Technique

Here you will find explanations and how to's for various quilting techniques. If you are looking for patterns and instructions for quilts and other specific items, please go to the section Projects.

Quiltmaking Basics

In this part of 'Technique' you will find many different aspects of quiltmaking that we consider necessary or helpful as complementary information to our patterns…

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Author: 
Jutta Hufnagel

Quilt around the World Academy - Sampler Strategies 1

Quilt around the World Academy - Sampler Strategies 1

Quilt around the World Academy accompanies 49mysteries and My Year of Design THREE giving support for the realization of the designs you make within these two activities. Most of the tutorials will have restricted access, but occasionally there will be a freebie for all Quilt around the World readers.

This tutorial gives lots of advice for the preparation of a (sampler) quilt project - e. g. choosing fabrics, calculating yardage, prewashing fabric etc.

Quilt around the World Academy - What is a Sampler

Quilt around the World Academy - What is a Sampler

Quilt around the World Academy accompanies 49mysteries and My Year of Design THREE giving support for the realization of the designs you make within these two activities. Most of the tutorials will have restricted access, but occasionally there will be a freebie for all Quilt around the World readers.

This tutorial explains the basics of sampler quilts and gives a few examples - some classic sampler quilts, some not so classic.

Quilt around the World Academy - Creating Templates

Quilt around the World Academy - Creating Templates

Quilt around the World Academy will accompany 49mysteries and My Year of Design 3 giving support for the realization of the designs you make within these two activities. Most of the tutorials will have restricted access, but occasionally there will be a freebie for all Quilt around the World readers.

This first tutorial offered by Quilt around the World Academy will be useful not only for 49mysteries, but also for 25connections - it gives a short overview of how to make templates from your block designs. This includes a few hints for EQ7 users how to print templates from the leading patchwork design software.

Curved Seams

Curved Seams

Curved seams have the reputation of being difficult to sew. Well, they are and they aren't! They are worth exploring in any case because there are many, many beautiful patterns that require block units with curved seams...

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Different Methods to Mark a Quilt Top (Intro)

Different Methods to Mark a Quilt Top (Intro)

Quilting is an essential part in making a quilt. Some claim, the most essential part. Whatever be the case, quilting should be more than an afterthought because the quilting motifs will strongly influence the overall design and might even change the entire character of a quilt top...

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Twister (Cut-Sew-Cut-Sew)

Twister (Cut-Sew-Cut-Sew)

This pattern which is known under different names and is based on a "cut-sew-cut-sew" process, has lately gone a little out of fashion in the quilters' scene. Which it doesn't deserve at all in our opinion. It is a very versatile pattern, a lot easier to sew than it looks like and giving a wonderful impression of dynamics on any quilt, cushion or placemat.

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Scribble Doodle Fabrics

Scribble Doodle Fabrics

Everybody doodles and scribbles. Most often while on the phone, but boring meetings at the office are also likely times to produce excellent doodlings and scribblings. Or you find yourself on a trip, a quilt retreat or some other adventure and don't feel the inclination to keep a travel diary...

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Quilt as You Go

Quilt as You Go

Quilting a large quilt takes time, even when you are quilting by machine. No matter which quilting technique you are using, managing a large quilt sandwich strains the hands, shoulders and back. And for all of us who are working with a regular household sewing machine, getting the bulk of three quilt layers into the machine’s throat space and moving it around smoothly to achieve beautifully executed quilting lines is not for the faint-hearted...

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Colour Manipulations

There are many techniques for manipulating the colour and pattern of fabric. Here, we are collecting interesting dying, printing and painting techniques. Watch us experimenting and having fun! Join us on a trip down the colouring lane – you will surprised what stunning effects sometimes surprisingly simple processes can produce!

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