Quilt Blog Guide for Beginners: 10 Steps to Help You Start

Quilt Blog Guide for Beginners: 10 Steps to Help You Start

What is a quilting blog?

You probably must have known how to sew three or more pieces of fabrics together. You may also know how to use either your hand or a machine — together with some unique tools — to produce beautiful works. What more?

You’re a quilter!

Yes, you are. Do you know that you can blog about your work?

Do you know that you can tell your experiences to the world?

Do you also know that you can sell your beautiful works and make money?

Yes! You can do all of that! And now you know, you may likely ask: How can I start quilting ‘online’?

It’s that easy — start a quilting blog!

Oh yes, a blog. While quilting offline, you can actually have your space, online too, where you’re able to expose your crafts to a greater audience; you can as well, use your quilting blog to make money.

Basically, a quilting blog can best be seen as a platform (online), where you share your experiences as a quilter, showcase your crafts, create lessons and tips on how you quilt — to help beginners — and possibly, sell your works.

Starting a quilting blog is fun and easy, if all processes are duly followed Click To Tweet.

I have carefully written down vital steps you can take as a beginner; it’s not as difficult as you think 🙂

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Quilting blog examples and Niche Ideas

There are so many quilting blogs out there for example, cluck cluck sew, Red Pepper Quilts, crazy mom quilts  providing different styles, patterns, tools, machines, and so on.

As a quilting blogger, you need to have a “blog message.” Of course, everyone has a unique voice and style; you need to find yours, to be able to stand out and grow your blog.

Starting a quilting blog at first may seem tiring, as you constantly have to choose whether to blog, or to work. That’s a sure experience for beginners but don’t worry, with time you will get the hang of it!

As a quilting blogger, your blog can either be:

  • Personal — sharing your experiences and stories, to help beginners or anyone, who may wish to learn. You can also give out vital tips too.
  • Technical — giving steps and procedures on how to use certain machines for quilting, as well as explaining them.
  • Through lessons (tutorials) — how to’s, dos and don’ts of quilting, and so many other useful tips, to help beginners start up with their “mini” crafts.

It is very important to note, however, that you can actually start up your quilting blog, on all of the aforementioned.

You blog can be categorized into pages, where different aspects of quilting are carefully explained in details.

Great! Read on!

How to start a quilting blog for beginners

It is very important to understand the basic steps on how to start up your blog. It is much easier and faster this way, to avoid facing numerous dead ends.

These proven steps will help you, as a beginner, to start up your quilting blog and grow with time.

Grab your notepad and take down vital points!

  1. Launch your blogging platform
  2. Organize your blog
  3. Be a quilter
  4. Have a plan
  5. Be unique
  6. Create content
  7. Organize tutorials
  8. Learn from experienced quilters
  9. Generate enough traffic
  10. Monetize your quilting blog

 

  1. Launch your blogging platform

As a quilter (and blogger), you need to have an online platform, where you can display your crafts, tell your stories and probably sell some quilts!

In launching your platform, you need to have a unique name for your blog. It should be something your audience will remember easily (and depicts your brand message).

If you’re not sure of a name yet, I suggest you take more time to go through other blogs in your niche, to get inspiration. It will help you to come up with something nice.

To get detailed steps on how to launch your platform, read my posting on how to start a blog.

  1. Organize your blog

Launching your blog shouldn’t be the only thing on your mind; it is just part of a bigger process.

You also need to organize your blog and since you’re a quilter, you need more colorful designs on your blog.

If you can’t make such designs, it is best to hire a designer to come up with beautiful works for your brand.

As a quilter your blog should not confuse your audience. If well organized, it will be compelling enough to attract visitors. If you have very broad topics, it is best to place them in categories, for easy viewing.

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  1. Be a quilter

Unlike some other blog niches, you actually have to be a quilter before you can start a blog on one. This is because your content would be on what you actually know, and have experienced.

You wouldn’t give out what you don’t have knowledge about and “Google” probably, may not be your savior.

Before launching your blog, have (at least), the basic knowledge needed as a quilter. Tell your audience what you know, and can do. This will enable you create rich content and project you as an authority in your field.

