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Introduction to Beginning Quilting

Time Frame

1 class periods of 90 minutes each

Group Size

Large Groups


Mary Baker


This lesson plan is designed for a beginning quilter. We will describe what a quilt is, how important accuracy is in quilting, and the students will be introduced to several beginning quilt blocks.


Resources, supplies, and equipment are listed on the attached lesson plan which is attached to Instructional Procedures.

Background for Teachers

Teacher needs to have a background in quilting techniques and quilting vocabulary.

Student Prior Knowledge

Students should have a good background in sewing techniques, but quilting can be successful without prior sewing skills.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to define what a quilt is and how a quilt is put together. They will be able to identify at least eight different quilt blocks.

Instructional Procedures



  • Quilt Channel
    This web site includes: general quilting instructions, quilting techniques, patterns, and many links.
  • Quilting with Susan Druding
    This web site includes: Easy projects, glossary, tips and techniques, and equipment used in quilting.

This lesson plan is on the attachment.

Assessment Plan

Student performance, pre-test, and activities which relate to student assessment are included in the lesson plan which is in instructional Procedures.


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Created: 06/16/2003
Updated: 02/24/2021