Tips For Using a Quilting Pattern

Quilting patterns are staple of every quilting stash. Here are some tips on how to make your quilting pattern experience easier!

 Stack of Quilting Patterns

Read the pattern all the way through before starting. When you travel, you figure out the way you are going before you leave. Reading the pattern all the way through lets you see where you are supposed to go and how you are going to get there.


If it is a digital pattern, print it out. Having a paper copy makes it easier to make notes and mark where you are. I like to check off steps as I go so I can remember where I am.

Printer Pattern with small Fabric Pieces 

Put it in a 3 ring binder. This helps keep all the papers together and in order at all times. 


Make a copy of the pattern. If there are pieces that you need to put out from the pattern, cut out from the copy and keep the original as a reference. This also makes it so you can use the pattern again.


Mark the fabric pieces. If the pattern labels each fabric piece, label the fabric as you cut it out. I like to do this with sticky notes or paper and safety pins. 

 Fabric pieces in labelled baggies

Ask questions. Most patterns will have contact information on it. Ask for help if you need it. Most pattern makers want the customers to be satisfied, not frustrated or confused!

If you have any questions about Bobbin In Quilt patterns, feel free to ask!

Have fun quilting!

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