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.
This cushion is based on 60degree diamonds which when sewn together create this beautiful Diamond Star design.
Skill level: Skilled beginner
Finished size: Approx. 19" (48cm) square
Each of these kits include:
• Fabric strips in fourteen prints from Alison Glass's Sun Prints collection • One fat quarter of Makower's Linen Texture in Steel for the background • 60 pre-cut paper templates (60pcs) • Embroidery thread (if you wish to hand quilt) • Full, easy-to-follow instructions.
You will also need:
• Temporary fabric Glue Pen which you can add to you order above, or you can purchase refillshere • Thread for piecing and for quilting, I suggest a 50wt for piecing and machine quilting, which you can purchase here • Gentle fabric starch, which you can purchase here • 20" square of wadding which you can add to your order above • one 20" square of butter muslin if you are hand-quilting, which you can add to your order above • 50cm cushion backing and a 20" cushion pad.
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