The scheme of the technique of patchwork sewing "Elochka"an entertaining and fascinating process. Quilting, also called "patchwork" or "quilting", as you like, is considered quite traditional, and at the same time a new, modern, unusual way of working with textiles. The process is not complex, but it requires the master of some knowledge and skills. It remains to be determined what is this type of needlework. Many associate it with nothing more than with grandmother rugs. This is not so. It is important to pay attention to the fact that it combines traditions and modernity. I think it will not be difficult to learn how to sew in this technique. It does not take you much free time and effort. After all, in any case - the main thing is to have a desire. It makes no sense to say that the work will be masterpiece. You clearly should be aware that everything depends on the skills you have acquired, from the quality of performance, and, of course, from fantasy. Only then will the products be obtained by the authors, which means they are unique. The art of patchwork sewing appeared a very long time ago. Perhaps this was because before there was such an abundance of shops, fabrics, decorative materials, sewing machines with many functions. That's why people were forced to invent everything themselves, to invent unusual things, in order to decorate themselves and their house and we are grateful for them. Only by picking up unnecessary pieces of cloth and needle and thread, we can get something unusual and stunningly beautiful, even a picture, a panel or a bag. In today's article we will teach you how to sew the "Christmas tree"("Parquet"). In order to learn how to sew, you must have some skills. About how to sew strips. First, you need to cut the strips. Start sewing strips on the right side. The second strip is applied to the first, and pinned pins. Then we add the strips to the base, after which we need to remove the pins. The third strip is applied to the second, we repeat all previous actions. In the same way we strip all the strips. After that, smooth them through a damp cloth, and do not forget to cut off excess and unnecessary fabric. With these simple elements you can get here such bright canvases, as we see in the photo below. We cut the finished fabric into squares and formblocks. Usually, the first strip is sewn on the center of the base. The second is applied to the first, after which they are tied together to the base. Strips need to be tied on one side and the other, so they will fill the entire volume. "Herringbone" ("Parquet") Patchwork technique, in itself, is very interesting. To the square it is necessary to sew a strip, smooth it and spread it exactly on two sides. The second strip is sewn to the other side of the square. The second seam should be perpendicularfirst. We already have the first tier of the future tree ready. Then, to the first strip you need to sew the third, to the second - the fourth. You can still sew or leave it as it is, it all depends on your desire. This is how we got the element we needed. If you know the basic rules, thenyou all necessarily get: The square is the main accent of the future composition. Therefore, it should have a bright and attractive color, or a pattern. The width of all strips of the square must be the same. The width of each tier should be exactly the same as the width of the previous one.