SLASH QUILT (Chenille) BAG
- Upper Layer Fabrics
Cotton Fabrics 3 pieces size 35x40cm
- Basic Layer Fabric 1 piece size 39x44cm
- Zipper 16cm
- Sewing Machine Thread #60 (Colour to match top layer fabric)
- Clover Slash Cutter
- Clover Patchwork Pins
- Clover Water Soluble Marker
- Clover Patchwork Scissors (mini)
- Clover Patchwork Scissors (large)
- Sewing Machine Needle #11
Pile a layer of three pieces of cotton fabric on top of the basic layer fabric with the grains in the same direction. The basic layer fabric is larger than the upper fabrics for easier slashing.
Use several pins to hold layers in place. Mark stitching lines in a 45 degree angle to grain.
Mark parallel lines 0.8cm apart for machine sewing. Back stitch at both ends to secure.
Stitch from a centre line outwards to sew the 4 layers of fabric together.
Make 1-2 cm cuts at the start of the tunnels of the 3 upper layers carefully with scissors. Do not cut basic layer.
Short tunnels should be cut with scissors.
Insert the guide of slash cutter into tunnel (use guide 6-10 mm).
Hold the layers of fabric down and push the slash cutter through centre of tunnel.
Cut all the tunnels
Wash in the washing machine without detergent for 20-30 minutes. Suggestion: use a washing net-bag.
Usually fabrics shrink after washing. Therefore, you should plan your quilt a bit larger than the required final size.
Make paper pattern according to diagram A and B. The measurements include seam allowance.
After cutting, sew 0.3 cm from the edge in order to avoid fraying.
With right sides together, place 20 cm binding fabric on slash quilt.
Press seam allowance inwards, wrong sides together. Fold binding to the back and slipstitch. Sew the opposite side likewise.
Match zipper teeth with the edge of binding and back stitch 0.5 cm inwards.
Sew the other side accordingly. Catch stitch edges of zipper.
Baste the main and side parts, lining up matching points. Sew a 0.5 cm seam allowance with sewing machine.
Overlap 37 cm binding fabric on slash quilt with right sides together. Fold the end of binding fabric before sewing. Overlap at the end. Sew a 0.6 cm seam allowance.
Fold binding twice into edge to hide seam. Stitch with slip stitch.
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