These links are good as of January 24, 2015.
Many of these sites offer patterns and tutorials. Explore them and their associated links–you never know what you’ll discover. Please feel free to offer other sites to be added. Contact Linda Kerrick.
Blocks and Patterns
Quilters cache is a great collection of patterns and basic quilting information. Blocks can be searched by NAME or by SIZE.
A new modern quilt pattern from and fabric manufacturer or designer is posted each Monday. They can be downloaded. Webpage shows six at a time.
This is a pop-culture paper piecing site designed for fans. Disney princesses, Harry Potter, Star trek etc. Fandom sponsors a couple of quilt-alongs and sew-alongs each year.
This site has blocks named after states. 50 blocks, 50 states.
This site has a small number of block and full quilt patterns for historically accurate quilts. The Civil War cot quilt should be of interest for history buffs.
This is a relatively small collection of pieced and paper-pieced patterns. It has some nice modern versions of old favorites.
The holidays are coming! This is a 2012 quilt along with “vintage” holiday ornaments.
Site and newsletter has photos of quilts from West Coast shows. Also has themed free pattern days (houses, baby quilts, Xmas stockings etc)
https://www.quiltfusion.com/ Free fusible patterns every week.
Troubleshooting Thread Breakage at Quilting Jet Girl Too many tutorials to talk about! This specific link is on trouble shooting thread breakage. Also info on colors, triangle, hanging quilts, and lots of small projects.
How to remove smoke odors from fabrics/Featherweight tips and tricks at In Color Order Lots of great tutorials for basic kills, resolving quilting problems, and small quilted projects.
Free motion quilting. Includes a discussion of tension.
10 and Under Table Ideas
Alphabet (Linus challenge)
The patterns on this site are not very good, but the tutorial and small projects are. Some of the tutorials come from popular bloggers and are linked temporarily from to the FreeQuilts site. Easiest way to take advantage of the site is to subscribe to the newsletter. Past tutorials have covered two-fabric bindings, sewing with metallic thread and English paper piecing.
These tutorials are about 1/4 inch seams. With Bonnie Hunter coming up, this might be a good chance to see how to refine our accuracy.
This site boasts 400 tutorials. There are a good number of small craft items and some interesting modern block patterns.
Modern quilt blocks, “takes on the blocks in the “Vintage Revival” book. There are a few skill building tutorials and several small projects.
Interesting site with craft tutorial and some interesting block techniques if you search for them. Check out the Dresden plate.
This tutorial shows how to use the walking foot in a number of ways. This is a nice extended tutorial.
This blog is not quilting focused but has some cute tutorials for bags and children’s items worthy of the quilt show $10 table.
This blog has a limited number of tutorials but they include early versions of some of her popular pieced animal quilts.
Scandinavian Stars Folded fabric stars. Good for $10 table!
This guild site has links to wide variety of sites/blogs with EQ tips–including the first three listed above.
Quilters of interest and their sites
Check out the bio of Nancy Lee Chong.www.quiltchong.com/about%20nancy.html A little more about her philosophy!
Lenore Crawford. Classes listed; samples posted in the gallery section.
Bonnie Hunter. Instructor scheduled for 2015. This site has to be explored, but it is dedicated to the practical use of 2″x2″ squares!. Bonnie’s blog has all sorts of useful information. Around Thanksgiving, she starts posting her mystery quilt. The mystery quilt postings last 6-8 weeks.
Elizabeth Hartman. Patterns, tutorials and a blog by a modern quilter. Blog has been discontinued for the year but will resume 1 January.
Modern Quilt Guild. Interesting patterns and tutorials in the modern style. Elizabeth Hartman is a contributor to this site.
Marge Tucker. Coming in 2015, Marge will be teaching Gwen Marston’s minimalist classes. See Gwen’s SMALL PROJECTS in the “classes” section.
David Taylor, scheduled for October 2015
Cheryl See: www.cseesquilts.com
Karen Eckmeier: http://www.quilted-lizard.com/
Jane Sassaman: http://www.janesassaman.com/
Phillipa Naylor http://www.philippanaylor.com/
For the Beginner
https://sewingtranslator.com Name of the link says it all. Sewing terms in different languages
http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/home-hobbies-sewing-resources/ This is a generic how to sew page with some how-tos and projects.
http://www.novamontgomery.com/index.htm Featherweights This featherweight sells machines, tools and aides, but also has a tip of the month for maintaining and using your featherweight machine.
http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/p/365-designs.html Free motion quilting with Leah Day. Her website has a blog (http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/) as well as a section with 400 different machine quilting filler patterns. They can be sorted by skill level. Also a variety of free downloads.
http://www.pieceandquilt.com Machine quilting Piece and Quilt Blog of Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting–authors of several recent modern quilting books. Spectacular machine quilted items to look at for ideas. Recently they have been running a series of SHORT quilt alongs and daily projects. Pantographs in one sections.
For Bernina owners, a tutorial on free motion quilting with a double needle. For Bernina owners, a tutorial on free motion quilting with a double needle.
Leah Day, prolific machine quilter. Check out these 2 locations for insight and a multitude of free motion motifs. http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/ https://leahday.com/pages/quilting-design-gallery-4
Angela Waters. Well known machine quilter. Check out her site Quilting is my therapy for tips and the link for the Midnight Quilt Show. http://www.quiltingismytherapy.com
Check out the Double disappearing hourglass.
InboxJaunt is a good free motion site for new machine quilters. Site has interesting all over patterns. Great photos and clear instructions. This site has a wide variety of free motion quilt designs with detailed pictures and guidance.
From my Carolina Home: Lots of great tips including how to’s on quilt basics and fixing common problems.
https://www.facebook.com/freshquilting/?fref Fresh Quilting’s modern quilting podcasts
Fabric Manufacturers Links
Links to free Fabric Manufacturers patterns
Riley Blake: http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/quilting_projects/
Quilting Treasures: http://www.quiltingtreasures.com/projects/index.asp
Moda Bakeshop: http://www.modabakeshop.com/
United Notions: http://www.unitednotions.com/fp/free-patterns.html
Red Rooster: http://www.redroosterfabrics.com/quilt/current.php
Timeless Treasures: http://ttfabrics.com/projects/
Robert Kaufman: http://www.robertkaufman.com/quilting/quilts_patterns/
American Brand: https://americanmadebrand.com/projects/
Cloud9 Fabrics: http://cloud9fabrics.com/category/general/inspiration/