You may already know that I feel fascinated with curves. They have a special appeal to me...
I not only use them when I design fabric (curved lines and shapes), but also for my quilt patterns. While some designers take advantage of its magic and beauty, I think they are not fully exploited. Why?? Fear... Quilters think it's too difficult to piece a curved block, that takes time, that they need an acrylic template, and they will not get perfect results every time.
"Feeling Good" made with FEELINGS Fabrics
Well, I used to think like that long time ago, but because my desire for a curved block was soooo big, I tried to come up with a different method that ensured me easiness, perfection every time, and to be fun!!
"CURVED SEAMS 101" (click on the link to open it) is a tutorial where I explain this technique I have developed, and includes all the tips and hints I collected in my pursue to make it perfect. You will love the step-by-step photos....
Detail of block from "Blushing Blooms" featuring DASHING ROSES Fabrics
What I like about it is that gives me a great opportunity to play with a lot of different stitches in my sewing machine and have a nice, relaxing time stitching. Not the same old same old straight stitch... If you are a beginner quilter you will find it very simple to understand, and if you already earned some medals, you will discover a new way to applique!!
Stitching detail from "Gipsy Bubbles" featuring GIPSY GLITTER Fabrics
Get inspired by this tutorial to make your creative juices start flowing, share it with your quilting friends... and begin to think CURVES!
Detail of "Petals" from my CHIC BLOOMS Fabric Collection
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Handmade rocks...... so let's keep on stitching!!