If you've ever been curious about hand-sewing patchwork and quilts, let me tell you that it's not as daunting as it may sound! In fact, hand-sewing patchwork is my favorite method for creating quilts, and for good reason. One of the most significant advantages of hand sewing is its freedom of shape and design, making y-seams, partial seams, and seam management a breeze. It's also a great way to find joy and mindfulness in creativity, which I call "dopamine quilting."
Download the FREE Wheely Fun Quilt Block PDF
If you're interested in trying hand sewing patchwork, start with the free Wheely Fun Quilt Block. You'll receive full illustrated instructions on how to piece the block, it's an excellent introduction to hand piecing quilt blocks. The pdf comes with templates, block construction diagrams and instructions, colouring/planning sheet and instructions for adding sashing to piece your blocks together. There are also physical templates available for this block available to purchase.
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Simply download the pdf, print out the templates, gather some scrap fabric, and get sewing! Once you've completed your block, let me know how it went. I'd love to hear about what you enjoyed or didn't enjoy, so I can help you get the most out of the fun and joy that is hand sewing.
If you're looking for more resources on hand sewing patchwork, I have additional links available, including a sign-up for a free online mini-series on how-to hand sew patchwork that will be available soon:
- Why I love handwork: LINK
- Coming soon, free online mini-series on how-to hand sew patchwork: SIGN-UP
- Have you considered hand piecing and why it's not as whacky as it seems: LINK - including video instructions
- My favourite tools for hand sewing patchwork: LINK
- Templates for patchwork, so many options: LINK
- Tips, tricks and thoughts on applique: LINK
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I hope this encourages you to try hand sewing patchwork and quilts for yourself! Remember, it's a great way to unleash your creativity and find joy.
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