By Ellen Luckett Baker
During this follow-up to 1,2,3 stitch, specialist seamstress and craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker deals her specified development block method of quilting. She provides 24 initiatives in teams of 3, every one workforce targeting a distinct form and ability set. Readers grasp the elemental shapes of quilting; squares, rectangles, triangles, hexagons, cirlces, plants, stars and diamonds, and multiply their stitching abilities as they cross. each one bankruptcy begins with anything small and straightforward, then strikes into an intermediate undertaking and ends with a full-sized cover.
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Extra resources for 1, 2, 3 Quilt: Shape Up Your Skills with 24 Stylish Projects
Fig. C Following the steps in How-to: Boxed Corners (page 49), square off the corners of both the outer bag and the lining, 2 in/5 cm measuring from the tip of the corners to the sewn line. continued RECTANGLES 47 STEP 5: PLACE STRAPS AND SEW TOGETHER LINING AND OUTER BAG. With the outer bag wrong-side out and the lining right-side out, push the lining into the bag, so that the right sides will be facing each other. Push down the corners and make sure that the side seams and top raw edges are aligned.
Repeat with the outer back piece. fig. B STEP 3: ATTACH THE ZIPPER. See How-To: Install a Zipper in a Lined Bag, (facing page) for instructions. STEP 4: SEW POUCH AND LINING. Open the zipper halfway. Fold the lining pieces together so the right sides are facing, flattening the zipper ends. Fold the outer pieces out of the way. 5-cm opening in the fig. 5-cm opening HOW-TO: INSTALL A ZIPPER IN A LINED BAG These instructions are for installing a zipper in a lined bag, as used in the Pixel Pouch (page 29) and Native Star Duffel Bag (page 138) projects.
If using a solid backing, the center piece should be 40 by 80 in/102 by 203 cm, and the two side pieces should be 20 by 80 in/50 by 203 cm, each. You may choose to quilt it with straight lines, intersecting lines in a grid formation, or with small squares to echo the shapes in the quilt. Or try quilting by hand, as explained on page 16, with stitched emphasis on the concentric square pattern. 5 cm 12½ in/32 cm 12½ in/32 cm All strips 2 in/5 cm wide fig. B SQUARES 35 36 1,2,3 QUILT HOW-TO: SQUARE UP BLOCKS Squaring up your blocks is a simple process, but one that is necessary to achieve accuracy in your quilts.