Today we’ve selected a few of our favorite free quilting projects, downloads and tutorials to share with you and your friends. Check out each of the 13 links for wonderful inspiration, tips and quilting patterns:
1. Moon Flowers. This appliqued quilt block was on the cover of Quilters Newsletter‘s very first issue in 1969. We recently made modern versions of the block in the Staff Picks section of our 45th Anniversary issue, August/September 2014.
2. Quilt as You Go Pillow Top Project from Quilt Monkey. This video is free today, Thursday December 18, 2014. It’s part of the Quilt Monkey series on QNNtv.com, a fun take on quilting that’s great for beginners as well as for those trying to expand on their quilting and block making skills.
4. French Twist Binding by Gretchen Hudock. Originally seen in the September 2001 issue of Quilters Newsletter, this binding method hides the start and finish in your quilting, ending with a narrow binding on the front and wide binding on the back. If you don’t already have the perfect needles for finishing the back of the binding by hand, try Fons & Porter Quilt Binding Needles.
5. Picture Perfect Poinsettias Table Runner by Joli Hines Sayasane. This Christmas-themed pattern was originally featured in Quilters Newsletter December/January 2011.
6. Ooh-Rah by Lori Baker. This quilt was first introduced in January 2014 and was released as a block-of-the-month, leading up the final block and instructions earlier in December. Check out Quilters Newsletter February/March 2014 for the introduction and more information on the Quilted in Honor program this quilt was designed to benefit.
9. Pants Pocket by Pam Rocco. Lori Baker recently blogged about putting pockets on her quilts. Why not make a full quilt of pockets (whether real or pieced in)? This quilt was originally featured in Quilters Newsletter February/March 2012.
10. Quiltmaking Made Easy with Deb Tucker. This video featuring tips and techniques is a bonus video from our Quilters Newsletter TV: The Quilters’ Community series. See more from The Quilters’ Community as well as 3 free parts of a video interview with Deb Tucker from Quilt with the Stars on QNNtv.com.
11. Stars at Dusk by Kathryn Wagar Wright. The intricately pieced stars use both foundation and traditional piecing methods in this lap quilt which originally appeared in Quilters Newsletter October/November 2012.
12. Rainbow Radiance by Donna Lynn Thomas. The Easy Lesson feature in Quilters Newsletter December/January 2014 shows how to make the block, but we posted the pattern to make the full quilt on our website!
13. Free eBooks of nine patch, log cabin, basket and patriotic quilts. While accessing these free eBooks does require creating a free account on our website, these patterns offer tons of inspiration.