Looking for a great quarantine
project? Make a quilt!
Hopefully, you and yours are safe
at home while this unprecedented pandemic is running its course. Make good use
of your time by grabbing your stash and scraps and stitch up a quilt. These
five pattern tutorials are beginner-friendly and allow you to add some machine
embroidery in the process.
Consider making small charity quilts
for babies and children. Wall hangings and table runners not only make
wonderful gifts, they can also be donated to charitable organizations for
raffles and fund raising.
Here are five quilt blocks that
lend themselves nicely to working with the fabric you have on hand as well as embellished
designs, like Redwork,
can be used to decorate the blocks as well as quilt them.
add interest to any quilt block. Embroidery threads can be matched to fabrics
on hand. Designs spice up plain fabrics you may have on hand that would
otherwise not be considered.
Here are six quilt blocks that
would be good to try:
I like to make blocks slightly
larger than the size that I need and cut them down to size after. Once blocks
are stitched and trimed, embroider as desired before stitching blocks together.
designs are ideal for fabric strips such as those used in making Fresh Diamonds,
Churn Dash, or Rail Fence blocks.
Depending on the size of block, corner
designs look quite pretty on corner pieces of Churn Dash or Snowball blocks.
What are you making during the shutdown?