THE ULTIMATE BACKGROUNDS…The Only Ones You’ll Ever Need! by Cindy Needham
We all know that beautiful background designs are a very important part of any quilt. We also know that they take a great deal of time and effort to draft and quilt.
When Cindy teaches background designs in her workshops, many of them require a grid to be marked first and then the backgrounds created from that marked grid. That takes a LOT of time and also puts extra marking lines on your quilt. Cindy had an ah-ha moment when she realized she should have stencils made of these special backgrounds. So she did!
There are six background designs and each comes in three different sizes…Papa (10×11″), Mama (8×9″) and Baby (6×7″). This allows you to fill ANY size space. This special set of stencils also includes two grids in 1/2″ and 3/4″.
These 20 stencils, if sold separately, would retail for AU $150.00. Cindy has worked with her long-time friends at
Quilting Creations and now we at Constantine Quilts are able to offer the set for AU $115.00.
Please download the FREE 32 page handbook below for lots of inspiration and instruction.Cindy has created YouTube videos for each design and will be adding more in the future. She has created a Pinterest page dedicated to these background stencils and will be adding photos frequently. You may access this here.
ULTIMATE BACKGROUNDS…The Only Ones You’ll Ever Need!
Papa Size: 10 x 11″ ….. Mama Size: 8 x 9″…. Baby Size 6 x 7″
CLICK HERE to download the handbook.
|Each of the videos below provides you with basic instruction and inspiration on how to use each of the stencils included in The Ultimate Backgrounds. She found that the class samples didn’t show up well on the video so as time allows she will be providing close up shots of each sample and posting them on her Pinterest page that is dedicated to these stencils.|
|1. DIAGONAL GRID.
This video demonstrates how to make different sized grids from either the 1/2″ or the 3/4″ grid; double and triple gridwork; cathedral windows; basket weave; triple lines and triple line grid.
|2. TWISTED GRID VIDEO
This video demonstrates how to use the Twisted Grid to create beautiful backgrounds with movement; how to use the reference lines for a totally different look; how to make a perfect feather border in ANY size and how this looks filled with repetitive lines and cathedral windows.
|3. TRIPLE LINES VIDEO
She included instructions for using the Triple Lines stencil with the Diagonal Grid video above.
|4. CLAMSHELLS VIDEO
This video demonstrates how to quilt a basic clam; how to use marked lines to create straight-up clams as well as diagonal clams; how to create whispie and ginko fillers.
|5. TWISTED CLAMS VIDEO
This video demonstrates how to quilt the twisted clams; how to line up vertically and horizontally; how to fill with repetitive lines and ginkos.
|6. TRIANGLES/DIAMONDS VIDEO
This video demonstrates how to create beautiful backgrounds using the diamond/triangle shape.
|7. BAMBOO/BASKET WEAVE VIDEO
This video demonstrates how you can easily create an heirloom basket weave/bamboo background.