Happy National Quilting Day from WeAllSew

The third Saturday in March is celebrated each year as National Quilting Day! This is a special day to celebrate all things quilty, from special quilts handed down in your family to quilts you have yet to make. To honor the day, we’re sharing some of our latest quilting projects, tutorials, tips and tricks, and offering a fun giveaway at the bottom of the post!

Learn To Quilt

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to make a quilt, use this day to get started!

Favorite Sewing Tools at We All Sew

Trying to make a quilt for the first time can seem overwhelming! Where do you start, what do you need, and how do you actually get a quilt stitched together? We’ve found the best place to start is to choose a simple project, and break down the process into steps. Tackle each of these one at a time, and you’ll be finishing your very first quilt before you know it. Learn how to make a quilt from start to finish following each of these steps.

Teach kids how to quilt with WeAllSew

Kids can quilt, too! Simple mini quilts make great learn-to-quilt project for kids, like this Kennel Quilt Tutorial.

Free Quilt Projects from WeAllSew

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Learn how to create a contemporary red and white quilt featuring traditional blocks with the Log Cabin and Saw Tooth Star tutorial here.

These Scrappy Coasters may be small, but they are huge on cute! Use scraps from your stash, or cut strips from favorite fabrics to create a set of sweet coasters.

Project Linus ~ A Spectacle Quilt Pattern

The fun, modern looking Spectacle Quilt tutorial consists of only one quilt block pattern, but it is rotated and alternates fabric placement to give the illusion of several different block designs.

Frame squares of favorite patchwork scraps in a pretty frame to use as a potholder or trivet. Find the Quilted Mini House Trivet tutorial here.

This is a great stash-busting project that results in a rainbow of color! Find the Pride! Quilt Tutorial here, and learn how to cut and sew the simple triangle patchwork used in this quilt.

Create a sweet heart pillow with simple strips and scraps using the Patchwork Heart Pillow tutorial here.

Beaded Lanterns Machine Quilting

Learn how to make the Beaded Lanterns quilt, perfect for showcasing favorite fabric prints, and get lots of great quilting tips along the way!

Minki Backed Patchwork Baby Quilt tutorial at WeAllSew

Create a soft and cuddly Minky-backed Patchwork Baby Quilt with this tutorial, and get a few pointers on quilting with tricky Minky fabrics.

Block of the Month Series

If you’re looking for a more involved quilting project to tackle, check out this bright, modern sampler quilt. The BERNINA Block of the Month quilt features 12 different quilt blocks, each block tutorial filled with tips and techniques to help you grow your quilting skills.

Turning Triangles Mini Quilt Pattern

If you want to feel the accomplishment of finishing a small quilt project, give the Turning Triangles Mini Quilt a try. This fun little quilt project is perfect for using up scraps or fat quarters.

Colossal Blocks Quilt-along at WeAllSew

This supersized tumbling block baby quilt is pieced entirely with straight lines, no “Y” seams! Learn how to make a simple Colossal Blocks Quilt here.

Patchwork and Quilting Tips & Techniques

BERNINA Magnifying Lens

If you want to have the best view of those seams to line up points, use the BERNINA Magnifying Lens Set to give you a precise view.

Stardust Quilt-along - pressing

If you have many seams meeting in the middle of a patchwork block, use the technique of “spinning” the seam allowance in the center to better distribute the bulk. Learn how with this piecing tip.

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Prairie points are folded pieces of fabric that you can add to your quilt for a pop of texture and color. Find out more about prairie points and how to piece them here.

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BERNINA is known for its unmatched collection of presser feet, and you can find out why our family of BERNINA Patchwork Feet are so special here!

Beginner Paper Piecing

Paper piecing, sometimes also called foundation piecing, is a technique that results in very perfectly pieced designs. Learn all about this technique in our Paper Piecing for Beginners post here.

Difference between walking foot and dual feed at WeAllSew

Do you know the difference between using a Dual Feed foot and using the Walking foot #50? Find out how each of these feet and features work with our post about the Difference Between Walking Foot and Dual Feed here.

Rulerwork with Adjustable ruler foot #72

Have you tried quilting with rulers? Rulerwork has the benefit of having extra help to get straight lines and clean curves. Learn all about this technique in our Rulerwork post here.

Free-motion Couching technique

The Couching Inserts specially made for the BERNINA Adjustable Ruler Foot #72 allow for free-motion couching with fun cords and yarn right on the surface of your project.

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A quilt binding is a way to finish the edges of your quilt neatly with a binding strip that will show on both sides. But a quilt facing finishes the edges cleanly and only shows on the back of the quilt, leaving the front side with an “invisible” edge finish. Try this technique with our Easy Quilt Facing tutorial here.

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The Bias Binder attachments can make quick work of finishing the edges of your quilt! Learn more about the BERNINA Bias Binders and how to use them here.

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Quilters often think they would have no way to use an overlocker in their process, but it can make tidy and speedy work of the binding process. Find out how with our Speedy Binding with an Overlocker tutorial here.

