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Quilting Series Part 1: Fabric Selection and Cutting

Quilting Series Part 1: Fabric Selection and Cutting

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Hello Everyone!!

I’m so excited about this next endeavor!  Part 1 of my quilting series is live!  This has been in the works for many weeks, so its nice to finally have the first video up for you to see.  I designed this series for you to feel like you are in the studio with me, it’s a slow pace and jam packed with information and value – and great for beginners or experienced quilters alike.  If you don’t want to make this exact quilt, there will still be lots of tidbits for you to learn along the way.


This is the quilt we will be making.  A twin size quilt, but instead of this fabric we are using Amy Butler’s new line of fabric called Bright Heart… it’s so pretty!




I was very thankful to have some sponsors for this project.  They have donated supplies and made it possible for me to really focus on this series for the month of August!


Aurifil Thread, my personal favorite thread company!  Aren’t these delicious?!


Have you ever used Clover notions? They are some of the best out there, love them!

The downloadable file for the written instructions is here:

The diagrams on how to cut the yardage are here:

My facebook page where you can send me messages:

An inexpensive rotary cutter and mat set

Other helpful materials for this quilt
Clover Pins
Water soluble pen
Aurifil thread
Sewing machine

Next video will go up on Friday! Quilt along with us!

I know it’s a long video… I will have the time code broken down into section later tonight!

*This contains affiliate links. Thank you for helping to support my business in this way!

Kristine Arey

Monday 14th of September 2015

Melanie - love this quilt pattern and want to make it for my daughter for Cmas - - do you have info on how to make this bigger? for a double bed? how much more fabric do I need??

Help - - I don't know how else to reach out to you (I didn't see an email).

Thanks in advance!

Agnieszka Kisielewska

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

Hi, thanks for the lovely video - I have been looking for inspiration for the Bright Heart layer cake that I just got, and your quilt might just be the answer. I love pretty much everything about quilting, but most of all the design stage where I can create very colourful things - bliss - and all the hand-sewing bits like applying the binding, embroidering labels and so on. Thanks again and keep'em comin'! Aggie.

darla coffman

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

I am so thrilled about your quilting tutorials. I never ever thought about making a quilt till I started following you on you tube. I have made a few small ones since I started watching you. I love it ! Thanks so much for your inspiration to help me sew a quilt.

Tina buckley

Monday 10th of August 2015

Hi Melanie: I love your new quilting series! I started quilting years ago and am excited to start quilting again. I love all your tutorials, especially the crochet ones. You're very informative and with all your expertise and guidance I feel confident my quilting and crochet skills will increase exponentially! Thank you for everything you do for us crafters!

Tina Buckley


Friday 7th of August 2015

Love your videos, so up beat. I have been quilting for a long time, but a refreasher on cutting is always good! My favorite part of quilting is choosing the fabric, I love to expirament with different color combinations and mix fabric types.

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