Many sewers begin their journey by wanting to sew a quilt for themselves or their loved ones. A quilt which when done well is a treasured gift which is past down like an heirloom. But these should not just become aspirations as at the beginning it looks like a huge task. It is not such a tough task as you think if you can follow the instructions.
A few tips that you should keep in mind is that start small and with a simple design, do not attempt to start with a quilt for a cot, but instead try cushion cover or something on those lines which will give you the confidence to do something bigger.
Choose fabric: You can choose many fabrics for your quilt which can be of a single color or multicolored. IF you are selecting fabrics which are different, then you should match the colors and designs so that they go well with each other. You can now cut the materials to any size you desire, but they should be squares using a scissor or any other tool. Arrange all the squares into a pattern which that looks good to you.
Sew the sides: After you arrange them into rows, take each row and pin the sides so that you can stitch the sides using a sewing machine. Stitch all the rows and flatten them out so that they are in the same direction.
Add the border: Now that all the squares are stitched together, you can add some highlight by creating a contrasting border, have all four sides bordered or any two of them stitched.
Layering: You can use a bamboo batting to layer your quilt, put it on top of the stitched fabric, now add another layer of fabric for backing and sew them together and you have now learned how to quilt.
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