Welcome to quilt patterns and books/DVDs
If you are looking for Thimblelady's how-to Books, DVDs, eTutor on hand quilting and needle turn applique, click on the blue links.
If you are looking for quilting ideas, quilt patterns and quilting designs or stencils to make your next quilt, click on the links below.
How do we differ? For those of you who are interested in getting a pattern or stencil to make a quilt without learning being computer savvy, these patterns are created to the size specified. All are ready to print.
All basic quilt stencils are free; Most block patterns and traditional patterns are free so you can try them out. Patterns designed as the rest of the set in the same style are available once you like to have more of the same style, e.g. print the little elephant. Try to applique it. If you are happy with your skill and the result, you can purchase the rest animals created to the same style - $8/set of 6 animals. The same principle applies to all our original designs.
No sewing instructions for you to decypher: For how to instructions, get Thimblelady's excellent how to books/DVDs on quilting and applique techniques. For the rest of quilt making techiniques (by hand and by machine), go to our dedicated teaching site www.thimbleladyquilting.com to learn every technique visually, precisely and properly.
No miscalculations: All quilt patterns are Visual - created to the actual sizes! Select the size you want. All designs are in the right proportion big or small. Just printand trace the design as is. See the sample below or watch video tutorial:
Cut the original size pattern into border strips, various centre blocks. Follow the colour guide to make individual blocks and join the blocks, sashing and border until you finish a quilt top. To change the size of a quilt, just print the template in different sizes maintaining the proportion!
Still not clear how Visual patterns work? Sign up for our FREE Block Of the Week now to try and make a single bed size quilt out of our Many Sweet Dreams visual design. Once you discovered how easy it is, you wouldn't want to quilt any other way.
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Quilt stencils - basic shapes in all sizes and all shapes. No software to wrestle!
Easy quilt blocks - small designs that you can use to create your own quilt.
Easy quilt patterns - beautiful quilt patterns, easy to make for beginners.
baby quilt patterns - small quilt patterns in their full sizes that are ready to print.
applique patterns - applique quilt patterns that are ready to print and enjoy.
quilting designs - quilting patterns in common sizes ready to be trace onto your quilt top.
sewing patterns - patterns and templates in original sizes ready to use.
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