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By Gwen Marston

Create your individual wonderful heirlooms with those full-sized designs. uncomplicated directions and transparent diagrams will support needleworkers in any respect degrees of craftsmanship via each step. Seventy vintage styles comprise a large choice of selections for ornamental sewing: pineapple, feather, floral, and swirl motifs, plus a range of repeating borders.

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Carefully unroll the batting and spread it over the backing. Starting in one corner, line up two adjacent sides. Smooth the batting carefully until there are no wrinkles, using a yardstick if necessary to reach the center. Cut off the excess batting that is hanging down on the two opposite sides. Finally, lay the quilt top on the batting with the seams down. Spread and smooth it out. 5 cm) starting from one corner and working all the way around (Diagram 7). Pull the top taut, but do not pull hard enough to distort the blocks or borders.

Glue the pattern to a piece of lightweight cardboard. If you do not want to cut up the book or you want to change the design in some way, trace it onto lightweight paper and glue the tracing to cardboard. Use an X-ACTO knife to cut around the shape. For the inside lines you must cut slots, leaving the ends connected as shown in Diagram 1. Obviously, this technique is best suited for simpler designs. Once again, it is important to maintain a sharp point on your pencil and to mark lightly With a little practice you will learn to drag the pencil at the proper angle to keep the fabric from bunching up in front of it.

Whatever size your stitches, try to make them all the same.

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