Monday, 20 April 2015

Q is for ...

Quilting

Now this is talking not about piecing together the pattern but about the pattern you use the sandwich the fabric to the backing. You make a patchwork top and then you need to sew it together with some wadding and a backing and that is where quilting comes into play. 

So what is quilting?

It is the process of sewing two or more layers of fabric together to make a thicker fabric. This can be as simple as sewing parts together in straight lines or doing complicated patterns. 

There is a whole beauty in free motion quilting added to your finished patchwork that can really make or break your quilt. 

Some examples
This quilt has been quilted using the stitch in the ditch technique. Meaning the quilting is hidden down the lines of the patchwork. It's good when you have a busy patchwork. 

This is one of the cool designs you can do when you get better.... so better than I am :D 
You can find out how to do this design and see more designs from THIS WEBSITE

How to find out more


I found this class at craftsy ... I may have to check it out for myself at some point. 

I also found this awesome gallery full of free motion quilting patterns... It could be lots of fun. 


These are just some of the books and magazines you can find... It is so much fun checking out my book collection.

Happy STitching, 
Caitlin

P.S. Join me tomorrow for R is for ...

1 comment:

  1. I love quilts but don't seem to have the patience to finish too many!

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