Swinging Old Lady Willyne Hammerstein
Print on fabric for better results than with traditional quilt templates.
Sew by hand or machine or both (hybrid) or print templates for EPP.
Swinging Old Lady is one of the delightful quilts in Millefiori Quilts 4 by Willyne Hammerstein, published by Quiltmania.
PDF DOWNLOAD – SHAPES 37 MB
System Requirements – Windows or Mac with Adobe Reader (not a phone or tablet) and any ordinary color Inkjet printer or all-in-one.
This shape collection PDF includes the shapes for Willyne Hammerstein’s Swinging Old Lady Quilt (Millefiori Quilts 4) in the original size.
Features of the Swinging Old Lady Shape Collection (PDF)
- shapes to print on fabric
- diagrams showing how much fabric you need
- shapes without seam allowances to print on paper or freezer paper (just in case you want templates)
& More Good Things About Swinging Old Lady
- use a rotary cutter or scissors
- choice of layouts for different straight grain and directional fabrics
- precision corners to make the sewing easier
- ideal for fussy cutting (2 Inklingo methods)
- small shapes fit on Jelly Rolls and small scraps
- choice of methods—running stitch or English Paper Piecing by hand
- an impressive, unusual, intriguing design
Detailed diagrams for the stars and assembling the quilt top are in Willyne’s fourth book, Millefiori Quilts 4.
This design might remind you of One Block Wonder or Stack n Whack™. There are two great methods of fussy cutting with Inklingo. You can use traditional Swiss cheese fussy cutting with two-part freezer paper templates (printed with Inklingo). For You Are My Sunshine, Inklingo No Waste Fussy Cutting, is a fabulous choice with the right fabric. Print identical sheets of fabric for No Waste Fussy Cutting, similar to Stack n Whack™.
This design is ideal for Inklingo “hybrid piecing,” sewing some seams by machine and some seams by hand.
Even with all this wonderful fussy cutting, you can get a faster finish with Inklingo than with traditional methods. There are two methods of fussy cutting with Inklingo and neither uses acrylic templates. (Why I don’t sell acrylic templates.)
Love the lines. Quilt more!
Learn to Hand Piece
Learn to Hand Piece
The two-hour hand piecing lesson in Quilted Diamonds 2 is like taking a private lesson from me. The beautiful book and DVD are available again.
There are also several videos collected under a tab on the page for Passacaglia 3 cm.
GOOD NEWS The brilliance of Willyne’s design is in the way she used the shapes to create interlocking designs. She teaches hand piecing with a running stitch.
There are 3 videos which you may find helpful when you are sewing this design. The example is for Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC) but the info about templates, fussy cutting and hybrid piecing also apply to the Swinging Old Lady design.
It is NOT necessary to use EPP unless that is the method you prefer. It is much easier to print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo and sew with a running stitch.
On the other hand, there are 8 Good Ways to Use Inklingo for EPP if that is the method you prefer.
This Swinging Old Lady Looks Good