To start needlework pleasure, have to work hardTo start pleasure crafts have potruditsyaNachinat always easy. Quilt, too, need to learn. Not all at once turns: do not obey hand, it brings good eye. That is what the experience of the masters. Having mastered the video lessons, photo materials and a master class with their tips and secrets, we can safely implement any idea - from the manufacture of simple to tack a new sofa upholstery.

Quilting for Beginners

today is very popular patchwork - needlework, in which of the colored fabric scraps collected from the whole product design conceived on the principle of mosaic. The result of this fascinating process can be a recognizable image of some objects, geometric designs or intricate patterns. Ideas for patchwork can be taken from photos and video lessons and master classes. 

Initially sewed scraps of material savings, and the patchwork had quite specific tasks. Now the technique of patchwork - a desire to create beauty, enjoying this magical effect. Quilted bedspreads, decorative panels, blankets and pillows, pot holders for the kitchen, updated furniture, clothing pleasing to the eye.

To understand the basics of patchwork techniques, it is necessary to get acquainted with its basic views of workshops and videoTo understand the basics of patchwork techniques, it is necessary to get acquainted with its basic views of workshops and video

foundation quilt sewing:

  1. Accuracy and accuracy. patchwork technique - not a difficult technique, but to embody ideas, in the MC, it is not always easy. a guarantee of success in patchwork - precision and accuracy. Pattern parts potholders or blankets must be precise and very carefully stitched. Fabric requires pretreatment (dekatirovki). It is necessary to soak or wash, dry and to iron, to sort by color.
  2. Job from iron. Iron in patchwork - an important tool. During the work it is necessary to iron the seams, they also should be ironed at dekatirovke tissues. Ready potholders or bag is stripped from the front side and always in the same direction. Sutures are also necessary to wipe out in one direction. Then they do not crumble and will be strong. Seam smoothed from the inside to the front side of the no traces. In complex blocks, where the seams meet different destinations, each next row allowances utyuzhat in another direction. On the front side stroked at the intersections of the seams. If the band is too long, they should be placed on the ironing board is not horizontally and vertically - they will not wrinkle and stretch. Too thick cloth moistened and stripped. Fabric pat on the equity in the temperature range corresponding to the type of fabric.
  3. secrets sewing. Carelessly stitched fragments of the future or tack cloth, rough seams, even a slight discrepancy between the size destroy quilting for beginners. Therefore, it is necessary to sew patches accurately. Novice craftswomen assist patterns in a frame, which is made on the graph paper coated with the seam fabric. Prior to the beginning of an ambitious project is recommended to make a sample block. He will check the accuracy of cutting, adjust the operation of the sewing machine. A sample is easy to see all the errors - this will save both time and power.

The finished fabric is much more difficult to correct mistakesThe finished fabric is much more difficult to correct mistakes

In general, the technique of patchwork should be taken seriously, considering all color combinations, even for potholders - because they, like the sloppy work can ruin the thing, and discourage explore this fascinating crafts.

Master class: a block of squares (video)

How to start quilting

To start collect all trim fabrics, sort of texture and color, and start to create a circuit. Can be, and vice versa: to come up with a pattern or found on the MC, photos and videos, and then from purchased fabric cut into the workpiece.

Of all varieties stored at home scraps of tissue is important to choose the right combination for the future productOf all varieties stored at home scraps of tissue is important to choose the right combination for the future product

The second step - the creation of a sketch tack, pillows or towels. Novice needle women make better use of existing schemes from magazines or MC from the Internet.

The process of connecting to an integer web shreds:

  •  Crosslinking parts tack or covers;
  •  Compound blocks in one unit;
  •  lining sewing

In addition to sewing, there is also knitted patchwork, where a hook and a contrasting thread patches are connected to each other.

Apart from threads, fabrics and machines, in patchwork technique used:

  •  Roller cutter or scissors;
  •  Pins and needles;
  •  Sewing machine;
  •  Pencil or chalk;
  •  Cardboard or soft plastic;
  •  Crochet hook.

In handicraft shops, you can find kits for patchwork - with schemes patterns, MC.

Patterns for patchwork can be found in the set or make your ownPatterns for patchwork can be found in the set or make your own

Set for patchwork includes tissue necessary tools, templates, and circuit blocksSet for patchwork includes tissue necessary tools, templates, and circuit blocks

Quilting: circuit patterns

Schemes and templates can make your own or take a ready-made patterns from the Internet, books or magazines. Patterns are cut along the contour of the details, given the seam allowances. Material for the manufacture can be cardboard, construction paper, plastic. For accuracy can be pasted on cardboard graph paper, and then cut out the shape the planned size. In the manufacture of curved pieces on the outer contour of the template should be done longitudinal sections-notch - convenient for him to schedule the seams when connecting flaps.

Photo and video tutorials on sewing loskutnou offer schemes, patterns and MK

cut rules

The most convenient templates - frames. The inner part should match the size of the fragment in the final form, the outer seam allowance into account. The width of a frame and is a quantity of allowances. By making the pattern, it is necessary to cut around the frame twice, and cut only the outer loop. Inner loop will show a seam line. The pattern is transferred to the fabric with chalk or soap, any pen leaves traces on the front side. Cutting made only by common threads that subsequently stitched details are not stretched and does not warp. Patches excised with scissors or a special torch. Roller blade greatly simplifies the process of cutting long strips that can be easily cut into smaller parts. Can not do without the cutter when the curved patterns.

