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Posted on: 4/19/09 9:19 PM
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Cut your pattern pieces from muslin and rotary cut patchwork squares. Use your muslin piece to estimate the number of squares needed, working one row of patchwork at a time.

I strongly recommend serging (or at least overlocking) all seams in the patchwork AND pulling on the piece periodically to make sure it is secure.

Once you have a piece of patchwork that will cover the muslin, use the muslin to cut out the pattern piece in the patchworked fabric.

Construct the garment using the patchwork and muslin layered together.

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mssewcrazy said... (4/21/09 7:55 AM) Reply
I like the idea of cutting the pattern piece of muslin and covering it as you piece. Your photo example is very good.
taylou said... (4/20/09 4:07 PM) Reply
If you don't have enough fabric for a project, you can use the fabric scraps to make a patchwork collar, cuffs, yoke etc. You can just use scraps of your main fabric or introduce contrasts or matching colours. I love crazy patchwork on small areas.
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