Preparing your Quilt
When is a quilt not a quilt?
Before it has had the wadding and backing added it is simply a piece or patchwork sheet.
No doubt beautiful in design and creation it has a long way to go before becoming the piece of artistry that is a quilt.
This is the first in a series of tutorials surrounding the mystery of taking your piece or patch work top sheet and turning it into that most wonderful of creations a quilt!
No matter what design or blocks you have added, sashed or patched you will not have yet created a quilt. There are several key stages yet to be completed, each of which are covered in a separate tutorial.
Each item listed below is linked to a detailed tutorial, these show how I carry out these tasks and I hope they assist you in completing your quilt with style.
- Tidying your top piece and sourcing the wadding or batting and the back fabric.
- Basting the quilt pieces together
- Quilting by hand
- Quilting with sewing machine
- Sizing the quilted piece, measuring for the binding
- Creating the binding – Straight of Grain
- Creating the binding – Bias Binding
- Adding the binding
- Finishing the binding by machine
- Finishing the binding by hand
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