By Leni Levenson Wiener
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Selecting materials and making nice quilts have by no means been more uncomplicated! In 3-Fabric Quilts, Leni Levenson Wiener promises the instruments to make twelve remarkable quilts that every require basically 3 materials. With each one duvet composed of geometric squares, rectangles and strips, slicing and piecing have by no means been so quickly and simple.
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Poly/cotton: Poly/cotton blends are strong like polyester and soft like cotton. These blends are also usually the least expensive options. Ask five quilters what thread they recommend and you will get five different (and impassioned) answers. Any good quality thread will do the job, so try different threads to decide what works best for you and with your sewing machine. When threading your machine, keep in mind that spools are designed to sit straight up and cones should lie horizontally. I recommend using lingerie thread, thin polyester, or a thread specifically called bobbin thread in the bobbin.
Don’t panic! This usually means using either cools or warms—blues/greens/yellows, reds/oranges/yellows or reds/blues/purples. An analogous color scheme will appear more complex than a monochromatic color scheme, but with the same serenity. 3. Complementary: a color scheme that includes the complementary color of the predominant color in the assortment. Adding at least one complementary color will give a spark of life to the quilt. In a quilt with only three fabrics, use one complement and the color proportions will always be correct.
2. Analogous: a color scheme built of two or more colors adjacent to each other on the color wheel. Don’t panic! This usually means using either cools or warms—blues/greens/yellows, reds/oranges/yellows or reds/blues/purples. An analogous color scheme will appear more complex than a monochromatic color scheme, but with the same serenity. 3. Complementary: a color scheme that includes the complementary color of the predominant color in the assortment. Adding at least one complementary color will give a spark of life to the quilt.