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Patchwork Wall Art Mollie Makes Issue 65

A few months back I made my first patchwork item, using fabric swatches and a pattern from Mollie Makes magazine issue 65. There were a number of craft suggestions including some easy items suitable for novice sewers, me being me jumped straight into difficult. At first I was some what confused by the terms patchwork and English Paper Piecing (EPP), what are they, were they the same?. I can not say I am particularly clear on it all now but I do know that I enjoyed making my first piece of patchwork using English Paper Piecing. 
Sewing patchwork star art Mollie Makes issue65 tutorial video

I find kits very reassuring to use, no need to think about having the right amount of materials, do the colours work together, what size template do I use.  Most of these issues are taken care off, you can just get down to the fun of creating. I needed to supply the thread, button and material used for the panel.
Sewing patchwork star art Mollie Makes issue65 tutorial video

Watch How I Made My Patchwork Wall Art - Fun Stop Motion Video 
Whilst I was creating my Star shaped patchwork I took photographs of each stage and put together a rather clever stop motion film. It was fun to make the video I do hope you enjoy it. 



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How I made my Patchwork Wall Art
The instructions were reasonably straight forward, though a little basic for someone with no EPP experience.  I did have to do a little looking up on the internet to make sure I stitched my EPP templates to the fabric correctly, and the type of stitch to join my final star shape. 
Sewing patchwork star art Mollie Makes issue65 tutorial video
As with anything you make for the first time you always learn something. For me if you have corners in your EPP design these need to be accurate, making sure you have stitched your shapes together neatly is key to a clean looking patchwork design. Basically do not rush it and take your time.

Would you rather create using a kit or do you like to let your creativity run free?
Sewing patchwork star art Mollie Makes issue65 tutorial video
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  1. You did a great job, I like to mix it up a little and use a combination of patterns and free style.

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