By Ellen Luckett Baker
During this follow-up to 1,2,3 stitch, specialist seamstress and craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker bargains her targeted construction block method of quilting. She provides 24 tasks in teams of 3, each one staff targeting a unique form and talent set. Readers grasp the fundamental shapes of quilting; squares, rectangles, triangles, hexagons, cirlces, plant life, stars and diamonds, and multiply their stitching talents as they cross. each one bankruptcy begins with whatever small and straightforward, then strikes into an intermediate undertaking and ends with a full-sized cover.
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Extra info for 1, 2, 3 Quilt: Shape Up Your Skills with 24 Stylish Projects
A 1 With the bag wrong-side out, take one corner in your hand and pull the corner open to form a 90-degree angle in the opposite direction. The seams should be aligned, one on top of the other. Press this angle flat to form a triangle (see figure A). Pin this corner triangle in place and check the right side of the bag to make sure your outer seams are aligned before you move on to the next step. fig. B 2 With a quilter’s square, measure 2 in/5 cm from the tip of the corner and draw a line across the bottom of the triangle with a fabric marker or chalk.
5 cm long. Press the seams to one side. Repeat with the four remaining strips. 5-cm squares. Lay out the squares in the order you wish to sew them, alternating horizontal and vertical. Sew them into two rows of four squares each. Press seams to one side. Sew the two rows of squares together (see figure B), making sure that the seams are aligned. Press the seam open. fig. A STEP 2: SEW OUTER BAG PIECES TOGETHER. 5 by 42 cm) to the top of the patchwork piece. Press the seam open. Next, sew the lower front outer linen piece (9 by 16½ in/ 23 by 42 cm) to the bottom of the patchwork piece.
B 60 1,2,3 QUILT HOW-TO: ONE-SEAM FLYING GEESE This technique involves folding a rectangle and sewing it together with two squares to form a flying geese triangle with two folded sides. If you don’t want the folds, you can stitch them down when quilting. 1 For each triangle you will make, you’ll need two squares and one rectangle of fabric. 5-cm rectangle (see figure A). above the triangle, which you will need for seam allowance when you join the flying geese together. Repeat to make as many flying geese as needed for your project.