Quilt patchwork technique can be made independently, the accessory will give the interior warmth and originalityQuilt patchwork technique can be made independently, the accessory will give the interior warmth and samobytnostLoskutnoe blanket is a symbol of comfort and maternal care in many countries. The tradition of sewing bright beautiful paintings originated in the days when this was a real need: one-piece cloth was scarce. Now the tradition is back with a bang: quilts and little things made in the technique of patchwork, held at the peak of popularity for several years.


Materials for patchwork

If you have seriously decided to do patchwork, it is recommended to prepare in advance all the necessary materials. Based on a set of resources, is a patchwork affair unpretentious, affordable for everyone.

For the manufacture of quilt require simple devices available at each housewifeFor the manufacture of quilt require simple devices available at each housewife

To begin quilting, you will need:

  • The cloth. Of course, you can use the old traditional cutting textiles from my grandmother's trunk, but they have to tinker before using the case. The best option, promising guaranteed success, is the selection of special fabrics for patchwork. These are sold in almost any fabric store.
  • Sewing machine. Specific requirements for the machine to no patchwork. Amateur home sewing machine is quite suitable for this case. Desirably, the working surface to the right of the needle was as large as possible. This will facilitate the tailoring of large items, such as blankets.
  • Ripper. This item is indispensable to highlight the clear squares. The best alternative to patchwork scissors.
  • Utyuzhok.
  • Pins and needles. These little helpers in need a lot of patchwork. Choose a high-quality thin pins and needles: they will last you longer, will not break or bend.
  • Sewing scissors. Handy 2 pairs: for large applications and for small parts and threads.
  • Thread. It is to purchase a thread of different colors.

With this set you can safely begin work without fear to lose sight of some important stuff. Visit the pro shop, and you will find there all these little things.


Useful during the occupation patchwork carry a magnet or magnetic needle bed. So your bulavochki and needles can be easily find and neutralize the platform.

How to sew a quilt in patchwork technique

You will be satisfied with your decision if you approach seriously to making a quilt. This is a bright spot in the interior complement the atmosphere of home warmth and comfort.

As a basis for tailoring quilt can take a simple diagram cutting and fastening elementsAs a basis for tailoring quilt can take a simple diagram cutting and fastening elements

In general, the quilt consists of 4 parts:



  1. the outer side of the fabric pieces sewn;
  2. wrong side, consisting of a single web;
  3. border on the perimeter products;
  4. filler (e.g., sintepon).

Choose quality fabrics for your quilt: best suited natural textiles: cotton, cotton, linen.

If you want to make a very warm blanket, then as a filler can be used hollofayber. But keep in mind that working with such a thick material can bring you a lot of hassle! Quilt thick product can be difficult as a novice seamstresses and humble sewing machine.

For the manufacture of quilt best suited natural cotton or linen fabricsFor the manufacture of quilt best suited natural cotton or linen fabrics

How to combine colors and textures for the quilt.

To blanket looked flawless, you need to choose the right materials for the front side of the product. It is important to observe the rules of combination of color and pattern, as well as the compatibility of textures.

Generally patchwork involves light alyapistost and negligence, but some guidelines are needed to ensure:

  • The thickness of the patches should be strictly the same, otherwise the product will look ridiculous. However crosslinked slices should resemble single colorful web, rather than several tens of different color scraps.
  • The pattern of your quilt to be traced a certain logic. It is convenient to sew rags into identical blocks or stripes, as they have already, in turn, to sew, to form the front side of the blanket.
  • In advance and should consider the style in which the web is performed. Classic alyapisty patchwork somewhat different from the modern style, which places great emphasis on clear and plain geometric blocks. You can also make a decorative element in this technique for controversial areas of art deco, modern, kitsch.
  • When choosing a color, look at the color wheel and the order of arrangement of colors. Near the best look or contrasting color (eg, blue and yellow), or nyuansnye combination (for example, different shades of green for one unit). Do not forget about the overall color scheme of the room, which will be "live" your blanket.
  • Do not overdo it with the segments with a pattern. Too many different patterns on a blanket can break the unity of the composition.

If you decide to use recycled fabric to work, it is necessary to prepare. Wash, and nakrahmalte proutyuzhte material.

The combination of colors and textures for sewing quilt (video)

How to sew a quilt itself: a master class for beginners

So, if you have completed all the necessary preparations, had patience, creative energy and inspiration power, then we can start making the blankets!

To parts of the product when sewing is not skewed, they need to carefully fasten with pins and ironTo parts of the product when sewing is not skewed, they need to carefully fasten with pins and iron


Below is the step by step instructions, with which you will be able to sew a quilt size of 1 sq. m in the art patchwork.:

  1. For such a blanket should make 25 squares measuring 20 by 20 cm. In order to get a smooth and parts are the same, it is recommended to cut them out of the pattern. Draw on the cardboard square of the specified size, and then paint over its larger square, departing from the first line 1.5 cm. It will be an allowance for the seam. Cut the resulting frame.
  2. According to the pattern raschertite fabric: outer square will serve as a cut-out detail, and internal - for seam. For the first blanket, take 4-5 kinds of colors. Cut 5-6 squares each species.
  3. Now place the squares so that they should be placed on the product.
  4. Now we start to sew! To fasten this via pins 2 and the first items of prostrochite seam line. Otutyuzhte seam and get to the next part. So should connect pieces 5 pieces in the line, and then sew these lines together into a single web.
  5. When assembling the bright part is finished, the host for the filing of a heater and the back of the quilt. Take syntepon thin layer or fleece, which is larger than the finished front side about 3-5 cm from each side, and of the same size monophonic web.
  6. Sew them together along the inner square (about 97 to 97 cm). Then the resulting compound to accept items to the front side.
  7. Podkoly backdrop for several pins; the bigger, the better. Make sure the materials abut each other to obtain a flat product.
  8. Now you need the right quilt blanket: walk along the seams and around the perimeter. It is important that a new stitch is slightly moved away from the first: about half a centimeter.
  9. Now carefully cut the excess pieces of fabric and insulation. It is important for the parties to coincide with each other.
  10. To close the edge of the blanket, you must make sidebands. Cut out pieces 4 are the same monochromatic fabric (in contrast to the rear part) of size 110 to 10 cm.
  11. Now you need to raschertit band: Leave 2 cm at the gateways to the seam on both sides of the middle and 6 for the visible fringe blanket.
  12. Fasten rim by means of pins. Tuck to 2 cm on each side, and the rest of the wrap edge. Should have 3 cm of tissue lining the blanket on both sides.
  13. Carefully sew the 4 sides by folding the excess fabric at the corners.
  14. Your quilt is ready!

Of particular importance in patchwork plays attachment parts on pins and proutyuzhivanie edges. If something has been done inaccurately, the entire composition may "float" to the side.

How to sew a quilt (video)

There are different schemes to create original drawings in patchwork technique. Having mastered the technique, you can sew blankets and bedspreads of different fabrics. Like jeans or jersey. Assembly and tailoring seem creative and entertaining activity. I enjoy manual work and craftsmanship fair home opens before you in all its glory!

Patchwork quilt with your hands: the scheme (photo)

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