The choice of pattern

AT technology patchwork exist 3 speciesproducts:

  • cloth, Custom Made of rags, where the parts are assembled in a seam weld. Jersey flaps may be regular, geometric (traditional sewing), or arbitrary (kreyzi-patchwork). Watch the video lessons.
  • quilted products (Quilting) are sewn from a web pattern which is created using stitches.
  • applique - on the basis of beautiful pieces impose other fabrics, sew and quilt.

Creative quilting: nice and easy for beginners"Frame" - the most simple and convenient template to cut

Patchwork for beginners

The pattern can be created on the basis of a recurring figure, which for each part cut paper templates and tack it to the flap. Allowance for the seam is wrapped over the edge and once again tack. This traditional English machinery.

Appliances with blocks - more modern: triangular pieces of fabric sewn or square shaped in blocks, forming geometric pattern. A simple unit can be composed of a small number of large components. For such work it takes less time and effort. It is often used video tutorials and MC.

Known technique of patchwork and stripes. The previous version, it differs in that the fragments are collected in a band, and then connect them to the web. Modular equipment convenient because patches are sewn directly on the machine.

The crazy-patchwork patches sewn on the type of application: separate patches of arbitrary shape beautifully applied to the fabric and sew. Pot holders, covers, cases, dual layer face.

Quilting: video tutorials for beginners

Quilting: Master class for beginners

Special comfort in the interior create handmade items such as beautiful and comfortable pillows. Let's try to make a decorative pillow on the MC with a volume appikatsiey "Rose". To work, you can take any patches, most importantly - that they have successfully combined in color. Do not forget to prepare the fabric - washed, ironed.

Master class "Cushion with applique"

Step by step instruction.

  1. Start comfortably with the blank squares. Their number and size determine the size of pillows.
  2. Then we need to cut out a circle of fabric. At the middle of a piece of cloth and put some filler for the volume (cotton, padding polyester). Secure circular machine seam. Mid-ready.
  3. The squares of the flaps folded on the diagonal, as in the photo, sew around the middle of the blank range - 3-5 pieces.
  4. The next circle is necessary to prepare the large squares of the corresponding color. Continue until the end of the planned size of the flower.
  5. Petals sewn should be trimmed in a circle.
  6. Ready beautiful roses spread on the pillowcase and fasten on the product seam zig-zag, wide thick line. Rozochka has the form of bulk applications.
  7. At the request of the bouquet can be complemented leaves, cut out patches suitable color. Look at the photo workshop in steps. Blanket in MK made in the technique of "crazy quilt" (you can see video tutorials), and it consists of squares 30x30 cm For single blanket 24 should be blank for double -. 36. Suppose pattern will consist of 4 types of tissue.

The complexity of the ornament depends on the experience and skills of patchworkThe complexity of the ornament depends on the experience and skills of patchwork

Master Class "Quilting for Beginners - blanket"

Tools and materials:

  • 1 m of fabric each color (width 220 cm) - 6 or 9 squares of 45x45 cm;
  • For lining - 170 cm or 220 cm (bottom margin goes after quilted blanket);
  • Sintepon similar size;

Duvet or coverlet can sew simple or complex workpieces squaresDuvet or coverlet can sew simple or complex workpieces squares

Step by step guide MK:

  1. Cut into squares and stacked by alternating colors.
  2. Cut the puff cake diagonally or randomly. Conveniently cut roller blade.
  3. To take part at the top and to shift down under a pile of the same elements. The cut pile top is 1 part of the 1st color and 1 and - 2 nd.
  4. Sew on the machine all the squares along the cutting line.
  5. On the ironing board gently smooth out the seams on one side or vrazutyuzhku.
  6. Fold the workpiece neat pile in the same order - top boxes of the 1st and 2nd tones.
  7. Using a ruler and a knife again to cut the entire stack on any line (the first to cross the seam as possible).
  8. One of the upper portion to shift downward under a stack. Sew and smooth, do not forget to put in order - now better combine at the seams.
  9. The operation is repeated up to the last detail. The optimal number of stitches - 6-10 horizontally and vertically.
  10. After ironing the seams need to trim the squares to get a figure with a side of 32 cm.
  11. Collect blanket can be different: to collect first the front part, then - a quilt with batting and backing. On the machine it is difficult. Or quilt, each square separately, cutting the batting and backing.
  12. Collect quilted squares together, straighten and close the seams narrow ribbon or fabric strips. It is convenient to collect the scheme: the tape of 4-6 squares, then - to sew strips.
  13. At the edge of the blanket it is also necessary to sheathe the piping of a monochromatic fabric and patchwork pieces, as in the photo IC.

Congratulations on your new clothes!

quilt technique (video)

After learning the basic concepts of such a craft as patchwork and mastered simple drawing skills "puzzles" of fabric in a single unit, from different patches you can create creative household items and home decor.

Quilting: nice and easy for beginners (photo)