Not so long ago, this kind of needlework as patchwork became quite popular among craftswomen. And it is not at all surprising that many people want to undertake the creation of bedspreads, pillowcases or tablecloths in this technique, because the object created in this way will be an excellent bright addition to the home interior. Warm, cozy, fascinating color - all this can be achieved by creating a patchwork cover with his own hands.
What is needed to create a patchwork bedspread
Quilters who still lack experience in working with patchwork can safely take up the creation of such an element of home decor with full confidence that this will be their strength.
The only skill requirement is the ability to use a sewing machine. Therefore, even an ordinary seamstress, who is not going to dive into the secrets of the hand-made, can sew together a few pieces of fabric.
To create a patchwork bedspread with your own hands you will need:
- Fabrics.Since the coverlet will be created in the technique of patchwork, flaps are the most necessary material. For a blanket of the standard format - 1.5 by 2.3 meters - square rags on 23 cm side will be needed. The appropriate size, like the future blanket, you need to collect cloths, it will become the seamy side of the blanket, and you should also prepare a padding pad with sides of 1.3 meters by 2.1.
- The threads should be selected in accordance with the tone of the purl fabric and the color of the patches that are most often found in the bedspread. Thus, two kinds of thread will suffice.
- A sewing machine with needles and pins
- Tailoring scissors.
- Knife for fabric.
How to pick up patches
One of the most difficult and important tasks in creating a blanket is to choose the colors of the flaps correctly. It is necessary that they are combined in tones. It all depends on the taste of the craftswoman. You can create a veil from two types of patches, but more interesting from more colors. Here you need to be very careful.
Patchwork is made of two shades
Fabrics for flaps, it is desirable to choose monophonic. It is best to combine 30 pieces of pastel colors and as much dark. If the choice still applies to fabrics with a print, then it is better that it is rather small and only on light fabrics.
If you don’t have a clear idea, use the following color combinations for your work: lemon caramel, pink (milky) and burgundy, ivory-colored patches can be combined with dark chocolate. The texture of the canvas is chosen entirely to the taste of the master, the main thing is that in terms of density and thickness all the patches are the same.
Multicolored patchwork bedspread
For a multicolored creation, you should select several shades of fabrics, without neglecting, however, the advice of experienced craftswomen: do not use more than seven different types of flaps. At the same time, only one color of patches can be the main thing, the rest should be significantly less in quantity.
Applied to the above bedspread format, 25 out of 60 patches should be the same dominant color. The remaining colors should be divided between the remaining 35 patches, while they will not necessarily be in the same quantity, it all depends on the desired pattern as a result.
Selecting the same shades that fit the lead, the easiest way to select additional colors to the main.
Patchwork creation technique covered in steps
Perhaps the most difficult stage - the choice of fabric, has already been passed and it remains only to sew everything together. This process will be even simpler and will not create problems and difficulties, even for beginning masters. The only requirement at this stage is patience, the process of creation is quite long.
Step 1.Preparation of the fabric - de-coating. It is performed as follows: all pieces of fabric should be washed, dried and ironed well.
Cotton materials are also recommended to starch, and silk fabrics should be dipped in a gelatin solution for some time. Such operations are carried out in order to facilitate further work with the tissues: as a result, they become more rigid and keep their shape better.
Step 2.Before the start of the line, you should try whether everything is correctly set: whether the threads are suitable, needles, whether the line is easy. We recommend reading patchwork for beginners.
Step 3.After the shreds are cut, you can begin the stitching.To do this, two future adjacent flaps of different colors should be folded together facing one another and, 1.5 cm from the edge, stitched from one side.
Next, you should sew on them another patch of the third color and so on 3 more times, until you get a colorful strip of 6 squares. These strips need to create 9 pieces, after which you need to iron the seams.
Step 4.Then you need to cut off the bands. The two supposed neighboring bands are folded together face to face, connected with pins.
Departing from the edge of 1.5 cm, stitch in one side along the length of the strips. Next you need to get pins, spread out the result and again smooth down all the seams. Repeat the procedure with all stripes to create a single canvas.
Step 5.Already ready front part of the shreds must be put upside down inside out, put a synthetic winterizer on top.
Since the rags are significantly lost in size at the line, the lining will turn out to be slightly larger than the canvas, so you need to place it evenly so that the same amount of padding polyester is left on each side.
Secure both panels with pins.After that, it is necessary to sew the lining to the flaps, it is important that the lines coincide with each stitch between the flaps and stripes. The result should be a neat square stitch.
Step 6.The resulting canvas should be attached with the wrong side to the wrong side of the remaining third fabric, which will serve as the second side of the blanket.
As in the previous paragraph, the size of the canvas will be smaller than the fabric harvested, so you need to lay out everything evenly, fix with pins, outline. The remaining fabric from all edges must be turned inside out by 1.5 cm and tacked. When such work is carried out from all sides, it is necessary to remove basting and stitch the fabric. Hem the rest of the corners on your own.
In this rather uncomplicated way, you can create an original patchwork bedspread. Folding squares is one of the easiest ways, there are, of course, more complex types of such sewing. The cover of denim will look original.
Denim patchwork with your own hands
Very often, we update our denim wardrobe, and it’s a pity to throw out old clothes.With the thought “what if it comes in handy?” We hide old pants and jackets deep in the closet. A patchwork quilt is the very case when it is time for the second life of old jeans.
To create such a creative product, you need an unnecessary denim and any other fabric for the inside, the only requirement for this part is that the fabric should be about the same in density as jeans.
The size of the future bedspread is completely at the discretion of the master, because it depends on the number of denim patches in stock. After all the pieces of the future bedspread are cut, the same work should be done with the lining fabric.
In the end, you should get the same number of denim and fabric squares. Each of them should be folded in pairs of wrong side to each other, after which you can proceed to sewing.
Two pairs of such shreds should be folded into the linings so that the denim remains on both sides of the flap. Having retreated 1.5 cm from the edge, all four fabrics should be stitched on one side. You can now separate the two flaps.
The seam allowances should be obtained from the front side, and the equal seam vice versa - with the wrong side. The remaining scraps should also be stitched in pairs - this will be the material for the future blanket.
After that, all the pieces must be sewn into one large canvas. And, finally, it is necessary to sew a blanket on all its sides, retreating 1.5 cm from the edge. It is desirable that this stitching was double, that is, the seam in the seam.
However, this is not all. Take the sharpest scissors so that they can cope with the four-layer fabric, that is, with the remaining allowances from the front side of the canvas. It is necessary to make cuts on allowances throughout the canvas.
Everything must be done very carefully, without touching the seams. The distance of the slits should not be less than one and a half centimeters. After the operation, all the cuts need to fluff hands.
In conclusion, patchwork of a cover made of jeans must be combed with a metal brush. Carefully combing each seam, you will get a magnificent fringe of your own production.
This will not only give an aesthetic look, but also contribute to the fact that the cover will last longer.If this option seems to be too careless, then you can tie the edges with a hook.
Once tackling needlework in the patchwork technique, it is no longer possible to stop. You will certainly want to create more, master new techniques, decorate your home with handwork and delight your loved ones with creative gifts.
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