This post is part of the Technique Tutorial Tuesdays Series. Click here to see all of the posts and learn more about the series. It's been a few weeks since the last Technique Tutorial Tuesday. Today I bring the series back with a sponsored tutorial by Fat Quarter Shop. Modern quilters have embraced the pre-cut! Pre-cuts help ease the quilting process by eliminating a large portion of cutting for the quilter. In today’s Technique Tutorial Tuesday, Lisa Calle of Moda Bake Shop walks us through two quilting techniques fit for a modern quilter that utilize pre-cuts.
Improv Curve Piecing
The first technique is an improvisational curved piecing technique that yields dynamic quilt blocks. In the video, Lisa uses a 60mm rotary cutter and about four layer cakes (a 10" x 10" pre-cut). This improvisational curved quilt is a quick, fun sew! In the video, Lisa expertly demonstrates this curved piecing technique in an easy-to-understand way. Try your hand at improvisational piecing with this fun technique! Yesterday after watching Lisa's fantastic demo I did some experimenting with improv curves. I used a Moda Pezzy print layer cake and some solid layer cakes. I found the technique to be really fun and relaxing. For the back I used one of the left over curves blocks and some layer cakes. I pieced them together and then cut the entire square into quarter square triangles, then mixed them around and pieced them back together. I plan to make this into a mini quilt and to bind it using a facing technique I have been wanting to try. I will share more about the facing technique next Tuesday. The second technique is for piecing the new Moda Honeycombs. These adorable pre-cut hexagons are very useful and can be used in a variety of projects, such as trendy geometric pillows, bold modern quilts and adorable embellished skirts. They are sewn together using Y seams, which Lisa demonstrates for us in the video. It may look intimidating, but this tutorial will make sewing with Honeycombs a cinch! In April we will be English Paper Piecing our hexagons for the Skill Builder BOM. This machine piecing hexagon tutorial would be a fantastic alternative to English Paper Piecing if you would prefer machine sewing over hand sewing.
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