Hook kits are a wonderful way to make quilts with a beautiful design that is not difficult to put together. Although this art form seems very simple, it is actually a little tedious to lay out the pattern and cut individual pieces of fabric for the quilt design, but not much. This is usually why most people choose to purchase a pre-made latch hook kit that has the basic design printed onto the canvas and then pre-cut small pieces of fabric to aid make your quilt-making experience more fun. These kits also come with a variety of different fabrics, needles, and other items to aid in the process of making your own fabulous quilt design. The following guide will give you some helpful tips on making your own DIY quilt using a latch hook.
Before starting your DIY quilting adventure, you need to have a few items. You will need a few different size needles (depending on what type of fabric you are going to make), a large piece of mesh, a measuring tape, some pins, and a hook (or two hooks). You will also need to have some strong Velcro tape to secure the fabric to your frame. Be sure to read the directions of your particular kit as many of them do not specify how to measure for the fabric, so follow the instructions exactly.
The first item you need to have in your quilting supplies is a large piece of mesh canvas. You can usually find this at a craft or hardware store. Be sure to ask the clerk if they will cut it to your specific dimensions because if you receive a piece that is too small, it will not work out. The mesh canvas that you will need to do your Latch Hook kits will be around 12 feet long by around 16 feet wide. This should give you plenty of room to work with when you start your DIY project.
Next, you will need one or two large sheets of white paper that are attached together. It is best if you use a heavy fabric that can withstand the weight of the paper when making your DIY quilting supplies. After you have your materials, you can start your DIY project by making your first pillow cover using your Latch Hook kits.
Start by crocheting the fabric into a square shape. You will then use the largest hook that you have to crochet the entire square. Once all the stitches are made, use a smaller hook to finish off your square. If you are using pre-made hook and yarns, then the best latch hook kits will have several sizes of hook that you can choose from.
After crocheting your square, pull the yarn tight so that you do not stretch it while stitching. Then, turn your attention to your hook kit because you are ready to start crocheting. You will notice that there will be several hook sizes that you can choose from in your Latch Hook Kit. The best thing to do is to make a chart of your current measurements, then use these sizes as your starting point for the crochet hook you will be using. You will then be able to get started on your project.
To complete your pillow covers, you will then want to add a few buttons and some beadwork. You can use any type of hook you wish to make the knotwork for your designs. To make the most of your Latch Hook Kits, you should consider adding these items at the end of your projects so that you can take the finished product home as well. For example, you can stitch a button into the middle of a mesh canvas. This way, you will have your pillow covers hanging on your bed and also ready to be used on your couch or your chair back.
If you have a kit that comes with instructions for making pillow covers from Latch Hooks, you will not have to do anything more than following the directions that come with your kit. However, if you would like to make something special or would like to try something new, you can consider purchasing a pre-cut yarn kit instead. Pre-cut hook kits will give you all of the materials you need in one package and will save you a lot of time because you will not have to go hunting around in different types of fabrics or yards for the various items you need. After you have put together your project using the pre-cut hook yarn kit, you will simply have to attach your pieces and make sure everything fits before you hang your finished product on your wall.