My First YouTube Quilt Tutorial!

I’ve just uploaded my very first YouTube video!

Heritage Trail blocks

Heritage Trail Quilt Block Tutorial with Pat Speth of Nickel Quilts

Here is the link

Setting up and getting ready to start filming for YouTube tutorials has been an adventure!  First trying to find a place in my smaller old house to film was challenging, all my rooms were already in use and filled with quilting stuff. I’m using a spare bedroom that was used as quilt storage, fabric storage, and my cutting room.

The bedroom is small only, 9′ x 11″ and the only wall I could use to put sturdy design walls on to hold the demo quilts has a closet door with molding that protrudes 2″ from the wall. So I had to devise and build design walls that stick out 2″ from the wall but are still  attach to the wall and are removable.

Design wall and me

I like the way I’m able to pin the quilts to the design wall and have them lay so nice and flat. This could also be used to photograph my smaller quilts for pattern and book images.

I purchased a set of photographer’s lights, and they seem to be working pretty good. I also purchase two camcorders; one for front filming and one for my sky cam so that I don’t have to reposition the camcorder every time I want the viewers to see what I’m demoing on the table.

Then there’s the video editing software, I purchased Corel VideoStudio after doing some research for user friendly software.  I’m slowly learning what this software is able to do and allowing myself to enjoy the process.  There is room for improvement on this first tutorial of mine but it will be fun to see how much better (that’s the plan) I become over the next year.

Please feel free to share the video link with any of your friends and quilting groups that you belong to.

Heritage Trail Quilt Block Tutorial with Pat Speth of Nickel Quilts

Thank you,

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel QuiltsMore Nickel Quilts, Amazing Nickel QuiltsNickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

To schedule a Nickel Quilt lecture or workshop contact Pat at the email below.


23 thoughts on “My First YouTube Quilt Tutorial!

  1. Very nice video and I’m looking forward to future tutorials. I heard you speak to the Arapahoe County Quilt Guild in Denver and purchased your book, The Big Book of Nickel Quilts. Can you do a tutorial on the small wonders and combination units? I also enjoy when a tutorial shows the quilts completed in different colors, it shows a different look and helps to think about different combinations.

  2. Thanks for the great video. I purchased your book, The Big Book of Nickel Quilts when you presented at the Arapahoe County Quilt guild in Denver. I would like to see a tutorial on the the small wonders and combination units. Also, I enjoy seeing the same pattern using different colors.

  3. Nicely done, Pat! I liked seeing the mockups of the quilt in different colors, and the overhead cam made seeing what you were doing easy.

  4. Loved your video tutorial. I too liked seeing the different colorways you showed. I look forward to more videos! I enjoyed the class you taught at Springwater Designs shop in Columbia, MD, a few years ago, and seeing this tutorial reminded me of how much I enjoyed you as a teacher.

  5. Nice job! And I like that you presented the different color combos. I have been following your Deli Geese and wondering if there are more to come. Thanks for the great patterns.

  6. — Very, very clear instruction. You present in a manner that makes everything look simple and achievable (which, of course, it is!).
    — Yes, I liked seeing the different color options.
    — I have always enjoyed your blog posts — especially the very creative deli block series.
    — Your Big Book of Nickel Quilts is terrific. Thanks for releasing this compilation book because it was difficult to find the original, individual Nickel Quilt books.

    Thanks so much for letting us know about your first YouTube video. Well done, and congratulations!

  7. Congratulations! I’m posting on and will tell other ways, as well. I predict that in no time, you’ll have tons of subscribers! This was a good pattern to begin your series.

  8. What a lot of work to get “ready” to do a video! I missed the meeting you spoke at in Dover Delaware in February do to travel plans of my own. The video gives me a 2nd chance. At show & tell during the Helping Hands Quilt Guild meeting there were several quilters showing off the projects they made in your February Workshop with the guild. Thanks for making all the effort to do the you – tube video.

  9. Great Tutorial on the Heritage Trail Quilt.  What is on the back of your rulers to help keep them from slipping? EllenB

  10. Well done! Looking forward to more videos about Nickel Quilts. Maybe your volume could be louder. I could hear you fine on max volume.

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