Learn to quilt with AQS. Join us for this 12-week sew along as we take you from basic unit construction with fun, quick projects to a completely finished quilt right down to the binding.

Learn foundational sewing skills to build confidence with your sewing machine. Make basic quilt block units while completing fun projects, then tackle the components of quilt construction from borders to quilting to binding.
Each week, Emily shows you how with detailed, step-by-step uquilt videos to watch when it’s convenient for you. The projects are not only easy, but quick to complete.
Make nine projects and a completely finished quilt!

Here’s what is happening each week:

Week 1: Four Patch – Coasters
  • Cutting & Tools
  • Sewing Machine Setup
  • Chain Piecing
Week 2: Nine Patch – Apron Embellishment
  • Strip Piecing
  • Zig Zag Stitch
  • Row Assembly
Week 3: Half Square Triangle – Block Art on Canvas
  • Pressing & Sizing
  • Block Design
  • Matching Points
Week 4: Log Cabin – Pillow
  • Seam Accuracy
  • Foundation Construction
  • Sizing from the Seam
Week 5: Snowball – Name Tag
  • Snowball
  • Mark & Flip
  • Surface Design
Week 6: Flying Geese – Zipper Pouch
  • Sawtooth Star
  • Flying Geese
  • Zippers
Week 7: Quarter Square Triangles – Towel
  • Sizing Quarter Square Triangles
  • Construction Methods
  • Finishing Edges
Week 8: Fuse Applique – Bag
  • Applique Prep & Construction
  • Machine Applique
  • Bag Construction
Week 9: Mitered Frame – Napkins
  • Techniques
  • Fabric Selection
  • Mitering
Review & Giveaway – (**GIVEAWAY CLOSED**)
  • Review units and skills we’ve learned so far
  • Learn how to enter a giveaway of a Kaffe Fassett Fat Quarter bundle!
Week 10: Borders – All-Border Quilt Top
  • Pieced Borders
  • Mitered Borders
  • Measuring for Borders
Week 11: Quilting
  • Batting & Backing
  • Marking
  • Walking Foot
Week 12: Label & Binding
  • Label Construction
  • Mitered Binding
  • Hand & Machine Binding

Get your quilting journey off to a great start with quality tools. We put together a special kit with you in mind.

How to Quilt Starter Kit includes…

Olfa Splash Rotary Cutter
22″ x 16″ Self-healing Cutting Mat
6″ x 24″ Ruler
6″ x 12″ Ruler
Clover Seam Ripper
Glass Head Fine Quilting Pins
Microtex Sharps 70/10 Sewing Machine Needles

Click Here to Get Your Starter Kit at shopAQS.com.

How to Quilt Fabric Bundle includes all the fabrics needed for all 9 projects and the quilt, including backing and binding.

Click Here to Get Your Fabric Bundle at shopAQS.com.

Sign up below to receive special emails each week introducing the upcoming week’s project along with tips and tricks perfect for beginners!

If you have trouble signing up in the window above, click here.

Get started with the How to Quilt playlist, with tutorials on pre-sewing steps like preparing a fabric for cutting and threading a sewing machine.

Ready to join a community of beginners, share your progress and get exclusive tips?

Join the How To Quilt AQS Facebook group. We can’t wait to see what you make!

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Judy Stauder

Have completed some quilting projects but appreciate any additional instruction.

Paula

I’m very new to quilting and am excited to learn any techniques to help reduce frustrations of a newbie.

Janet

everyone can learn more tips on quilting

Linda Verner

Have done some basic quilting, but I am extremely excited about learning techniques and gaining tips to further my quilting education.

Louise Lowes

Looking forward to improving my skills.

Barbara

Can’t wait!

Janine Anderson

Sounds fun

Gerry

Have done a few quilts, never happy with the binding. I avoid larger quilts because I don’t know how to quilt them properly. I also have trouble selecting fabrics.

Mary English

Where is the link to sign up?

Hi Mary, Here is the link. Welcome! You can also join the Facebook group here. Thanks, Betsey

Vanessa

Awesome to learn more and become a better Quilter.

I am anxious to learn as much as possible all sewing – particularly quilting. It is wonderful you offer so much instruction. Thank you. I look forward to the emails.
I have all items you mentioned in your starter kit.

Jackie Balon

Looking forward on starting

Judith Williams

will you be offering this class again in the future? am very interested in taking it but with overtime at work, it doesn’t fit into my schedule right now.

Hi Judith, The How to Quilt series will always be available. Feel free to join in whenever it is convenient for you. Thanks, Betsey