Whip Up Mini Quilts: Patterns and How-to for 20 Contemporary by Kathreen Ricketson

By Kathreen Ricketson

Kathreen Ricketson, founding father of the the world over renowned site WhipUp.net, provides 20 modern quilts from around the globe during this captivating, easy-to-follow advisor. From the stunning English backyard duvet to the playful street delivery Pillow, the initiatives amassed in Whip Up Mini Quilts conceal every type of subject matters and appears. With lots of step by step directions and invaluable how-to illustrations, this ebook showcases an crafty method of layout fundamentals whereas outlining the basics of quilting strategies. better of all, all of it is available in a ordinary structure with lay-flat binding and trend sheets tucked into front pocket.

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Then repeat the same steps with your quilt top. First place it over your batting, aligning it correctly and smoothing it carefully all over, then roll it up onto your dowel. It might be helpful to tape the far end of the fabric down; this will just help you roll it up without taking it out of alignment. Spray, unroll, and smooth, as you did earlier, in small increments. Then lift your quilt and turn it over, smoothing the backing down one last time. You are now ready to quilt. 35 Quilting Quilting is the process of making small stitches all over the quilt and through all the layers.

How big you make the stitches is up to you; it’s not the stitch size that matters, it’s the consistency. Your hand-quilted stitches should be even and consistent on both sides of your quilt. There are two methods of machine quilting: stitching in straight lines and free-form quilting. For each method, the type of presser foot you use will make a big difference. With machine quilting you can create various designs (see the quilting designs used in each project) just as you can with hand quilting, but you will need to use different presser feet depending on what you are doing.

FINISHING THE QUILT 1. Make a quilt sandwich, with the stabilizer piece centered on top of the backing piece and the quilt top placed Right-side up on top of the stabilizer. Pin around the edges and pin baste. Trim and square up the edges of the three layers. 2. Use six strands of embroidery floss to make heavy running stitches around the outside of the photo patch, on the seam line, creating a frame. Bury the tails of the floss in the back of the quilt at the starting and stopping points. 50 5.

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