Quilting has long been a favorite pastime of crafters, and the results are often beautiful and unique. These articles will show you everything from the basic tools you'll need to how to finish your first creation.


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How to Make a Quilt Rack

You just got new quilts and would like to make a rack to put them on. Here's how to make a quilt rack.

Quilt Gallery

If you know that you want to quilt, but you haven't yet settled on aQuilting project, this article is for you. Browse through our quilt gallery to see the 20 best quilts.

Quilted Clothing Pattern

Quilting isn't just for the bed any more. Show off yourQuilting skills with a Quilted Clothing Pattern. Check out step-by-step instructions, helpful illustrations and download a free quilt pattern to get started.

Easy Quilt Patterns

Our Easy Quilt Patterns are great for beginners or anyone who wants a fun and simpleQuilting project. Pick your favorite among quilt patterns for wall hangings, place mats, and even a quilted evening purse.

Finishing the Quilt's Outer Edges

While binding is the more traditional option of finishing a quilt's outer edges, there are other, faster options you can use. Learn about them in this helpful article, only at HowStuffWorks.

Quilted Tea Cozy Pattern

A Quilted Tea Cozy Pattern makes a tea time a delight and is a thoughtful, creative gift idea. Download a free quilt pattern and get started on this fun quilt project.

Quilted Mantel Runner Quilt Pattern

Brighten up your hearth and home with a Quilted Mantel Runner Quilt Pattern draped elegantly above the fireplace. Download a free quilt pattern and get started on this lovely quilt project.

Assembling the Quilt Top

Whether you're working on a traditional quilt with quilt blocks or other type of quilt project, learn all about assembling a quilt top in this helpful article, only at HowStuffWorks.

Pressing the Quilt

Don't skip the important step of pressing your quilt -- it will help you achieve the beautiful quilted piece you've always dreamed of. Learn about pressing a quilt in this article.

Adding Quilt Borders

Borders are the frame around your carefully crafted quilt blocks. Learn all about adding borders to your latestQuilting project in this helpful article. You'll find tips on corners, seams, and more.

Preparing forQuilting

Quilting stitches can really affect the look of a quilt, so it's important to take the time to map out yourQuilting design before you start hand or machineQuilting. Learn tips in this article.

Piecing Curves Quilt Technique

Not all quilt patterns have nice, straight corners, so it's important to know how to piece together curves, too. Learn about the piecing curves quilt technique in this helpful article.

Chain Piecing for Efficiency Quilt Technique

During the course of aQuilting project, the chain piecing quilt technique can save you a substantial amount of time. In this article, we'll teach you how to do it.

Paper Piecing Quilt Technique

Learn all about the paper piecing quilt technique, which is especially helpful when working with the unusual fabrics in crazy quilts. You'll find plenty of helpful tips in this article.

Hand Applique Quilt Technique

To create a really traditional, homemade look for your latestQuilting project, use the hand appliqu' quilt technique. You'll find plenty of tips to help you master the technique in this helpful article.

Machine Applique Quilt Technique

The machine appliqu' quilt technique can certainly save you time in yourQuilting and will often produce a more stable appliqu'. Learn more about the quilt technique in this article.


Hand quilters can create a quilt with a beautiful, classic appearance that cannot be duplicated. Check out this helpful article to learn the handQuilting technique and the tools you'll need.


MachineQuilting doesn't have the same folksy reputation asQuilting by hand, but it can make for a more visually dramatic quilt. And of course, it's much quicker to complete.

Tying Quilts

Tying a quilt is one of the last steps involved in aQuilting project. Learn all about tying a quilt in this helpful article. You'll find information about both hand tying and machine tying.

Binding Quilts

Although typically the last step in aQuilting project, binding a quilt is also a very important one. Check out this article to learn helpful binding techniques, only at HowStuffWorks.

Prewashing Quilt Fabric

Before beginning your nextQuilting project, you should wash your quilt fabrics. Learn tips on prewashing fabric beforeQuilting, including how to wash dark colors and shrinkable fabric like cotton.

Making Quilt Templates

Learn how to take a quilt pattern and create templates that will allow you to turn your vision into reality. You'll find these and other helpful tips only at HowStuffWorks.

Marking Fabric forQuilting

ManyQuilting projects require a template to trace the pattern onto your fabrics. Learn the best way to use these templates and how to mark fabric properly with damaging it in this helpful article.

Cutting Fabric forQuilting

Tools like a rotary cutter, self-healing mat, and see-through ruler can help you cut fabric forQuilting. Learn what they are and how to use them properly in this helpful article.

Selecting Tools forQuilting

From cutting tools to special pins and needles, there are plenty ofQuilting tools you'll need to round up before you launch aQuilting project. Learn all about what you'll need in this helpful article.