By Ellen Luckett Baker
During this follow-up to 1,2,3 stitch, professional seamstress and craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker deals her specified construction block method of quilting. She offers 24 tasks in teams of 3, every one team targeting a distinct form and ability set. Readers grasp the elemental shapes of quilting; squares, rectangles, triangles, hexagons, cirlces, plant life, stars and diamonds, and multiply their stitching talents as they pass. each one bankruptcy starts off with anything small and straightforward, then strikes into an intermediate undertaking and ends with a full-sized duvet.
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You could also make this block design into a quilt with a simple horizontal layout, or place the rectangles on a diagonal to create movement, and the pattern can easily be adjusted to any length or width. 5 m quilting cotton, canvas, or linen for background (fabric B) CUT Note: You might find it more efficient to cut long strips of 2½-in-/6-cm-wide fabric, and then cut those strips into the following sizes. 5 by 160 cm SHAPE UP YOUR SKILLS: basic patchwork piecing, construction without binding, straight quilting FINISHED DIMENSIONS: 15½ by 62 in/39 by 158 cm RECTANGLES 41 STEP 1: SEW STRIPS TOGETHER FOR THE TOP.
STEP 4: MAKE BACK PIECES. Next, you will make the back of the pillow cover with two overlapping pieces, allowing for an opening to insert the pillow form. Sew a hem along one 18½-in/47-cm side of each back piece to create a finished edge in this manner: With one piece of fabric, fold the 18½-in/47-cm edge of the fabric toward the wrong side by ¼ in/6 mm and press. Fold over another ½ in/12 mm and press again. Stitch along this folded edge 3/8 in/ 1 cm from the edge. Repeat with the other piece of backing fabric.
D RAIL FENCE TOTE BAG The rail fence design is simply a series of rectangular fabric strips sewn together in different directions. This design comes together quickly and is very versatile. In this tote bag, in linen, cotton, and canvas, the rail fence design takes a modern turn. If you are new to sewing, this basic bag construction will become a staple of your sewing repertoire, plus the canvas lining makes it sturdy and even reversible. The rail fence design can be repeated as a zigzag in a quilt, randomized for a free-form look, and interpreted differently with patterns or solids.
1, 2, 3 Quilt: Shape Up Your Skills with 24 Stylish Projects by Ellen Luckett Baker