Very welcome to Craft For The World, here we bring you the best and most beautiful patterns, we always try to keep you updated! THE LARGE SCALE PRINTS ARE STUNNING ON THIS QUILT, SELECT A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION OF YOUR FAVORITE DESIGNER! The large scale prints work beautifully on this quilt. That’s not surprising considering it was designed for Kaffe Fassett fabrics. Choose a variety of coordinating fabrics from your favorite designer and have fun putting this beauty together. We love the colors shown in the examples, but the quilt will be wonderful in other combinations as well.
The quilt is constructed from strips of varying widths, cut into squares, then made into triangular half square blocks. The key is to keep similar values in both lights and darks, so that the overall pattern emerges. Once completed, the quilt designed by Liza Prior Lucy for Westminter Fiber is 47″ x 47″
Patchwork: everything you need to know to get started! While scrapbooking is the cutting out of images to make up an album, patchwork is the cutting out 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 to learn about the main materials.
Patchwork in practice: Briefly, it boils down to cutting fabrics in a symmetrical or asymmetrical way. The classic technique has three layers: the scraps called the top, the filling used to give it volume, and, finally, the lining, which is the finishing fabric. When a sewing machine is used, the layers are joined by stitching, called a quilt. The quilts are continuous designs made with the machine and can be made in various formats, such as hearts, stars, arabesques, etc. There is also patchwork block, which is the joining of fabrics forming new patterns and appliqués which are fabrics applied under the base fabric.
Origin of patchwork: It is estimated that the technique began in 3400 B.C., when in ancient Egypt, the pharaohs dressed themselves with pieces made from leftover fabrics. This became a fundamental tool in war, as soldiers used the pieces created under their armor. Today, patchwork no longer takes part in warfare, but is used to transform and create pieces for personal and decorative use. There is already a lot of information available on the internet and specific courses for those who want to perfect the art of patchwork. Beginners should rely on magazines and websites for references and inspiration.
The materials to start with: For quality work, the right materials are essential. Remember to buy them from a reputable store with affordable prices. The first materials are a cutting base and a circular cutter for handling the fabrics. Besides these, it is also important to have a measuring ruler, sewing machine, scissors, pins, fabrics, blanket for the lining, thread and pencil for the demarcations. In some cases you will not use a sewing machine, for example if you are applying the patchwork to a box or wood.
In these cases you will also need a glue. Give preference to 100% cotton fabrics and threads. The most commonly used blankets for the lining are R1 and R2. Keep in mind that the secret to good patchwork work is a good measurement, so that the cut is exact and straight. Patchwork is a way to get out of your routine, de-stress, and at the same time create beautiful work that can be 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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