13 Best Quilting Stencils & Templates

List Updated December 2021

Bestselling Quilting Stencils & Templates in 2021


Jili Online 3 Pieces Plastic Stencil Quilting Template for DIY Patchwork Sewing Craft Tool

Jili Online 3 Pieces Plastic Stencil Quilting Template for DIY Patchwork Sewing Craft Tool
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Quilting Creations Large Stipple Quilt Stencil

Quilting Creations Large Stipple Quilt Stencil
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • These stencils are useful in so many ways
  • Use them for quilting, on walls, curtains, furniture, or clothing
  • Made in United States
  • Measures 11" or 28cm Large Stipple

Dritz Quilting 3414 Non-Slip Vinyl Template Sheets, 6-Count

Dritz Quilting 3414 Non-Slip Vinyl Template Sheets, 6-Count
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Non-Slip vinyl template sheets
  • Each sheet is 8-1/2 x 11
  • Four sheets have 1/4 inch grid printed on them
  • Two sheets are plain

EZQuilting 882670027 Quilter's Template Plastic Assortment, 6-Piece

EZQuilting 882670027 Quilter's Template Plastic Assortment, 6-Piece
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Quilting template plastic
  • Four 8-1/2-inch by 11-inch gridded sheets and two 8-1/2-inch by 11-inch plain sheets
  • Used for making reusable quilt templates
  • Cuts easily and will not fray

Jili Online New Stencil Plastic Quilting Templates Quilt Tool for Patchwork Sewing Craft 14#

Jili Online New Stencil Plastic Quilting Templates Quilt Tool for Patchwork Sewing Craft 14#
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Semi-transparent structure, easy to drawing.
  • Used to DIY patchwork very convenient.
  • Used for fabric DIY,patchwork, saving your time and make perfect handmade.
  • These high quality reusable and flexible quilt stencils feature creative designs
  • Material:Plastic

Lychee Plastic Long Quilting Quilt Stencil Painting Craft Template Stitch Sewing Tool

Lychee Plastic Long Quilting Quilt Stencil Painting Craft Template Stitch Sewing Tool
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • The item can be used for quilting, on walls, curtains, furniture, or clothing.
  • This stencil can make creative designs that you can transfer using pounce, temporary transfer pens, chalk, and more.
  • It can be clean easily with soap and water.
  • If your order amount over $5,we can ship it via ePacket to you free,and it takes about 7-12 days to reach.
  • 40cm X 13cm

Jili Online Plastic Embroidery Quilting Templates & Stencils Sewing Patchwork Tools DIY 17#

Jili Online Plastic Embroidery Quilting Templates & Stencils Sewing Patchwork Tools DIY 17#
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Semi-transparent structure, easy to drawing.
  • Used to DIY patchwork very convenient.
  • Used for fabric DIY,patchwork, saving your time and make perfect handmade.
  • These high quality reusable and flexible quilt stencils feature creative designs
  • Material:Plastic

Jili Online New Quilting Stencils Plastic Embroidery Template Funny Handmade Sewing Craft 10#

Jili Online New Quilting Stencils Plastic Embroidery Template Funny Handmade Sewing Craft 10#
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Semi-transparent structure, easy to drawing.
  • Used to DIY patchwork very convenient.
  • Used for fabric DIY,patchwork, saving your time and make perfect handmade.
  • These high quality reusable and flexible quilt stencils feature creative designs
  • Material:Plastic

Wrights 3-Inch to 10-1/2-Inch Easy Angle II

Wrights 3-Inch to 10-1/2-Inch Easy Angle II
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Easy angle ii: 10-1/2-inch
  • Cut half triangles from 2-inch to 10-inch
  • Creates 90-degree triangles for many popular quilt designs.
  • Quilter's Easy Angle is a half square triangle that cuts 90 degree triangles for many popular quilt designs
  • Can be cut in a range of sizes from 1 to 10s
  • Measures 10-1/2 by 10-1/2 by 15-inch

Paxcoo 5 Pcs Stainless Steel Journal Stencils with Templates Ruler for Bullet Journal Diary Planner Drawing Painting

Paxcoo 5 Pcs Stainless Steel Journal Stencils with Templates Ruler for Bullet Journal Diary Planner Drawing Painting
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • PACKAGE CONTENT - You will get 4 different paint templates, 1 stainless steel ruler and 1 handy zipper case that is easy to carry out and storage
  • VARIOUS PATTERNS - Come with 2 larger and 2 small different stencils, giving many options for creativity, perfect to decorate and label journals and planners
  • STENCIL MATERIAL - Made of stainless steel, these metal stencils are very sturdy and they're not sharp on the edges
  • APPLICATION - Great for bullet journaling, scrapbooking, gift card, planner, dairy, craft and school project etc.
  • PRODUCT WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE - We provide 48-day money-back and 24-month warranty. So feel free to contact us if you have any question

JT Gifts plastic mylar stencil template for crafters and artists. Use for curtains, walls, clothing, quilting, furniture.

