Welcome to the first of our new 5 minute guide series! Think of these posts as the quilting lightning round. We're going over all the basics you need to know to be a pro at a variety of different quilting topics, and today we're kicking the series off with a 5 minute guide to quilting pins!
Category Archives: Quilting 101
Connecting quilt binding doesn't need to be a complicated process, and it most definitely doesn't need to be something you dread. This tutorial will show you the easiest way to connect quilt binding, but do you know the best part? It's also fast and looks great too.
Use a few basic quilting tools and this tutorial for the fastest way to square up a quilt. Quilting can warp a quilt but we're here to help! Read along as I square up my Ahoy Sailor Quilt, a free pattern here at Suzy Quilts!
Learn how to machine bind a quilt in just a few easy steps! As with many techniques in quilting, there is more than one way to bind a quilt, but in this tutorial we will add A LOT of speed to the binding process by using our sewing machines from start to finish.
Not only is Maypole the fastest baby quilt pattern, it's wonderfully versatile and allows you to use all different kinds of fabric other than typical quilting cotton. Have you been curious to try out flannel, double gauze, or maybe even knits?
Good pressing takes time and practice, but it can make any quilt shine. That’s why tailor’s clappers are one of our favorite tools here at the Suzy Quilts HQ. We wanted to learn more about this beloved quilting tool, so this post is all about the science of getting flat seams using a tailor’s clapper!
Here at Suzy Quilts HQ, we are always happy to help new quilters learn skills, like how to read a quilt pattern. Making that first quilt can be intimidating. What does WOF mean? What’s the right side of the fabric? What are sub-cuts?
How to trim half square triangles is a basic quilting skill that, at least at some point in your quilting career, you will probably have to figure out. There are different ways to sew, press and trim half square triangles, but let me tell you, as someone who has made thousands of these wonderful blocks, I have recently landed on a favorite way to do it.
This quilt tying tutorial is the most beginner-friendly way to finish a quilt. If you are a new quilter, using yarn or embroidery thread and these simple steps will secure your quilt layers quickly, effectively and last but not least, beautifully.