Jenni’s Ultimate Quilt Course

All you need to know to make a quilt from start to finish - broken down into easy steps. Your creative journey starts here.

Hello! Please watch through each of the lessons before you get started. These are going to give you a really good foundation in all the basic techniques used in making a quilt and make everything feel less scary.

You can sew a project like the patchwork quilts featured here, or you can transfer these skills to a quilt design of your choice. Be kind to yourself and keep it simple to begin with – there will be more quilts in your future I am sure and plenty of time to experiment.

You are free to combine hand and machine sewing if you wish to gain experience with different techniques. I would recommend that you think of your first quilt as a “sampler” – the perfect opportunity to explore what quilting involves and to figure out which parts of it you really love, and what you find harder. This will help you decide how to move forwards with your next project and don’t forget every process becomes easier with practice.

 

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01

Hello from Jenni

Meet your teacher Jenni Smith @jennismithsews

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What is the purpose of a quilt?

How do quilts feature in people's lives and what uses do they have?

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The layers of a quilt

A miniature quilt sandwich will help to explain

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Basic Tools for Quilting on a Budget

You don't have to spend a fortune to make a quilt. You don't even need a sewing machine. Watch to learn the basic tools I would recommend.

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Specialist Quilting Tools to make life easier

An overview of the most commonly used tools in quilting

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What Type of Cotton for Quilting?

A few tips of the best fabric for beginners to quilting

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Understanding Measurements and Pre-cut Fabrics

What is a Fat Quarter? A Jelly-Roll? Let's demystify quilting language

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The patchwork quilt in this course

Why start with a patchwork quilt?

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How much fabric do I need?

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How to make a template and cut out patchwork squares

An easy guide to cutting squares without a rotary cutter and mat

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How to rotary cut fabric

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DIY Design Wall

A simple way to review your quilt layout

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Deciding on the quilt layout

How to decide on a layout and organise your rows before sewing them

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Hand sewing the rows together

A useful guide to neat hand sewing

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Machine sewing the rows together

Machine set-up, which foot, stitch-length and lots more

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Organising the rows of your quilt

A quick check that your layout is correct before the next step

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How to press and nest seams

Sorry but you can't skip this step - it's time to get the iron out!

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Joining the rows to make the quilt top

Get your small scissors ready for snipping stray threads

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How to cut and sew a border

Tips for adding borders and how to sew them on to keep your quilt top laying nice and flat

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Making the quilt back

Choosing fabric and cutting out

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Which side of the wadding to use

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How to spray baste your quilt

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How to hand baste your quilt

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Hand quilting or machine quilting?

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How to machine quilt

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How to hand quilt

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Trimming your quilt

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How to make quilt binding

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How to attach the binding

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Attaching the binding by hand

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How to label and wash your quilt

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