Bargello Quilting

While researching all of the wonderful topics on this website, my “Must Try” list has grown out of control.

Just when it seemed that not one more thing could be added, along came bargello quilts!  The lovely feel of movement such as waves and weaving in these quilts looks so intricate and nearly impossible for anyone other than a seasoned quilter to make. 

But there is a great surprise to these bargello quilts.  These quilt tops that appear to have been made by sewing little scraps of squares and rectangles together are quite simple to create.

It was quite a revelation to learn that those little pieces are not individually sewn together!  They are actually strip sewn and cut!

To make a bargello quilt, fabric strips are cut at a specific width and sewn together.  New strips are formed by cutting the pieced fabric carefully with a rotary cutter, sometimes at the same or at varying widths.  

The groupings of new strips are then sewn together into rings with the seam allowances facing outward.

The strips are then laid out in a pattern, and the seams of each of the separate rings are cut in different orders with a seam ripper.  

The ring is then laid open. Once this is complete, the strips are sewn together, and a quilt block is formed.

After the blocks are finished, they can be placed in different formations to create amazing patterns, from waves to weaving, from flames to diamonds and so much more.

Now that I’ve made the process perfectly clear (lol), trust that bargello quilting is something that is much easier to do than it looks.

To find free bargello quilt patterns, we have a wonderful page chock full of them!  Although the free patterns are lovely, there are also bargello quilt patterns for sale

If you would like to see the Etsy patterns for bargello quilts, we have a page for that as well.

Scroll down and see how simple it is to sew a bargello quilt. I'm pretty certain that this will be the next thing on your “Must Try” list, too!

Bargello Quilting

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 Braided Bargello Quilts

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Sixteen projects from bed quilts to wall hangings with straightforward techniques. by Ruth Ann Berry - Published 2017 Affiliate Link to Amazon

 Jelly Roll Bargello Quilts

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This book has clear, how-to instructions for a beginner-friendly, easy-to-learn technique to create Bargello quilts of graceful movement, waves and curves. by Karin Hellaby - Paperback - Published 2018 Affiliate Link to Amazon

 Strip Pieced Bargello

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Make mesmerizing Bargello quilts with easy-to-follow instructions and charts in this book. by Judith Steele - Paperback - Published 2019 Affiliate Link to Amazon

Bargello Beginner's Guide

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This blog is a brief beginner's description on Bargello quilts. Affiliate Link to Craftsy

Bargello Quilt

A brief guide on how to make a Bargello quilt. Quilt How To

Bargello Quilt Fabric Selection

How many colors or fabrics should be used in a Bargello quilt? Here is an article by contemporary and fiber art author, Beth Ann Williams, on the subject. Beth Ann Williams

Bargello Quilt Guide

Bargello patchwork is a great way to bring color and movement into your projects. Here is an essential guide to how to make a Bargello quilt. Gathered How

Bargello Quilt Tutorial

This video by Jenny Doan from Missouri Quilt Company demonstrates the easy way to make a Bargello quilt using 2.5-inch strips of precut fabric (Jelly Roll). Missouri Quilt Company

Bargello Quilt Tutorial for Beginners

In this Bargello Quilt Tutorial for Beginners, they talk about selecting and organizing your fabrics and basic techniques on how to make a simple bargello quilt top. Smoky Bear Retreats

Fire & Ice Bargello Quilt

In this Quilting Quickly tutorial, Fons & Porter Sewing Specialist, Colleen Tauke, shows you how to make the bargello quilt, Fire & Ice. Start with pre-cut strips and make one long strip set to create effects of waves and motion. Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting on YouTube

Free Bargello Quilting Patterns

Do you want free Bargello patterns? We have free Bargello patterns here.

Jelly Roll Bargello Block

This is a step-by-step tutorial showing Allison Reid's technique on how she made the first bargello block. New Every Morning Patchwork Quilting

Make a Bargello Quilt

Here are free quilting instructions on how to make a Bargello quilt. Beginning Quilters Resource

Rainbow Bargello Strips

How to piece rainbow Bargello strips. Leah Day

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