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Party Hats patchwork block tutorial


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Sometimes we want to make a friend, a family member or simply ourselves happy with a small present but often can't find something special enough. I am sure you know what I am talking about. This patchwork block tutorial helps with that. It is well thought through, beautiful and handy as each working step is clearly illustrated on one page. And it is highly affordable. I want to share my passion for patchwork with people. Besides my work as a designer maker, I teach at crafts shops in London or as a summer special at the London Met University or I come to people's homes for 1on1 tutorials or parties. And now I decided to bring my work even closer to you, to be taught via pdf and at your pace. As we all know, paper is patient ;-) As usual I am using solids with starkly contrasting colours for my tutorials. Why? I believe the technique is too important to let heavily patterned fabrics distract. Besides, choosing fabrics for a patchwork project is such a joy that I feel I would over influence by choosing patterned fabrics for you. Note: The measurements in all my tutorials are in inches ["] and the seam allowance is 1/4". Skill level: Beginner I wish you lots of fun with this intermediate tutorial and hope you find it helpful. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should already know how to use a Rotary mat, ruler and cutter. You have made a few patchwork blocks already. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 12"

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  • I have chosen black, dark and light grey for this tutorial. It looks so elegant.
  • black fabric: 4 squares [4 1/2" x 4 1/2"], 1 square [5 1/4" x 5 1/4"] cut twice diagonally to get 4 half square triangles. dark grey fabric: 1 square [4 1/2" x 4 1/2"], 1 square [5 1/4" x 5 1/4"] cut twice diagonally and you get 4 half square triangles. light grey fabric: 2 squares [4 ?" x 4 ?"] cut once diagonally
  • To make a patchwork project fun and successful you'll need a few handy tools. Here are the usual suspects... Rotary board - - - Rotary cutter - - -Ruler - - - Small scissors for cutting threads - - -Pins - - - 1/4" Walking foot - - - Threads - - - Chalk pencils - - - Your sewing machine All set? Let's start.

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A former corporate HR professional, Martina Latimer is shaking up the world of patchwork with her contemporary designs. Patchwork, while beloved, often is associated with old fabric scraps, twee teacup patterns and nan’s reading chair. Breaking in as a self-taught outsider has allowed Martina to launch her interior textile brand “at sarah’s” without any of that baggage. Elegant quilts, cushions and runners equally at home in a Shoreditch loft or Hampstead cottage are handmade to order by Martina in North London’s creative Crouch End. At sarah’s was launched in London in 2015 and has already seen her signature Cathedral Window cushions featured in the World of Interiors, House & Garden, House Beautiful and even GQ. Originally hailing from the Austrian Alps, Martina claims a global customer base. Her latest project is fitting out a boutique hotel with bed runners in France’s Provence. Those feeling spontaneous or in a hurry can order pre-finished special edition pieces online, but what sets the brand apart from the High Street is the bespoke offering. Martina thrives on engaging clients in the creative process. It starts with an initial consultation to tease out not only what product the client wants, but what colours and fabrics they love and even how the future room of the piece looks. Clients then receive a Pinterest board with inspiration as well as design mock-ups before the final piece goes into production. Martina sources her fabric locally, although clients can supply their own - a popular option for baby quilt commissions. This process results in a design with a unique story, adding that extra personal touch to her client’s homes. When she’s not designing in her studio, Martina can be found passing on her passion for patchwork through teaching. She teaches beginner and master classes at Sutton College in London, releases a series of online patchwork block tutorials and has been teaching courses over the summer at the London Met University and craft shops like Fringe. Those wanting to learn in the comfort of their own home can book Martina for one-on-one classes or private patchwork parties. As an active member of the Muswell Hill Creatives arts collective, Martina collaborates with artists from other disciplines, finding fresh ways to ensure a place for patchwork in the modern home. The Details Visit to see her current designs, which public classes, markets and trade shows are up next or just say