Welcome again to the Quilt Objectives 2023 problem! As a quilter, some of the thrilling issues you’ll be able to hear from a pal is, “Are you able to present me the right way to make a quilt?” All of the feelings begin working as that the journey forward to your pal shall be superb and, hopefully, the beginning of their very own liked and lengthy quilting journey.
Hey, I’m Jemima Flendt, and right this moment I’ll be sharing the mission I selected for my 2023 Quilt Objective Problem by Fats Quarter Store! I design and create quilt and stitching patterns for my label Tied with a Ribbon, which specialises in trendy, enjoyable designs that pack a punch and ship useful ideas in order that even newbie quilters and sewists can really feel assured.
I need to share with you my high 5 ideas for instructing a pal to quilt.
5 Ideas for Instructing a Pal to Quilt
1. Preserve it Easy
For somebody beginning out in quilting, select a sample that’s easy in design however huge on impression. Repeated blocks work effectively, as you’ll be able to concentrate on instructing them the significance of a 1/4″ seam allowance and the right way to sew one block. The brand new quilter can then acquire confidence in stitching by repeating and seeing their abilities develop as they make the blocks. They may love seeing their stack of blocks develop, and it spurs their enjoyment of quilting.
This design is my Liberty Belle Quilt, and it makes use of a repeated block sample to realize this gorgeous quilt. How superb are the colors from Melody Miller’s Curio Assortment for Ruby Star Society?!
2. Color Confidence
This takes time for quilters to develop and can develop and alter over time. Begin out utilizing a group. These have already got color combos labored out and go very well collectively. This implies at this early stage for a brand new quilter they will work on their stitching abilities moderately than worrying about what colors work effectively collectively or if it would end up okay. Cloth collections take out the guesswork.
3. Get the Proper Gear
Organising the stitching machine with a 1/4″ foot shall be such a sport changer. Usually when individuals are new to quilting, they take the machine straight out of the field or mud it off (a present from a fantastic Aunt), begin quilting and shortly run into hassle when all of the factors and blocks don’t line up. Whereas this isn’t about perfection, the machine needs to be “Quilt prepared” with the right foot for quilting.
4. Borders – make or break!
Not all quilts have borders, however after they do, this may be the make-or-break second of how the quilt seems. Be sure to train your pal to appropriately measure after which reduce the border strips to suit the quilt high measurements. Simply stitching border strips to the quilt high, then chopping off the surplus may end up in flared or buckled quilts as soon as quilted. By doing it this manner, you may be including size to the quilt high, and this is the reason the borders aptitude out. It is very important measure and reduce every border strip to dimension. You’ll be able to watch my The way to get Excellent Borders video to see how to do that.
5. Binding is enjoyable!
I do know it might probably typically be that half that many quilters aren’t that over the moon about however I wished to share a few my favorite methods so as to add binging as a way to simply love binding, too, and present your pal how it may be a calming and satisfying ultimate contact to a quilt.
Study extra with the Sew Steady Nook Binding Tutorial and my The way to invisibly sew down your Binding video.
With the following pointers, you and your pal will completely love quilting up a storm collectively. Should you liked it too, ensure you preserve updated with all of the Tied with a Ribbon updates on Instagram (@TiedWithARibbon), and Fb.
A bit of extra about me: My skilled background as a Excessive Faculty Residence Economics Trainer has pushed my ardour for instructing and sharing all issues Quilts and stitching. I’ve written three books – Weekend Quilting, Quilt Huge and Quilt It, Crochet it! I’ve additionally designed material collections for Robert Kaufman/Two Inexperienced Zebras. I totally love instructing Quilting and Stitching lessons, Retreats and Workshops right here in Australia and overseas, instructing quilters of all ranges in particular person and on-line.
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Every month on the weblog a distinct quilter is sharing a part of their journey with us to realize their quilt objective. You should definitely observe them for inspiration and verify again on the weblog the 4th Thursday of every month to see their tasks and sustain with the enjoyable with #QuiltGoals2023 on Instagram.
February 23: Pat Sloan (@QuilterPatSloan) is stitching Tula Pink’s Butterfly Quilt.
March 23: Melissa Corry (@HappyQuiltingMC) will sew a duffle bag.
April 27: Sherri McConnell (@aQuiltingLife) will make an orange peel mission.
Could 25: Jemima Flendt (@TiedWithARibbon) plans to show a pal to quilt.
June 22: Robin Pickens (@RobinPickens) will strive her hand at cross stitching.
July 27: Wendy Chow (@the.WeekendQuilter) will make a quilt-as-you-go mission.
August 24: Christopher Thompson (@the_tattooed_quilter) will make a bed-sized quilt.
September 28: Shereece Nicole (@SewHookedOnTreasures) has set her sights on a t-shirt quilt.
October 26: I’m going to stitch a clamshell quilt!
Are you working in your Quilt Objectives this 12 months? How is your progress to date? Depart a remark under and tell us the way it’s going. You too can share your updates with #QuiltGoals2023 on Instagram.
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