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Easy Quilt Patterns for Beginners - Over 100 Free designs!
So if you're a beginner who's never made a quilt before, you can make your first
project go more smoothly and avoid frustrating mistakes by following a few simple
Consider choosing a quilt design with larger fabric pieces, which will stitch up faster
because it will require less sewing and piecing and will be more forgiving if your
seam allowances happen to be a bit off. Also, choose a design with simple shapes
like squares, rectangles, or strips because their seam lines will line up and match
more easily than, say triangle or diamond shapes. But keep in mind that a simple
design doesn't have to look plain. If you choose fabrics in a variety of small,
medium, and large prints and a combination of light, medium, and dark colors, your
quilt will have more visual interest and added depth.
Also, consider a choosing a smaller quilt design for your first project, perhaps a crib
quilt, a throw, or even a wall hanging, all of which will stitch up faster than a much
larger quilt and give you the satisfaction of a completed project more quickly.
And to speed things up, consider purchasing pre-cut fabric squares or strips for
your quilt project (charm squares, jelly rolls, fat quarters, etc.). Not only will this
save you cutting time, but you'll know for sure that your fabric pieces will be cut
And assuming you plan to launder your finished quilt, be sure to pre-wash your
fabric before sewing your quilt. This can keep your finished quilt from puckering due
to shrinkage and can help prevent fabrics from bleeding onto one another.
Start making your first quilt today with the help of this collection of over one
hundred free and easy quilt patterns, most of which are suitable for beginners,
gathered from all over the web!
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