Akulina Petrova

Saved 5/4/17 10:40 AM to Dressmaking

How to Turn a Simple Quilt into Something Very Special  See details »

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  • 00:00: welcome to so very easy my name is Laura and let's take a very simple quilt pattern and give it some dimension to start with I'm going to make a quilt that just consists of a four patch block and a big solid block from this stack of fabric from timeless treasures I am going to need 64 inch blocks and I will take those 4 inch blocks and I'm going to sew them together to make a four patch and when they're sewn together it will equal seven and a half inches and I
  • 00:32: will need 15 of these four patch blocks you will also need 15 solid blocks and they're going to be seven and a half inches so you will need 15 solids and 15 four patches then you're going to be able to sew these together in rows so you are going to have two solid blocks and three of the four patch in one row and the next row you're going to have three of the solid patches and two of the four patches I have five blocks per
  • 01:05: row and I will be able to get six rows long and the body of the quilt is done now we're going to add some dimension now there's a product out there and it is called chenille it and it looks like a roll of bias tape and the weaving is very very loose and when this is stitched on and then washed it makes chenille and each roll is about 25 yards
  • 01:35: now I'm going to use the color called hot pink and because I'm using the hot pink I do want matching thread so that I don't see the stitching on it and I'm going to use Coates thread color 18:40 because it's a very close match now with this role of chenille it I'm going to stitch just using a straight stitch down in all of the intersections not in the
  • 02:05: four patch just all the way a log the Edge's I'm going to use foot 34d it has a beautiful center mark in it so that I'm able to see and it covers a good portion of the tape so the tape won't move so you will set your machine up to just a normal stitch you don't have to go very tight and stitch all the way down the center following the center
  • 02:36: lines I'm going to keep the roll in the bag and leave it beside the machine that way I can pull out what I need as I go along so I'm going to stitch all the way down right over top and just get as close as you can to the center of your seam do not stretch just let the chenille go on its own and just stitch it down and when you have finished sewing on for
  • 03:08: long rows than just sew the five rows so you're stitching over top of the seems that you sewed the four patch and the solids together now the 34c is a really nice foot to use because it's clear and it also has some markings you could also use a foot that is open so that you can see the stitching as you go along and I've just gone right over the previous row of stitching so I have all of the
  • 03:38: chenille tape stitched down the next thing is to add on a scrappy border and it's 4 inches I've used the 4 inches so that I can use any leftover fabric from the 4 inch squares now I did have some leftover 4 inch squares and I have used them for the cornerstones but it's not necessary just put a 4 inch border all the way around and I have sewn right over top of the ends so the ends are right into the center and you can leave
  • 04:10: them there you don't need to trim them down the next thing is going to add some more chenille tape and so that chenille tape just like you did in the cross-sections here all the way around the edge of the border coming right off the edge the next one you're going to stitch all the way down the next seam coming right off of the end so the chenille it is all down and it's ready to be quilted and to get this project done even quicker I'm using this fuse
  • 04:40: abbu and it is from Fairfield what's great about it is it's a batting and you iron your back and your front all together in one step that way you're able to get to the machine you do not need to do any pin basting or hand basting now I can get this quilted and now that we have it quilted we need to trim it down and get it ready for binding prepare your binding the way you normally would if you wanted to inches or two and a half inches however you
  • 05:10: normally like to do it and then take the binding and iron it in half because you need that fold line and along that full line top-stitch a row of the chenille and do that for the entire binding if you haven't hit the center line perfectly don't worry about it because it'll all look great when it's finished now we're going to sew the binding on just a little bit differently normally we would fold it in half stitch it here flip it to the back and stitch it to the
  • 05:42: back well we're going to change it stitch it on to the back so the back becomes the front so you're going to stitch it on there and you will be able to pull that over to the front let's get it stitched on to the back and just stitch it like you would normally any of your binding and when the bindings been sewn on take the iron and press it going out so I've taken the iron and I've just pressed out going in this direction and it's taken that little chenille and it's
  • 06:13: pushed it out then turn it over to the front and do the same and it will also take that chenille and push it out and that way when you go to turn it over it'll be easier now you can turn this over take this to the Machine and stitch right along that edge stitching the binding right down and I like to go as close as I can to the edge so the binding has been sewn on and this has
  • 06:43: been left loose the next stage is to put this in the washer in the dryer now you can wash it on delicate and dried on delicate and what's going to happen is this is all going to get fuzzy so from this with a little help from this we get this so all that chenille just went all fuzzy which is what chenille should look like now if you're wondering how much lint you're going to get in your dryer
  • 07:14: well not that much and you can see now that any of the lines that you did not so over perfectly you can't tell not even in the binding no matter what you've done it turns out great so that little thin piece of chenille will equal this now this chanel comes and a lot of different colors so you could even so this right over top of a quilt that has already been pre-made how about clothing crafts hobbies well I think the cuteness
  • 07:45: of the chenille could go a long way thank you for joining me today on so very easy feel free to subscribe and as always come on back let's see we're sorry next time in the sewing room bye for now