Download PDF by Ellen Luckett Baker: 1, 2, 3 Quilt: Shape Up Your Skills with 24 Stylish Projects

By Ellen Luckett Baker

During this follow-up to 1,2,3 stitch, specialist seamstress and craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker bargains her detailed development block method of quilting. She offers 24 initiatives in teams of 3, each one workforce concentrating on a unique form and ability set. Readers grasp the elemental shapes of quilting; squares, rectangles, triangles, hexagons, cirlces, plant life, stars and diamonds, and multiply their stitching talents as they cross. each one bankruptcy starts off with anything small and straightforward, then strikes into an intermediate venture and ends with a full-sized cover.

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Press the 6-in/15-cm opening so the raw edges of the fabric are neatly folded inward along the seam line. Using the walking foot on your sewing machine, and starting in the center and working outward, quilt every ¼ in/6 mm from the strip seams, as shown on one block in figure D. Close the opening with the quilt stitches at the edge. 44 1,2,3 QUILT fig. D RAIL FENCE TOTE BAG The rail fence design is simply a series of rectangular fabric strips sewn together in different directions. This design comes together quickly and is very versatile.

Quilt, and quilt it. You may choose to quilt it with straight or diagonal lines, or with small rectangles to echo the shapes in the quilt (see sample freemotion quilting shapes in photos on page 51 and the facing page). Or if you used all solids for the quilt, you might consider a pattern for the top quilting. 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 STEP 2: ASSEMBLE THE QUILT TOP. Once you have made all 20 of the blocks, press them and square them up (see How-To: Square Up Blocks, page 37). Lay out the blocks according to figure A.

Continue until you have made a column of six flying geese (see figure A). Repeat until you have three columns of six flying geese in each, making sure to place the random triangle into position wherever you choose. Press the seams to the side. Then sew these three columns together to form the pillow front, using the nesting seams technique (see page 26) to align the seams. STEP 5: STACK AND SEW BACK AND FRONT TOGETHER. Place the pillow front right-side up, then place one of the backing pieces, with raw edges aligned with the top and sides of the front piece, right sides facing.

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