Beginners Guide: Patchwork with Build-a-Block
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- Written by: Crafter's Companion
Patchwork is a beloved craft, used for centuries to stitch unique quilts, cushions and more. The art of creating patchwork is imbued with creativity and warmth – with so many designs and fabrics to choose from.
If you’ve always fancied having a go at making your patchwork project, but think it might be a bit too tricky to try, we’re here to help.
The Gemini Build-a-Block system takes all of the hard work out of creating patchwork patterns – so anyone can have a go!
The Gemini Build-a-Block system
Each quilt or patchwork pattern is made up of a series of blocks. And inside each block is a unique design made up of different shapes.
With the Gemini Build-a-Block system, you have all the tools you need to design, cut and create your own beautiful block designs in a range of sizes.
So you don’t need to measure or cut by hand to create an accurate and beautiful patchwork quilts, bags, cushions, wall hangings and more!
How to use the Build-a-Block system
The Build-a-Block system uses Multi Media dies to cut out each patchwork shape with perfect precision.
Use the dies with your chosen fabric and a Gemini die-cutting machine to cut out Build-a-Block shapes with accuracy.
Each die shape comes in a range of sizes, so you can mix and match sizes and shapes to create your own perfect design. Or follow the included block guide to build a range of classic patchwork and quilting pattern blocks.
Once you’ve cut out your patchwork pieces, simply follow the included instructions to stitch your design together!
Build a Block Creations
If you’re new to the world of Build-a-Block, we recommend starting with the original Gemini Build-a-Block set.
There are a whole host of add-one Build-a-Block sets to expand your collection with new patchwork patterns and project ideas.
Here are just a few beautiful patchwork projects you can create using Gemini Build-a-Block!
If this post has inspired you to pick up patchwork and have a go with Build-a-Block – there’s even more information and details on all Gemini Build-a-Block sets here.