By Gerri Robinson
Esteemed development fashion designer Gerri Robinson exhibits the way to flip usual precut materials into notable initiatives for domestic decor.
Find 18 engaging patchwork styles that use five» and 10» squares, 2½» strips, fats quarters, and fats eighths
Create vintage designs and open up new probabilities in your favourite precuts in achieving a managed or scrappy look
Get plenty of techniques with attention-grabbing initiatives in various sizes, together with mattress and lap quilts, framed items, pillows, and cushions.
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Additional info for A cut above: turn charm squares, strips, and more into beautiful patchwork
Summer Time” on page 54 has enough fabric left over to create a companion quilt, “A ‘Digital’ Trip around the World” on page 58. Now, that’s a cut above—two quilts from 9" x 21" pieces of fabric! Raise a glass to that . . cheers! To offer you variety and flexibility, I’ll show you how a design can change before your eyes, either by controlling the exact placement of the fabrics in each block for a planned design or throwing caution to the wind and letting the fabrics fall where they may to create a fantastic scrappy look.
Summer Time The sights and sounds of summer are captured in this bright and cheerful quilt. Designed and pieced by Gerri Robinson. Machine quilted by Rebecca Segura. FINISHED QUILT: 86½" x 86½" FINISHED BLOCK: 12" x 12" Materials Yardage is based on 42"-wide fabric unless otherwise noted. 5 yards of white solid for block background and sashing 1 fat eighth (9" x 21") each of 40 assorted bright prints for blocks 2½ yards of multicolored print for outer border 1⅓ yards of raspberry solid for sashing stars, inner border, and binding 8⅜ yards of fabric for backing 96" x 96" piece of batting Cutting From the assorted bright prints, cut a total of:* 100 rectangles, 2½" x 4½" 200 squares, 2⅞" x 2⅞" *If desired, set aside the leftover fabrics to use for “A ‘Digital’ Trip around the World” on page 58.
Press the seam allowances toward the border strips. Measure the width of the quilt top through the middle, including the side borders just added. Cut two border strips to that measurement. Mark and pin the borders to the top and bottom of your quilt; then sew them as described for the side borders. Press the seam allowances toward the border strips. Layering and Quilting All the quilts in A Cut Above were quilted using a long-arm quilting machine. Most professional quilters prefer an additional 5" of batting and backing all around the perimeter of the quilt.
A cut above: turn charm squares, strips, and more into beautiful patchwork by Gerri Robinson