Quilting for the Complete Beginner
The Seasoned Homemaker provides a great introduction to the craft of quilting, including basic tools, unfamiliar terms, and tips for quilting on a budget.
Glossary of Quilting Terms
If terms like bearding, sashing and binding leave you feeling mystified, check out the National Quilters Circle's handy glossary of quilting terms for some quick illumination.
Block of the Week: 52 Quilt Block Patterns
In 2021, local Colorado Springs shop Ruth's Stitchery ran a Block of the Week quilting blog, with free instructions for 52 different quilt blocks. Difficulty levels vary from beginner to advanced.
More Free Quilt Block Patterns
A library of more than 100 free quilt block patterns with instructions. Most patterns include cutting instructions to make the block in several different sizes.
Choosing Batting for a Quilt
Author Amy Smart provides an easy-to-follow guide on choosing the right batting (the interior, insulating layer) for your quilt. Very helpful for first-time quilters!
Beginner's Guide to Machine Quilting
Once you've sewn your quilt blocks and chosen your batting, it's time to actually quilt your quilt! Suzy Quilts provides this beginner's guide to machine quilting on a home sewing machine.
Quilt Binding Tutorial
Binding a quilt's edges is the very last step in the process! This tutorial from Amy Smart walks you through creating and stitching a quilt binding, including those tricky corners.