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Vlieseline - Quilters Grid

Vlieseline - Quilters Grid
Vlieseline - Quilters Grid

Quilters Grid is a light weight fusible interfacing with a 1" (2.5cm) grid printed on the back, it takes the stress out of quilting squares and strips and helps you keep right on point.    

You simply arrange your design on top of the interfacing, using the printed grid to keep straight, and then iron the pieces into place - no need for pins!

Once all the pieces are fused into place sew across the rows and down the columns to create your patchwork (see Product Guide tab).

Points are perfect and the finished quilt top or block takes a fraction of the time to produce.

Is It Suitable For My Project?

Because you sew the fabrics in whole rows and columns the raw edges of the fabrics need to form complete rows and columns.  If you end up with raw edges inside any rows or columns you need to sew the affected pieces of fabric together before laying the design out on your grid.  For this reason quilters grid is best used in designs made up of repeating square or strip sizes.

How Much Do I Need?

To work out how much interfacing you need simply add together the width of all the fabric pieces that make up a typical row, this will give you the width of interfacing required.  Then add up the length of each piece of fabric in a typical column, this will give you the length of interfacing required.

Quilters Grid is 115cm (45") wide,  If you need more than 115cm (45") in any direction you can butt pieces of interfacing up against each other and temporarily join them together with low tack tape until you have completed sewing your quilt top/block.

Order in cms or mtrs, the more you order the longer your piece of interfacing will get, or opt for one of our great value pre-cut mini rolls:

  • Save 10% when you order a 5mtr roll.
  • Save 25% when you order a 15mtr roll.


How Much Do I Need?

To work out how much interfacing you need simply add together the width of all the fabric pieces that make up a typical row, this will give you the width of interfacing required.  Then add up the length of each piece of fabric in a typical column, this will give you the length of interfacing required.

Quilters Grid is 115cm (45") wide,  If you need more than 115cm (45") in any direction you can butt pieces of interfacing up against each other and temporarily join them together with low tack tape until you have completed sewing your quilt top/block.

Laying Your Fabric Out

Lay your design out on top of the bumpy side of the Quilters Grid, so that the raw edges of each piece of fabric butt up against the raw edges of any neighbouring fabric pieces – use the grid lines on the interfacing to help you keep straight for the first row and then use the raw edges of the last row as your guide if your fabric overlaps the lines on the grid.

When you are happy with your design, iron the fabric onto the interfacing.  Use a pressing rather than ironing action, lifting and placing the iron, up and down, across the fabric, rather than pushing the iron around, this ensures that the fabrics stay put.

Sewing Your Fabric Together

Fold the interfacing along the line between the first and second columns of fabric (where the fabric edges in each column butt up against each other), right sides facing each other (you will be looking at the back of the interfacing).

Sew (through the interfacing) using your normal quilting seam allowance (measuring in from the folded edge), sew all the way along the column - as you sew you will capture all the raw edges of fabric inside the seam allowance.

Iron the seam to one side, then fold the interfacing over between the second and third columns and repeat. Continue in this manner all the way across the quilt/block.


Start the process over, this time folding and sew the lines between rows.

Check your quilt/block is still square – because you have used the interfacing you should find the block/quilt has not moved very much at all.  Trim back as necessary.

Reducing the Bulk

You can use the quilt top/block as it is, but many sewers like to finish off by snipping into the seams on the back to reduce the bulk.  Some people cut along the creases in the seam allowance so they can open the seam out flat, but we think that is too fiddly.  We prefer to cut the bulk away from each point where the vertical and horizontal sew lines cross.  Simply fold the quilt back up as when you were sewing it – leaving the seam allowance sticking out at the top, and cut little squares out where the seams overlap, taking care not to cut into the main seam line – try it, it is easier than it sounds!

Then press your block/quilt again and all the bumps will have gone!

 

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