Quilted Patchwork with RePatchIt applique

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RePatchIt patchwork blanket on sofa 
Close-up of the applique while I was doing it
Staging the patchwork with tulips for effect..
RePatchIt quilted patchwork blanket on chair in garden
RePatchIt patchwork blanket on sofa 

RePatchIt patchwork blanket on sofa 

Photo: Photo by RePatchIt

I made this patchwork blanket recently - for several reasons.

First of all, I wanted to try out some applique because I got very inspired by the (awesome!) book "For the Love of Hand Stitching with Jan Constantine".

Secondly, I wanted to show off the name I've chosen for my Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/RePatchIt) in an appropriate way - I thought I could take some nice pictures to use for my shop banner. Come to think of it, I haven't made that banner yet - but I really like the blanket!

It took a lot of time to make the applique. If you have good advice about how to do it quicker, I'm all ears.. If you're interested in doing applique like I did, follow these steps:


  1. Find a font type you like (I've used French Script). 
  2. Print out the letters as big as possible, then photocopy them to upscale them even more if necessary. 
  3. When they're the size you want, print them and cut out the shapes in paper. 
  4. Place the paper on your felt or wool, turning the backside of the letters up. Draw the contour of the letters on your fabric. 
  5. Cut out the shapes in the fabric. 
  6. To applique, sew the letters/shapes on your patchwork using blanket stitch. 
  7. Enjoy!   


Pattern or design used: My own design - RePatchIt
posted in: gallery, fabric, red, houseware, orange, purple, quilt, applique, patchwork, blanket, letters

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