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Pattern-Free Quiltmaking taught by Joe Cunningham

Combine spontaneous design with traditional techniques for bold quilts that are all your own. Joe Cunningham shows you how in this lively class.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Modern
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What materials did you use? 100 % COTTON

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This is a finished project of mine that was pattern-free, spontaneous and easily embellished. The process is called double cutting, or cutting two identical fabric rectangles s at the same time with free-hand vertical cuts. By separating the layers and reassembling them, you create two new blocks. I added a piece of ribbon along the seam in each block, after they were assembled but before they were sewn together. I used a decorative stitch to accent the ribbons that add a shimmering effect. Each block was quilted with free-motion quilting. This was actually fun to make and satisfied my need for self-expression with laboring over it for months.

01/21/2014 Flag

did you mean with or with-out laboring over it for months? I might try this way...love it

02/01/2014 Flag

Yes, thanks Grand2sew for your comment. I did mean, "without laboring over it". What a surprise that someone actually read my comment.

02/07/2014 Flag

I like the way you created a rule and went with it

01/21/2014 Flag

Thanks for your comment.The basic process can be easily altered. You can use three fabrics instead of two. Or make one, two or three cuts through the layers. I varied it a little bit. Even though I said "free-hand", I always made the cuts with the ruler and rotary cutter. The straight lines are what makes it easy to assemble.

01/24/2014 Flag

Very nice! I like the fact that it looks both spontaneous and planned at the same time!

02/12/2014 Flag

Very free, very smart, very cool.

02/19/2014 Flag

very nice. I like the color and angle play

06/05/2014 Flag