Friday, November 24, 2017
craft

Patchwork 

Patchwork in different shapes and size appear on many early American quilt. Even today it is a fashion. This particular one is based on the eight-point Lone Star design. It will brighten your sitting room or study room. If you are using simple patchwork, plan your design on a paper with pencils before beginning your work.

Materials 

  • Tracing Paper
  • Thin Card
  • Blue velvet Fabric or any type of fabric
  • 12.5 x20cm/5x8 in peach velvet fabric
  • 12.5x20cm/5x8 in light green velvet fabric
  • 20x40cm/8x16in backing paper
  • Tacking (Basting) thread
  • Matching sewing thread
  • Dried herbs or cotton 
  • Button
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Dressmaker's Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Needle 
  • Iron
  • Dressmaker's pins 

Procedure to make a patchwork sachet:

Trace diagonal, square, and triangle shaped designs. Cut eight diamonds, four squares and four triangles on a thin card. Use your templates to trace the correct number of shapes onto the lengthwise grain of each fabric. Add a (6mm)1/4 inch seam  allowance and cut out four light green and four peach diamonds, four blue squares and four blue triangles from fabric. Cut the backing paper of the same shape of the templates. Place these backing paper of each shape, turn the joint over the paper, folding at the points, tack in place.

Stitch one piece of peach and green diamond together along one edge, then sew a  blue square at a right angle. Make four of these units and join together all these units in such a way that the square pieces comes at the four edges, so that it looks like a star. Sew the blue triangles on to the remaining spaces to complete the square. Iron lightly and remove all the tacking threads.

Cut a 19cm/71/2 in square from the remaining blue fabric and iron a 5mm/1/4 in seam evenly all round. With wrong sides together, pin this square to the patch work and overstitch around the outside edge leaving a 7.5cm/3 in gap on one side. Fill with herbs or cotton and sew up the opening. Finish off by sewing a button to the centre of the star.