These rolls of fabric are a great way to get a sampling of fabrics from a collection and save yourself the trouble of cutting so much fabric. Alternately, you can cut your own strips from fabric yardage for a customized look. The rail fence design is a traditional quilt pattern that utilizes square blocks sewn from strips, which can be twisted and turned in a number of directions for a custom layout. Simple variations in the number of strips, color choice and block direction can give a totally different look from the same pattern. Although this pattern is adaptable depending on the fabrics in your stash, Ashley explains her preferred method of making strip quilts in this tutorial.
The more time I spend quilting, the bigger my scrap pile grows. The thought of throwing away all that precious fabric makes me break out in a cold sweat, so I keep all but the very smallest scraps. String quilts are simply quilts made from your longer fabric scraps. The license to be imprecise is my favorite part. You can also make string quilts on triangular-shaped foundations, although the technique is a little more complicated.
New to quilting and need some easy sewing project ideas? When you are a beginner at making quilts, easy is definitely the most fun and enjoyable way to go, but there is no need to think basic, much less boring. Check out these simple sewing tutorials for quilts and see for yourself.
A handmade quilt is a great way to create a cozy blanket or a lovely personal gift. Have you ever wanted to try making a quilt but thought it looked too complicated or intimidating? These patterns are totally doable and result in beautiful blankets that you can be proud to say you made with your own two hands.