By Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Scraps by no means seemed so reliable! this can be improvisational piecing reinvented—learn the best way to create a different piece of "made-fabric" in precisely quarter-hour with Victoria Findlay Wolfe's improvisational scrap-piecing tools, then comprise your made-fabric into conventional duvet blocks. As you play, you'll sharpen your layout abilities and know about combining colours and prints in new ways...then watch your cover layout emerge. detect simply how specified vintage blocks like Sawtooth megastar or Flying ducks could be, while they're developed with extra spunk and spontaneity! contains eleven problem routines to reinforce your artistic muscle tissues, plus an inspirational cover gallery.
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Additional resources for 15 Minutes of Play—Improvisational Quilts: Made-Fabric Piecing,Traditional Blocks, Scrap Challenges
Place a scrap right sides together on a straight edge of the first shape. Don’t worry if the scrap is big or little—the more variety there is, the more interesting the block will be. 40 15 Minutes of Play—Improvisational Quilts 9. Trim to the unfinished block size (Figures 6 and 7). Tip You can use single or pieced scraps for the added pieces. For a very random scrappy look, sew the scraps into strips, adding them to the center and trimming as instructed. Save trimmed bits or pieces of Made-Fabric.
Once you master them, you will have a valuable tool to create unique quilts. 1. With right sides together, place a triangle on a parallelogram as shown. Sew using a ¼˝ seam allowance, stopping ¼˝ before the end of the fabric. Backstitch and cut the threads. Press the seam open. 2. With right sides together, place the next parallelogram on top of the right edge of the triangle. Sew with a ¼˝ seam allowance and stop with the needle in the down position when you reach the seam where the first 2 pieces meet.
Use phone-book paper as a guide when you are trying to make a particular size of a block. It’s lightweight, which means the paper will tear away easily. Start with a small stitch length on your sewing machine (smaller than for regular piecing) to keep your seams from coming apart when you trim your block to size. 1. Cut the phone-book paper to the block size you want. 2. Place a scrap right side up so it covers the edge of the paper. Place a second scrap on top of the first scrap, right 36 15 Minutes of Play—Improvisational Quilts 8.