Allie Aller's Crazy Quilting: Modern Piecing & Embellishing by Allison Ann Aller

By Allison Ann Aller

Allie indicates readers tips on how to make loopy quilting extra modern with an array of easy-to-master recommendations. express your buyers find out how to mix conventional equipment with sleek textile methods. The photograph gallery unearths simply how artistic and sleek loopy quilting can be-and someone can do it.

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Mark the finished 8˝ × 8˝ perimeter line of the block and sew over the marked line. Optional: Interface the back of the block with fusible knit interfacing. 10. Sew along the length of both edges of the trim with clear monofilament thread. After embellishing the block, trim it to 81/2˝ × 81/2˝, which includes 1/4˝ seam allowances (or, if you prefer, to 9˝ × 9˝ for 1/2˝ seam allowances). Then zigzag stitch around its perimeter before assembling it into a quilt as an 8˝ × 8˝ finished block. 34 Allie Aller’s Crazy Quilting Basically you will sew two scraps of fabric right sides together, even if the two scraps are of different shapes and the seam allowances don’t line up perfectly (as they must in chain piecing).

Iron the fabric scraps. 3. Place 2 scraps right sides together and run them through your sewing machine, sewing along one side. 4. Without cutting the threads, run the next pair of scraps through the machine. Continue until you have many pairs; then clip them all apart. 7. Make additions to the chunks so that the entire foundation is covered. Press under the edges of each chunk where it overlaps its neighbor and pin them into place. Chunks pinned on the foundation, ready to be sewn 8. Use clear monofilament thread to appliqué the chunks into place, using a narrow zigzag stitch.

Beads added to cretan stitch create extra interest. B Bugle and seed beads added to featherstitch A C S eed beads threaded onto embroidery thread and used to create a blanket stitch D S equins sewn in place with seed bead stoppers add sparkle and complexity to chevron stitches. ) B C D d Small or large pressed-glass beads (and buttons) can be integrated into seam treatments and motifs. In the sampler (below), various large beads were perched as flowers atop a row of large buttonhole stitches.

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