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Patchwork easily and quickly

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Do you like patchwork and would you like to try it? Do you think it's complicated and you do not know how to do it? Then we have just prepared a simple tutorial on how to start with patchwork and create a modern layout according to your own fantasy.

For patchwork we recommend American cotton fabrics that have a good weight, are color fast, solid and you can choose from a wide range of collections, colors and patterns.

For a large layout you will need 16 squares 15x15cm in five colors (patterns), on a small scale the same number of squares 10x10cm. In our case, we collated the colors as follows: 3 squares of yellow, 3 squares of gray, 1 square of dark gray, 1 square of light gray and 8 squares of underlying color. We used Art Gallery Fabrics that have a beautifully smooth structure and distinctive colors http://www.dumlatek.cz/katalog/americke-bavlnene-latky/art-gallery-fabrics/

Next, we will need a fabric on the back of a 60x60cm space for a large space and 40x40cm for a small span and reinforcement (for example, a sack).

Let's sew. We start by creating squares made up of two triangles. We will do this by placing two squares (one patterned and one underlying) face to face on each cheek. From the corner to the corner we lay diagonals on the top of the top square and we pass the width of the foot on both sides of the diagonal - see picture           [# 27 Picture: 1]

Cut into diagonal and re-shape the square. Now we can begin to build a shape. First, two and two squares are stacked together according to the layout. Put them face to face and stack on the back side. After the stitching, let's jolt.

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Now we have two rectangles formed by two squares sewn together. Put the two rectangles back on top of each other according to the drawing and stitch together. Let's jump. Now we have a finished first square. The whole square consists of 4 squares, so now we are progressing three more times to have 4 squares ready for final assembly.

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The final completion of the pattern is the same as for the squares. Again, we first stitch (face to face) two squares to each other.

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Now, two rectangles are stacked face to face with each other, the final square is created.

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We cut loose threads from the back and loosen all the seams. Respect the seams. Now we create a "sandwich" and place the backing upside down, fill it on it (if you use the sack, lay it with the ironing layer upwards) and finally the face-up patchwork square. Fill the filling according to the size of the patchwork square, the underlying base will overlap on all sides. Decorated fantastically. You can inspire yourself by stitching ourselves or making up your own. Stitching will ensure both plasticity and strength.

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The number of tables, whether they will be the same, or as in our case, each other will be just for you :-). Final finishing is easy - once we have stitched the stitch, we cut the overlapping fabric so that it extends to each side of 2cm. We overturn the overlap 2 times to the resulting 1cm margin and sneak in the county. If the undercoats do not go completely, do not despair :-) and that can happen. Then you can trim the stack with an oblique strip, and if you do not want to make an oblique strip, you can use it even ready.

And now you just have to serve :-)

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