy York's tutorial on the Versatile Satin Stitch has a wealth of information on quilting techniques using the satin stitch.

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Kathy York demonstrates sewing machine techniques with the satin stitch.
Hexagon quilting has experienced a revival recently among contemporary quilters. In Linen Coin Purse with Hexagons, Jen Eskridge offers a step-by-step sewing tutorial on English paper piecing to help you achieve perfect points and seams. Plus you'll end up with an adorable coin purse!

Did you know that quilters in past centuries used newspaper for paper piecing quilt patterns? Elizabeth Dackson references quilting techniques like paper pieced quilt patterns and foundation piecing in her sewing tutorial on how to make a Spiderweb Quilt.

If you've ever wondered what it means to "square up" a quilt or how make a "fold binding," you will appreciate our Sewing Basics guide. It includes a list of sewing essentials, a glossary of terms and sewing techniques and a stitch glossary.

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Jen Eskridge made the hexagons on this coin purse using English paper piecing.
Sewing Techniques for Quilters: 5 Free Articles on How to Sew a Quilt Including a Sewing Tutorial on English Paper
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gives you so many useful quilting techniques and tips, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it.


P.S. Do you have friends who like to make quilts? Forward this link to them so they can download their own copy of Sewing Techniques for Quilters: 5 Free Articles on How to Sew a Quilt Including a Sewing Tutorial on English Paper Piecing.


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