National Quilting Day Giveaway!

One lucky WeAllSew reader will win this versatile set of quilting rulers! You could win one set BERNINA Ruler Kit that includes 5 simple and small plexiglass templates, suitable for all BERNINA sewing machines and for the BERNINA Q 20 sit-down longarm machine!

Ruler Kit Sit-down

All you have to do is post a comment below and answer the question, “Have you tried quilting with rulerwork?” The the giveaway is open through Friday, March 27.

The giveaway is open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. One comment per fan. Comment must be submitted to the WeAllSew.com blog by Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM Central Time. Winner will be chosen randomly. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to contact to claim the prize.

Good luck!

77 thoughts on “Happy National Quilting Day from WeAllSew

    1. I have tried it on my Tin Lizzie with stitch regulation and also on my 880 + Sure like having the stitch regulation which I don’t have with the ruler foot on the 880+

  1. I have tried quilting with ruler work. I took a class from my local Bernina dealer. I hope to do more in the future. I am also very interested in the bias Tool.
    Rhonda

  2. Yes, I have tried rulerwork, and I was amazed at how easy it was. I’m still somewhat intimidated by the whole thing, but I know that with practice, I’ll get better!

  3. I have never tried quilting with rulers. I would love to learn, it looks fun and would be a great addition to my quilting skills. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. The closest I’ve come to using a “quilting ruler” is to use cardboard to keep a straight line while quilting on the diagonal. Would love to try real rulers like the ones in your giveaway.

  5. I have not tried the rulers, but have seen the finished work on quilts and am intrigued. I would love to learn this and apply it to my quilts. I’m keeping my fingers crossed to win! Ha. Happy National Quilting Day!!

  6. Thanks for the great ideas for quilted projects! I’d love to try quilting with rulers…..not sure I have the coordination it requires, but willing to try anyway! Happy National Quilting Day!

  7. I got foot #72 and the echo disks for Christmas and have tried ruler work on my machine. Still need much more practice. Keeping my 🤞my email is chosen!

  8. I have experimented just a little with ruler quilting and have plans to spend a great deal more time in learning this talent. Thank you for the chance to win!!

  9. No, I haven’t tried quilting with rulers but the rulerwork quilts I’ve seen are amazing. It’s a skill I look forward to incorporating into my projects!

  10. I love ruler quilting and have even demoed it for a shop and an MQG chapter. However, I’ve never used Bernina rulers and would love to try them since I sew and quilt on a Bernina 770QE. Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. I have not tried ruler work. I would love to try this. I am fortunate that the store I bought my bernina from does several classes a month on different types of feet and their uses. Excited to try my new foot I got with my machine that will help with this.

  12. My favorite Bernina quilt shop, Sew Many Stitches, have had several quilting with ruler classes. I am a slow learner so have repeated them a couple of times. In one class we used the rulers and made a cute zipper bag, I have 2 bags since I have taken the class twice. I really like using the rulers but like everything they take practice.

  13. Not yet but I really want to give it a try. I’ve seen some outstanding quilts quilted with rulers. It is a new method I want to give a try. Stay healthy!

  14. I borrowed a ruler from my friend and gave it a try. It worked great but I didn’t try anything fancy and need to take a class or two to do it better.

  15. It would be so exciting to win a set of these rulers. Been anxious to try it as I’m not good with free motion quilting but am not able to purchase them it this time. Thanks for a chance to win a set. I have 2 old timer Berninas – an 1130 and an Artista 180E

  16. I have not had the opportunity to use rulers to quilt but would love to learn. Had several educators at our club demo these and can’t wait to try them myself.

  17. I have tried quilting with rulers, but need more practice and then a small project to make it more meaningful. Perhaps the Coronavirus restrictions will slow life down for exactly that.

  18. I grew up quilting by hand on a large, wooden, quilt frame and only machine quilted for the first time last month. I made a lap quilt. I have watched a few videos of people using the rulers & think it would be fun to learn. Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. I would love to win those rulers! I’ve recently started to quilt on my new Tula Pink B770 and it’s a dream! I have the ruler foot, now I need to give ruler quilting a fair shot.

  20. About 2 years ago I took a Westalee class but wasn’t able to master the technique. I didn’t have a Bernina then. Now I have the Tula Pink SE of the 770QE. I’d love to have another chance to master those rulers. I know it takes lots of practice and patience. What else is there to do when the country is locked down but practice??

  21. When I bought my new Bernina 475 QE I took a class to learn how to use it. When we got to free motion I was all over the place. Really jerky!!! When I got home I found quilting with rulers on my computer. Was I surprised. Now I want to try it. I’m hoping I can master free motion quilting using rulers!

  22. I have seen the rulers at my local bernina store. They are amazing. I must say that the people who own or work in the stores are amazing. They did a demonstration on how the rulers worked and I am very interested in having a set.
    Thank you for giving us this opportunity to win a set.

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