Handicrafts are popular these days and the art of quilting has many fans. If you are eager about learning how to make quilts read on to get some helpful strategies.
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1. Choose Pattern: To start with, you will have to choose a pattern for your quilt and then determine how big you want the quilt to be. To make this decision speak with people that make quilts, read quilting guides or get information online. The type of fabric material that you select also have some bearing over the size.
2. Choose Fabric: The next aspect is to think about is the suitable color choices and designs that will go well with the chosen pattern. Then choose the desired fabric materials for your quilt. You may choose any type of fabric for making a quilt, but if you are making a quilt for a specific intention then select the fabric materials accordingly. The next step is cutting the fabric, but before you cut it, the material must be washed and ironed well.
3. Sew Shapes: When the pieces of fabric for the top of the quilt are set in the correct order they can be sewn together. Be sure to stick to the pattern and double check that the pieces are in the right order. It is easier to stitch the shapes if they are pinned first.
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4. Backing Selection: Now, you need to select one large piece of cloth for the backing. This could make the stitching process easier. The backing fabric could be used for the edging too if it is a couple of inches longer than the quilt from all sides.
5. Layer Basting: It is now time to baste or secure the three layers of the quilt together. Choosing a fusible batting makes the task a lot simpler and easier as you just have to iron the layers together. If sewing is necessary use a contrasting thread color that would be easy to remove later and stitch the pieces together . Start in the middle of each side and remove any wrinkles during the process.
6. Quilt Trimming: If required remove all of the basting stitches and then edge the quilt. Stitch bias tape along one edge of the quilt and after that wrap it around to sew it down the next side. Be cautious on the corners and fold the material in neatly.
7. Quilt Signing: When you finish the quilt it is traditional that you sign it with your name. You may also put in information such as the quilting pattern which you used and the name of the individual who will be getting the quilt.