You Can Make A Beautiful Barn Quilt Yourself — It’s Easy!

how to make a barn quilt

Barn quilts are a well-loved tradition in rural areas and have gained more popularity in the past couple of decades.

Whoever came up with the idea to use quilt patterns for barn art was a genius.

Though the origin of the first barn quilt is unknown, what is certain is that barn quilts exude a warm, cozy, homey feel to everyone (even those who may not quilt or live on a farm).

In this post, I will show you the steps to making a barn quilt and answer some questions you may have about how to make barn quilts.

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Want To Learn Edge-to-Edge Quilting? Here’s An Easy Tutorial Plus Designs

edge to edge quilting

When it comes to quilting, the possibilities are endless with what you can do with your sewing machine and some thread.

Whether you like the look of straight-line quilting, edge-to-edge quilting designs, free motion designs, or complex custom quilting, no two quilts will look exactly the same.

In this post, let’s take an in-depth look at the category of edge-to-edge quilting

I’ll share a simple tutorial and some downloadable designs.

You can use the designs with an embroidery machine or as inspiration to do with your sewing machine using free-motion techniques.

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19 Of The Best Quilting Tips All Beginners Should Know

best quilting tips for beginners

Is it your first time quilting, and you feel a little lost?

Don’t worry — we’ve all been there with our first quilt projects. 

Quilting is an excellent hobby to get into, and once you learn some quilting tips and tricks, you’ll sew gorgeous quilts in no time. 

Whether this is your first time ever sewing something, or you’ve got a few quilts under your belt, I hope this list of tips for quilters will help you out. 

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Make Your Own Quilt Binding With Our Easy Tutorial

How to Make Quilt Binding

You've just finished quilting and squaring up your quilt sandwich, and now you are ready for the final step of the quilt-making process: the binding.

This step is one of my favorites in a quilt project, and I'm excited to show you how to make a quilt binding in this post. 

The binding not only affects the look of the quilt, but it also has the important job of securing and concealing the raw edges of the quilt sandwich.

The binding is crucial to ensure the edges don't fray or unravel over time.

How Wide Should Quilt Binding Be?

Before diving into the tutorial, let's go over quilt binding width and why it is important. 

For the most part, the width of the binding is your personal preference and how you want your quilts to look.

Some quilters love the look of a wide binding around ½” or wider, but the most common binding width is ¼”.

To be sure you conceal and properly secure the raw edges, I wouldn't recommend a binding less than ¼” wide, just like a seam allowance.

If you use a narrower binding width, the binding fabric may come undone in the wash or over time and use. 

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Make A Praise-Worthy Cathedral Window Quilt With Our Easy Tutorial

Cathedral Window Quilt

I recently searched on several quilting forums to see some of the most challenging quilt patterns other quilters attempted.

One of the most mentioned patterns was cathedral window quilt patterns.

This search got me thinking, what’s so tricky about this style of quilt making?

How do you quilt a cathedral window

I know that looking at the cathedral quilt design can seem daunting, but I’ve figured out the steps to create this seemingly complicated construction.

This tutorial will show you how to make a cathedral window quilt and give you some tips and tricks I’ve discovered in my quilting adventures.

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Free 8 Point Star Quilt Pattern and Tutorial

8 Point Star Quilt Pattern

Today I’m sharing a fun, quick tutorial on creating an 8 point star block, also known as a sawtooth block. 

The block I’m teaching is the same block featured in our downloadable, modern quilt pattern, “Garden Stars.”  

The pattern for this download is an easy 8 point star quilt pattern, and we are offering this star quilt pattern for beginners as a free download for our subscribers.

Free 8 Point Star Quilt Pattern

The Garden Stars quilt pattern is an excellent entry-level quilt pattern for someone who wants to create a large throw/twin-size quilt but doesn’t want an overwhelmingly complex pattern to follow. 

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