7 Types of Quilts That Every Quilter Should Know

7 Types of Quilts That Every Quilter Should Know | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Quilting is a favorite hobby of mine and I am glad that I discovered this activity. There are a couple of quilting techniques that are my go-to method no matter what fabric I have in hand, especially for fabric scraps. But, if you’re new to quilting, then you might only be familiar with a few types of quilt, and this is the perfect time for you to learn the best quilting techniques to use. Watch this video tutorial by Jacque Russell Creates on YouTube and find out which one would you like to try best.


Types of Quilt:

  • Patchwork Quilt
  • Charm Quilt
  • Crazy Quilt
  • Crumb Quilt
  • Applique Quilt
  • Embroidery Quilt
  • English Paper Piecing


Patchwork Quilt

This is the easiest and most common type of quilt that both beginners and seasonal quilters will surely enjoy. This is done by sewing together different patches of fabric to create a block, you can use a variety of shapes ranging from simple squares, triangles, hexagons, other geometric shapes, and even curves.


Charm Quilt

This technique uses a patchwork method, you can make this using different colors or patterns for every piece making the style look a bit busy. This is usually done using charm packs that are filled with 5-inch squares, and this quilt makes a great option for children’s playroom, bedroom, or throw pillow.

Crazy Quilt

This quilt date back to the Victorian era and is an intricate quilt made by piecing together odd-shaped and different types of fabric. You can show off your embroidery skills and use a wide variety of stitches in this technique. The resulting quilt gives a free-spirited and bohemian feel.

Crumb Quilt

This scrappy quilt juts like crazy quilt also uses odd-shaped pieces of fabric to create a beautiful mosaic project. the only difference is that this quilt usually uses one type of fabric which is quilting cotton to make blocks along with a bunch of scraps. These tiny pieces or crumbs of fabric are sewn together in a uniform or sporadic way.

What are different types of quilt
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Applique Quilt

This quilt offers endless possibilities as it simply requires cutting a shape out of a fabric, then applying it on top of the quilt, and stitching it down along with some adhesive glue. There are a lot of ways to finish this quilt, you can either leave it raw, zigzag stitch the edges to avoid fraying, or roll the edges for a cleaner finish.

Embroidery Quilt

This technique is done by embroidering the blocks together either by hand or machine, this can also be personalized by adding favorite quotes, bible verses, cartoon characters, and flowers, you can do this on a few blocks or on the entire quilt. This makes it a great gift because you can put the receiver’s name embroidered on the quilt.

English Paper Piecing (EPP)

This is done by simply making tiny hexagons or other shapes and then piecing them together to create flowers. After having a shape in mind, cut it out on a thick piece of paper, then place a fabric over it, and curl the edges of the fabric over the edges. After stitching the fabric down, gently tear off the paper from the center, and you’re done.

Different Kinds And Types Of Quilt
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7 Types of Quilts That Every Quilter Should Know

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