Patchwork quilts are extraordinary pieces of art.
However, they are more difficult to create than to look at. Following only the right steps can help you create an enchanting patchwork quilt whereas any mistake can ruin the entire appearance of the quilt.
The reason is that in such a patchwork quilt, all the fabrics are sewn together. So a small mistake at any step, even while cutting or sewing, can ruin the entire appearance of the work and waste your efforts.
Today, we will provide a step by step detail of how to make a patchwork quilt. Follow these steps and create an amazing quilt work quite effortlessly! So let’s dive in.
- Accumulate the Fabric
You can either buy all new fabric or cut them from any old dress or manage them from your friends and family. Don’t worry even if any fabric looks a bit fade. It will come out to be alright once the entire work is done.
Depending on the design, you can cut the fabric in uniform size or asymmetric size. Before cutting, make sure to think about how all the pieces will look after sewing. This visualization is extremely important once it comes to cutting fabric.
2. Find a pattern
If you look into Google or YouTube, you will come across a lot of quilt patterns to work on. To create a quilt design, you should take little pieces of fabric and make a collage together. Usually, the pieces are even smaller than 2 inches. However, depending on the pattern, these can be larger too. In fact, if you are a beginner trying your hands in a patchwork quilt, you better opt for the ones with larger pieces of fabric. Once you gain adequate expertise, you can cut small fabric pieces with greater precision and efficiency.
3. Sew the pieces
Once you have found your design and cut fabric pieces, go for sewing the pieces together. Of course, a handmade quilt is enchanting to look at, you may find difficulty in sewing by hands as a beginner. In such a case you may take the help of a sewing machine. Make sure to sew the strips first and then go on to sew the strips together.
That way the patchwork will not be haphazard. This is a cool tip preached and practiced by many professionals. Also, ensure that the sides of the fabric pieces are facing a similar side – the external side to be precise. Otherwise, the entire quilt will look weird.
4. Press the quilt top
This step may seem to be abundant but let us tell you the truth – this step is as crucial as any other step or perhaps even more! Wondering why? Well, if you don’t press the quilt top properly, some parts of the fabric may look fluffy while the rest may not look so. So press it to give a uniform look.
We hope this simple yet effective guide will help you to create a stunning patchwork quilt in no time. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment box below.