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Easy Projects for Beginners

Easy Quilt Ideas

With summer in full swing, we thought we’d share some ideas for easy beginner projects for the new quilter in your life! You may find yourself spending more time with grandkids, and if you’re looking for something to do, why not teach them your favorite hobby. (Who knows, it might become theirs as well!) Check out the below ideas for simple ways to begin.

Easy project ideas

  • Pillow: What else is a pillow beside a single quilt block? Show your new quilter some quilt block styles and let them chose their favorite.
  • Baby quilt: The natural next step after making a pillow is to sew a baby blanket. Starting with precuts and patterns with simple piecing is going to be the best bet for a beginner piece.
  • Tote bags: Bags are pretty fun too. The best part is your new sewer will get exposure with different things (handles, curved edges, etc).
  • Large block quilts: Once you’re ready to to enter the big leagues, consider sewing a large block quilt to make their first full-sized piece seem a little more manageable.

How to reach new quilters

Do you have a favorite YouTube channel? Do your customers have a favorite YouTube channel? Help your new quilter learn from a different perspective by checking out what material is available on social media.

Of course, you can’t go wrong with books either. Dig through some of your old copies, or visit your nearest quilt retailer to see what they recommend.

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