By Ellen Luckett Baker

ISBN-10: 0811876497

ISBN-13: 9780811876490

Stitching is as effortless as 1-2-3! during this inventive educating ebook, craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker deals a unconditionally special approach to stitching: she provides initiatives in teams of 3, every one development at the ideas utilized in the undertaking prior to. Baker exhibits, for instance, find out how to stitch a glasses case, then construct on these talents to create a zippered pouch, and from there, make a extra complicated cosmetics bag. There are 33 pleasant initiatives in all, starting from garments to dcor and components. With easy-to-follow directions, how-to illustrations, and 12 styles tucked into an enclosed envelope, 1, 2, three Sew is an important source for starting and intermediate sewers alike.

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Fig. B QUICK TIP: When sewing along curves, it’s helpful to use a shorter stitch length. fig. C Q U I LT E D K I TC H E N 61 How-to: Single-Fold Machine Binding ¼"/6 mm from the edge. Continue to sew across until ¼"/6 mm before you reach a corner and back-tack here. Binding is used to finish the raw edges of quilted items. For added strength and durability, binding is often QUICK TIP: You might want to lay out your binding to cut on the bias, or diagonal, to allow many threads make sure the joined seam doesn’t fall in a corner, as to withstand the wear and tear that the edges often this can make the corner bulky and can also decrease suffer.

Sometimes it is helpful to use a temporary basting fabric glue to hold the fabric in place; just apply a few small dots to press marks fig. B your backing fabric. 3 Sew by machine or by hand with embroidery floss around your appliqué design as marked. If you are sewing by hand, you may want to place your fabric in ½"/12 mm from unfinished edge an embroidery hoop to stabilize the fabric as you work. 4 With a small pair of sharp scissors, pull up the main front side of fabric fabric and cut a small hole in the center of the design, being careful not to cut the fabric underneath.

Next, take your stitching skills a step further with coasters quilted in three thread colors, echoing the look of plaid. The final project in this chapter is a set of stitched place mats with a modern rippled design, sewn with a simple technique. In this chapter, you’ll learn basic quilting techniques with increasingly complex stitch designs, as well as how to sew simple binding by machine. TICKING STRIPE HOT PAD Learn basic quilting techniques with this hot pad project. You will create the simple, classic look of ticking stripes with your machine stitching.

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