Quilting Topics

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How to Make A Quilt

There is no one way to make a quilt. There are lots of techniques. Learn basic quilting information such a fabric preparing, cutting the fabric including use of rotary cutter, pinning, pressing and more quilting basics.

Quilting Videos

Learn how to do quilting techniques with these videos. Videos are an easy way to learn how to knit.


Applique is the technique of applying a cutout fabric design to a background fabric. Over the years many applique techniques have developed. The pieces can be appliques by hand, by sewing machine or by embroidery machine. Applique is commonly used in quilting but also can be used in decorating to embellish household items such as pillows, pot holders, tableclothes, towels, clothes and more. There are no limits to the imaginative projects you can create by appliqueing.

Apps for Quilters

Looking for quilting & sewing apps. Here are some apps which may be of interest including fabric calculators, store locators, fabric tracker, teaching, calculators, reference and more. Download them at the App Store. App Store

Bargello Quilting

Bargello quilts are made by cutting strips at a specific width and sewing them together. Learn more about making Bargello quilts.


How can quilt calculators and charts help quilters?

Quilting and quilt making involves a lot of mathematics and mathematical calculations.  I never realized it until I started to quilt.  Math is used to plan and design quilts, from calculating fabric yardage to playing with geometry to design a block.  Instead of spending a lot of time calculating yardage, block sizes, etc., use a handy quilt calculator or chart.

We've searched and found all types of quilt-related free online quilting calculators and quilting charts.  These calculators and charts can be very helpful:

  • Fabric Calculator
  • Border Yardage Calculator
  • Sashing Calculator
  • Quilt Backing Fabric Calculator
  • Binding Calculator
  • Half-Square Triangle Size Chart
  • Calculate on-point side and corner triangles
  • Quilt Block Calculator
  • Bed Sizes Charts
  • Quilt Size Charts
  • and more....

Below you will find these helpful resources. To see the calculators or charts, just click the underlined text.  

Let the quilting calculators and charts do the work for you.  Have more time to quilt!

Don’t forget to bookmark or pin this page because you never know when you may need one of these quilting calculators or quilting charts.

These calculators and charts are provided free by various websites.  If you have any questions on how to use the calculators, please contact the person in charge of the website. 


Catalogs - Quilting

Do you still like to thumb through catalogs to shop for quilting and sewing supplies and kits?  Or to get inspiration for creating a unique sewing or quilting project?  

Here's a comprehensive alphabetically list of manufacturers and stores that have free sewing and quilting catalogs you can request mailed to your home.  Most of the free catalogs can be delivered right to your mailbox but a few may only be available online.

Request one of the free catalogs or request them all and see how much fun it can be shopping from the comfort of your home.

Crazy Quilting

Crazy quilt is an expressionistic quilt using randomly pieced fancy fabrics which are then embellished with embroidery stitches on almost every seam and patch. Crazy quilting is a great way of using scrap fabric. For more information on this quilting technique including crazy quilt books, crazy quilt information, crazy quilting embellishments, check out the links below.


All you need to know about fabric! Textile guides and glossary, fabric yardage calculators, fabric conversion chart, fabric dyeing and more.

Find a Fabric Store

Fabric store locations, interactive maps, phone, website and more.

Finishing Techniques

How do you finish your quilt? Borders? Bindings? Backings? Tying? You will find useful articles on all these finishing subjects so you will be able to finish your project to perfection.


Over 200 free quilting patterns and projects.

Glossary of Terms

What is a fat quarter? What is lap quilting? What is loft? These are just a few quilting terms a quilter must understand. Glossaries of quilting terms are here.

Memory Quilts

Do you know what is a memory quilt? A memory quilt is a precious memento of an important occasion or experience in the past. Some types of memory quilts featured are tee shirt, crayon quilts & photo quilts. A memory quilt can be a wonderful way of preserving a special moment or article.

Notions and Supplies

Learn all about quilting notions and supplies and how to use them.

Patterns - Quilting Pattern

Fun DIY quilt patterns. These are some quilt patterns we love.

Quilt Blocks

Quilt Blocks - Free designs. Enjoy browse through the many free quilt block designs available.

Quilt Care and Restoration

Learn how to care for and preserve a quilt. Learn how to store the quilts. Learn how to wash a quilt. Learn how to repair a quilt.

Quilt Games

Fun quilting related stuff - games, etc. Fun ideas for quilt guild meeting and retreats.

Quilt Labels

Preserve the heritage of your quilts with creative quilt labels!

Quilts and quilt projects should contain the four "W"s. Who? When? Where? Why? Quilts and quilt projects should include this information to preserve the identity of the project so future generations know about it. A quilt label fulfills this objective. Learn more about labeling your quilt here.

Quilting Tips

Quilt and quilting tips, hints, etc.

Quilt Types and Styles

Learn about the different types and styles of quilts - pieced, applique, whole, scrap and more.

Quilting in Spanish

Information on quilting in Spanish.

Quilting in French

Some articles on quilting in French.


What is a quillow? It is a quilt which can be folded into a pillow. Quillows are great gift ideas for family and friends. Learn how to make and fold quillows right here.

Rag Quilt

One of the latest trends in quilting

A rag quilt is not made out of rags. It gets its name from the fact that the seam allowances on the front of the quilt are exposed and left to fray and unravel when washed, giving the quilt a ragged-look.

A rag quilt is a patchwork style quilt normally made with square blocks. It is an ideal project for first-time quilter because you only need to know how to sew a straight line and it go together quickly.

Traditional quilts are normally made with cotton fabric but when making a rag quilts you can used cotton and some unconventional fabrics such as flannel, homespun, polar fleece and denim.


Redwork is the technique of using red embroidery floss and stitching on muslin squares using the outline embroidery stitch or machine embrodiery design. The squares can be sewn together to make quilts, pillow or any other imaginative project.

Scrap Quilts

Scrap quilts are quilts make from fabric leftover from other quilts and projects. Scrap quilts can also be made from old clothing such as a memory quilt. Learn more here about making a scrap quilt and links to scrap quilt patterns and projects.

Sashiko Quilting

What is Sashiko? Learn more about the traditional japanese form of quilting, Sashiko Quilting. This beautiful application can be used to decorate pillows, tableclothes, purses, potholders and other items.

T Shirt Quilts

Learn how to make T-shirt quilts.


Trapunto is a quilting technique of the quilting having an embossed design. It is produced by outlining the pattern with stitches and then padding it with yarn or cotton.

Websites - Free Patterns

Hundreds of websites offer free sewing quilting patterns and projects. Have fun browsing, downloading and printing your favorite quilting projects and patterns. Thousands of free quilting and sewing patterns available

Yo Yo Quilting

Yo-Yos are a great way to use scrap fabric.

A yo-yo is a circle that has the edge turned under with a running stitch and the thread pulls to form a circle that looks like a little rosette.  Yo-yos are sewn together side-by-side in rows and can be used for open weave quilt tops, totes, toys, wall art and more. Singly they can be used as embellishments on quilts, clothing and craft projects.

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