Cushions & Quilts: 20 Projects to Stitch, Quilt & Sew by Jo Colwill

By Jo Colwill

Jo Colwill taught Kirstie Allsopp to create one in all her attractive cushion designs on Kirstie's hand-crafted Britain, and now she will be able to educate you too! this pretty selection of cushion and duvet tasks are all encouraged through Jo Colwill's lifestyles on her Cornish farm. how one can stitch with step by step directions, exact diagrams and smart assistance and tips. for many of the initiatives, patchwork is mixed with applique and hand embroidery, and the stitching suggestions are basically defined that will help you to accomplish specialist effects. There's quite a lot of designs to fit each person, even if you're a newbie searching for a brief and straightforward cushion venture or an skilled quilter short of extra of a problem. you can also make the initiatives simply as they're or adjust the information to create your personal person variety. The booklet additionally contains a good sized cover development for the featured creation duvet layout.

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Cushions & Quilts: 20 Projects to Stitch, Quilt & Sew

Jo Colwill taught Kirstie Allsopp to create certainly one of her appealing cushion designs on Kirstie's home made Britain, and now she will be able to train you too! this beautiful number of cushion and duvet initiatives are all encouraged by means of Jo Colwill's lifestyles on her Cornish farm. the way to stitch with step by step directions, distinctive diagrams and shrewdpermanent assistance and tips.

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8 to quilt random daisies all over the centre and then moved on to a bigger daisy template in the border squares (Fig 12). I positioned the template over the joins to help blend all the elements together. If you prefer you could just outline quilt the patchwork shapes. For quilting advice see General Techniques: Quilting. Fig 10 Adding Border 5 9 To sew Border 6, take forty of the half-square triangles made earlier and arrange into four rows of ten units, creating the same zigzag pattern as Border 4.

You will notice that a little ear of fabric sticks out each end as if the triangle is too big, but this is needed to make a good cross-over when you sew the other triangles on. Add the other two triangles and press. First triangle A sewn on Fig 3 Sewing on Triangles A Corner B Add Border 1 as follows. 3cm) strips cut earlier and sew them to the top and bottom of the quilt. Make sure where you sew across the two joined triangles that you sew slightly high of the cross, so that when the fabric strip is pressed you will have a perfect point that is not clipped off (shown in red on Fig 4).

The suggested sewing order is: the rest of the quilts (10, 11, 12, 13, 14), the black dog’s body (15), the black dog’s back leg (16), his ear (17), the cart (18), the dog blanket (19), the horse body (20), the horse neck and head (21), the horse blanket/breeching (22), horse mane (23 and 24), collar (25), blinker (26), forelock (27) and harness (28). When appliquéing the little quilts you do not need to sew the bottom of each one, as the next one will cover it. You could pad the quilts slightly by tucking in some wool or fluffed up wadding.

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