By Ellen Luckett Baker
During this follow-up to 1,2,3 stitch, professional seamstress and craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker bargains her distinctive development block method of quilting. She offers 24 initiatives in teams of 3, every one staff concentrating on a unique form and talent set. Readers grasp the fundamental shapes of quilting; squares, rectangles, triangles, hexagons, cirlces, flora, stars and diamonds, and multiply their stitching abilities as they cross. 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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The strap will be inside the bag, between the layers; make sure the strap is not twisted. Repeat with the second strap on the other side of the bag. Sew around the top of the bag, using a ½-in/12-mm seam allowance. Sew a zigzag stitch along the edge of the straps to secure them in place (see figure E). 6-in/15-cm opening fig. D STEP 6: TURN RIGHT SIDE OUT AND FINISH. Pull the lining out of the bag, and then pull the bag through the opening in the lining, so the bag is right-side out. Push the lining into the bag and press flat along the top seam at the bag’s opening.
Using the walking foot on your sewing machine, and starting in the center and working outward, quilt every ¼ in/6 mm from the strip seams, as shown on one block in figure D. Close the opening with the quilt stitches at the edge. 44 1,2,3 QUILT fig. 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.
5-cm strips that you cut earlier to create the layout as shown in figure B. Begin sewing the strips in this order, right sides together, until the entire runner top is complete, with a total of 31 strips. Press all the seams open. continued 42 1,2,3 QUILT STEP 3: ATTACH THE RUNNER TOP PIECE TO THE FUSIBLE FLEECE BATTING. Lay out the fusible fleece batting on a smooth surface, then place the completed runner top over it, smoothing out all the creases. Using an iron with no steam, press to activate the fusible bonding, pressing until the fabric is securely affixed to the fleece with no wrinkles or puckers.
1, 2, 3 Quilt: Shape Up Your Skills with 24 Stylish Projects by Ellen Luckett Baker