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A bird in hand: folk art projects inspired by our feathered by Renee Plains

By Renee Plains

Feathered acquaintances take fanciful flight during this varied number of 21 tasks encouraged by way of the undying allure of folks artwork. no matter if you're keen on hand appliqu?©, rug hooking, piecework, or move sew, Liberty superstar fashion designer Ren?©e Plains bargains anything for each quilter during this booklet. incorporated are six avian-embellished appliqu?© quilts and 3 pieced quilts with bird-themed blocks. if you happen to take pleasure in making smaller scale initiatives akin to pincushions, the e-book additionally gains 8 vintage-style stitching components starting from pinkeeps to stitching wallet - excellent on your stitching room or presents for fellow sewers. And Ren?©e has additionally designed 4 extra whimsical accents - a pillow and hooked rug for the house in addition to an informal tote and computing device disguise to take alongside when you are at the move. She additionally stocks her favourite appliqu?© suggestions and shrewdpermanent advice for making a number of the initiatives cross easily.

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Though less time is needed for stitching and quilting, extra precision is required. Depending on the size of the miniature and the complexity of the designs, cutting the batting away might be a longer process. I learned that for small work it is necessary to use water-soluble thread in the bobbin too. 58 SHADOW TRAPUNTO QUILTS OLD-FASHIONED TREAT, 2008, 393/4˝ × 391/2˝ I love the lacy look of this quilt. Quilting with different threads in the interior and exterior of the wreath changes the color of this wonderful quilt; the quilting must be very dense.

Set your machine to the longest stitch setting and loosen the top thread tension a bit. Baste 1/8˝ from the raw edges, leaving the thread tails long. Gently pull the bottom thread to gather the ruffle so it fits the edge of the pillow top (it should measure about 45˝ long). Make ruffle. Line up the raw edge of the ruffle with the edge of the pillow and pin, adjusting the gathers evenly. Baste 1/4˝ from the edge. Cranberry Pie 49 Nine-Patch Revival QUILT SIZE: approximately 18˝Â€×€18˝ | PATTERN SIZE: 16˝Â€×€16˝ It is easy to add more color to quilts and enhance their design by combining shadow trapunto with appliqués.

Do not start stitching the design before placing the appliqués on the background fabric; if you do, you will need a new pattern as a guide for appliqué placement. • When stitching the design, be careful not to stitch on the thick lines drawn for the placement of the appliqués. N ine-Patch Revival 51 Christmas Romance QUILT SIZE: approximately 191/2˝Â€×€191/2˝ | PATTERN SIZE: 16˝Â€×€16˝ (Method 1) or 8˝Â€×€8˝ (Methods 2 and 3) TIP Use fabrics in different colors but with a similar value.

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