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Get started by sorting out (or cutting up) your fabric scraps for improvisational piecing. Christina shows you how to sew them together to form stripes, rail fence blocks and shapes. Plus, see how diagonal strips add movement to your patchwork.
Even the smallest fabric pieces can be used to create something beautiful! Learn to piece tiny scraps, or "crumbs," into longer strips. Christina shares tips on pairing crumb strips and keeping your sewing moving for unexpected combinations.
No need to be precise for this traditional quilt block! Find out how to build your improv piece from the center out with tips for chain piecing multiple blocks. Then look at other variations, including partial log cabins, unique block settings and angled log cabins.
What to do with those leftover shapes and pieced blocks you have lying around? Christina shows you how to marry precision-cut and improv pieces with ease using a few different techniques.
Combine the patchwork you made to create two fabric panels. These will become the front and back of your tote. Put the pieces together with a contrast fabric bottom, then quilt them with simple straight lines.
Finish off your eclectic tote with simple construction techniques. Add straps, shape the tote with boxed corners and insert lining for a clean finish. Christina even offers an optional way to stabilize the bag bottom.
Wondering what to do with all your leftover fabric scraps? Designer Christina Cameli shows you how to piece them together without a pattern to create a gorgeous patchwork tote. With Christina's intuitive approach to patchwork, you can have more fun and improvise as you go!
Christina Cameli
Christina Cameli
Quilt-as-you-go breaks down your projects to make them much more manageable, making them oh-so-perfect for quick stitching. Brush up on your QAYG techniques, then break out your machine. These projects will go so fast, you can whip up any one of 'em in a single weekend.
Admit it: it's easy to lose control of your sewing space to fabric, thread and other tools. But we're here to fight back against clutter and keep your craft room mess-free. Say hello to your new favorite organizers — that you get to DIY!
To make this gorgeous woven sunset, you don't need any fancy tools — just a wooden picture frame and a fork from your kitchen (really!). Plus you only need to know two stitches, and we'll teach you both of 'em.
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