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Image from Sewn

Passionate quilter Sarah Fielke of Sewn online shows us how to do free-form curved piecing. She says, Take a walk on the wild side and cut with no templates for an unexpected result. Gulp.

If you are game for an adventure go here for the tutorial.

[tags]quilting, tutorial, freehand, free-form, curves, piecing, technique[/tags]

By Scarlett Burroughs


4 Comments so far

  1. Michele B on June 25, 2009 7:10 am

    The tutorial instructs you to use a rotary cutter.

    I’ve done a bit of this, and trust me, scissors are much easier for cutting curves.

  2. scarlettburroughs on June 25, 2009 7:55 pm

    Thanks for the tip! I’ve tried free hand cutting with my rotary cutter one time and I was pleased with the results, but results are bound to be variable doing it this way.

  3. Jeanne A on September 6, 2011 11:40 am

    Actually, I thought this was really helpful, and what a rotary cutter ensures is that the curves are gentle, much easier to sew that way. Thanks for the tips!

  4. alison schwabe on October 17, 2013 11:50 am

    The thing about the cutter is that using it to cut through the 2 or more layers at the same time, you are cutting EXACTLY MATCHING EDGES and the rest is a breeze. to say nothing over saving the time it would take to cut them individually with scissors! take the tutorial – it is outstanding – thanks Sarah.

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