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Whip Up Mini Quilts: Patterns and How-to for 20 Contemporary by Kathreen Ricketson

By Kathreen Ricketson

Kathreen Ricketson, founding father of the the world over renowned site WhipUp.net, provides 20 modern quilts from around the globe during this fascinating, easy-to-follow advisor. From the stunning English backyard duvet to the playful street shipping Pillow, the tasks amassed in Whip Up Mini Quilts disguise every kind of issues and appears. With lots of step by step directions and valuable how-to illustrations, this booklet showcases an crafty method of layout fundamentals whereas outlining the basics of quilting suggestions. better of all, all of it is available in a straightforward structure with lay-flat binding and trend sheets tucked into front pocket.

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If you are stitch basting, first pin the quilt, placing pins every 6 in/15 cm over the quilt. 5-cm-long running (tacking) stitches. Starting in the middle, follow the lines of pins, working up and down until you come to the edge, and then start in the middle again and go out toward the other edge. Remove the pins. How to do it Spread your quilt out on a tabletop or any flat surface large enough for your quilt. 5 cm bigger than the quilt top on all sides. Place it right-side down, first smoothing it out with your hands or using a wide quilting ruler to ensure that it is wrinkle free.

Turn it Right-side out, just as if you were making a pillowcase cover. Use a chopstick or your fingers to push the corners out as much as you can, and press the edges all around. Close the opening with a neat blind stitch. And you are done. Another neat alternative for finishing a quilt is to face it. Facing is traditionally used around necklines in dressmaking to give a firm, invisible finish. Attaching a facing is similar to attaching binding; however, when folding it over to cover the edge, you take the whole of the binding toward the back, leaving the quilt at the front going right up to the edge (the facing is not seen from the front).

No hand sewing is required, but if you haven’t matched up your binding correctly on both sides, then the stitching could be off. If it is, you will have to pick out the seams on some sections and sew over it again. 5-cm opening in the middle of one side. Turn it Right-side out, just as if you were making a pillowcase cover. Use a chopstick or your fingers to push the corners out as much as you can, and press the edges all around. Close the opening with a neat blind stitch. And you are done. Another neat alternative for finishing a quilt is to face it.

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