Piecing your quilt block together by hand sewing it ... is really simple to learn! You'll need a few supplies to get you started:


Quilting thread (or your preferred thread type)


Quilting thread (or your preferred thread type)


Beeswax block (for keeping your thread from getting tangled)

This demo shows an exaggerated length for your running stitch. 

For a beginner making hand sewn quilt blocks . . . it's better to use a longer stitch length like 3/8 inch to 1/4 inch. That's about 2 to 3 visible stitches a along measured inch (4 to 5 a long a 5cm series of stitching).

For a beginner who's getting the hang of the hand dexterity . . . try using a shorter stitch length like 1/8 inch to 3/16 inch. That's about 4 to 6 visible stitches along a measured inch. (8 to 12 a long a 5cm series of stitching).

You can change the spacing and length to as it suits your project. But generally, crafts can use the longer length (for faster finish). And fine hand sewn quilts can be sewn with a running stitch that's very short (for quality and durability).

Q U I C K   T I P:

Once your needle is threaded and knotted, run the length of thread through the beeswax as you pull it taught.

That should keep your sewing thread tangle-free!!