If you’re new to quilting, you may be wondering if quilting kits are right for you or what makes them different. Quilting kits are becoming increasingly popular not just among beginners but also among people who want to quilt but don’t have a lot of spare time for designing a quilt and shopping for its components. Most quilting kits have pre-cut fabric, which makes quilting go more quickly as well as helping beginning quilters avoid mis-cut pieces, which can ruin their quilt.
If you’re in the market for a quilting kit, you should know that they don’t come with all supplies required. The kit should tell you what’s included. You will still likely have to buy thread, batting, needles, and possibly bias tape. Some quilt kits have companion kits that contain the backing fabric for your quilt, but other quilting kids will instead offer suggestions for backing fabric.
Because of the increasing popularity of quilting kits, you can find some interesting contemporary designs at all skill levels. If you’re new to quilting, your quilt won’t show it.
Rowan Kaffe Fassett Jewel Frame Quilt Kit
This quilt, using fabrics designed by Kaffe Fassett, is a very colorful, modern pattern for advanced beginners. If you’re into playing with color this quilt may be right for you. This quilting kit is not pre-cut, so you will need a rotary cutter, mat, and quilting ruler. That said, it’s definitely worth the effort. The finished quilt is 6.5 feet in each direction.
Grandma’s Garden Pattern Quilt Kit
This kit is also an advanced beginner kit because the fabric isn’t pre-cut but it’s an easy pattern that is still modern but has more classic appeal. It doesn’t come with batting or other materials, and doesn’t include backing. The finished quilt is 6.5 feet by just over 5 feet.
Americana Patchwork Quilt Kit
This kit is a beginner kit with pre-cut fabric. It also includes fabric for the binding and a backing set is also available. You will still need thread and batting to complete this project. The finished quilt is 5.5 feet by 6.5 feet.
Move Over Quilt Kit
This quilt kit includes pre-cut fabric pieces as well as fabric that needs cutting with the pattern you’ll need to use. It boasts neutral tones and works with almost any décor. You will need 5 yards of backing which is available for separate purchase. This kit requires you to use the piecing technique, and the finished quilt is nearly 5 feet by 6.5 feet. It’s perfect for a clean looking baby quilt.
Wildwood Quilt Kit
This baby quilt is made with large scale coordinating prints and doesn’t involve as much cutting as many other quilts. It’s a really cute, unisex pattern that’s distinctly modern. Much of the effort in this quilt will come in the quilting instead of the piecing, which is why it’s perfect for beginners.
If you’re new to quilting, you may have questions about what other materials you need. Cotton quilt batting is recommended for both new and advanced quilters with these types of projects because of its ease of use. Cotton/poly blends are also acceptable. For more information on types of quilt batting click here.
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