Japanese Folding Patchwork

Japanese Folding Patchwork

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When you are making Japanese Folding Patchwork you fold the fabrics and sew. Following the same basic technique, a wide variety of shapes can be made. Sewn together they can be used to make baskets, bags, quilts and much more.

If you prepare the blocks at home, Japanese Folded Patchwork is posible to sew when you go on holiday or when you are watching television.

japanese folded patchwork

When you have made a block in Japanese Folding Patchwork, you have made the backing too. The blocks can have different shapes. It depends of the model you are sewing.

japanese folded patchwork

For a block you need two templates.

One for the backing/edge fabric and one for the front side fabric and for the batting. The templates are used for pressing too.

japanese folded patchwork

You have to cut the backing/edge fabric with seam allowance.. Cut the front side fabric and the batting without seam allowance.

japanese folded patchwork

Press the seam allowance around the template with you iron.

japanese folded patchwork

Remove the template and place the other template. (How you have to place it depends of the pattern, you are making).

japanese folded patchwork

Press the backing/edge fabric around the template.

japanese folded patchwork

Remove the template and place the batting and front side fabric instead.

japanese folded patchwork

Pin and sew with running stiches along the fold through all the layers.

japanese folde patchwork

Quilt the blocks.

sewing the japanese blocks together

When you are sewing the blocks together, you may use these fine stitches. The stitches look the same on both sides. The stitches look great when you are using a contrast colour.

sewing together

When you are sewing th blocks together, the blocks should be facing each other. You can choose front side against front side or backing against backing. The stitches look the same on both sides.

sewing together

Here the test piece are opened for illustrating.

sewing together

Here the test piece are opened for illustrating.

bowl in japanese folding patchwork

We have chosen to sew this beautiful bowl.

You can purchase an e-pattern for download in the online shop. The pattern include templates for 2 sizes.

In the online shop you can find many other patterns using the Japanese Folding Technique.

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