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Understanding the Art of Patchwork

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to patchwork and quilting. More often than not, people assume that it is the same thing. In fact, nothing can be farther from the truth as they two entirely different crafting techniques. To be clear, patchwork can be part of quilting but is an art form in its own right. This is because the craft entails putting together different fragments of fabric which will ultimately form a distinct pattern. These patterns can then be used for different types of projects including quilting.

Basic Patchwork Kit

Like with any other art form, you will need a basic set of equipment before you can get started. Listed below are the necessary components of your patchwork kit:

  • Rotary cutter
  • Self-healing mat
  • Quilting ruler
  • Mechanical pencil

Once you have these basic tools in your possession, you can now start working on different kinds of fabric. The best thing about this art form is that you don’t have to spend much on the materials. In fact, it would be preferable if you used older materials for your project. So, consider recycling some of your shirts and give it new life.