How to Read a Quilt Pattern – FREE Beginner Quilting Videos and Pattern
Quilt patterns are essentially the how to manual for making a quilt. The pattern designer has figured out how much fabric you need, the best way to put the quilt together and done all the quilt math so all you have to do is cut and sew.
Patterns may look different from designer to designer and from quilt book to magazine, but they all have some elements in common and that is what we go over into today’s video.
In the video I walk you through all the steps in the Split Nine Patch pattern I created for this Beginner Quilting Class, so it will be helpful if you are looking at a print out of the pattern while you are watching the video. Click here to download your free copy.
I also cover some common quilting terminology that you are expected to know when you read a pattern. Talk you through how to read the fabric requirements and cutting instructions, and go through each step of the pattern.
If it doesn’t make complete sense just yet, don’t worry. Quilting is one of those tasks where it is best to learn by doing. So it will all start to come together more as we actually start cutting our fabric and sewing.
We know it can be expensive to start quilting, so we have a special coupon just for our Beginner Quilting students. With this one-time use coupon, you can save 20 percent on everything in the Beginner Quilting category on our website.
That includes all of your notions and in-stock fabric from QT Fabrics, our class sponsor! We also have creates a few quilt kits for the Split Nine Patch pattern and have made digital versions of the quilts so you’ll know you love it before you start sewing.
The coupon will be sent to you via email after you download your FREE pattern to go along with this course. Click here to download your free copy.
Other videos in the series:
- Beginner Class Introduction
- Must Have Quilting Supplies and Tools
- What’s the Difference??? Quilt Shop Quality vs. Chain Store Fabric
- How to Use a Rotary Cutter
- How to Sew a Split Nine Patch Quilt Block
- Speed Up Your Sewing by Chain Piecing Your Quilt Blocks
- How to Assemble a Quilt Top
- How to Layer and Baste a Quilt aka Make the Quilt Sandwich