Easy Precision Piecing: A New Approach to Accuracy & Organization for Quilters

Easy Precision Piecing: A New Approach to Accuracy & Organization for Quilters

by Shelley Scott-Tobisch


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617455834
Publisher: C & T Publishing
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 666,940
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Shelley Scott-Tobisch has been a quilt teacher for more than 28 years and has created the Easy Precision Piecing System and Quilt Block Builders. She lives with her husband in a log cabin in South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. asthespoolturns.blogspot.com

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Easy Precision Piecing System 6

Quilt Block Builders and Quilt Block Bases 7

Advantages of the Easy Precision Piecing System 9

Quilt Block Builder as a Blueprint 9

Making Multiple Blocks Using Quilt Block Builders 10

Precision Piecing Tools, Notions, and Supplies 11

Sewing Machine 11

Precision Piecing Key: Precision Patchwork Accessories 12

Pressing Tools 13

Precision Piecing Key: Use a Dry iron 13

Rotary Cutting Tools 14

Precision Piecing Key: Use the Same Ruler for Consistent Cutting 14

Small Tools 15

Notions and Supplies 15

Precision Piecing Key: Selecting the Correct Needle Size 16

Choosing Fabric 18

Cotton 18

Color 18

Using Theme Prints 19

Value and Contrast 19

Background Fabrics 20

Guidelines for Scrap Quilts 20

Maintaining Balance in Contrast and Design 21

Auditioning Fabric 22

Stash Building 22

Preparing Fabric 24

Prewashing 24

Precision Piecing Key: Fabric Prep Is the First Step in Precision Piecing 25

Starching and Pressing 25

Storing Your Stash 28

Precision Cutting 31

Know Your Fabric 31

Beginners Guide to Rotary Cutting 32

Preparing for the First Cut 33

Squaring Up Yardage 34

Practice Cutting 35

Quick Reference for Precision Cutting 36

Precision Piecing Key: Careful Cutting 36

Squaring Up Small Cuts of Nondirectional Fabric 37

The Precise Patchwork Seam 38

Precision Piecing Key: Maintaining a Balanced Straight Stitch 38

Sewing Machine Basics for Beginners 38

Stitch Length for Precision Piecing 40

Needle-Up/Down Function 40

Headers and Footers 40

Sewing Accurate Seams 42

Precision Piecing Key: How to Sew Straight Seams 42

Patchwork Foot Guide versus No Guide 43

Precision Piecing-A No-Pinning Approach 43

Stabilizing and Flattening Seams with Starch Alternative 46

Using a Starch Alternative Applicator 46

Measuring for Accuracy 47

Precision versus Perfection 48

Notes on Finger Pressing and Pressing with an Iron 49

Precision Piecing Key: Quick Reference Guide for Precision Piecing 50

Chain Piecing 51

Block Assembly Pressing Station 51

Correcting Mistakes 52

Making Precision-Pieced Blocks 53

Precision Piecing Key: Precision Piecing Guidelines 53

Four-Patch Block 53

Nine-Patch Block 59

Half-Square Triangles (HSTs) and Pinwheels 63

Using Directional Fabric for Pinwheels 70

The Projects

Borders 96

Pieced Borders 96

Make the Borders 96

Finishing 98

Backing 98

Binding 98

Label Your Quilt 102

About the Author 103

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