Hand made quilts are really a special breed, don’t you think? When every stitch is made by a hand pulling a needle and thread, so much love is in the finished quilt that it’s almost a magical object. And the art of hand sewn quilts isn’t a lost one…many quilters keep a hand sewing project going at all times to take with them anyplace where there’s likely to be a lot of waiting. Doctor appointments, kids’ sporting events, car trips, even on a plane…these are all wonderful opportunities to get some work done on your hand sewn quilt.
So, where to start? Hand piecing is a great technique to begin learning how to make a quilt by hand, and this week’s Tuesday Tutorial shows you how to do it, step by step. Some quilt blocks are actually easier to make by hand than on a sewing machine, so hand piecing is a nice skill to have in your quilting repertoire.
Grab the supplies for making any favorite quilt block (one with template shapes is ideal), and give the hand piecing technique a try. You just may find a new favorite quilt making activity!
Download the free tutorial here, and remember you can access any of our free how-to-quilt lessons any time day or night—click here to see the full selection. And don’t miss any of our Tuesday Tutorials—see them all right here!
And step up your hand techniques even further with live instruction on hand quilt binding, with Laura Roberts!