Excerpt from Modern Art Quilts: Design, Fuse & Quilt-As-You-Go by Sue Bleiweiss.
So what’s a quilter to do when she finds herself wanting to make modern quilts but not willing to sew a 1/4˝ seam? She finds another way.
I choose to fuse!
Connect the Boxes
With no seams to sew, no shape is off limits. Circles, triangles, hexagons, curved edges, lines—whatever shape or image that I want to incorporate into my design is usable because I don’t have to worry about how I will connect one shape to the other. Bias-cut edges and accuracy are not problems because when I fuse a shape in place, it stays where I put it. There are no worries about corners or intersections not lining up or which direction to press 1/4˝ seams. Fusing gives me an incredible amount of flexibility in my quilt designs, and that means any design that I can dream up, I can turn into a quilt.
To get you started on your journey, this book features seven fused quilt projects, ranging from small to large. I wish you all the best in all your creative endeavors!