1, 2, 3 Quilt: Shape Up Your Skills with 24 Stylish Projects by Ellen Luckett Baker

By Ellen Luckett Baker

During this follow-up to 1,2,3 stitch, professional seamstress and craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker deals her specified development block method of quilting. She provides 24 initiatives in teams of 3, each one crew concentrating on a unique form and ability set. Readers grasp the fundamental shapes of quilting; squares, rectangles, triangles, hexagons, cirlces, plants, stars and diamonds, and multiply their stitching abilities as they move. every one bankruptcy begins with anything small and straightforward, then strikes into an intermediate venture and ends with a full-sized duvet.

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QUICK TIP: When cutting the same shape out of different fabrics, it’s helpful to stack several layers of fabric on top of one another and cut them all at once. Just be sure to use a sharp blade on your rotary cutter and double-check the stack for alignment as you cut. 5 cm Block 4 Block 3 (All seam allowances included) Block 4 Block 3 8 6 5 5 4 7 4 8 9 9 2 7 2 3 3 6 1 1 RECTANGLES 53 STEP 1: ASSEMBLE THE BLOCKS. On your design wall or on the floor, use the diagram for block 1 to lay out all the pieces for block 1, forming a total of five blocks in a color layout that you find appealing.

Following the instructions in How-To: String Piecing (facing page), join strips of fabric to make a piece at least 18 by 15 in/46 by 38 cm or larger. Then cut this piece into twenty 3½-in/9-cm squares. Sew a solid front piece to each patchwork piece. With one patchwork piece and one square piece 13 by 13 in/33 by 33 cm, sew right sides together. Repeat with the remaining place mat fronts. Press the seams open. ) STEP 2: MAKE HALF-SQUARE TRIANGLES. STEP 6: MAKE QUILT SANDWICH. Following the instructions in How-To: Half-Square Triangles (page 66), sew together the stringpieced squares and the solid-front squares to make 40 half-square triangles.

Repeat with the outer back piece. fig. B STEP 3: ATTACH THE ZIPPER. See How-To: Install a Zipper in a Lined Bag, (facing page) for instructions. STEP 4: SEW POUCH AND LINING. Open the zipper halfway. Fold the lining pieces together so the right sides are facing, flattening the zipper ends. Fold the outer pieces out of the way. 5-cm opening in the fig. 5-cm opening HOW-TO: INSTALL A ZIPPER IN A LINED BAG These instructions are for installing a zipper in a lined bag, as used in the Pixel Pouch (page 29) and Native Star Duffel Bag (page 138) projects.

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