Quick note! The quilt featured in this post is my Fly Away quilt. You can find the pattern in the shop! Click here.
Machine quilting can be daunting. I didn’t even attempt to quilt my own quilts until I had 3 years of sewing under my belt.
Quilts come in all shapes and sizes. As far as quilts are concerned, there is no “right” size. Some are square, some rectangular, some of mine have accidentally become rhombus in shape. This post includes a clear quilt sizes chart to visually show standard quilt sizes as well as standard quilt batting.
You have finished piecing your quilt, sandwiched your batting, completed quilting it together and trimmed the excess batting. Hooray! Pat yourself on the back. There’s just one tiny little step before you are completely finished.
Sewing binding may not be the most exciting part of making a quilt, but it is the icing on your beautiful cake, so it’s best to take the extra time and do it right.
For your reference, I've created a list of basic and not-so-basic quilting terms, tools and supplies. In this post you'll learn common quilting acronyms, technique names, and, if your head isn't spinning by then, lots of links to blog posts that dive in-depth into many different aspects of sewing.