Inset Gathers

November 27, 2006


This weekend I was playing around with how to inset a piece with gathers. It reminded me of inseting sleeves and it turned out to be fairly easy.


I first drew up the size and shape I wanted the final piece to be.


Then I cut the pattern into thin strips and numbered the strips in order. As I layed the strips out on the fabric to be used I left spaces between the strips. I left about the same width between each strip as the width of the strips so my fabric piece would be twice as long as the finished piece. That way it could be gathered up and sewn into the quilt top.

This is an easy technique that could be used in a lot of different ways on quilts. I look forward to using it some day.



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