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 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
QuiltWoman.com – A series of color workshops is planned. Three exceptional ones are currently available:
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 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
Piecing Alignments – How to align triangle and diamond-shaped quilt pieces
Glossaries of Quilting Terms – information about different terms or aspects of quilting will be found in each.
Quilter’s Haven – Anatomy of a Quilt
Half-Square & Quarter-Square Triangle Instructions:
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
Guild Challenge Projects – FAQ from QuiltNet postings
Guild Program Ideas – FAQ from QuiltNet postings
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
Scrap Quilts and How to Make Them – detailed instructions for several beginner’s patterns
Quilting Clip Art:
Tips & Techniques
Quiltmaker Magazine – scroll down to index on left side of page