By Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Scraps by no means seemed so strong! this can be improvisational piecing reinvented—learn find out how to create a distinct piece of "made-fabric" in precisely quarter-hour with Victoria Findlay Wolfe's improvisational scrap-piecing equipment, then comprise your made-fabric into conventional duvet blocks. As you play, you'll sharpen your layout abilities and know about combining shades and prints in new ways...then watch your cover layout emerge. observe simply how exact vintage blocks like Sawtooth famous person or Flying ducks might be, while they're built with extra spunk and spontaneity! contains eleven problem workouts to reinforce your artistic muscle mass, plus an inspirational duvet gallery.

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A quilting bee is a fun way to create outside the box. No Schema, Margaret Cibulsky with 15 Minute Scrap Bee block contributors: LeeAnn Decker, Glenda Parks, Sujata Shaw, Shelly Pagliai, Charlotte Pountney, Mary Ramsey Keasler, Helen Beall, Brenda Suderman, Beth Shibley, Lynn O’Brien and Victoria Findlay Wolfe, 2011, 52˝ × 63˝ These fun blocks were requested by Margaret in the 15 Minute Scrap Bee. Margaret used Made-Fabric as a start for the block and added slashing through each block for contrast.

You can also try combining 61/2˝ × 61/2˝ blocks with 121/2˝ × 121/2˝ blocks or any combination of sizes that will allow you to join them quickly and give you a variety of patterns. 1. Place the pieces or blocks on a design wall in an arrangement that looks right to you (Figure 1). 2. Sew them together into a large piece of fabric (Figures 2 and 3). 3. Trim the pieces using a template (Figure 4). Cutting 8 pieces will make one big beautiful star (Figure 5). You can use this technique to cut almost any shape that makes up a quilt block.

Once I made the blocks and removed the foundation paper, I embroidered around each flower and stem for an added element to be discovered when wrapped up in this quilt. Four Easy Techniques for “Made-Fabric” 39 Five-Sided Made-Fabric 3. Sew the seam. Trim the seam allowance if necessary. 4. Flip the piece open and press (Figure 2). 5. Place a rotary cutting ruler over the next straight edge and trim the scrap fabric even with the next straight side of the center. Doing so will guarantee that the block will lay flat.

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