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This Site Map lists every page on the Generations Quilt Patterns website to help you find the quilting information you are looking for quickly and easily. Unless otherwise indicated the topics on the site map are in alphabetical order.

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Invisible Machine Applique

The topics are presented in the order of instruction.

  1. Introduction: How to Do Applique
  2. Applique Supplies
  3. Lesson 1: Preparing Applique Templates
    Trace, Cut, Glue
  4. Lesson 2: Preparing Applique Templates
    Turning Seam Allowances
  5. Lesson 3: Applique Techniques
    for Positioning Templates
  6. Lesson 4: Invisible Machine Applique
    Sewing Machine Setup
    Stitch Techniques
  7. Lesson 5: Invisible Machine Applique Instructions
    Sewing the Applique
  8. Lesson 6: Wash It Up!
    Washing Applique Quilt Blocks
  9. Lesson 7: How to Square Up Applique Quilt Blocks

Water Soluble Stabilizer Demystified

Beginner Quilting Techniques

Estimate the Quilt Size Needed for Your Bed
Standard Quilt Sizes and Mattresses Chart
Worksheet for Calculating Bed Quilt Sizes


Quilt Binding and Other Edge Finishes
The Bias Quilt Binding Debate
How to Make Continuous Bias Binding

Machine Piecing

Beginning Quilting Instructions

(Topics are listed alphabetically.)

Best Technique for Pressing Quilt Blocks
Half Square Triangle Technique #1 - Make a Pair of Triangles
Half Square Triangles Technique #2 - Make Single Units
Quarter Inch Seam Allowance

Paper Piecing

Foundation Paper Piecing Instructions: Intro and Preparation
Lesson 1: Stitching Section
Lesson 2: Joining Sections

Machine Quilting

Beginning Machine Quilting 101

(The topics are presented in the order of instruction for beginning machine quilters.)

Set Up and Care of Your Sewing Machine
To Pre-wash Quilt Fabric or Not
Which Sewing Machine Needle to Use
Which Machine Quilting Thread to Use

Free Motion Quilting 101

The topics are presented in the order of instruction for beginning free motion quilters.

Supplies for FMQ
Set Up Your Quilting Room for FMQ
Set Up Your Sewing Machine for FMQ
Techniques for FMQ
Tips to Make FMQ Easier

Quilting Feathers

Echo Quilting
Quilting Feathers: A How-To Guide
Quilting Feathers by Backtracking
Quilting Feathers with Spaces

Quilt Fabric 101

Bleeding Fabric Test
Choose Fabric for Scrappy Quilts
Fabric Grain Explained
How to Wash a Quilt Safely
Using Orvus Quilt Soap to Wash Your Quilts
Prewashing Fabrics for Quilting - Pro's, Con's and How-To's
Reasons to Prewash Quilt Fabric due to the Quilting
Starch Quilt Fabric
The Sad Little Penguin Quilt - A Tale of Bleeding Fabric
Water Soluble Stabilizer Demystified

Quilt Guilds

Quilt Games and Other Activities for Quilt Guilds
Guild Directory: Add or find a quilt guild

Quilt Patterns

Irish Chain

Irish Chain Quilt Pattern: Part 1, A Great Beginner Quilt with Room to Grow
Irish Chain Quilt Pattern: Part 2, Simple Changes, Knockout Quilts!
Single Irish Chain Quilt Patterns
Double Irish Chain Quilt Patterns
Triple Irish Chain Quilt Patterns

Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder Quilt Pattern Designs

Log Cabin

Chimneys and Cornerstones Quilt Pattern
Courthouse Steps Quilt Pattern
Log Cabin Quilt Designs

Storm at Sea Quilt Pattern

Storm at Sea Quilt Pattern, Part 1: Block Basics Storm at Sea Quilt Pattern, Part 2: Transform your Quilt Design

Quilting Tools

Blue Washout Marker
Chalk Pencils
Clear Thread
Olfa Cutting Mat, Self Healing Mats
Quilting Gloves
Quilting Paper
Supreme Slider

Sewing Machine

Features Needed for Quilting

What Makes the Best Sewing Machine for Quilting
Results from the "Best Sewing Machine" Survey


Darning Foot
Quilting Foot (aka Walking or Even Feed Foot)


Sewing Machine Needle Sizes
Sewing Machine Needle Guide

Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Learn How Sewing Machines Work
Adjusting Sewing Machine Tension
Sewing Machine Maintenance

Troubleshooting Guide

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