A basket quilt may appear challenging to a beginner. Because of the amount of consideration due, some people feel at loss when trying to make these; this is why the guidelines below will try to provide simple and effective explanation on how to make a basket quilt.
Before you start working on the quilt, you have to buy supplies, materials and make some plans regarding your design. You will find in this article, tips for making a basket quilt design, so if you don't know where to start, please read below.
After that, cut the material in strips so that you can make an outline of the basket handles. To ensure the operations go well, make use of the print fabric and starting cutting rectangular shapes. You need to cut six rectangular A-type blocks, which should have five and a half inches per eight and a half inches, once the cutting is finished. The pattern with the measurements will need to be folded, marked and cut after multiplying with two the needed area, so that you have enough space to make mistakes with the fabric and not ruin the whole design. After you do this, go on building the blocks that will make up the basket.
Purchase dark brown shades and cut the material in six, even pieces, measuring one inch per twenty-two inches. You may even cut the piece in more parts, equivalent to half of an inch so that you facilitate your work. These strips will make up the narrow pieces inside the #1 C-type blocks.
To make B-type building blocks, you need to cut eighteen smaller parts or strips, each measuring one inch and a half per eight inches and a half. For the B blocks, you could use the lighter brown shades that weren't used in the C blocks. Then cut additional pieces of fabric, five of them, each measuring one inch and a half per twenty-two inches to work on the #2 C-type blocks. Remember that the blocks are the used terminology in quilting and shouldn't be associated with the literal, common meaning.
Next, to work on the H-type borders, you will need two strips of lighter brown shade, measuring two inches and a half per twenty-nine inches and a half. Of these narrow pieces, measure two inches and a half per twenty-eight inches and a half. These cuts will constitute the border. Now move on to the C-type blocks again.
Stitch the C blocks with the darker brown shades, by using groups of six parts combined with narrower, light brown shades, using groups of five parts in this case. That means that you should have six darker shades combined with five lighter shades.
Next, your tools should come in handy. Purchase a transparent ruler and a rotary cutter in order to be able to work on your May basket. Measure with the ruler an expansion of one inch and a half and cut this strip in a dozen of smaller strips that will make your C-type block.
After that, combine three pieces of B-style blocks with two pieces of C-style blocks and then make six blocks so that they will last you to finish the basket. The darker fabric should be used to cut those six blocks of the creation. At this point, you should begin cutting the material for the handles, measuring one inch per thirteen inches.
After you cut the necessary pieces, press them to use for ironing. The pieces should be facing the board and be placed on the left; fold them according to the length and bend them in two pieces that meet in the middle. Then gently press the fabric but don't just put the iron on them; rather, treat them gently, because the fabric will suffer from ironing.
Then, mark the rectangular shape A by using a pin. The area you marked should meet at some point the handles you pressed earlier on. The handles' interior should also be marked with a pin, following closely the edges of the material. Use thread according to the fabrics' color and sew the handles; in the mean time, also stitch the fabric together. For the bottom of the basket, be careful when you stitch the bottom to the block. After you have successfully completed these steps, you can now begin working on the basket's flowers.
Picture in mind the quilt crown you are going to create. If you have skipped past the Spring basket, you can return to it later on. Just concentrate on the quilt crown and group the counter parting threads so that you can begin stitching the fabric. Then add the sewn flower in the fabric and the afferent foliages for it. You must sew the layers through the center bloom, while making sure you stitch things along the way in the left side of the baskets with three blocks you created before. Then, switch on the right side to add the final touches to the other blocks.
Also, you need to fix the blooms of the basket to make sure they connect with the handles. Next, you need to add layers of strands that are lighter colored and then silkworm fibers, cutting them through in accordance to your arm length which you will use a guide. The strands need to be created on each fiber section, so pay attention to the work done there. To make sure you do the work equally, use a needle and a thread, with the needle being a bigger one, and divide the filaments and then use the divided parts to stitch them together in a circular pattern. After that, advance your work by doing granny knots that will stretch along the flower in the center and the adjoining dark flowers around it.
You must repeat again the process of trimming darker shades into six-pink filaments coupled with silkworm fibers to match your arm length. Each section should then give you fibers made of three filaments each. Divide them again, use the needle and the thread to stitch them together on the length of existing threads.
Continue stitching until you get a loop. Begin with the green shades, snip the sash pieces into portions measuring one inch and a half per ten inches an a half. Thus, you will begin working on the D-block. Snip other sash pieces until your piece ends up measuring the standard parts that is one inch and a half per twenty eight inches and a half.
Next, you go on to the E-block. In the mean time, snip the D-block, by cutting the initial pattern and form contractor 4-D pieces. Then, you need to align the 2-D block together to form a certain row and after that you can begin stitching the 3-E pieces together.
This is the process of creating the middle section of the basket quilt. You can add floral designs and snip them to the borders of the contracted pieces. For example, you could snip two parts at the one inch per twenty three and a half inches level. Then use the parts and create the adjoining F borders on the sides. Moreover, snip other parts at one inch per twenty nine and a half inches level to make up the G-borders in the marginal regions of the quilt.
To continue with your work, you must piece together the borders to the basket quilt's center. Then go along and sew the drop together with the other, bigger borders. Finish the flora region and then gently press the fabric with the iron, taking great care that no damage is done to your quilting work.
Next, you can begin binding together the quilt because most of the raw work has been done. Use the floral materials firstly, and then sew the drop together with the sides of the borders. After that, you need to fill the center of the basket quilt.
After a strenuous task in quilting, you have finished your work. You now need to add just a few finishing touches to the coverlet, pin the layer together and then do some sewing by hand or with the help of the machine to piece together the quilt.
You could use the sewing machine to finish off the remaining edges on your quilt. If you encounter extra batting, just cut it. The same process should be done for the backing cloth. Then bind and sip your material and add ribbon to make a bow. Cut it in six parts and tie your ribbon to form the bow across the parts. Then, stitch them by hand to the handles of the basket and then you have it, one completed manually made basket quilt.