I love working with young people who are interested in learning to quilt. I often start them out on this project, a simple tied quilt that is easy to machine piece, and hides mismatched corners well. It is so much fun to see someone create their first quilt, and know that they have accomplished something very special. We do take some shortcuts, and strive for simplicity. There will be time to perfect skills later, but there is nothing like actually finishing your first quilt.
A bit ago I introduced you to my neighbor Adriana, and we followed her as she created her first quilt top. Now you can journey with Adriana as she goes through the steps to finish her quilt.She discovered that none of the steps are difficult, but together they take longer than assembling the quilt top did! But she perservered, and has a great trophy to show for her hard work. If you missed seeing her piece her topper, take a look at Classic Squares Quilt Tutorial, Part 1.
Then click over to Classic Squares Quilt Tutorial, Part 2 and see her create a backing out of stray pieces of fabric, then sandwich and tie her quilt. After that, the binding goes on, and she is ready to take her new quilt home, looking forward to fall, school, and cooler weather.
My thanks to Adriana for taking the time to help me put this together! Working on 94 degree days with no air conditioning, she was a trooper. I hope you will also take a minute to leave a comment, and let her know that many others appreciate her sharing this first quilt-making experience.
Keep an eye on The Curious Quilter Tutorials page. It is growing.
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