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The items on this web page will provide practice and additional information for those using this book.
For larger views of the quilts shown below and for more details about each of them,
click on the following link:
To order this book from AQS:
Click on https://shop.americanquilter.com/trispective-the-3-n-1-quilt.html
or CALL them at 800-626-5420.
To order from Amazon.com, click on this direct link:
down for available prepared fabrics.
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(1) Changes in Spoonflower steps:
Spoonflower has changed its directions for ordering fabric. NOW users need to select DESIGN and then UPLOAD (instead of CREATE and CUSTOM FABRIC).
Also: If the design you are loading is WIDER than your choice of fabric (42" for the Basic Cotton Ultra), you may need to ROTATE your design 90 degrees in Photoshop BEFORE you upload it in Spoonflower.
[The above can be done by opening your design and then clicking on the following: IMAGE, then ROTATE IMAGE, then 90 degrees (either clockwise OR counterclockwise).
A NEW TIP (to supplement Trispective):
An alternative way to PLEAT
As people have contacted me about making these 3-N-1 quilts, they have asked about alternate ways to PLEAT the columns.
HERE IS ONE WAY:
After you have FINISHED all of the decorative stitching in the columns, FOLD the TOP and BOTTOM (to the back side) at the approximate positions of the red lines in the photo at the left. CAREFULLY PRESS THESE TWO FOLDS so they are vert FLAT. It will now look like this:
After you do the above, your piece will look similar to the picture shown at the right. [It will also look like Figure 11o on page 64 in Trispective--but without the outside "edges" still showing. Those will already be tucked under with this method.]
Because these 1/2, 3/4, or one-inch TOPS and BOTTOMS of the columns are now UNstitched (because of using THIS method instead of the one described in the book), you will now blind-stitch (by hand) the open ENDS of each column. You can be as meticulous in this blind-stitching as you WISH to be--giving it as much time as needed for the "look" you want.
Fold the left and right edges under, and you can now blind-stitch this entire pleated piece onto a solid (no cut-out insert) prepared frame or your choice of fabric foundation.
Some people feel this method gives more control when attaching the pleated section to a separate binding/border/frame. Feel free to experiment with either method until YOU are satisfied. [For ME, I typically choose the method described in the book if I'm stitching a SHOW quilt; also, I'm not crazy about hand sewing (nor are my blind-stitches the world's greatest).] Either way, have FUN in the process.
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Practice with the 3-N-1 Quilt Magical Toys:
To practice making the fabric file for the quilt Magical Toys (shown above) with ONE-INCH columns, there are complimentary photos already prepared and available for you to use. Click HERE to download the LEFT PHOTO, click HERE for the CENTER PHOTO, and click HERE for the RIGHT PHOTO. If you follow the steps outlined on pages 20-27 in the book Trispective, then your fabric on your computer screen should be similar to the one shown in Figure 4k on page 27 in that book.
To practice making THREE-FOURTHS-INCH columns with the Magical Toys images, click HERE to download the LEFT PHOTO, click HERE for the CENTER PHOTO, and click HERE for the RIGHT PHOTO. If you follow the steps outlined on page 29 in the book Trispective, then your fabric image on your computer screen should be similar to the one shown in Figure 4p on page 29.
Pull ANY of these complimentary files into YOUR COMPUTER and use them in any way you wish.
If you would like to order ALREADY-PREPARED fabric to make this 3-N-1 Magical Toys quilt, click HERE for the DETAILS.
For practice with the Sleep, Pray, Scream 3-N-1 Quilt:
To practice with the complimentary prepared photos used in the quilt Sleep, Pray, Scream (shown above with ONE-INCH columns), click HERE to download the already tweaked LEFT PHOTO, click HERE for the CENTER PHOTO, and click HERE for the RIGHT PHOTO. Refer to page 28 in the book Trispective for details and an example of what your computer screen should look like.
If you would like to order ALREADY-PREPARED fabric to make this 3-N-1 Sleep, Pray, Scream quilt, click HERE for the DETAILS.
Note that the above link ALSO gives the instructions for how to order JUST THE FRAME used in the Sleep, Pray, Scream 3-N-1 quilt.
Stitch a 3-N-1 Quilt of your PETS!
Below are three complimentary photos you may use for PRACTICE if you are considering making a 3-N-1 quilt of your pets. Refer to the book Trispective for instructions, and feel free to use the images below for your practice. They have already been tweaked for the correct size to make one-inch columns (13"x13" for the cat and dog, and 12"x13" for the center owl). Click HERE to download the cat photo, HERE for the owl, and HERE for the dog.
This is how your computer screen will look if you followed the instructions on pages 20-27 in the book Trispective to prepare this image file:
For practice with HUMAN FACES:
Three complimentary photographs are provided that may be used to practice making ONE-HALF-INCH COLUMNS in 3-N-1 Quilts. Click HERE to download the LEFT PHOTO, click HERE for the CENTER PHOTO, and click HERE for the RIGHT PHOTO. If you follow the steps outlined on page 30 in the book Trispective, then your fabric image on your computer screen should be similar to the one shown in Figure 4s on page 31.
For another of Flora's wild quilt adventures, investigate the information found when you type in the code 87654 (back on her home page). A complimentary curriculum packet accompanies that fabulous child-friendly quilt, and youngsters all over the United States have spent numerous hours enjoying this experience!