JT Gifts plastic mylar stencil template for crafters and artists. Use for curtains, walls, clothing, quilting, furniture.
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • Durable and reusable drawing aid
  • Package contains one 6x6 inch template
  • Perfect tool for use with chalk markers, craft paint
  • Great accessory for scrapbook, art journal, DIY, home decor, to restore furniture, and other projects
  • Can use with interior latex paint, acrylic craft paint, fabric paint, spray paint, etc.

Mylar 5 Pieces of 14 Mil 8 1/2"x11" Blank Sheets - Quilting/Sewing / Stencil/templates

Mylar 5 Pieces of 14 Mil 8 1/2
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • Made in the USA! 5 Sheets Blank Mylar - 14 Mils Thick -
  • Special requests accepted for laser cut shapes out of this material.
  • Can be ironed with low setting.
  • Use for airbrushing, stencils, sewing, quilting and more!

Wrights 670052 Gridded Plastic Template

Wrights 670052 Gridded Plastic Template
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2021
  • Gridded plastics template
  • Perfect for hand and machine piecing, and applique
  • Cut with scissors or a craft knife
  • Edges will not fray or curl like cardboard and can be used over and over
  • Translucent for ease in placing on fabric

Quilting Tips for Beginners

If you've recently taken up quilting or are interested in taking up quilting, then here are some miscellaneous tips that I have learned in my burgeoning addiction to quilting.

Buy more fabric than you need

There's always the chance that you may mess up the pieces you're cutting, so buy more fabric than you need, especially if it's something you really like. And believe me; you'll probably kick yourself later if you don't! Also keep in mind, that if you end up hooked on quilting, you'll probably use the material somewhere else for other projects. If you don't end up hooked on quilting, you can use it for other sewing projects, or even donate it to a quilting group.

Many people seem to just buy quarter of a yard pieces, or fat quarters. These are often great for a single project if you just want a small bit of that material in it. Frankly though, I've never found a fat quarter, or a quarter of a yard to be anywhere near enough fabric for any of my projects, except pillows.

Fabric Type

While you can use different fabrics for quilting, the most recommended is cotton. If you decide to use something other than cotton for your quilt, try to make all the fabric in your quilt the same. Different fabrics shrink and wear differently. If you use several different types of fabric in your quilt, you may find some wearing out faster than others.

Storage

Once addicted to quilting, your fabric collection, also known as your stash, will probably grow rather quickly. Don't bother thinking it won't happen, it will. Planning out storage ahead of time will save you a lot of hassle later on. Clear plastic totes, drawers, or drawer carts seem to work best.

Personally I like the clear drawers the best. They are much easier to access so one is not required to move the 15 totes stacked on top in order to get to the one on the bottom.

Make sure you have empty totes or drawers for all of your scraps. It might even be handy to have some to store current projects in along with materials being used, and one for orphan blocks. Orphan blocks are the experimental ones, or ones that for one reason or another don't make it in the quilt.

Backing

I remember after first getting hooked on quilting, oohing and aahing over some incredible quilts. Many of these had plain colored backings with a contrasting thread making the quilted design more apparent. I immediately began plotting my own quilts, fondly thinking of the decorative back that would be just as much a piece of art as the front. I mean really, how hard could it possibly be?

A lot harder than I realized! It actually takes a lot of skill or at least a very good machine, to get those incredible designs. So my advice is that until you have gained in skill, or have that very expensive sewing machine, use backing material with patterns and a thread that will blend in. At least until you get a better hang of them. This will help hide any flaws in your design, or should you get a wrinkle in the backing, it's not quite so apparent.

Sandwiching

This is the act of putting the backing, batting, and top together and pinning them in place. Despite recommendations that this can be done on a carpeted floor, I would not recommend it. My first quilt which I put together on the carpeted floor, I proceeded to pin to the carpet. I was not at all thrilled to have to re-pin the entire thing!

Quilting

So now that it's pinned together, now you get to stitch everything together with whatever design you've chosen. Now I've added this part for those, like me who happen to miss this section in the book and are doing this on their own. It may be self-explanatory to some, but it wasn't to me.

You need to use a sewing machine that the feed dogs (the "feet" that pull the material) can either be covered over or dropped. It makes it much harder to quilt when this is not possible. Also a sewing machine where the presser foot has an adjustable tension makes life even easier.

Without the feed dogs dropped or covered over (some sewing machines come with a plate to cover the feed dogs for embroidery) the backing will be pulled through at a different rate from the top creating creases. Also doing anything other than straight lines is rather difficult with the feed dogs engaged.

I hope these tips are of some help in your quilting. Most of all remember to have fun!

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