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Thread: Barb_MO Bargello Tutorial *-* Sewing one section

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    Barb_MO Bargello Tutorial *-* Sewing one section

    Photo 1 Now you are ready to start sewing these strips. Place one stack at your sewing machine

    The sewing process is the same as you did in the piecing of your strips sets.
    The way I sew these together will construct one section from right to left.

    Start by picking up two strips, turn the top one over right side to the other one and sew through the strip matching seams. This should be easy because you have ironed seams, one up and one down. I don't pin these so I can life the top one a little and nudge the seams close together.

    Tip: If you start sewing these strip and the one on top has the seam ironed up....every time you sew two strips together, in this pass, the seams will be going up. It that is not the case....then something is wrong! Check it out now, because you might have turned the strips turned over, or you are missing one strip.

    Don't cut threads between pairs, we are going to chain piece all the way through the stack. Check your bobbin, don't want to run out of thread and have all these strips loose, in the floor behind your sewing machine. Feed pairs through one after the other

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    When you get to the end you may have an orphan strips, that is when you clip the chain from the machine. Take the pair you take from the machine and lay if face down on the orphan strip and sew.

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    Now you can cut the chain and pull it off the machine. I lay this pile on the floor on my right side, so I can drape the first strips of the chain in my lap.

    From the chain in the lap, cut off the first one and place face down on the 2nd pair, sew through these strips....continue to chain piece through strips and, each time if there is an orphan in your lap, get that one attached to the chain before starting again.

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    One section completed. You can iron this one now if you want. Iron all the seams in the section to one side, doesn't make any difference which way. You will decided later which way you will iron the seams in each panel according to if you will be stacking the sections or turning up upside down to make the diamonds and circles. What ever layout you use you will want the seams to be opposite directions when you sew your section together.

    Photo #5 close up view of one section.

    Photo #6 close up view different direction

    #1 Strips for one section ready for sewing
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    #2 Orphan strips ready to be sewn on
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    #3 Pile of strips in a chain in the floor
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    This is a great tutorial. I just finished one and find that your way is a lot easier to understand. Thank you for all this work.

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    thanks

    I just noticed that this tutorial is in different threads, I wonder if admin. can put all of the directions in one under tutorials!

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    Thank you Marjpf.

    Now, I have to complete three more of these and get them sewn together, and a border.... I'll have me a new quilt top.
    I want to thank all you people for encouraging me to do this. I've had this yellow & blue fabric for several year, bought especially for making a bargello.
    At the beginning of the tutorial, I thought I had forgotten how to do this, but guess after making many of these, it all comes back once the process is started.

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    craftybear this was set up to be in the User Defined Section, so I could add several instructions and they would all be together....the was they tutorial for the OBW that Cutebuns did earlier.
    All four of the message I have done on making the bargello can be found here.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1012

    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    thanks

    I just noticed that this tutorial is in different threads, I wonder if admin. can put all of the directions in one under tutorials!

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    its absolutely beautiful... trying to figure it out though.. i feel lost.. so you are taking the first stack and sewing them in pairs? leaving the thread attached all the way down?
    then you go to second stack?

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    Yes, sew all the way through the stack leaving the thead attached (that makes a chain). when you are through the stack and any strip left over attached to the bottom pair, you cut the chain from your machine.

    Then starting again with that chain of pairs sewn together, sew two sets of those together, all the way through. You will now have four strips sewn together in each section of your chain...if there is one left over, sew it to the last one (the one on your machine). each time your do this it will double the number of strips sewn in each section of your chain.
    Then do it again, and your will have 8 strips sewn together in each section of the chain.
    There are 49 strips in each quarter section of the quilt, so once your get to where you are sewing four strip to four strips, it goes pretty fast.
    It's in the beginnig, when your are sew two strips together it seems like you will never get through the stach.


    Quote Originally Posted by colleen53
    its absolutely beautiful... trying to figure it out though.. i feel lost.. so you are taking the first stack and sewing them in pairs? leaving the thread attached all the way down?
    then you go to second stack?

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    i am having sooooooooo much fun with this one.. easy to do for me.. so exciting to watch it come alive right before my eyes..
    thank you so much barb for sharing this with all of us !!
    i will be doing another one of these in the near future..
    i have signed up for a mystery quilt after this one to use scraps.. just what i need..!!! i am feeling a b it scrappy !!!

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    This is a great tutorial!
    I've been gathering fabrics to make a blue & yellow quilt & I think this is the one that needs making NOW!
    Thanks so much for doing this, Barb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsunflower
    This is a great tutorial!
    I've been gathering fabrics to make a blue & yellow quilt & I think this is the one that needs making NOW!
    Thanks so much for doing this, Barb.
    Thanks jsunflower.
    I think that blue & yellow quilts need to be made right now also.
    Show us the fabric in the first tutorial.

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