By Carol Alexander
Welcome to the fantastic international of granny squares! those cherished motifs were a precious a part of our crochet background for good over a century and so they proceed to grace our models and houses in numerous inventive new methods. they're super-easy, moveable and you'll lead them to out of just about something.
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Set a timer for fifteen to twenty minutes. When it rings, flip the quilt over and check your stitches closely. If there is a problem, it’s better to know after twenty minutes than after two hours or more! Machine quilting stitches are time-consuming to remove. Keep edges of quilt pushed toward area you are quilting. Photo by Ann Fahl TAKING BREAKS Remember to take frequent breaks from your sewing. Every 20 or 30 minutes you should get up, stretch, move around, do a household task, or take a walk.
N Change the thread color. n Incorporate a written message or your favorite shape. Detail of HAIRY HOMAGE (quilt on page 9) Quilting stitch changes in each pictorial unit. The Improvisational Dancer: ADVANCED QUILTING Improvisational dancers take everything they know about their dance specialty and experiment with music and dance to come up with something new and uniquely their own. They are the risk takers, allowing the music to suggest rhythms and movements in their performance. Perhaps what they do in a performance can never be repeated the very same way.
Also refer to Batting Challenges on page 36. Pin the Top into Position On the outside edges of the quilt, pin every 3˝– 4˝. Carefully place the blocked quilt top on top of all the batting. Because the lines on the cardboard grid can’t be seen, place the end of a tape measure on an edge of the cardboard, and pin it in place. Pull the measuring tape across to the other side of the board, and use this as a straight edge for pinning the quilt top in position. The tape measure should be about 1˝ inside the edge of the quilt top.
101 Granny Squares by Carol Alexander