Get ready because you will be WONDERFUL ON YOUR FAVORITE TRAIN! The Sister’s Choice block is a classic that appears in many quilt designs. Make several to match with or without stripe for a beautiful quilt or use the block in other projects. Who doesn’t love a beautiful pattern, to be used on vacation or at any time of the year ?! Play with the color to create a quilt with your own touch. Modern fabrics and colors create an updated look or choose vintage fabrics for a homemade version.
Corey Quilt from Happy Quilting. Observe the corner stones patched in the frame. Quilting is a fun and practical way to pass the time. You use your creativity to create beautiful blankets, pillows and ornaments for the home, which will be passed on to your children and grandchildren. In a few steps, you will learn how to make a basic quilt to show your new skills to friends and family.
How to Make a Quilt – Restored Materials
- Choose your cutting tools: In order to make a symmetrical and aligned quilt, it is very important that the pieces of the same size are equally well cut. This not only gives the work a professional appearance, it also speeds up the process of making a quilt and makes it easier for beginners. Normal fabric scissors will do, but rotary cutters are generally considered to be the best fabric cutters.
– Rotary cutters in a variety of sizes, but the medium ones are great to start with.
– If you use ordinary scissors, it is common for it to be very sharp so as not to damage the fabric.
- Cutting base: The cutting base comes with very useful markings of the molds frequently used in quilts and patchworks. It is essential for the operation of the blade when using the rotary cutter, but even with the scissors it is very useful to avoid scratches on the table and to align and cut the fabric.
- Use a ruler: Not just any ruler, but a specific, patchwork, wide, long and transparent, with markings of angles and sizes. With this ruler, it is easy to cut several layers of fabric and make the markings on all of them.
- Gather basic sewing tools: They are the basic tools of all sewing, like pins (lots of pins!), Undo sewing, needle and thread. If you do not have these items, buy in the most convenient haberdashery for you.
- Choose a line: The line looks universal, but there are many types of them. Do not buy a cheap one or use a very old one, as they break and fall apart during sewing. A good quality cotton thread is the best choice for a quilt. If you want to use the line for several projects, buy a neutral color like white, beige or gray.
6. Select your fabric: The most important step is to prepare the fabric. With many options on the market, this task can be daunting. A basic quilt can be easily made with 100% cotton fabrics, but mixtures of cotton and polyester also work. Choose different fabrics for the front of the bedspread, for the margins, and also one or two basic fabrics for the back of the bedspread.
– How many colors will you incorporate into the project? And how many different prints? Try to mix large and small prints well, as well as cores from the same family.
– Get creative with fabric options. Look for vintage tablecloths and linens at thrift stores, instead of restricting yourself as options in your haberdashery.
– Your base fabric will be larger than the front fabric and the cotton blanket; then, it consists of buying the right quantity for a larger size.
7. Buy the cotton filling: The cotton pillow is a soft pillow that adds weight and warmth to your comforter. It is placed between the back and front of the fabric and comes in several different thicknesses and fibers, including cotton, polyester, bamboo and castings.
– The polyester batting disintegrates and accumulates in the corners of your bedspread, and the melting runs the risk of wrinkling the fabric. Beginners should look for cotton, mixed cotton and bamboo first.
– If you are going to make a large bedspread, like a bedspread, use a thicker padding. Smaller duvets don’t need a lot of knocking, unless you want a really warm blanket.
8. Use a sewing machine: You can sew your quilt by hand, but it takes too long and is disheartening for beginners. Any machine that makes a straight line is suitable for small quilts. See if you have a needle for the machine.
9. Iron: You will need to iron the quilt several times when doing so, so have an iron and a good ironing board.
- Choose a recipe: You don’t need one to make a quilt, but sometimes it’s good to have a basic recipe to work with. — There are several free recipes on the internet, and you can also buy books and magazines at the haberdashery, bookstores and newsagents. If you want to invent your recipe with your own measurements, you just need a pencil and squared paper.
– Anyway, it is always good to make a drawing of your project before starting it to decide the best possibilities for appearance.
– The easiest quilt for beginners is a blanket of rows of patchwork squares. Larger squares are easier to sew.
SEE TOO: Pathway Quilt Block