Modern Mix: 16 Sewing Projects that Combine Designer Prints & Solid Fabrics, 7 Quilts + Pillows, Bags & More
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A printed fabric is eye-catching, but when it's paired with the right solid, the result can be truly brilliant. This how-to book features 16 projects with a contemporary style that exemplify the dynamic partnership of large-scale prints and bright solids. With pages of fabulous ideas, all the information needed on integrating fabrics and even a chapter on quilt making basics, The Modern Mix is a must-have addition to your sewing library.
to one side of the layered fabric rectangles. Pin together. Sew along 3 sides, leaving a short [K] side open (Figure 8). Trim the corners and turn right side out. Press. 5. Topstitch close to the side and bottom edges. Complete the case 1. Pin the tab centered along the top edge of the exterior (on the side the strap is sewn onto) with right sides together and raw edges aligned. Insert the exterior into the lining, right sides together, keeping the tab between the layers. Align the raw edges
× 18″ [E] Save the remaining fabric for the diamond units. FROM PRINT 2: Trim one selvage edge; then from the length of the fabric Cut 1 strip 3½″ × 74½″ [A] Cut 1 strip 10¾″ × 74½″ [F] Cut 1 strip 8½″ × 74½″ [I] FROM PRINT 3: Trim one selvage edge; then from the length of the fabric Cut 1 strip 5″ × 74½″ [B] Cut 1 strip 6½″ × 74½″ [H] FROM PRINT 4: Trim one selvage edge; then from the length of the fabric Cut 1 strip 4″ × 74½″ [D] Cut 1 strip 3¼″ × 74½″ [G] Construction All seams
probably get yourself a good book on the basics or take a beginner class or two. But I did want to include some of the essentials here, just in case you need a refresher as you go along. I have my own way of doing things, which isn’t necessarily the “right” way, but you can try my methods and figure out what works best for you. Techniques Cutting A rotary cutter, rotary ruler, and a cutting mat are a must for the projects in this book. I recommend that you use a cutting mat at least 18″ × 24″
fabric with some brown or orange in it. This helps to unify your quilt’s color palette. Cutting tip The blocks centers for this quilt are made from 3 fat quarters each of pink (P), orange (O), and brown (B) prints. To aid in assembling the quilt, label the prints as 1, 2, and 3 for each color set (P1, P2, P3, O1, O2, O3, B1, B2, and B3). FROM EACH FAT QUARTER: Cut 4 strips 2″ × 18″ Cut 7 strips 1¼″ × 18″ Cut 2 squares 2 × 2 Cut the remaining fabric into 1¼″ strips for piecing the B Block
toward the wrong side on one short end of the Print 1 rectangle (8 × 17″). Press under again and topstitch close to the edge. 8. Fold the hemmed rectangle in half lengthwise, right sides together. Sew around the rectangle with a �″ seam, leaving the hemmed end open. Trim the corner, turn right side out, and press the case flat. 9. Trim the corners of the 2 pressed cardboard rectangles slightly to remove the sharp points. Insert the cardboard into the case. Tuck the hemmed end of the case inside