  1. Have a plan

Being a quilting blogger — especially as a beginner — can be somewhat tiring, considering the fact that you constantly have to move from work, to the computer to create content, reply a comment, deliver a product, organize meetings and so on!

Read up my posting on how to overcome blogging overwhelm.

It is always good to have a plan as a blogger. Have a content calendar and mark out specific days for creating content for your blog.

Don’t also forget to take plenty of rest!

You should ensure to keep a log book handy; it will help you keep track of your past activities and help you take note of your flaws and successes.

  1. Be unique

There are quilters, and there are quilters! As a quilting blogger, you are unique and as such, it should make you stand out from the rest of fellow bloggers.

You have a style and pattern; use them to boost your brand.

It is one thing, however, to note that finding your uniqueness may take some time, but it will be spotted eventually, through consistency.

When you have finally found your uniqueness, work on it and build yourself to be an expert in your niche and watch the right audience come to you!

  1. Create content

As a quilting blogger, one very important factor you need for the growth and success of your blog, is rich, compelling and engaging content. Your content determines your audience.

Content is food for your blog; feed it with poison, and it dies!

While creating content, you don’t need to be in a hurry. Your content is meant for your audience, not you. Having this in mind, it is very important that you take your time to craft content which is compelling and engaging.

When you write, it should be fun and engaging, in order to blend with your audience.

Read up how to write articles.

Also, do ensure that your writes are error-free. Always take time to go through them, removing unnecessary details and refining it, for your audience.

When using pictures, they should be very clear and not to packed with irrelevant details.

Your pictures should be able to convey a message Click To Tweet.

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  1. Organize tutorials

One sure way to boost your visibility as a quilter, is to organize tutorials for beginners or anyone in the quilting industry, who wishes to learn.

These tutorials could be paid or free; it’s all your choice.

While giving tutorials, take note of your details and ensure that they are correct and proven.

There are so many areas (topics) you can start with. Some of these topics include:

  • Machine types and functions
  • Steps and procedures on how to make use of various quilting tools
  • Different types of fabrics and how to use them
  • How to preserve quilts
  • How to quilt
  • Best positions for quilting
  • How to sell quilts, and so much more!

These and many more, are topics you can “teach,” as a quilting blogger.

In addition to these, you cam as well, ask your audience what they would like for you to talk on. It may seem a lot easier that way, since you’re directly solving their problems.

  1. Learn from experienced quilters

Of course, nothing last forever — not even knowledge! As a quilting blogger, you need to connect deeply with bloggers in the quilting world.

Find out those who are above you, work with them and learn their secrets.

Sometimes, new trends may arise and staying alone will do you no good. You need to collaborate with these bodies, to help you grow your blog with ease.

  1. Generate enough traffic

Starting a quilting blog, and generating enough traffic is a big task for you as a blogger. This is because, as a beginner, it may be quite difficult to get hundreds and thousands of visitors to your blog.

However there are basic steps you should note, in order to successfully generate the right audience.

One of them is through SEO. Take a look at my posting on SEO tips.

Having a basic knowledge of SEO, will help your quilting blog gain more visibility. Irrespective of the fact that the competition may seem much, starting out with SEO, is one way to have the audience you need.

Aside the struggles of SEO, you can simply use various social media platforms to project your works. This way, your audience will easily find you and connect better.

  1. Monetize your quilting blog

After all the struggle accompanied with blogging, there’s always a time to reap the “year’s harvest.”

As a quilting blogger, you can as well, make money while blogging.

I have written a detailed post on how to make money blogging. Read up and note certain areas you need, in order to start making money from your blog.

Monetizing your blog can be a lot easier with the right traffic and great content.

You can sell various quilting tools and machines (or probably affiliate), create paid courses, deliver quilts, etc.

Starting out as a quilter in the blogging world, may not look too nice, but taking little examples from different blogs, can help a lot.

You also need to note that, monetizing your blog — especially as a beginner — may take time. This is due to the fact that you need more time to learn the basics of blogging and also generate traffic that converts.

Now you’ve known what it takes to be a quilting blogger, why wait?

Are you ready to start that blog?

Get up, set up your plan, grow your blog and make money!

See you at the top.

I hope you love this article. I would love to hear your thoughts and questions on this. Don’t forget to share and invite your friends too!

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