around a shape and in parallel evenly spaced lines, outlining in
|Additions to a
base fabric(s), added after the sewing is complete. It can be
the addition of embroidery, charms, buttons, lace, etc.
|A quilt made
using precut paper shapes. The fabric is basted over the shapes
and then whip-stitched together.
||A quarter yard
(or metre) of fabric (18" x 22") made by cutting a
half-yard of fabric in half.
that sold as the sackcloth that would hold flour, grain, seeds,
fingernail to temporarily crease the seam edge flat.
measurement, after all the edges are sewn. This does not include
any seam allowances.
||A base piece
of fabric (e.g. muslin) is used to sew fabrics on permanently.
This becomes a base for random patch sewing (crazy patch &
string piecing) as well as very accurate piecing. Today
quilters' are using paper as the foundation and removing it
|A block design
with two units sewn on top of two units to make a four-part
method of quilting with you controlling the movement of the
quilt. The darning foot is used with the feed dogs lowered.
||A white paper
having a wax coating on one side. It is used in quilting as a
template. It stays on fabric when pressed and is easily removed
and reused. Available at a grocery store.
||It is a
paper-backed web that bonds two fabrics together. It is used as
a quick easy method of appliqué. The edges can be stitched with
a button hole, satin or zigzag stitch.
cutting around a motif.
of the threads woven together. The lengthwise and crosswise
grains are the straight-of-grain and the bias is the diagonal
sewn together to make a square. A quick method is to start
Also known as HST.
pieces sewn together by hand.
the three layers of a quilt together in a design, by using a
small even running stitch.
use a paper-cut design on the whole quilt top. More info
has a looser weave to look hand woven.
non-woven stabilizer used for an appliqué method. The fusible
kind can be used for holding your appliqué in place as you
fabric label with the information about the quilt (e.g. quilt
maker, date, etc.) printed on with a permanent fabric pen,
embroidery or computer. Every quilt should have a label.
with a hoop frame in a chair, as opposed to on a quilt frame.
Quilting a block at a time and sewing the finished quilted
blocks into a quilt is known as lap quilting.
of the fabric that runs parallel to the selvage edges.
thickness of the batting.