During this follow-up to 1, 2, three Sew, specialist seamstress and craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker stocks her enjoyable building-block method of quilting. geared up through quilting shapes—squares, triangles, hexagons, circles, plants, stars, and diamonds—this easy-to-follow advisor presents an easy solution to grasp the weather of duvet layout. Twenty-four tasks development in trouble, permitting readers to enhance technical talents as they paintings in the course of the ebook. From the minimum Argyle Apron to the fashionable Hexagon purse and extra difficult big name cover, those glossy, vibrant designs will entice starting and intermediate quilters alike.

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Flip the cloth lower than on the beginning by way of ¼ in/6 mm and press flat and pin if important. Topstitch round the fringe of the coaster, approximately 1/8 in/3 mm from the sting, stitching the hole closed and knocking down the perimeters (see determine E). Repeat to complete the opposite 3 coasters. quickly TIP: while stitching alongside a curve, flow speedy and use shorter stitches. fig. A fig. B fig. C 1½-in/4-cm establishing fig. D fig. E a hundred 1,2,3 cover CLAMSHELL PILLOW SHAM subsequent up: a pillow sham! For this undertaking, we make patchwork scallops the oldfashioned approach: utilizing the clamshell approach. I’ve sewn the scallops by way of computing device, yet this undertaking is ideal for hand stitching so that you can spend a few caliber time with it. once you have entire one sham, you’ll be a professional at stitching alongside curves, easing seams, and growing curved patchwork designs. this easy strategy may be used for a whole cover, otherwise you may stitch a number of rows of clamshells and appliqué them as a duvet border. you could choose to use colours and stitch the scallops in alternating rows, and alternating shades usually, or use a random collection of colours and materials as I’ve performed the following. i like to recommend slicing a number of additional items to perform, so that you can get the grasp of stitching alongside the curves with no puckering the material. right here the pillow is a regular mattress pillow measurement, so that you can make shams to your mattress or one to combine in with different pillows. otherwise you can decrease the scale to make a throw pillow. fabrics Clamshell Pillow Sham Template 6 fats quarters (18 through 22 in/46 through fifty six cm) or 50 scraps of material at the very least 6-in/15-cm sq. for sham entrance Matching thread 1 yd/1 m duvet batting 1 yd/1 m linen cloth for sham again 1-in/2. 5-cm buttons reduce entrance cloth, 50 clamshell shapes from template (note that seam allowance is incorporated) fast TIP: try out tracing the template onto skinny cardboard from a cereal field or onto a plastic trend sheet (available at your neighborhood craft and stitching store). this fashion you've got a sturdier template which may simply be filed away and used back in destiny initiatives. For the again items: 1 piece, 21 by way of 14 in/53 through 35. five cm 1 piece, 21 through 20 in/53 through 50 cm form UP YOUR talents: clamshell approach, easing curves, computer stitching on curves entire DIMENSIONS: 20 via 26 in/50 via sixty six cm CIRCLES one zero one STEP 1: CLIP THE CURVES OF THE STEP three: proceed stitching A ROW OF CLAMSHELL items. CLAMSHELLS. With clamshell items, clip alongside the curves based on How-To: Ease Curves (see web page 106). you could clip the sides of all 50 of the clamshell items now, or simply clip as you're employed. stitch one other clamshell piece to the joined items, repeating the pinning and stitching strategy in order that it feels like determine D (page 104) whilst accomplished. For this piece, you'll go away an additional ¼ in/6 mm on the best of the curve. don't worry concerning the uncooked edges on the most sensible, simply because this part could be minimize in a later step. Press this accomplished piece flat with the seams in a single course. proceed stitching until eventually you will have rows of clamshells with six at the best layer and 5 at the subsequent row (see determine E, web page 104).

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