This patchwork kit is a great introduction to the wonderful world of hand-pieced quilting. English paper-piecing is a traditional skill that harks back to the very beginnings of the history of quilting, where quilters would sit for hours cutting out their shapes, then thread basting them onto papers before sewing them together. They would then unpick all that basting before the quilting even began! Phew!
Thankfully, these days new techniques and clever short cuts make this method a lot quicker than it used to be... not that you have to rush it of course, this is a project you can take with you wherever you go - a long car journey, to your quilt group, or even on holiday, anywhere where you can relax and enjoy this slow(ish) and therapeutic craft.
Skill level: Skilled beginner
Finished size: Approx. 19" (48cm) square
Each of these kits include:
* Fabric strips in four prints from Riley Blake's Heart & Soul collection, inlcuding two binding strips * One fat quarter of Makower's Linen Texture in Bluestone for the background * A white embroidery thread for if you wish to hand quilt your cushion * 80 pre-cut paper templates. * Full, easy-to-follow instructions.
You will also need:
* A temporary fabric glue pen which you can add to you order above, or you can purchase refills here * thread for piecing and for quilting, I suggest a 50wt for piecing and machine quilting, and a 12wt or embroidery thread for hand quilting. * 20" square of wadding which you can add to your order above * one 20" square of butter muslin if you are hand-quilting * 50cm cushion backing and a 20" cushion pad.
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