From pieces of fabric, you can create a whole work of art in the style of patchworkFrom pieces of fabric, you can create a whole work of art in the style of pechvorkIskusstvo patchwork, which has ancient origins, does not lose its relevance. Products patchwork, bringing warmth and expressiveness, continue to decorate modern houses, harmoniously fit into the stylish interiors. Crafts, which has arisen from the need to save and combine any available fabric for clothes and linen, has evolved to the extent of the mosaic craftsmanship.


patchwork technique in modern interior

By judicious patchwork equipment understand compound grafts, tissue pieces or separate components for creating a new artistic composition. Method of patchwork textile, tile, wallpaper decorate clothes, sew the bag, creating interior accessories, furniture, paintings. Wide range of applications, lack of boundaries in the manufacture of products made in patchwork style high-grade art direction.

The most common method of using patchwork - sewing bed linen. This is the power of even a beginner who first encounter with this technique. Develop better on a large patchwork product, such as veil.

The patchwork of seemingly unnecessary patches are wonderful things that make your home unique and unrepeatableThe patchwork of seemingly unnecessary patches are wonderful things that make your home unique and unrepeatable

Bedspread patchwork should:


  • Withstand washing and drying without deformation;
  • Having persistent pattern;
  • Do not stretch the seams of the operation;
  • Does not cause irritation or other skin reactions.

Therefore it is necessary to think carefully and choose the textiles, which is planned to sew thing.

Fabrics for patchwork bedspreads:

  1. Natural fabrics: thick linen, silk, wool - are considered the most suitable, but crumple in use.
  2. Semi-synthetic fabrics look great, withstand washing and do not crumple.
  3. Of thick cloth fabric suitable for warm blankets and bedspreads.
  4. For patchwork approach the combination of different types of fabrics: velvet fabric with jeans;
  5. Linen with silk;
  6. Calico cloth and calico;
  7. Cotton and silk;
  8. For sealing parts used fleece;
  9. For warming blankets - sintepon.

When creating a patchwork of products used by a wide variety of fabrics - from fine silk to dense wool and non-traditional decorativeWhen creating a patchwork of products used by a wide variety of fabrics - from fine silk to dense wool and non-traditional decorative



The wider choice of fabric, the intricate pattern you can think of. If earlier for this purpose specially collected scraps, used worn things, but now will not be difficult to go to fabric stores or in specialty shops for patchwork, where there are already existing parts that have been pre-processed and not inflated shrinkage, will not change color after heat processing.

Bedspread patchwork bed can decorate the nursery, look great on the couch in the living room, or be a full linens in the bedroom.

Always fun with your child to make a baby blanket on the patchwork technique.

Stylish patchwork bedspread: schemes for beginners

For beginners, the technique of patchwork a lot of information on the Internet, there are schemes, patterns, templates, photo products. It is possible to view the master class in the chosen field of patchwork and sew their own unique thing with his own hands.

When crosslinking patches is important to consider the direction of the threads, otherwise the finished product does not retain shapeWhen crosslinking patches is important to consider the direction of the threads, otherwise the finished product does not retain shape

The main types of techniques of patchwork:

  • The cloth consists of fabric pieces, which can be both different and the same shape;
  • Create a solid piece of cloth pattern using stitches;
  • On solid piece of tissue by application of superposed fabric scraps.

Historically formed two main directions of patchwork, which can serve as hints for beginners.

Directions patchwork technique:


  1. Traditional patchwork. The composition is created of the same size and shape templates. Figure in the end should have a clear symmetry.
  2. Direction Crazy-Patchwork. No sequence is present asymmetry, parts of various shapes and sizes.

Articles crazy-quilt looks like scraps were randomly collected and sewn - and therein lies the charm of Articles crazy-quilt looks like scraps were randomly collected and sewn - and therein lies the charm of "crazy patchwork"

Patterns that will be used in the process depends only on the imagination of the master. The patchwork useful block diagram: the fine details to sew the blocks and then have to create the final composition.

