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Modern Memory Quilts: A Handbook for Capturing Meaningful Moments, 12 Projects + The Stories That Inspired Them Paperback – Illustrated, January 7, 2019
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Plan Your Cutting
When I cut up a piece of clothing to prepare it for stabilizing, I generally cut along the seams as close as possible with a pair of fabric shears. For a shirt or onesie I cut both sides up the side seams and through the underarm / inside arm. I then cut the shirt into smaller and/or flatter pieces, if necessary. Leaving the pieces as large as possible offers more cutting possibilities.
Tip: To maximize the use of each clothing piece and avoid cutting into usable space with a rotary cutter, plan your cutting.
Tip: You don’t always have to cut around stains or flaws in the clothing. Sometimes I highlight them with embroidery (like the ice cream stain on my son’s T-shirt) or do some reverse applique with holes in clothing. Think of it as an opportunity to work in a bit of visible mending and character.
Design Wall Help
Be mindful of any details you want to preserve, and make sure not to cut too close to them until you are sure if and how you want to treat them. In addition to pockets and plackets, shoulders and yokes can often have interesting details.
If there are key features that you want to highlight from a piece of clothing, cut those pieces first. If you don’t have a big enough piece of clothing fabric left to cut a particular pattern piece, you can always sew together two smaller clothing pieces to get the size you need.
Tip: Putting the pieces up on a design wall helps visualize how the design is coming together. It also allows you to make adjustments in how you cut the clothing as you go to achieve a pleasing result.
About the Author
- Item Weight : 1.28 pounds
- Paperback : 144 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1617455652
- ISBN-13 : 978-1617455650
- Dimensions : 7.86 x 0.49 x 9.97 inches
- Publisher : C&T Publishing / Stash Books; Illustrated edition (January 7, 2019)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #584,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Modern Quilting is all the rage. The use of negative space and graphic design suits contemporary tastes influenced by Mid-Century design. Susanne Parquette shows today's quilters how to mix Modern with sentimental in Modern Memory Quilts: A Handbook for Capturing Meaningful Moments. The twelve quilts in the book are actual commissioned memory quilts made by Paquette, who includes the people and stories behind each quilt.
Many of my friends are Hexie addicts. Here is a Hexie quilt that uses a half-hexagon pattern alternating with full hexies that are fussy cut from a child's clothing.
Paquette includes advice on how much yardage can be gleaned from shirts in various sizes and quilting cotton.
Quilts can be personalized with embroidery or imagery, as in the quilt below. She used the same pattern with a bird silhouette.
Paquette walks us through the process, beginning with Memory Keeping: remembering, documenting, and perspective. She moves on to Empathy+Design on the "collaborative voice" in memory quilt design. Color Stories addresses color basics. She discusses the tools and construction methods needed to work with clothing.
These memory projects aren't like photographs, they are "hidden in plain sight," blending into the decor.
Striped Half-Square Triangle pillows are very cool and functional. A surprise is the strips of a fur coat! A casual visitor may not recognize them as holding a memory, but the family will recall their loved ones with every use.
The Initial quilt was a "leaving home' quilt for a son going off to college. This is an easy half-square triangle pattern.
My first memory quilts were made from my mother's painting smocks after her early death from cancer. I used traditional quilt blocks. Parquette used a beloved father's clothing in Connect the Dots, made with large quarter-circle blocks alternating with solid square blocks.
Intersections can be made with 10-12 adult clothing pieces or 24-36 baby/child pieces. Here, a pet dog's clothing is included.
Other projects included are a pieced apron, Arabesque, Modern Mandela, an easy Mosiac made of rectangles and squares, bed-sized Arrow quilt.
My mind is filled with ideas! I lost a cousin last year and her children are asking about memory quilts. This book couldn't have come at a better time.
I received a free ebook from the publisher in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.