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12 Must-Have Tools Guide

Now that you've got a list of the tools you'll need, we'd like to help you put them to good use in making your first quilts. 

Feeling excited about learning to quilt, but a bit overwhelmed by how much there is to learn?

We hear the same thing from so many people who visit the New Quilters blog: "I'd really like to make a quilt, but I don't know where to start. What if I get stuck? What if I make dumb mistakes? What if my quilts turn out looking ugly? ​

Learning to quilt can definitely feel intimidating... but we're here to help make it easy

There are so many different kinds of quilts you can make! So many fabrics and colors to choose from! So many new techniques to master! So many strange-looking tools and supplies you've never heard of!

How do you get started without getting frustrated and giving up, or spending a fortune on expensive classes, or making quilts you just aren't happy with?

Luckily, we have a solution. After nearly ten years of blogging about quilting and answering pleas for help from new quilters, we decided to write a book that brought together all the questions we'd answered and all the tips and tricks we'd learned in our years at the sewing machine.

The result is Quilts for Beginners, the New Quilters guide to making your first quilts the fun and easy way.

Join the thousands of other quilters who have used this best-selling little book to start quilting


​I have learned more from this book than I did taking a class. I highly recommend this book to beginners. If there was a hundred stars, the author would get them!!!" 


Grab your copy here and start quilting today

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Inside the book: Three beautiful quilts you can make, even if you've never made a quilt in your life

In fact, they're so beginner-friendly, you can finish your first one in just a day or two


Quilt-as-you-Go Table Runner

I did a table runner using the quilt-as-you go method and I just finished my first basic quilt and am now ready to start on another one."

Mary S. 

I've already made one of these quilts. Instructions are simple and the results are very nice. I would recommend this book to someone who just wants to get started quilting. It is easy to understand and gives you all you need to complete your first quilt."

Brenda W. 


Floral Rail Fence Quilt


Double Four-Patch Baby Quilt

There's no need to worry about getting confused or frustrated. All three patterns come with complete step-by-step photo instructions that show you exactly what to do, from start to finish.

Very, very excellent instructions and basic background information on important things you need to know before starting. It's as if the author knew which questions I needed answered and wrote the book just for me!​


This book has been a Godsend for me... I now refer to it as the 'quilting bible.' It is written in terms that clarify any questions that you may have had in the past."

Helen G.

Everything you need to know to make a quilt is right there in the book

  • Guide to the tools and supplies you need to get started (without spending a fortune)
  • "Felicity starts with the basic materials -- and thoroughly explains each one of them."
  • Detailed photo tutorials for each step of making a quilt, from choosing fabric to cutting, sewing, quilting, and finishing
  • "It feels as if the author is sitting next to me, which is the best way for me to learn."

    "I am impressed by the simplicity of the instructions."

    "The step by step instructions were clear and complete."

  • Our favorite secret tips and shortcuts to make quilting faster and more fun
  • "Even though I have been sewing and quilting for a number of years I read this book to obtain insight on teaching quilting to beginners. I found some helpful tips that I did not know."

  • Three complete patterns and tutorials for quilts you can make right away -- patterns you'll want to make over and over
  • "I love the selection of beginner projects at the end."
  • Bonus quilt size guide for bed quilts, lap quilts, and table quilts

Why wait? Grab your copy and start quilting today

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About the Author, Felicity Walker

I’m a self-taught quilter. (That means I made my first quilt without having the least idea what I was doing.) The first quilt I ever made was a purple twin-sized bed quilt. I bought a bunch of precut purple squares on eBay and wrestled that thing together by trial and error. I don’t even want to tell you how many mistakes I made.

But what a thrill it was to finish that first quilt, mismatched seams and all! The joy of playing with fabric and of making a one-of-a-kind gift for my daughter got me hooked.

Mistakes? I've made a few...

Learning the basics of quilting took me a long time. I made just about every error a quilter can make. I even made a few ugly quilts -- not too many, thank goodness! I made some quilts I was proud of, too. I love going to a friend's house and seeing a quilt I made on a bed or on the family room sofa.  

Later, I went to work as a writer for a publisher of quilting books. I learned much more about quilting from working with some of the best quilters in the world. I started blogging about quilting, and moved from there to writing books for new quilters. 

Still a new quilter in spirit

Feeling has brought me a lot of wonderful moments. I never forgot how it felt to be just starting out feeling overwhelmed by how much I had to learn. That’s what inspired me to write Quilts for Beginners and my other books for quilters. Yes, I learned to quilt the hard way. But there's no reason why you should have to do it that way. I want to help you keep from repeating my newbie mistakes? It's my pleasure to help you learn to quilt the fun and easy way.

Still not sure? Check out these reviews from other quilters who learned to quilt with Quilts for Beginners

“If you know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AT ALL about quilting, but want to learn - THIS is the book for you!”

“I love the flow of the writing. It feels as if the author is sitting next to me, which is the best way for me to learn. As I read, it all seems possible and I want to rush off to the fabric store."

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