Suitable for beginners such basic schemes:

  • squares scheme. It constitutes the basis of any pattern flaps in the form of squares.
  • Scheme triangles. The pattern consists of isosceles triangles. A variation of this scheme is a "square in square": 4 ex-triangles stitched squares.
  • Scheme bands. Details in the form of strips arranged parallel to each other in a spiral, with a shift with respect to the adjacent strip, etc.
  • Driving "cell." The basis of the pattern parts are hexagonal.

Having mastered the basic schemes in patchwork, can be safely combined scheme, details and directions. For example, combine equilateral triangles, creating element "Star" or group squares with triangles.


How to sew a patchwork bedspread: Tips and Secrets cut parts

When in doubt, or may not receive blanket patchwork technique - safely sew! Quilting and needlework so prized that it is always in the process, you can fix any flaw and correct the defect. The only negative: the first time the sewing can be time consuming, but it is better to be patient, then the result is sure to please.

Rules of cutting patchwork bedspreads:

  1. The fabric must first be washed or ironed using steam atomizer, or effect on the iron. This is done so that after cutting the fabric did not give greater shrinkage.
  2. Do not use the edge of the fabric. It just can be cut.
  3. Cut out all the parts should be strictly in the direction of equity thread. In most cases, lobar thread coincides with the direction of the edge. Recheck yourself as possible, pulling the fabric in different directions: longitudinal direction or does not stretch at all, or very little stretches.
  4. Cut all the details should be given allowances. Approximately 1-1.5 cm on each side.
  5. At different densities of tissue must be sealed lighter parts, stick them on interlining.
  6. Already pieces previously used tissue should be starched.
  7. Transferring the pattern on the fabric, you can not use a pen, only chalk, soap or pencil.
  8. Each new joint should be ironed on both sides before the next fixture details for the new unit. First, the back seam is smoothed, then ironing the seam on the front side.

Patchwork bedspread can sew like a sewing machine and handsPatchwork bedspread can sew like a sewing machine and hands

Getting to work on a blanket is necessary to:

  • Prepare basic tools: cloth, iron, sewing machine, scissors, needles.
  • Think about the idea of ​​the picture, break it into blocks, pick up a scheme to carve out patterns.
  • Transfer the templates to the fabric.
  • The blocks to sew parts.
  • To connect basic units to each other.

If the house is not a sewing machine, sew patchwork bedspread can be manually. For manual use 2 stitches thimble. Products previously prometyvayut, chalk outline weld line and short stitches sewn part. For convenience, pull the fabric in the embroidery frame. If you carefully follow the stitches, neatly processed seams, the result will not differ from the machine line.

Selection of the color components for the patchwork bedspread

Ready to fit into the interior of the veil, and did not look nalyapisto not dazzled, it is necessary to work out a color scheme. There are rules for the combination of tones and semitones. Beginners can use the technique in two colors and two designs. At the same time, contrasting colors stand dynamics, if the basic fabric chosen neutral colors.

When choosing colors should take into account, for whom the product creates a patchwork, where it will be used and howWhen choosing colors should take into account, for whom the product creates a patchwork, where it will be used and how

Tips when choosing a pattern:

  1. Draw a sketch of blankets to be a visual representation of the future product.
  2. To cover not rippled, mottled small items should not overload the drawing.
  3. For complex pattern better to experiment through color than drawing fine details.
  4. Better to let it be large parts of bright solid color than many small with its own pattern.
  5. Put the items on the bed and walk a distance to the part to re-evaluate the selected pattern and color.

Help you find a harmonious combination of colors will help any of colors of the program on the Internet.

Patchwork of 30 minutes (video)

Adhering to all the rules on the selection of textiles, focusing on the interior of the room, showing a sense of proportion and putting their best efforts, you can create a stylish and special thing that will probably become a family value. A sewing curtains one may have a desire to create full sets of bed linen.

Patchwork blanket with his hands (photo)

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