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#QuiltingTheory – an introduction

If you’ve visited this blog before, you probably know that since making my first quilt back in 2012 I have fallen head over heels in love with sewing. It’s something I’m really passionate about and want to get everyone doing!!!

#QuiltingTheory - learn everything you need to know to begin quilting and grow your skills by fabricandflowers | Sonia Spence

Over the years, I’ve encouraged people to pick up a needle and thread and have even managed to convert a few people (hurrah!). In the beginning, there are so many new things to try and understand though. When you first want to start learning how to quilt, it can feel like a whole other language!

I’ve been asked questions, shared tips, and taught workshops and one day it occurred to me: wouldn’t it be great if there was a quilting equivalent of the Driving Theory Test? Somewhere you could find all the information that you need in the beginning to fully understand patchwork and quilting before actually picking up a needle and thread??? Also, I used to work in Market Research so this really appeals to my geeky side!

What is #QuiltingTheory?

During the #QuiltingTheory series, I will go through each of the key areas – the lingo, seam allowance, fabric, essential tools (although if you want a sneak peek, you can shop my favourite tools here!) and the making of a quilt. I will breakdown what things mean and explain the principles behind each of the different steps so that you can learn everything you need to know to begin quilting.

Mini Medallion Cushion tutorial for #QuiltingTheory series by fabricandflowers | Sonia Spence

At the end of the series, I have got a Practical for you – a cushion tutorial. This is a great small project to try out a few of the techniques and the knowledge that you will learn during the series, without blowing the budget or taking too much time!

#QuiltingTheory timings

Once the basics have been covered, I will continue adding to #QuiltingTheory. This will include ‘practical’ articles (tutorials/demos) and a more in-depth look at some of the trickier skills/topics to build a library of information that you can dip into as needed.

I really hope you enjoy this series and if there’s anything in particular that you’d like me to cover (now, or in the future!), or if you have any questions then please do drop me a line! And please do share with others that you think might find it interesting!


S x

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