Isn’t it wonderful how many quilting tutorials are available online these days? With just a click or two, you can start watching experienced quilters do nearly any technique you can imagine. These learning opportunities can really improve your quilting! Video tutorials are a fun, convenient, sometimes free way of improving your skills, and can go anywhere from the basics like how to bind a quilt all the way to longarm quilting videos and more.
On the other hand…
All these thousands of choices can be hard to wade through when there’s something in particular you want to learn or review. The quality of online quilting instruction varies widely, from top-notch expert teaching to inadequate or even problem-creating advice.
What’s a quilter to do? Spend countless hours sifting through all this material? Nope, that’s what I’m here for! QNNtv.com is one of the quilting industry’s best online channels for state of the art quilt videos, and it’s part of my job to comb through their offerings and highlight the best of the best for you. There are two levels of membership, one free and one premium with extra content available. That means ANYONE can benefit from the QNNtv.com offerings. Ready to see what’s new in March? Let’s go!
Trending right now in the “most popular” category, we’ve got:
Free-Motion Quilting At The Sit-Down Machine With Christa Watson. I really enjoyed this lesson, especially the tips for where to place your hands while machine quilting. Christa’s demonstration is on a Handi-Quilter Sweet 16, but all her techniques are suitable for using any domestic machine as well. This is a wonderful class for any beginning machine quilter, or those looking to refresh their skills and maybe add some new motifs to their repertoires.
String Piecing With Lori Baker. If you haven’t tried string piecing yet, don’t wait another day. It’s one of the best ways to use up scrap fabric and get a one-of-a-kind, beautiful quilt. Lori goes through every construction step, so you’ll be ready to start sewing in just a few minutes. String piecing is very spontaneous, requires no real pattern, and makes lots of quilt blocks very quickly. Thrifty, fast, fun…what more could you ask of a quilting technique?
Half-Square Triangles With Thomas Knauer. It’s all about design possibilities in this inspiring video. Thomas expands our vision of what half-square triangle units can do with quick paper demonstrations and intriguing sample quilts. This is not a how-to per se, but rather an exercise in imagination and spatial concepts. Thought-provoking and fun!
Now, how about the best of the newest FREE videos on QNNtv.com? Check these out:
Bow Tie Tote Bag. This project video shows how to make a quilted tote using 5″ precut charm squares. It is SO cute. The demonstrations of “boxing” the bottom of the bag and turning it right side out through the hole left in the lining seam are not to be missed.
Simple Quilt Blocks: Log Cabin is part of Sara Gallegos’ My First Quilt free video series. Sara is a wonderful teacher and in this video she shares her favorite Log Cabin techniques, including chain piecing for faster results. Great for a beginner!
Sew Easy: Window Fusible Appliqué. This video teaches one of my favorite tricks for keeping appliquéd quilts soft and drapable, and the demo is thorough and easy to follow. Watch this free tutorial and take your appliqué skills to the next level!
I hope you enjoy these helpful quilting tutorials as much as I enjoyed searching them out for you. Check back in April for more Best New Quilting Tutorials!