How to make a quilt

If you are new to quilting, I can help you to get started with my ‘Animals’ quilt.

Animals quilt

This is a single-bed pattern which uses a single block 35 times, so once you have mastered the block you will get plenty of practice! There are videos on my YouTube channel showing you how to cut fabric and join pieces to make this exact block.

You can go to the You Tube channel by clicking here.

I made the quilt in autumn colours, but it would look great in soft pastels or in modern brights. The centre of each block in my quilt is an Australian animal, but you can choose any fabric with suitable motifs. You can download the pattern as a PDF by clicking the link below:

Animals Quilt by Amanda Jane Textiles

How to layer up a quilt

For instructions on how to layer up a quilt using specialist adhesive spray, click here.

layering up a quilt

Machine quilting

For helpful advice on machine quilting a large quilt, click here:


How to bind a quilt

For instructions on how to bind a quilt, click here:

Attaching a binding, stopping at the corner

Make a bag

For a free pattern to make a fabric bag, follow the link to my pattern on Instructables here.

Pretty Fabric Bag, by Amanda Jane Textiles, free pattern on Instructables

Make a house block

To make a patchwork block of a house, click here.


How to recycle a shirt

For instructions on how to recycle a shirt, click here.

How to recycle a shirt by Amanda Jane Ogden

How to make a fancy dress costume

To make a fancy dress or pantomime costume, click here.

How to replace the lining in a jacket

To replace the lining in a jacket, you can check out the post that I wrote for the Bernina blog, by clicking on this link:

Jacket lining

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