March 28, 2017

Download 15 Minutes of Play—Improvisational Quilts: Made-Fabric by Victoria Findlay Wolfe PDF

By Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Scraps by no means seemed so sturdy! 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 equipment, then comprise your made-fabric into conventional cover blocks. As you play, you'll sharpen your layout talents and know about combining colours and prints in new ways...then watch your duvet layout emerge. notice simply how unique vintage blocks like Sawtooth megastar or Flying ducks could be, while they're developed with extra spunk and spontaneity! comprises eleven problem workouts to reinforce your inventive muscle mass, plus an inspirational cover gallery.

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With this technique, I found a great way to make big, impressive, quick quilts. You can also try combining 61/2˝ × 61/2˝ blocks with 121/2˝ × 121/2˝ blocks or any combination of sizes that will allow you to join them quickly and give you a variety of patterns. 1. Place the pieces or blocks on a design wall in an arrangement that looks right to you (Figure 1). 2. Sew them together into a large piece of fabric (Figures 2 and 3). 3. Trim the pieces using a template (Figure 4). Cutting 8 pieces will make one big beautiful star (Figure 5).

Create Made-Fabric using one of the piecing techniques from Four Easy Techniques for “Made-Fabric” (page 28). Then use the instructions on the following pages to create 12˝ × 12˝ finished blocks of your choice. 48 15 Minutes of Play—Improvisational Quilts Half-Square Triangle Made-Fabric: Use any technique. Cut 1 square 127⁄8 ˝ × 127⁄8 ˝; cut in half diagonally to make 2 half-square triangles (A). ) Solid fabric: Cut 1 square 127⁄8 ˝ × 127⁄8 ˝; cut in half diagonally to make 2 half-square triangles (B).

I started with a 6˝ × 12˝ piece of phone-book paper. Using a ruler that size made for easy trimming later. 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.

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