The Complete Guide to Quilting for the Beginner
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The Complete Guide to Quilting for the Beginner

Learn to create gorgeous quilts; fun to make and keep, sell, or give as gifts
4.5 (4 ratings)
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Created by Melodie Allen
Last updated 2/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Complete a quilt- from start to finish!
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  • Sewing Machine, thread, fabric, scissors, rotary cutter, cutting mat, cutting ruler, needle

Ok you guys this is it! If you've been like, I would love to make a quilt, but I don't know if could do it- guess what?!? You can! I'm going to walk you through it......piece by piece. I really do think that anyone can learn to do this.

I fell in love with quilting about 8 years ago, and have been obsessed with it ever since. It's one of my favorite ways to unwind after a long day. It's so rewarding and comforting to do these kinds of homey, cozy things

In this course, we will take you through the steps from start to finish on creating a quilt. From choosing the fabrics, to cutting, piecing and finally quilting and binding. By the end of this course, you will know the basics and you will have a completed quilt. I'm sure you will already be planning your next quilt by the time you finish! :)

Once you purchase the course, you will have instant, lifetime access to all the materials.

Required tools and equipment:

Sewing machine

Rotary cutter

Cutting mat

Long quilting ruler (6"wide)

Iron & ironing board


Safety pins

Fabric & batting


I designed this course for anyone who has ever told me they wished they could make a quilt. Basic sewing knowledge is helpful, but not necessary.
This is a step by step video tutorial that will walk you through the entire process of making a beautiful quilt, from start to finish.

At the end of this course, you will have your first ever, handmade-by-you Quilt.

I hope you enjoy this course and truly enjoy the process of quilting, as I do.
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for someone who is somewhat familiar and experienced with basic sewing knowledge.
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Curriculum For This Course
Basic intro to Quilting: How to make a quilt from start to finish, step by step
16 Lectures 57:04

Introduction : who I am and why I've created this course!

Preview 05:00

In this lesson we will talk about fabric selection and choosing fabrics that go well together. We will also talk about how much yardage you will need -See PDF attachment below for fabric amounts and cutting instructions

Preview 02:06

Ironing your fabrics may be a little boring, but it's so important and necessary.

Think of it as relaxing and therapeutic and you'll be liking it just fine by the time I'm done with you.

Preview 01:08

One of the most important parts of making a quilt is making sure that we cut very precisely and meticulously. Straight lines make straight seams and perfect squares or rectangles.

In is segment, I'll teach you techniques of cutting straight and even lines. Take your time and don't try to rush through this process.

See PDF attachment in previous lecture for cutting sizes

Recommended Tools:

You will need the following tools to cut precise, evenly measured pieces for your quilt:

Rotary Cutter

Cutting mat

Long quilting ruler (6"wide)

Preview 04:02

Ok cool, we get to start seeing a vision of what our quilt will look like. In this segment, you'll learn how to layout your quilt in a way that is most pleasing to the eye.

See PDF attachment for a diagram of how the quilt layout will look

Laying out your quilt

Finally, we get to start doing some sewing!

Now that we've got our quilt laid out and we've decided that we like how it looks, we will start to bring it to life, and sew the pieces together

Sewing the pieces into rows

Now we will learn how to sew the rows together, and how to match up the blocks and seams, to make the corners look right.

Sewing the rows together

Hooray! Our top is complete and we get to see the beauty of our work so far. I've shown here a couple pictures of mine

Our finished top!

This is where it starts getting fun!

We get to put our quilt together and really start to see how it's going to turn out.

In this segment we will cover creating the back of the quilt, and putting together the 3 pieces

Time to put it all together

In this section, we learn the importance of pinning all the layers together well.
It's crucial to get a lot of pins covering all over, in order to have a nice smooth quilt, with no bunches or bubbles.

Pinning the pieces

In this lecture, I will teach you how to do the "quilting", the stitching that you normally see all over a quilt. Quilting can be very simple or very detailed. For this course, we will be covering how to do it very simply.

"Quilting" the quilt

This video just shows how we can now cut off all the extra fabric from the back and binding, after we've quilted it all. There's usually a lot of excess fabric scraps-be sure to save those for future projects! :)

Cutting off extra fabric

Here is where I will teach you how to cut the binding, fold and iron it in half, and then sew onto the top of your quilt.

Cutting and sewing the binding

Ironing and sewing on the binding to the quilt

In this final video, I will show you how to hand-stitch your binding, on the back side. This gives your quilt a beautiful, finished look.

Hand-stitching the binding

Congratulations! You've finished the course and completed a gorgeous quilt. I hope you enjoy it for years to come. I also hope that this is just the start of your obsession with quilting and that you will have fallen in love with it as much as I have.

I hope to see you in the future for more creative courses!
Be sure to follow me on all social media @melifromscratch to keep up to date with what I'm doing.

xoxo ~ Meli

Final Video! Congratulations and thank You!
About the Instructor
Melodie Allen
4.5 Average rating
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33 Students
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Creative Entrepreneur

Hi, I’m Melodie-my friends call me Meli or Mel!
I’m a wife and mom, business owner, positive thinker & go-getter…. working on inspiring creativity and living with INTENTION. I am a Faith-focused, health-conscious, adventure-seeking, wine-loving, coffee drinking, fun-filled, cozy home-making, modern mama. I’m here to teach my love of quilting, healthy living and adventure with you, to inspire you to create beautiful and fun things for your home, and live your life with passion, excitement and purpose. Let’s grab a cup of coffee and create something together!