Bargello Seasons for Beginners
This is a beginners class in Bargello, learning all the Bargello basics while you make four samples using a different set of seasonal colours for each or combining all samples to make one large quilt. Techniques include staggered seams, matching seams, fractured strips and quilt-as-you-go.
The four samples are also available as individual patterns.
Each quilt requires extra fabric for borders, the amount depending on your choice of border style. Lesson One will contain a complete discussion of appropriate fabric types. If you have a large stash, you should be able to find what you need right at home since individual yardage requirements are small. Individual pieces measure 25" - 36" wide.
Batting and backing – Again this depends on the border style, but to give you an idea, my quilts used a total of 40" x 105"
Lesson One: Spring
- SEVEN spring coloured fabrics - minimum of 6" full width OR fat quarter of each colour
Lesson Two: Summer
- NINE summer coloured fabrics - minimum of 6" full width OR fat quarter of each colour
Lesson Three: Autumn
- ELEVEN autumn coloured fabrics - minimum of 4" full width OR fat eighth of each colour
- ONE fracture fabric - 1/2 yard
Lesson Four: Winter
- EIGHT winter coloured fabrics - minimum of 6" full width OR fat quarter of each colour
- sewing machine and accessories
- walking foot and/or darning recommended
- cutting board, rotary cutter and rulers (long ruler and large square ruler are ideal)
- fine pins (I use wedding and lace pins)
- neutral thread for piecing
- threads suitable for quilting
- seam ripper or small sharp pointed scissors for unpicking
- topstitching or metallic needle (optional)
- hand stitching needles
- quilters pencil or fade-away pen
- safety pins
- sandwich sample made from two pieces of fabric with batting sandwiched between and basted together (to practice free-motion quilting)
- baking (parchment) paper or Teflon sheet
- iron and ironing mat or ironing board
- design board or wall would be useful
- card or paper
- pen or pencil
- fine point marker (e.g., Sharpie)
- graph paper (optional)
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