I’m so excited to be able to offer you this course! Since I launched it 3 months ago, over 400 people have signed up! I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback too. One of my favorites testimonials came from a woman who said that my course gave her the confidence she needed to finish a quilt her late mother had started. She was then able to give it to her newest grandchild!
Most of the emails I get are from people who say how surprised they were to find out just how easy quilting is! Quilting is like anything else, there are many different ways to achieve the same outcome. Quilting doesn’t have to be complicated and it certainly isn’t just for the experts!
What will I learn in the e-course?
In this six lesson e-course you will get over an hour of instructional videos that take you step by step in the process of making a quilt. I will show you how to piece together your fabric; creating your quilt top, how to quilt your quilt the easy way and I’ll teach you two different binding techniques. In addition, you’ll learn how to use a rotary cutter, how to make your own binding and other little tidbits of information.
This course is truly for the beginner, so if you’ve made several quilts before, I’m probably not going to teach you anything new. This course may be an option if you’ve been wanting to teach your older kids how to make a quilt but haven’t had time. If you know how to sew a straight line, then you’ll have no problem following along with the videos. All you need is a basic understanding of how to work your machine. For instance, you’ll need to know how to thread your machine and wind your bobbin, but that’s about it! In fact, you don’t even need a fancy walking foot! I’ve sewn all of my quilts without one and they all turn out just fine. I do end up giving it a try halfway through this course just because I was feeling adventurous, but honestly, I didn’t notice too much of a difference.
The logical side of me wants to tell you that you should have some sewing experience before you start sewing a quilt, but the carefree side of me wants to say:
That’s ok! Go to YouTube and do a search on how to thread your particular machine. You’ll be surprised at all the videos that show you how. They’ll probably show you how to wind your bobbin in that same video, but if not just look that up in YouTube also. It’s really not complicated at all. Don’t let that scare you off!! If you really feel like you need a lot of help you can always take the Sewing Machine 911 class at Craftsy! It’s free and it’ll teach you all the basics!
We will be making a patchwork lap quilt. I chose a patchwork quilt because it’s the easiest type of quilt to make. You’ll basically be sewing up a bunch of fabric squares together. It’s also the easiest type of quilt to “quilt.” The size is great for an adult to have on their lap while watching TV or reading a book, but it’s also the perfect size for a toddler or baby to snuggle up with.
Just click on the e-course page at the top of this post for a list of supplies that you’ll need. You may already have some of them if you sew. If you haven’t done much sewing, then just like any hobby, you’ll have an initial expense. But once you have your main tools, you’ll have them for a very long time. Most of the tools in the video are the same ones I bought 6-7 years ago!
You can take the course at any time and watch the videos at your own pace. There is no expiration!
The course is FREE! It’s my gift to you for subscribing to my blog. Once you sign up using the sing up form on my sidebar, you’ll receive a confirmation email. Click “confirm” and you’ll be taken straight to the course! If you haven’t yet subscribed, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!