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Welcome to the New Quilters newsletter

Our mostly-weekly email newsletter is designed to help you quilt the fun and easy way. 

Whether you're just learning to make your first quilts, like most of our subscribers, or have been quilting for years, you'll find something new in the newsletter: cool new techniques and shortcuts to try, tutorials that show you how to make quilts for your favorite holidays and seasons, and funny quilting memes that will make you laugh out loud.


Tutorial: how to make pinwheel quilt blocks


Thanksgiving Quilt-as-you-Go Table Runner


Our favorite member of the Quilt Police squad

Are you feeling excited about quilting, but a bit overwhelmed by how much there is to learn?

I 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

I remember very well how overwhelming quilting can feel when you're a beginner.

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, there is a solution. After nearly ten years of blogging about quilting and answering pleas for help from new quilters, I wrote a book that brought together all the questions I'd answered and all the tips and tricks I had learned in my years at the sewing machine.

The result is A Beginner's Guide to Quilting, the complete guide to making your first quilts.

Join the many other quilters who have used this book to learn how to quilt... and love it!


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 and start quilting today

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Inside the book: Four 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.


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 four 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!"


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)
  • Detailed photo tutorials for each step of making a quilt, from choosing fabric to cutting, sewing, quilting, and finishing
  • Secret tips and shortcuts to make quilting faster and more fun
  • Four complete patterns and tutorials for quilts you can make right away -- patterns you'll want to make over and over
  • Quilt size guide for bed quilts, lap quilts, and table quilts
  • Bonus tutorials for four favorite quilt blocks
  • Bonus extras: four preprinted fabric quilt labels and two quilting needles.

"Starts with the basic materials -- and thoroughly explains each one of them."

"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."

"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."

"I love the selection of beginner projects at the end."

Why Wait? Grab your copy and start quilting today

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About the Author, Christine Mann

I'm a self-taught quilter. In other words, I made my first quilts 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 pre-cut 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 the art and science of patchwork by 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.

Autohr photo Christine Mann

Still a new quilter in spirit

Quilting has brought me a lot of wonderful moments. I've never forgotten, though, how it felt to be just starting out feeling overwhelmed by how much I had to learn. That’s what inspired me to write A Beginner's Guide to Quilting 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 A Beginner's Guide to Quilting

“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."

Buy now and start quilting right away