Discovering the almost forgotten art of quilting, then you are probably intrigued enough to want to learn all the quilting basics. It is actually less complicated than you would initially think. It is actually perfect for infant bedding and can be a great gift idea complete with some personal touch. Quilted bed covers are highly ideal to keep beds warm, adorn the walls and add a splash of color in your living room. This will definitely add more character in your room as well.

There are a plethora of quilt patterns that you can choose from. However, if you are just starting out, it would be advisable to start on some simple designs. There are a lot of free quilting pattern that you can choose from, along with easy to follow instructions. Some of the most helpful sites are and These online sites also offer some helpful tips for beginners and neophytes who want to take up quilting on the side.

There are even some websites that offer 2000 or more free quilting patterns that you can easily choose from.  This means you can easily give free rein to your all too vivid imagination.  Australian Quilt Patterns free quilting patterns usually include appliqués, blocks, animal and baby themes, plaids and country designs. Once you decided to do some quilting, one of the toughest parts is usually in deciding which theme you would use. As you go over thousands of free quilting patterns, keep in mind that you have to choose a theme that would best fit your existing interior design or in consistent to the overall look of the room. Otherwise, your quilt may be an impressive work of art but will probably stand out like a sore thumb.

Quilting can be an effective stress reliever after a long day or something to do during lazy afternoons. However, before buying all those fancy and elaborate quilting patterns, beginners should first try their hand on some simple designs especially made for novices. You may be faced with the possibility of ruining a perfectly good quilting material.   This is of course a terrible waste that you would want to avoid.  So the best thing to do is to actually approach quilting conservatively. Play it safe until such time that you will finally get the hang of it.

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