When it rains outside the window and the leaves turn yellow, it's time to do the most autumn handicraft - quilting. Today we have prepared tips for you from blogger Sherry McConnell and several training videos. What you need to stop being afraid and start sewing.
1. Choose patterns from large parts
You will collect a thing from large patches much faster than from hundreds of small ones. In addition, you will have to make fewer seams, which will reduce the likelihood of error. And besides, there is more detail and long seams more easily forgive small flaws.
2. Start with squares or rectangles
It is worth taking a foray into the world of triangular elements - and you will find there stretching, shifting edges that cannot be neatly connected. So for your first job, choose the simplest shapes - squares and rectangles. They are easiest to sew together.
3. Collect things from ready-made parts
Pre-cut fabrics are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Choose a pattern that can be folded from these pieces and you will save yourself hours of preparation. In addition, perfectly cut workpieces are easier to connect, and if you do make small mistakes, they will not overlap with imperfections in parts and will not be so noticeable.
4. Go to a master class
Even one master class or course for beginners will teach you the basic principles of patchwork sewing and help you enjoy your new hobby, and not make trivial mistakes over and over again. If there is no way to go to a real lesson, look for courses online, there are also such courses.
Well, for those who do not want or do not yet have the opportunity to spend time and energy on paid lessons, we have collected several videos from YouTube that will acquaint you with the basics of patchwork sewing.
Video from a channel run by SewEasy, a major Australian quilting company. About what tools and how to cut the fabric into strips and squares.
A large and detailed tutorial on sewing a quilt from the Professor Pincushion channel. Ideal for beginners who like to dive headlong into real work.
A video on how to sew with The Coin Quilt technique. The project is even simpler than a piece of squares, besides the authors are trustworthy: the channel hosts the largest American magazine about patchwork.
Enjoy your creativity and cozy autumn evenings!