VINTAGE-LOOK PRINTS CREATE A LOVELY QUILT, MODERN PRINTS WILL BE BEAUTIFUL, TOO! Vintage style fabrics in a lovely color palette, along with a complex-looking design, come together in a gorgeous quilt. Play with color for your own unique version and enjoy the beautiful results. Star blocks and an intricate border create a compelling design. While none if it especially difficult, this is not a quick project, either. Take your time and enjoy the process. It’s well worth the time and effort to add this beautiful quilt to your collection.
The finished quilt, designed by Kim Diehl for Henry Glass, is 64.5″ x 64.5″. The patchwork is the cutting of fabrics with applications that go beyond the classic bed, table, and bath. Like any craft, it is a technique that requires practice and study. At the same time, it provides therapeutic benefits, stimulates creativity, and can become an extra income. If you want to get started in the art of patchwork, read on to understand what the technique is, its applications, and learn about the main materials.
Patchwork in practice – in a nutshell, it boils down to cutting the fabric symmetrically or asymmetrically. The classic technique is divided into three layers, namely: the flap called the top, the filler used to increase volume, and finally the lining, which is the finish of the fabric. When using a sewing machine, the layers are connected by reverse stitching, which is called quilting. The quilt is a continuous design made by a machine, and can be made in different shapes, such as heart, star, arabesques, etc. There are also patchwork blocks, which are the joining of fabrics to form new patterns, and appliqués, which are fabrics applied under the base fabric.
Origin of patchwork – It is estimated that this technique began in 3400 BC, when in ancient Egypt the pharaohs used fragments made from leftover fabric. Therefore, it became a basic tool in warfare because soldiers wore fragments under their armor. Today, patchwork no longer takes part in warfare, but is used to transform and create works for personal and decorative use. There is already some information and specific courses on the Internet for those who want to improve in the art of patchwork. Beginners should bet on magazines and websites for reference and inspiration. Patchwork application – It is common to find this technique in works such as bedspreads, bath towels, or tablecloths. However, the application does not stop there. This technique can be applied to anything that can be decorated, such as rugs, upholstery, toys, MDF boxes, and even walls.
Starting Materials – For high quality work, the right materials are essential. Remember to buy them at affordable prices from reliable stores. The first material is the cutting base and the circular cutter used to process the fabric. In addition, you need a measuring ruler, sewing machine, scissors, pins, cloth, lining blanket, thread, and marking pencils. In some cases you will not use a sewing machine, for example if you sew the patchwork on a box or wood. In these cases, you will also need glue. 100% cotton fabric and thread are preferred. The blankets most commonly used for lining are R1 and R2. Remember that the key to good patchwork is to measure correctly so that the cut is accurate and straight. Patchwork is a way to get rid of stereotypes and reduce stress, and at the same time can create exquisite work that can become a new source of income. If you like these tips to start making patchwork, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to receive first hand content.
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