Quilt Me!: Using Inspirational Fabrics to Create over 20 by Jane Brocket

By Jane Brocket

An exhilarating new name from the prime cover writer, cover Me! celebrates Jane Brockets liberated, joyous, vibrant method of quilting utilizing very good materials and straightforward shapes and styles to create lovely results. Taking inspirational materials as its place to begin, the e-book explores not just the designs on hand in cotton, made-for-the-market quilt/patchwork materials, but additionally strikes right into a new realm of different materials that may be used to make appealing, functional, usable quilts. it's as though a quilt-maker has walked into the haberdashers of her goals and has explored the numerous percentages that conventional materials supply, materials equivalent to ticking, linen, gingham, tweed, tartan, suiting, shirting, velvet, silk and calico. With transparent directions for a whimsical number of quilts, duvet Me! recreates the buzz, recognized to all quilters, of ransacking through a brand new stash of materials. the writer describes the enjoyment to be present in a superb color scheme, layout or development, in addition to the classy and sensible merits of constructing the main of what we discover in conventional textile outlets and in our fabric history, discovering possible choices to cover cottons, and casting a brand new eye over materials made for different reasons corresponding to outfits, curtains, upholstery and inside ornament.

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Quilt Me!: Using Inspirational Fabrics to Create over 20 Beautiful Quilts

An exhilarating new name from the major duvet writer, cover Me! celebrates Jane Brockets liberated, joyous, vibrant method of quilting utilizing significant materials and straightforward shapes and styles to create gorgeous results. Taking inspirational materials as its place to begin, the ebook explores not just the designs to be had in cotton, made-for-the-market quilt/patchwork materials, but additionally strikes right into a new realm of other materials that may be used to make attractive, useful, usable quilts.

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Apply glue or double-sided tape to the back of the card stock; center the card stock on the front of your blank card, carefully applying pressure to adhere (Figure 8). variations: Tapered Bouquet (Stencil 2). Make a bouquet with pretty tapered flower petals. Follow the original instructions with the following variations: Before Step 4. Add the tapered petals. On the stencil, tapers are indicated with a small circle. Squeeze out a dot of craft glue, and pull it into a taper by placing the tip of a toothpick in the center of the dot and dragging it in the direction you’d like your taper to go (Figure 1).

Holding the frame firmly in place, take your credit card and drag the ink from the left edge all the way across the design area (Figure 9). Don’t push too hard; the holes in the fabric are probably pretty large, so it will not take much to get the ink to pass through. Carefully raise the frame to the “up” position and view the print. Make a few test prints on scrap paper to get a feel for how much ink you’ll need; you may need to make more than one pass over the ink with your credit card. Once you are happy with the quality of the print, position your balsa-wood card in the center of the Work Surface template and make a print on it (Figure 10).

Be sure to trace the rectangular dotted line, which indicates the edges of the card, as well as any artwork that extends beyond the dotted line (Figure 3) (the templates provided with this project “bleed” off the edge of the card, so the silk-screened area is larger than the card). Turn the frame over so the fabric side is facing up and you can see your pencil drawing through the fabric. With the frame fabric side up, use a paintbrush to apply a thin, even coat of Mod Podge to the areas outside of the design you have traced on your screen; apply until these areas are completely covered (Figure 4).

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