Sunday, 13 December 2009

M2-Chapter7 Traditional "Piecing" Methods

Transfer adhesive method

width of each fabric strip: 2,5 cm
method: I backed the strips (black and white together) on bondaweb before cutting them up and ironing them onto a base white fabric. The cut edges were then covered with a narrow zigzag stitch.

Sample 1 - 3Sample 4
Sample 5
Sample 6
Sample 7
For this sample the strips were cut at an 45° angle

Stitched seam method

Stitch width was 3,5 cm including the seam allowance of 1,5 cm

For this method one should try to iron the seam allowances towards the dark fabric, if possible.

Sample 1 - 3
Sample 5
Sample 6
Sample 7

Sample 4, 8 and 9

Sample 8: The black and white strips were cut with a triangle ruler with the 45° tip.

Sample 9: the fabric was cut into stripes of different widths, sewn together as shown on the diagram

General remarks:
The samples produced with the transfer adhesive method are, and also, look "flatter".
Some of the backs of the stitched seam method samples look very interesting.
I tried to use up some of my cold wax printed fabrics where the pattern was too "obvious". Cutting up these fabrics broke up the pattern.

When using the rotary cutter, care has to be taken to cut "away from the body"
It's also important to keep it away from children.

M2-Chapter 7 Traditional "Piecing" Methods

I put the paper sample and the fabric sample next to each other.
In all the samples the tone is going either from light to dark or from dark to light

Sample 1: All the stripes have the same width and are getting darker

Sample 2: I changed fabric for each piecing

Sample 3: different stripe width on the left and right side, different fabric value

Sample 4: courthouse steps log cabin

Sample 5: same as sample 4 but with one more "round"

Sample 6: courthouse steps log cabin with decreasing width of fabric strips

Sample 7: square put in the right corner

Sample 9: instead of a square, a triangle was used, which, of course changed the shape accordingly
Paper sample 10: square put diagonally
Sample 11: here the square is rectangular

Sample 12: here the center piece is irregularn so that it produces a shape which reminds me of the tortoise pattern