These past months have been a time when many have chosen to take up new hobbies or spend more time focusing on things that bring them joy. For us, we have devoted the time to designing new quilt patterns, making video tutorials and working on other fun craft projects to share with you.
Are you, or is someone you know, interested in learning more about quilting? We know well just how scary it can be to get started. There are so many terms, techniques and tools used and it can be hard to keep everything straight. I can recall jumping in headfirst when I first learned how to quilt - and I made quite a mess of things (a long story for another time).
However the good news is that it lead me to our local quilt shop to ask for help. The owner took one look at my creative attempt at a quilt and immediately recommended I enroll in a beginner class to learn the basics. Since finishing that course, I have designed and developed thousands of quilts throughout the fabric industry and never looked back.
After gaining such experience, I decided that I want to share with you my best advice for beginners in a new video series on YouTube "Learn How to Make a Quilt". This series is FREE to everyone since I believe a good understanding of the basics helps to make the quilting experience better and more fun. Hopefully it will encourage you to keep learning and growing, and want to advance on to some of our other, more intricate projects.
So make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, The Whimsical Workshop and follow along with all videos in this series to get you started in this great craft. And if any of your friends are also ready to take the plunge and learn quilting ,or just want to brush up on the basics, make sure to let them know as well. The more the merrier!
You will need to have a basic understanding of how to thread and run your sewing machine, but everything else will be covered.
Below is the Beginner Project for this course, Simply Rails:
To get us started, I have designed a quilt that is small and approachable. For this project, we'll be focusing on technique more than the overall design. Let's first get you comfortable with making the various components before worrying too much about the visual components. The size of this quilt makes it perfect for use as a table topper, wall hanging or even a baby quilt. It will all depend on the fabrics you choose to use. (Don't worry, we will cover how to pick the right fabric).
Here is the schedule for the YouTube Series (Feel free to save this image to your computer so you can keep track if need be!):