Composing Your Quilts Tutorial

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Composing our quilts can happen in many ways.  Some of us use patterns, adapt patterns, we make sketches, use quilt design software, or compose as we go.  The following are some tutorials which might help as you compose your next quilt.


For those of you who have access to adobe illustrator here is a tutorial that might help you get a handle on this versatile program, Creating a quilt block in Illustrator.

How you place your blocks in your quilt, also known as the setting, can result in a very different quilt.  An on point, or diagonal setting requires knowing how to calculate corner and side triangles.  Bonnie Hunter, of Quiltville, shares all you need to know to set your quilt blocks on point.

A design wall is a quilt composition essential and Elizabeth of Oh Fransson shares her method of making a design wall.

Let’s face it, there is a lot of math in quilting.  When you’re designing your own quilt you might need some math help and AmandaJean of Crazy Mom Quilts has it with her Calculating Quilt Measurements tutorial.


And finally, what if you want to compose a quilt that isn’t a square or a rectangle.  Julie, of Jaybird Quilts shows us how to bind that curvy quilt.

Go forth and compose!