Do you need a pattern?
If you have a bit of experience of sewing you probably don’t need a pattern as such; however they can make life easier, and are useful for beginners, so we are keen to establish a collection that people can download for free. If you have designed a pattern and are willing to share it on this site please sent it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Top tips for getting started
- Collect your ingredients – fabric shops, markets, charity shops
- Audition what placement looks best by laying them out on a table or the floor and taking photographs
- Work out what stage to attach the “fiddly bits” – (eg as you sew the pieces together, after you have pieced together the front, after you have added any wadding between the front and the back after or as part of any quilting).
- To sew together bulky fabrics like corduroy you might need more than the usual quilter’s quarter inch seam
by Ann Hill Quilter in residence Alzheimer’s scotland;
By Amanda Ogden
By Karen Perry;
Butterfly pattern – embellishment inspired by Origami (suitable for young quilters)
Bird Block Pattern (suitable for young quilters)