Sewing Clothes into Quilts


Sewing Clothes into Quilts


Lesson Info

Hand Tying the Quilt

Here's the way that I, ty and I always start from the middle of the quilt and the reason we based we smoothly based we quilt, um, or tie from the middle of the quote is just to keep those wrinkles and everything just moving outward, and when I'm quilting, I cut a length on lee as long as my forearm, and the reason I do that is because every time we pull this through, you're weakening the yarn just a little bit it's fuzzing up a little bit, so I work in shorter lengths. Some people use really long links, I'm sure you know, some yards would allow you to do that that I used pretty much this is my rule, and then if you hold the yarn and your fingertips and you sort of wiggle the needle, it'll just come right through. So you're just using one strand and you're starting in the center and now we're going to create a little stitch here and you're going to want to feel underneath. I don't use a quilting hoop for this there's quilting hoops, which you're super super large that you would do like ...

really complicated hand quilting I've never actually been able to use his unit for hand quilting are of any kind said you guys use coal tubes, they I think it keeps the tension really even but for the time, I don't think we need to use that you're going to start from the front of your quilt, and you're going to go through a full hard to get these deals through. So I have here, um, it's, about a quarter inch away from that scene where all four of the sames meat and I'm going to pull through and leave, like about a two inch tale, and then I'm going to tie us where not, but I'm gonna add an extra little loop if you just do a square knot, the fabric that's in between the two edges, you're pulling it in and you don't want to do that, so I just had an extra little loop around each part of square knot, and then I trim it and I usually leave the's you know that long? And then I decide later if I want to turn him back down just a little bit more, so and then I just go to the next one. He doesn't want to be underneath you wantto I don't use thimbles either if you guys use temples, police feel free. I sometimes she's a band aid on the tip of my finger, but I don't like thimbles and my fingers have paid dearly for not using symbols, so again, I'm goingto leave like a two inch tale. And then I'm going to loop this through or loop that surround the other strand two times pull it not tight but snug and then I'm going to cross it the other way loop through two times and pull um so I noticed as you're going the plaque it's are not some damn is that something you would hand stitch like you guys right here yeah yeah so sometimes they have a button and if they have a button I would leave it if it's a big hole I would probably put a few little hand stitches in there just to close it out that's actually a good question because there's like this one right here is actually asleep like it that's missing the button so I would definitely either so in a button and give it a few hands stitches or if I wanted to keep it like this just stitch a few hands stitches just to keep it down I mean it's it's it's down flat at the edges of the square but yeah, you definitely want tio secure that in the center in the same with that right here you want to stick to that down but she could do that either when you're constructing the coal top or you can do it later or if you're like me and give birth in the middle of a quilt making you just don't do it at all so let's do a few more of these so that you can get the hang of that um memory things for that you save yourself from making that particular particular type of not you probably dio I don't know I know when I yeah because you like when you're learning to mitt like you know under the fence and yeah yeah I've done it so much if I do I don't know that I have one anymore but it's you know this is a really exciting part to me because your everything's going together everything's coming together so um that's usually good enough motivation for me to get it right I'm pulling it through that corner and leaving it twice yeah I've lived at once when I've made these knots and it does seem to stress the fabric if you wash it a lot so it's better just to give it a little room and then as you complete a whole block he could just remove these guys you just take these out I like him quilty because I can sit with the family I'm not stuck in the sewing room I remember I hand quilted a quote one summer when my kids and I watched all the harry potter movies so I can't do that if I'm machine quilting I'm kind of stuck in the sewing room I just think it adds a really nice texture to the surface when you tie it like this don't take that out and so there's one whole square that's got the ties on all four sides and it doesn't matter if you go into the squares one diagonal way or the other you just want to go through two diagonals and then I'll show you on the wall quote that I made what it looks like when you don't quote a four patch designed this was literally just me um taking my ruler and marking a grid and just so I didn't really go by any of the squares themselves but you can see the wall starts to felt up a question how far apart like I know this is a great but when it's a non great, how far apart do you? It depends on your batting the batting will say usually I think it's like four to six inches apart and that's usually like the same with your basting like a hand with between so I think that thief or patch I did in my book, I think I did three three and a half inches I don't know actually not that one but a different when I tidied like three, three and a half inches that when I went by the grid of the four patch squares, but you know, just to see if you're batting has anything if you used a wool blanket if you up like little will blanket, it doesn't matter because the reason that you are keeping things you know that you're keeping the quilting a little more dense with you when you're working with this is because of the way that it's made, but if you're using a wool blanket and you wanted tio make like two giant bar attacks appear in contrast yarn and two giant varteks down here in contrast yarn and then bind it, that would hold everything together, so it doesn't matter. Yes, have you ever done free motion embroidery like over the top of a visit that's when you really want to make sure that your layers or flat because the tying is forgiving because if you've got, like, a little bit of given here it's not going to make a difference? I mean the baby quilt theirs tons of give in that bit yeah, free motion is really so what really is talking about is using your home sewing machine to free much free motion quilt embroider, and what that means is there are little feed dogs on your sewing machine that pulled the fabric forward when you're still or I'm sorry, they yeah, they go that way, they're feeding your fabric through two so the next ditch you're going to drop the feed dogs so that they're not doing the fabric, they're not pulling the fabric forward, you're essentially doing all of the movement of the fabric with your hands and, um drawing on the fabric, which is super fun, really fun. I encourage you to, like, you know, make like some little, maybe potholder size and just play, like, make a sandwich, like, maybe make one of these, um, you know, to go through the steps for a quote, but you're doing it with one, and then just play with doing that. It's it's really fun, but that is basically how you tie these quilts together. You will do that. In this set up, you'll do all of the squares on our four patch quilt, where all of the squares meet, even all the way out to the ends. And then you've essentially permanently attached well, permanently attached your players together.

Class Description

A handmade quilt is inherently replete with meaning – making one from reused textiles only enhances that richness. In Sewing Clothes into Quilts, you’ll learn techniques for incorporating significant and repurposed textiles into your quilts.

Blair Stocker is the creative mind behind the blog Wise Craft. In this class, she’ll share her love of turning everyday objects into new and meaningful things by teaching simple quilting techniques. You’ll learn about:

  • Choosing and preparing repurposed textiles
  • Planning a quilt design
  • Constructing and piecing a quilt top together
  • Joining and binding quilt layers

You’ll get inspired, as Blair teaches easy techniques you can use to make a beautifully designed quilt from items you already have around the house. You’ll learn how to clean and prep the fabric along with a variety of ways for joining the layers together.

Sewing Clothes into Quilts will teach you everything you need to know to make a simple, yet beautiful quilt from upcycled materials.