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Thread: Bargello quilts

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    Senior Member sonisew's Avatar
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    Are Bargello quilts difficult to make?

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    Super Member hopetoquilt's Avatar
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    I am going to start one soon. Best tips I got were to stay organized with all the strips. (I found safety pins at Joanne's each with a letter so you can label fabrics easily. I also heard that once you have your pieced strips, you should alternate the end you sew from so that the quilt doesn't get "wavy."

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    yes, and no. At first it seems like a lot but once you make one or two it gets easier. :)

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    I thought it would be, but was surp4ised at how very easy they were. The very first one I made was a scrappy one using Bonnie Hunters scrappy bargello pattern. (quiltville.com)
    and I could not believe how easy it was.

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    They look harder than they are !! Some patterns are more time consuming than others, but its all straight sewing, no curves , no Y seams .
    Its a matter of staying organized . My first one I really just could not wrap my brain around the un-sewing part.... now ... I love it , one of my favorite methods. Don't know why I was reluctant when there was nothing to be scared of. Do take the time to read the directions and go step by step.
    If you can sew a 1/4 inch seam ,and cut accurately you can do it.

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    Nope less stress than trying to match points on a pinwheel! lol

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    I think a Bargello is one of the easier quilts to make. And they have so much impact. Make sure you have a sharp blade and good measuring tools. Jump in and try it!

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    Bargello quilts are not difficult at all, you just need to label your colors carefully so you don't mix yourself up.

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    They are really easy as long as you keep your sets organized. A design wall reall helps too.

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    I've only made one and had a ball doing it.

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