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Posted February 11, 2009
I was very excited when I saw this book. I am always looking for suggestions for borders. The four chapters provide a lot of great information but I found some of the information to be repeated several times over which was disappointing. I felt that once it was stated, it didn¿t need to be restated twice more in later chapters. If I wanted to review that information, I could look back.<BR/><BR/>Chapter one goes over the basic tools and contains large photos of the items described. Things like tools, appliqués, making corners and a vocabulary list are included. Chapter two jumps right in and let¿s you start creating a border. It also describes sixteen types of blocks you can use to create borders.<BR/><BR/>Chapter three is where it becomes repetitious. The first half of this chapter has new information and even three wall hangings to create. Then it repeats itself with describing the same sixteen borders and how to put them onto a quilt. In all fairness, it describes the size block to make to place on a particular sized top but since there is a Size Chart on page 90 and 91, all you would need to do is the math to figure out the block size for the border you need. All the appliqués talked about in the book are given at full size which is very nice since you don¿t have to run out to the copy shop to enlarge them to correct size. <BR/><BR/>The final chapter is almost the best part because that is where you will find four wonderful projects that you can create to practice your new border techniques. One quilt and three table runners let you use the borders/blocks you learned about to make gifts or home decoration.<BR/><BR/>The best part of the book is that it is spiral bound so you don¿t have to weigh down the pages or lose your place because the book closes when you walk away to sew. In my opinion, all sewing books should be bound in this fashion.<BR/>\
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