Granny Quilt Decor: Vintage Quilts of the '30s inspire by Darlene Zimmerman

By Darlene Zimmerman

Step again right into a global of
…simple pleasures
…light, shiny shades and designs
…handmade treasures
This is the realm of Granny cover Decor.

Darlene Zimmerman once more whisks us again to Thirties and the colourful Granny Quilts of that period. in this journey, Darlene expands on her classic cover designs to deliver us a number of tasks for latest domestic. either previous and new enthusiasts of Darlene's Granny Quilts could be encouraged to create:

  • Table runners
  • Pillows
  • Wall quilts
  • Doll quilts
  • Curtains
  • Pincushions
  • And, in fact, quilts
Beautiful images, in addition to full-sized styles and step by step illustrations, will inspire tub rookies and specialists alike to recreate those 29 captivating designs from the earlier to be used in modern day smooth home.

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Hold the elastic at a slight tension. Do not pull it, but keep it slightly taut. Serge the elastic to the shoulder seam. Option 2: Stitch to attach the elastic. • Cut clear elastic the length of the finished shoulder seam. 5mm. • Position and stitch the elastic to the seam as for the serged application. 2. Stabilize neckline seams. • If the pattern allows a standard ⅝″ (16mm) seam, trim the seam allowance to ″ (10mm). • Cut clear elastic the length of the neckline. Position the elastic on the wrong side of the neckline.

Using a serger Seam with a serger using a 4-thread overlock. 1. Position pins parallel to the seam allowance to avoid hitting the blade mechanism. 2. With ⅝″ (16mm) seam allowances, measure ⅝″ (16mm) from the needle or refer to your owner’s manual. With ¼″ (6mm) seam allowances, align the edge of the fabric with the blade. 3. Serge, trimming away any seam allowance in excess of ¼″ (6mm). 4. Press knit underarm seams toward the back of the garment, and sleeve seams toward the sleeve. Stabilizing shoulder seams Stabilize shoulder seams to prevent them from stretching out of shape.

Cut out the pattern Shears with a serrated edge are a priority for knit fabrics because they don’t slip as you are cutting, even on lightweight fabric such as tricot. End hand fatigue from trying to cut slippery knits with regular shears. 1. Use a dressmaker’s shears with a micro-serrated blade. The serrations on these shears grasp the fabric. The slightly blunted points also prevent snagging. 2. Place your left hand (if right handed) on the pattern piece as you cut to keep the fabric in place and prevent shifting.

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