25 Merry And Bright Christmas Quilt Patterns

Christmas Quilt Patterns

My favorite time of year is Christmas, and a great way to get into the holiday spirit is by creating a Christmas quilt to decorate my home.

There are so many different beautiful styles of Christmas quilts that you can easily find one that matches your personal style and design preference. 

I’ve rounded up 25 Merry and Bright Christmas quilt patterns (even a few free Christmas quilt patterns) for you to check out and put you into the holly jolly mood. 

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7 Of The Best Sewing Machines For Kids Who Want To Quilt And Sew

Children love to learn how to make things.

Watching you make a quilt can undoubtedly inspire your child to learn how to sew. 

Small quilting projects can build your child’s confidence and sewing skills.

By investing in a kid’s sewing machine, you will inspire your young one to build on those skills and share a much-loved hobby with you. 

Choosing a children’s sewing machine requires some care.

You’ll need to think about safety, function, and cost.

Happily, you’ll find many good models on the market that are much better than cheaply made toy sewing machines.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Free Motion Quilting

Free Motion Quilting

So you’ve just created your gorgeous quilt top, and you can’t wait to try it out, but first, you have to quilt it. 

When trying to decide how to quilt your quilt, it can be a little overwhelming with all the different types of stitching. Plus, there’s the option to send it out to a longarm quilter as well. 

I personally love to do my own quilting, as it just adds that extra personal touch and handmade feel to my projects. In this tutorial, I am going to show you the following:

  •  How to free motion quilt (FMQ) (also sometimes referred to as freestyle quilting).
  •  A popular style of FMQ
  • Tips and tricks to help you practice FMQ.

What Is Free Motion Quilting? 

Before we jump right into the tutorial, I want to go over two of the biggest questions that come up when talking about FMQ.

What is free motion quilting?

Free motion quilting is a quilting style that you do with your home sewing machine.

As the name implies, you use “free motion” to create designs with your stitches. 

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6 Best Sewing Machines For Free Motion Quilting

If you’ve been researching quilts and quilt making for any amount of time, chances are you’ve come across the phrase “free motion quilting” (FMQ).

So what does that mean? 

FMQ works by using a sewing machine and moving the fabric “freely” under the needle to achieve different designs with your quilt stitching.

In this post, I’m going to show you six free-motion sewing machine options for you to be able to do FMQ at home.

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9 Excellent Fabric Cutting Machines For Quilting

As quilters, we’ve all experienced hand cramps and the ever daunting task of hand-cutting pieces for our next quilt project. 

Or maybe you’ve had a near disaster with a rotary cutter blade by cutting yourself or your table.

Did you know that there are now machines out on the market that will cut fabric for you?

I’ve read countless fabric cutting machine reviews and have found nine of the best fabric cutting machines on the market today to help you make the best decision for buying your own.

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Learn To Make A Hexagon Quilt With This Easy Tutorial

How to Make a Hexagon Quilt

I am super excited to share this hexagon quilt tutorial with you all today.

The hexagon quilt pattern is one of my all-time favorite “one patch” designs, which simply means one type of patch is used to create the entire quilt top.

In this tutorial, I will show you the more traditional method to sew hexagon blocks together.

This method is called the “Y seam” method.

My goal for this tutorial is for you to make an easy hexagon quilt after learning these steps.

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