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Kick Ass Sustainable Quilting community: 100 % Beginner friendly

Friendship, ideas, tips, and information on sustainable quilting & sustainable living with textiles

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Make creative friends

Forge friendships over the shared love of creating beauty

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Turn waste into value

Sustainable crafts with clothes and discarded textiles
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Create meaning with art

Textile art creates lasting meaning & an anchor of peace
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A sustainable life through quilting

Quilting has an important place in a sustainable future

In the Kick Ass Quilts College, you find tutorials how to quilt with second-hand fabrics and old clothes. In this way, you learn how to transform textile waste into quilted objects that bring beauty and meaning to everyday life

The Sustainable Quilt community combines the Upcycle Quilt College with a forum. In the forum you have fellow upcycle quilting enthusiasts to share ideas, get feedback, and find sustainable quilt inspiration from me.

Rianne With sampler Quilt class demo quilt

Courses and a Community of Quilters

Kick Ass Quilts is the first global community for Sustainable Quilters. 

Quilt College guides to unleash your creativity and to turn textile trash into treasures to add beauty and meaning to your day-to-day life. Also, make lasting memories with clothes that mean something to you.  

I share my 10 years experience in thrifty quilting to inspire you to become a sustainable quilter. There are workshops, live sessions, and tutorials for diverse quilt projects from blanket, to lampshades, cushions and bags,

Kick Ass Quilt students testimonials

I didn't need to buy any specialist equipment and emphasis was on enjoying making something, rather than making something perfect

quilted potholder-nikki-shaw made with lessons kick ass quilts college in pink and grey. Quilted with circular lines
Nikki Shaw

The written instructions were very clear to follow. The videos added that extra visual help that gave me confidence to finish the project.

Rita Bailey mini-quilt coaster  made in a nine patch pattern with a combination of red solid fabrics and fabric with autumn leaves
Rita Bailey

I have finished my very first quilt, and I am very pleased with it. I plan to gift it to my daughter, and I already have in mind some fabrics to make another one for myself.
angie-hale-with her quilted coaster made with the nine patch pattern in red and pink fabrics
Angie Hale

Quilting to create a sustainable future for everyone where you can come home too.

Key features of Quilt College  

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Monthly quilt ideas

# Learn to quilt sustainably with old clothes and discarded fabrics

# Learn to quilt through useful and diverse projects.

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Quilt Community

# Ask questions, show off your work and find inspiration

# Find extra quilting resources to expand your knowledge

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Welcome everyone

# Make donation quilts to welcome people in your community

# Pay what you want, so everyone is able to join and quilt

Sample of the quilt courses

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A Taste of Quilting

# All the quilt basics in a mini quilt project

#Turn beloved garments into a lasting memory quilt

#Bonus module to make a quilted laptop sleeve

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Deep Dive Quilting

#Learn 5 basic versatile quilting patterns

#How to make a lap size quilt with clothes

#How to design quilts with second-hand textiles

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Quiltify Everything

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# Make all kind of textile objects with quilts

#How to personalize a pattern

# Working with difficult fabrics

Quilts are an anchor of peace, quiet and beauty in a chaotic world 

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Membership Sustainable Quilt Community

  • Monthly new ideas to upcycle clothes into quilted items.
  • Community for inspiration, friendship and sharing ideas.
  • Make quilting friends and come together to quilt!
  • Kick Ass Welcome Quilts project to give quilts away to spread love.
  • Fun tips & tricks for sustainable quilting in the community.

Quilt College is the most complete place to start your journey to learn to quilt by upcycling clothes and discarded fabrics.

You pay for a one-year membership. No automatic renewals. 

Join the first online Sustainable Quilt Community 

You decide how long you stay, no automatic renewals

Everyone is welcome: Pay what you want to access the community

The mission of Kick Ass Quilts is to create a world where everyone feels welcome and has a place they feel valued. Also, Kick Ass Quilts is a global platform with a focus to create a diverse community where everyone will learn from each other.  A sustainable world is created by including everyone! 

However, there is a huge economic inequality in the world. This makes it impossible for me to set a price to access quilt college, because money shouldn't be a barrier for anyone to enter. Therefore, you decide what you want to pay! If everyone contributes within their means, there will be enough for me to run Kick Ass Quilts.

Sampler Quilt Kick Ass Quilts student Shelah Blauvelt
Quilting has long been on my 'to learn' craft list, but it seemed too complicated so I never knew where to start. The lessons in the quilt college were broken down into simple and easy steps, each clearly explained with text and video. I knew just what to do and how to do it (and if I didn't the community was right there to answer any questions!).

Aside from making quilting accessible to all level of learners, I was mainly attracted to this company because of her mission for sustainability.  Showing how to you can approach this craft with an ecological mindset was really refreshing and spoke to my own crafting personality.

On top of that weaving history and mindfulness into the content- just wow!

Really the kind of crafting needed today. I am almost finished with my very first quilt and I continue to be impressed with how easy, peaceful and enjoyable the process was made through these lessons. And getting  to incorporate scraps of fabric that have special meaning or would otherwise go unused will mean this quilt is bound to be treasured for a long time.
Shelah Blauvelt

Questions? Check our FAQ 

College FAQ

Do I need any prior quilting or sewing experience?

No! The quilt a long is for everyone who wants to try quilting. I'll take you through every step in 30 minutes a day. You don't even need a sewing machine.

Is this college interesting for experienced quilters?

Yes, if you'd like to make some sustainable quilt friends or learn to work with old clothes. The techniques we discuss in the 'A Taste of Quilting' along are basic. However, there are also upcycle classes for experienced quilters. Subscribe to the newsletter to find out when those launch.

Are the lessons for machine or hand quilting?

Both! All our lessons show how to make the quilts both with and without sewing machine. In this way, everyone can participate

Which tools do I need?

Only basic sewing tools such as a needle, thread, scissor, graph paper and a ruler.

How much does the memory quilt a long cost?

Whatever you think it's worth! I believe in giving everyone access to sustainable quilting. So you can choose what you pay. Your contribution helps me to keep this platform running and to keep inspiring you and others with sustainable quilt tutorials and ideas.