I know a lot of people don’t make quilts by hand anymore, but there some projects that can be done easier that way: set in seams, small pieces, triangles, or if you want something portable while waiting in the carline at the end of the school day or during soccer practice.
I mentioned last week that my mom is doing the Midnight at the Oasis quilt along with me and she hand-pieces pretty often. She hand-pieced the center triangle star and demonstrated her skills for me while she was visiting.
1. start by cutting templates out of paper or plastic. Do not include seam allowance on your templates.
|trace templates on fabric and cut out with added seam allowance|
|pin through the marked lines|
|start at the marked line|
3. make three stitches back and forth at the starting point. This secures your seam:
|back-stitch to secure the seam|
4. sew with a small running stitch along the length of the drawn line:
then backstitch at the end as you did at the beginning of the seam:
|backstitch a the end of the seam|
5. sew the triangles in rows, sew the rows together until you have the completed pyramid unit. Press.
|front, make four of these for star|