By Renee Plains
Feathered pals take fanciful flight during this assorted number of 21 tasks encouraged by way of the undying allure of people artwork. even if you're keen on hand appliqu?©, rug hooking, piecework, or move sew, Liberty celebrity clothier Ren?©e Plains bargains whatever for each quilter during this ebook. incorporated are six avian-embellished appliqu?© quilts and 3 pieced quilts with bird-themed blocks. in the event you take pleasure in making smaller scale tasks resembling pincushions, the ebook additionally positive aspects 8 vintage-style stitching components starting from pinkeeps to stitching wallet - ideal on your stitching room or presents for fellow sewers. And Ren?©e has additionally designed 4 extra whimsical accents - a pillow and hooked rug for the house in addition to an off-the-cuff tote and computer disguise to take alongside if you end up at the move. She additionally stocks her favourite appliqu?© concepts and shrewdpermanent advice for making many of the initiatives move easily.
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7 Every three stitches or so, pull your thread taut to tighten the stitches and make them “melt” into the fabric. 8 When you reach the end of the template, take an extra stitch and slip the needle through the thread to knot it (wrap knot). 9 To join another template, leave the thread as it is, open the first two templates, and place a new one along the seam you plan to sew. Take two stitches in the same spot of the corner and again make a wrap knot to secure it. Whipstitch as before. 10 To end a line of stitching or when you come to the end of your thread, secure with a wrap knot, then take three stitches back along the seam you have just sewn.
What could be better than hand sewing on picnic blankets under the trees? FOLLOW YOUR INTUITION This book features the methods I’ve found work best for me after years of trial and error, talking with friends, and blogging about English paper piecing (EPP). If you find a method or a step that feels more natural to you, do it your way. The goal is to enjoy the process of quiltmaking and to have beautiful items as the outcome. Quilting in a digital age If you are new to quilting you might not notice, but if you’ve been around a while, it’s pretty clear to see that quilting has changed a lot in the last five to ten years.
Mixed collections Pulling out certain colors, such as pinks and oranges, and blues and greens, from a number of fabric lines (above, from Moda) is an effective way of combining designers or seasons. They can be balanced with a neutral background fabric, such as white. Combining colors and patterns Your fabrics look great all freshly pressed, but it is important to put some thought and time into how they will look once you cut them, baste away a seam allowance, and join them with their new friends.
A bird in hand: folk art projects inspired by our feathered friends by Renee Plains