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Dream quilt from Makower with Valerie Nesbitt

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Valerie's helpful tips can be downloaded in a pdf version by clicking here:

 

These notes /tips are designed to be read/used in conjunction with the free download pattern from Makower, designed by Lynne Goldsworthy

 

We hope these notes are helpful particularly  if you don’t want to make as many blocks as the sample i.e. as big a quilt.     Obviously if you do – then once you have identified your fabrics you can just get cutting!

 

There are 3 pages of templates  -

Template page A and B need to be printed off onto paper that will be used for sewing

Template page C you will need only one as this is used as a cutting template and can be used again and again.

TIP: suggest you always keep a master copy of each of the pages for your file and always go back to this for future copies.

 

When you print templates A and B they say the size should be 7 ¾ - Val’s came up to 7 ½  and worked fine  (but see trimming note)

Sewing:

The units for Template A come from the instructions – step 2 –   so you will need to use an 8 ¼” cut square and half square triangles cut from the 3 ½” squares – just work out the fabric you want on the corners.

And those for template B from the instructions from step 3 –   using a strip of background fabric cut 2 ½”  wide by 8” and then subcut on the diagonal using template C.

NOTE: Val found that once the pieces were cut it was helpful to put them on top of one of the photocopies as they are mirror –images – remembering that C2 goes on C2!

 

When you get to trimming – template A was trimmed to a square  7 ½”  and template B to 2” x  7 ½”

 

Sashing rows: the squares are cut at 3 ½”

 

 

As this lovely quilt uses foundation piecing, it is a great quilt for beginners as you just need to sew on the line - so no need to worry about seam allowances!

In this workshop Valerie guides you through the downloadable notes; talks you through what the various sheets of templates - some of which you need to print loads of for sewing through, and others are for guidance only.  This is particularly helpful if you want to make a smaller version of the quilt , say for a cushion, using only 4 blocks and sashing.

Valerie also has the opportunity to show how the foundation piecing technique works - using a great little idea of a piece of card .

Valerie has added some helpful workshop notes for subscribed members, which should be used in conjunction with the free pattern download from Makower which you can find by clicking here.

 

 

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