Four Ways to Start Your Quilting Hobby

Four Ways to Start Your Quilting Hobby

February 3, 2013 8:46 pm


There are a variety of ways to begin any craft; the key is to know what type of learner you are. Can you teach yourself or would you do better with someone providing hands-on instruction? When it comes to quilting, there are several ways to begin learning how to create beautiful art with fabric.

Books
Jump on Amazon.com or visit your local craft store for some fantastic how-to books. “Quilting for Dummies,” for example, is a great guide for people just starting out. You’ll find many other books online, in stores and at your local library.

Videos
If you aren’t already addicted to YouTube, you’re going to be. The popular video site has dozens of incredibly useful videos for anyone who wants to start a quilting project with no prior knowledge. Simply search for “learn how to quilt” within YouTube and multiple videos will be returned.

Friends
If you have friends or family members that quilt for a hobby, ask them if they would mind giving you a few lessons. Most crafters are happy to pass along their knowledge, especially to people that show a real interest. Make sure that the friend you choose is a good teacher; it will do you no good to learn from someone who can’t explain things clearly.

Classes
Many community colleges and craft store chains offer quilting classes. While you will have to pay a fee for the class, it will be a fantastic way to learn the ins and outs of the craft. Not only will you learn how to quilt, but you’ll undoubtedly make new friends in the process.

Quilting is a great hobby to pick up. Not only is it relaxing but, when you’re finished with a piece, you’ll have a beautiful work of art to show off. If you’re interested in quilting, any of the above methods will help you begin.