70 Classic Quilting Patterns. Ready-to-Use Designs and by Gwen Marston

By Gwen Marston

Create your personal beautiful heirlooms with those full-sized designs. basic directions and transparent diagrams will support needleworkers in any respect degrees of craftsmanship via each step. Seventy vintage styles comprise a large choice of decisions for ornamental sewing: pineapple, feather, floral, and swirl motifs, plus a variety of repeating borders.

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Try the method described here, then try others to see which you like best. Scissors The only scissors you need when you are quilting are small thread-clippers. Embroidery scissors or other small shears work fine. Pins Pins used in a quilting frame undergo severe strain, so large, strong pins are best. ” One or two small boxes should be all you need. Batting Hand quilting requires a fairly thin layer of batting, or stuffing. Too thick a batt means large stitches and difficult quilting. Bonded polyester batts are the most popular for several reasons: ease of handling, high loft, ease of needling and stability.

To make your own template, cut the pattern from the book, leaving at least ¼″ (6 mm) of blank paper all around. Glue the pattern to a piece of lightweight cardboard. If you do not want to cut up the book or you want to change the design in some way, trace it onto lightweight paper and glue the tracing to cardboard. Use an X-ACTO knife to cut around the shape. For the inside lines you must cut slots, leaving the ends connected as shown in Diagram 1. Obviously, this technique is best suited for simpler designs.

Carefully unroll the batting and spread it over the backing. Starting in one corner, line up two adjacent sides. Smooth the batting carefully until there are no wrinkles, using a yardstick if necessary to reach the center. Cut off the excess batting that is hanging down on the two opposite sides. Finally, lay the quilt top on the batting with the seams down. Spread and smooth it out. 5 cm) starting from one corner and working all the way around (Diagram 7). Pull the top taut, but do not pull hard enough to distort the blocks or borders.

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