25 Kites That Fly by Leslie Hunt

By Leslie Hunt

Written through a kite maker for the U.S. climate Bureau, this consultant positive factors special directions for developing typical two-stick kites, six-point stars, figural kites, balloon kites, tetrahedral kites, field kites, and plenty of different forms. whole descriptions of equipment and fabrics include directions for making tails, reeling and stringing, and masses extra. 70 illustrations.

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Since you are working with single-fold binding, NOTE: The measurements used here are for the Rippled you should be able to feel where the fabric angle is Place Mats project with a narrow ¼"/6-mm binding. If (which should be ¼"/6 mm from the corner) and begin you are making a wider binding, you will need to adjust to sew there. If not, you can measure ¼"/6 mm from both your measurements, taking into account the fold, seam sides and make a dot with a fabric marker. allowance, and thickness of your batting.

Fold in half lengthwise and press again. You will then have a ½"/12-mm folded strip. Pin in place if needed. Sew just at the edge on both sides to create two rows of stitching. Be sure to use red bobbin thread. STEP 3. QUILT TOP. Place one larger piece of fabric on top of the larger piece of batting and pin it in place (you will just be quilting through this top layer and the batting; set aside the other fabric piece for now). With a fabric marker, draw lines every ½"/12 mm across the fabric, starting ¾"/2 cm from the edge of your fabric.

Repeat with the smaller two pieces. See figure B. STEP 4: SEW BACK OPENING. With one of the pillow back pieces, press the edge of the longer side under toward the wrong side of the fabric by ¼"/6 mm, then again by 5/8"/16 mm. See figure C. Repeat for the other piece. Topstitch ½"/12 mm from the fold. QUICK TIP: To cut open a slit in a buttonhole, fold the buttonhole in half vertically and cut the slit with small, sharp scissors. Alternately, you can carefully use a seam ripper with a straight pin in place at the top to make sure that you don’t cut beyond your buttonhole.

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