Online Quilting Lessons

There are now many sites that make available a lot of very useful information for both the beginner and advanced quilter. What is offered ranges from templates for specific block patterns, to detailed instructions for complete quilts, to the "how to’s" that can be so valuable (e.g., how to quick-piece flying geese…add borders…miter corners…make continuous bias…, etc.). Some that offer clear and explicit step-by-step instructions include:


Applique Basics – World Wide Quilting Page

How to Freezer Paper Applique – step-by-step instructions from CD Designs

How to Fusible Applique with Freezer Paper: step-by-step instructions – CD Designs

How to Needleturn with Freezer Paper: step-by-step instructions – CD Designs

Quilter’s Online Resource – tips for several different applique techniques

Block Patterns:

Block of the Month: Quilt Creations is a French site (its in English) that each year chooses a theme and offers free block of the month applique patterns. Wonderful designs.

Hester Butler-Ehle – 24 well-known patterns

Jinny Beyer – Extensive range of Jinny Beyer block designs, from beginner to advanced – scroll to bottom of page and look in the "Quilting Extras" section for the link to the free patterns.

Joen Wolfrom – 18 beautiful blocks designed by Joen in a range of difficulty levels, many with detailed piecing instructions

McCall’s Quilting Magazine – Good variety; experience level specified

Quilter’s Haven – identifies more than 100 quilt blocks (most, however, without accompanying instructions or patterns); drafting instructions ofr 8-point stars

Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine – 30 different blocks that can be created from the supplied templates

Quilting Arts Forum – Block-of-the-month and a big variety in the archives

Color Confidence: – A series of color workshops is planned. Three exceptional ones are currently available:

Hue Saturation Value

Psychology of Colour – includes a color quiz and some food for thought in terms of the association of various colors with personality, physiology, ethnicity, and climate.

Crazy Quilts:

Crazy Quilt Central – Anything and everything you ever wanted to know


Basic Quilting Lesssons: Video clips of 8 useful tips. Do not have to be downloaded – can be viewed on the site.

Bed Measurements – Crib to king size

Copyright Laws and the Quilter

Fabric Width Conversion Chart

How to Make a Hanging Sleeve for a Quilt

How to Make a Quilt Sleeve

How to Miter a Quilt Border

Making a Puff / Biscuit Quilt

Making a Quillow

Making a Yo-Yo Quilt

Piecing Alignments – How to align triangle and diamond-shaped quilt pieces

Quilting with Denim

Quilting with Flannel

Quilting with T-Shirts

Glossaries of Quilting Terms – information about different terms or aspects of quilting will be found in each.

Dawn Duperault

McCall’s Quilting Magazine

Quilter’s Haven – Anatomy of a Quilt

Quilter’s Online Resource

Half-Square & Quarter-Square Triangle Instructions:


QUILT Magazine

Quilter’s Online Resource

Hand Quilting:

Handquilting 101: Also checkout tips in the archive

Paper Piecing

Christine Thresh’s Paper Piecing Primer – detailed instructions

Foundation Paper Piecing – Basic Paper Foundation Piecing Directions

QUILT Magazine – includes a link for paper piecing instructions

Quilter By Design – many patterns & tips

Quilt Guilds:

Guild Challenge Projects – FAQ from QuiltNet postings

Guild Program Ideas – FAQ from QuiltNet postings

Quilt Patterns:

McCall’s Quilting Magazine– periodically they will feature a complete pattern for a quilt published in a past issue of either McCall’s Quilting or Quick Quilts

Quilter Magazine: Click on the Project Archive link on the left side of the page

Quilter’s Online Resource– also have instructions for quilted Xmas ornaments and Easter Egg decorations

Quiltmaker Magazine

Scrap Quilts and How to Make Them – detailed instructions for several beginner’s patterns

Quilting Clip Art:

Clip Art at

Dawn’s Quilting Clip Art

Fiber Images Quilting Clip Art

Susan Druding

Tips & Techniques

Jinny Beyer


QUILT Magazine

Quiltmaker Magazine – scroll down to index on left side of page

Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine

World Wide Quilting Page