How to sew rickrack on a quilt (think spring flowers!)

Today is the first day of spring! It’s the perfect time to start sewing something new—and we’ve got the perfect book to help you welcome warmer weather!

Rick rack stems from Here Comes SpringHere Comes Spring is packed with pretty patchwork to decorate your home for the season—and the little details that authors Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks dream up for their designs make them extra special. One of the authors’ trademark tricks is to use rickrack for stems, vines, and flower embellishments. You won’t believe 1) how easy it is to sew rickrack and 2) how cute those wavy strips look in quilts!

We asked Jeanne to show us how she sews all kinds of rickrack, from super fat to super skinny—and we caught all her suggestions on video! Follow her expert advice to try rickrack in your quilts:

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We also filmed a little video of another rickrack trick from Here Comes Spring—the technique gives a lovely scalloped edge to your flower appliqués and finishes the raw edges at the same time!

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So clever!

Once you learn rickrack basics, you can sew them into all sorts of springtime quilts, such as:

Opening Day flower pillow
This sweet Opening Day Pillow

Rebecca's Keepsake Quilt
This starry showstopper, called Rebecca’s Keepsake Quilt (see the stems?)

Prairie Picnic quilt and tote
This Prairie Picnic set (raise your hand if you miss picnics!)

Spring Blooms quilts
This Spring Blooms Duo—just the right quilts for watchers of birds and keepers of gardens.

You’ll find lots more how-to tricks in Here Comes Spring—sew smart with Jeanne and Shelley and you’re guaranteed projects that won’t take all season to finish!

Which project pairs up with what you’ll be doing this spring?

a) A quilt for sunset watching.

b) A pillow for nighttime stargazing.

c) A tote for springtime shopping!

Tell us what you’d make first in the comments—and remember, when you purchase Here Comes Spring at our website, you can instantly download the eBook version for free.

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