Are you a beginner quilter who’s looking for a perfect project to work on? Some quilts are definitely easier than others to put together, and for those who are just learning quilting fundamentals, the choices can be overwhelming. Below are four very helpful tips for beginner quilters.
1. Choose quilt patterns made with large pieces.
Quilt patterns made with larger pieces will go together more quickly than those with a lot of small pieces. They are also fewer seams to sew with quilts made from large pieces, which makes it easier to have an accurately pieced block and leaves less room for error.
2. Choose quilt patterns that use squares and rectangles.
Quilt patterns put together with square and rectangle pieces are easier to sew. Venture into the world of triangles, and you’ll suddenly have stretchy bias edges to contend with. So choose the easiest shapes to sew with — squares and rectangles — for your first pattern.
3. Choose quilt patterns made with pre-cuts:
Pre-cuts are ready cut and packaged fabrics cut into a variety of measurements and sizes. By choosing a quilt pattern based on one of these pre-cut fabric packs, you’ll save many hours cutting and preparing to sew your quilt. With pre-cut fabrics, a lot of the work is done for you and you start out with an extra measure of accuracy.
4. Take a beginner class:
By taking even one beginner class, you can learn the absolute basics of quilting and be well on your way to enjoying an amazing hobby. There are a few places who offers several online quilting classes that are perfect for beginners.
In addition, when searching for patterns to purchase, be sure to first look at those patterns labeled “novice” or “beginner.”