M is for Measuring & N is for Needle

measure-and-needle

 

Some Welsh quilters use no templates and mark the pattern merely with. . .tailor’s chalk, string, a ruler, needles and thread and pins. Measurements and chalk marks, tacking threads, needle-marks and perhaps a few pins stuck upright, are the only guide they need for sewing quite a complicated pattern.

The text is from Traditional Quilting: Its Story And Its Practice, by Mavis Fitzrandolph, 1954. Click here to read the book online, or download it free from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2013

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