70 Classic Quilting Patterns. Ready-to-Use Designs and by Gwen Marston

By Gwen Marston

Create your personal beautiful heirlooms with those full-sized designs. uncomplicated directions and transparent diagrams will help needleworkers in any respect degrees of workmanship via each step. Seventy vintage styles comprise a wide selection of decisions for ornamental sewing: pineapple, feather, floral, and swirl motifs, plus a range of repeating borders.

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Whatever size your stitches, try to make them all the same.

Diagram 10 Diagram 11 Diagram 12 Diagram 13 Because you will be feeling the point of the needle with your thumb underneath the quilt, it will eventually become sore, as will your thumb on top. The more you quilt, the more tolerance you will have for this. Many methods have been devised to protect your hands from the needle, such as using a thimble on each hand, or using some other tool to push and deflect the needle. You may want to investigate one of these alternate methods, but we have quilted many quilts without finding any of them necessary.

Colored or printed fabrics call for templates (fine for simple designs) or the light table (best for complex designs). Each technique has its advantages: templates require a minimum of fuss while light tables can solve problems no other technique can. Templates can be made of cardboard, plastic, sandpaper, even sheet metal. We like cardboard the best since we always seem to have it in the house. Plastic can work as well as or better than cardboard, particularly if you plan to reuse the template, but it is much more expensive.

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