Tutorial: Freehand curved piecing

Image from Sewn

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.

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Comments

  1. says

    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. says

    Michele,
    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 says

    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. says

    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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