By Kay M. Capps Cross
How will you painting the elegance of a backyard with purely black and white? With dashes of colour on a dramatic black-and-white historical past! convey your cloth backyard to lifestyles utilizing effortless fusible appliqué, starting place piecing, and strip piecing. The styles are simply adaptable handy appliqué in addition. Quilts are proven in either black-and-white and colour models, encouraging quilters to settle on their very own palette. textile choice advice, considerable appliqué and paper-piecing templates, information on quilting, embellishment feedback, and stitching directions are all supplied. domesticate your cloth offerings and gildings to have a tendency and develop a few exceptional quilts!
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Cut the fold away (Diagram 7). Bring in a second ruler and measure 1” from the cut edge. Abut the first ruler along the inside edge of the second ruler, pull the second ruler away, and make the cut, using the first ruler as the cutting edge (Diagram 8). Diagram 6 Diagram 7 Diagram 8 Voila! You have just cut two 1” bias strips. Continue cutting in this manner until you have the suggested number of strips for your piping. At the sewing machine, stitch the ends of the bias strips together with diagonal seams to make one long continuous bias strip.
Turn the raw edge of the piping and oval to the inside. Diagram 3 9 Position the prepared medallion frame on the background, carefully centering the background in the frame. Fold back the frame at the centers and apply glue-stick to the underside of the piping, and glue it in place on the background. Apply glue stick to the remaining portions of the frame, and glue-baste it to the background. 10 Using an edge-stitch foot, stitch the frame to the background by stitching in the ditch of the piping (Diagram 4).
I make them because I want to make them. This is my playtime, my occasional break from making precision pieced and appliquéd beauties. My grandmother made quilts because she needed to keep her family warm in winter. What she did out of necessity and from scarcity of materials, I now do for my own pleasure and from an abundance of fabrics. For whatever reason you love to make quilts, I hope you find something in this book to inspire you. Whether you choose to make a quilt exactly like those patterned in this volume, or simply glean ideas for adapting patterns with your own personal touch, my purpose for this book is to help you have fun making string quilts.
A Black & White Garden by Kay M. Capps Cross