Quilting for Beginners – Easiest Quilt for Beginners Ever (Quilting Tutorial)

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Quilting for Beginners Tutorial: Believe me, this is the easiest quilt ever for a beginner to make. In this quilting tutorial we show you, step by step, how to make a lovely quilt in less than a day. And the more you make the quicker it becomes.

Tools & Equipment Used in this Project:

– Batting – This is similar to what we used – http://amzn.to/1jacemV
– Janome Horizon Quilting Machine: http://amzn.to/1INEH7s
– Frixion Pens – http://amzn.to/1INFmpv
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– Olfa 60mm Rotary Cutter: http://amzn.to/1INHei1

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Are you put off making a quilt because of the binding? – well in this quilt we don’t use binding. And this quilt is all made with a sewing machine so there is no hand sewing.

Not up to free motion quilting just yet? – no worries, we don’t do that either.

This is a very simple beginners quilt that can be made by anyone who can sew a straight line. And if you can’t, well you’ll be an expert by the time you finish, because this quilt is all straight line sewing.

You will be so amazed at how quick and easy this is, that you will soon be making them for gifts. It’s a super simple quilting pattern.

Quilting for beginners has never been so easy!

To make this quilt we purchased:

– 2 metres (approx 2 yards) for the backing fabric (we had some left over after cutting to size)
– 2 metres (approx 2 yards) of batting (we had some left over after cutting to size)
– 1/4 metre (approx 1/4 yard) of each of 8 different types of fabrics (we didn’t end up using it all)

The completed size of the quilt is 37″ by 50″.


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  1. Wow! I can hardly wait to get started, I am such a beginner quilter

  2. Melody Ann says:

    Now i know what that's called! I had helped my sister in law make an Alfred Hitchcock quilt for my mom's birthday (don't mean to toot my own horn, but i did about 98% of the quilt because my sister in law got frustrated while working on the top part of it), but since i had not yet learned any way of doing the fancy top stitching, i just stitched on the seam lines of each row. I didn't know that was an actual method of top stitching for quilts, though, so now i know if i don't feel like doing any sort of fancy top stitching, i can just do this. I have not yet learned how to do binding on the outside edges, so until i do, i'll just stick with the outside edge top stitching.

  3. I've seen quilting but this helps me feel better about starting thanks a bunch

  4. thank you I have a starting point now! Very helpful

  5. this tutorial was very helpful thank you

  6. jaime 1251 says:

    Finished making this Saturday and it came out perfectly. I used 4.5 inch squares. I followed the directions exactly. I've only been sewing /quilting for about eight months. Very happy.

  7. Irish Diva says:

    Thank you so much! Great tutorial! So excited to begin this project!

  8. Judith Sask says:

    As a first time quilter I'd just like to say thank you very much for your easy to follow instructions and inspiration to complete my first ever baby quilt 🙂

  9. I'm handicapped with Rheumatoid Arthritis and I make block quilts but I wanted to try a strip quilt and I found your video was so easy.I feel better at attempting to sew stripes. I look forward to more of your videos. Thank you so much. God Bless

  10. Abbey P says:

    can a decorative stitch be used instead?

  11. Abbey P says:

    Thanks!! 😆 All your video's are so wonderful ♡♡♡

  12. Laura M. says:

    Thank you for your time. I'm new at this. Blessings Laura M

  13. Pat Franzoi says:

    Thank you for the video. When you are stitching in the ditch to quilt, can you do this on a regular sewing machine? I am new to sewing and I'd love to make a quilt like this. It's beautiful.

  14. I usually make quilts with block quilt but cant wait to get to the fabric store to get some material to make it like this one! Thanks

  15. hello Alanda, thank you so much for such an easy tutorial. I am a total beginner too but it was so easy to follow what you explained. Just one question please. If we are using betting inside is it washable as I need to make one foe my little one?

  16. wow,thanks for giving the idea

  17. Kat Trembath says:

    I'm just starting out and found your video brilliant.. 🙂

  18. Hi really enjoyed your tutorial got everything ready so fingers crossed. Can you please tell me when you have stitched all the strips together do you press all the seams flat before adding to the other pieces of material.

  19. Hi again you do not seem to be using a walking foot on your tutorial. Is it ok then to just use your normal sewing machine foot for this work.

  20. Leann Flinn says:

    love this video so easy to follow i made 8 lap quilts for christmas presents everyone loved them thank you for making it so easy look forward for many other videos

  21. Looks so easy I will have to try it 🙂 Thanks!

  22. Thanks so much. I am attempting this quilt now – my first.

  23. Brilliant! Love this idea….As a new quilter of 12 months I will be giving this a try….

  24. karen rann says:

    I'm new at this so if I use a jelly roll do I only need one roll. And with the batting can u wash quilt from time to time. ?

  25. Flora Easley says:

    This was great. I'm just trying to quilt and this will be easy to follow. Great tutorial. Thanks

  26. This is fabulous! Can't wait to try! Thanks for sharing.

  27. What type of spray adhesive did you use? I love that idea!

  28. Bozo No No says:

    assuming you remove pins??

  29. Elle Groover says:

    DID YOU USE A WALKING FOOT WHEN STITCHING IN THE DITCH?! Thank you for this. I've been searching for days looking for a super easy beginner quilt…and this is it!!! 💃

  30. N Ch says:

    Thank you, very thoughtful of you to show all steps in such detail and share an easy way to encourage more people to try sewing!.

  31. Cathy Milson says:

    Love this video! I have been making baby quilts for family this way for many years. Your videos are awesome, so glad I found your channel! Thanks!

  32. susan nipp says:

    Thank you for this fun tutorial. I like how you pull it together.

  33. Thank you so much for this great tutorial! I have been intimated by quilting, but think I may try this—you have made it so clear on what I should do. Thanks!

  34. Just Me says:

    Awesome!,Im about to start this project, what type of foot did you use for the straight line quilting to secure all the layers?

  35. Debra Farmer says:

    Oh my gosh! This is so wonderful. Thank you so much for making and posting this video. I'm a total neophyte to quilting and want to take some classes however, this video is giving me the impetus to begin on my own. I'm so tickled to have the process explained so nicely and clearly. Cheers!

  36. mfs hope says:

    Amazing. I am a beginner too. Love your instruction (and accent)!

  37. Kathy Osborn says:

    what did she do with the boarder?

  38. Agreed with eileen greene. The best simple quilting tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

  39. I like this easy quilt. I like to watch your tutorials Would you consider doing a blog about your sewing quilts, where you get your fabric, what you do with all the things you make? I'm new to watching the tutorials, maybe you do have a blog if so what'll the title? If not please consider just blogging about 1/2 hour daily about your sewing adventures, please your public would like more.😊 Also do you live in a city or town or out in the bush? Sorry for corny questions.bonnie

  40. I am in the process of making a snoopy quilt using this method. Its a queen size quilt and I am worried about being able to do the "stitch the ditch" Do you have any recommendations on how to do this as I only have a regular sewing machine.

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