Fast and Fun First Quilts: 18 Projects for Instant Gratification

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Sara Diepersloot, author of the popular Simple Style, presents 18 exciting new patterns in one small volume--a terrific value. Known for irresistible projects that come together quickly, Sara gives you fun ways to showcase the gorgeous fabrics you love.

  • View clear illustrations that include an alternate colorway for each project
  • Make projects that are easy enough for ...
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Overview

Sara Diepersloot, author of the popular Simple Style, presents 18 exciting new patterns in one small volume--a terrific value. Known for irresistible projects that come together quickly, Sara gives you fun ways to showcase the gorgeous fabrics you love.

  • View clear illustrations that include an alternate colorway for each project
  • Make projects that are easy enough for beginners and enticing enough for seasoned quilters
  • Follow Sara's lead and use theme or novelty fabrics, or spotlight large-scale florals and other favorites

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604680645
  • Publisher: Martingale & Company
  • Publication date: 12/5/2011
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 1,324,113
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.46 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Sara Diepersloot lives in Scotts Valley, California, with her husband and four children. She has a degree in fashion design and pattern making from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco. Sara loves to scour quilt shops for new fabrics and inspiration, and she especially enjoys incorporating novelty and large-scale prints into her designs. Being a busy mom, she knows the importance of designing quilts that are easy to complete but still satisfy the desire to make something beautiful.

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  • Posted June 1, 2012

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    The cover got my attention right off. I am a “NUT”

    The cover got my attention right off. I am a “NUT” about pinwheels and that was the quilt that was on the cover. There are 18 quilts all together and each uses bright colors and fabrics that have an interesting print such a snowmen or camping print or big, bold flowers.

    The projects start out with a blurb about the quilt and a colored photo, quilt and block sizes. There are lots of graphics and easy to follow written instructions making it simple to create the blocks. There is even a suggested fabric option for making it in another colorway. The only downside to this book is that the “dreaded quilt as desired” is the only suggestion for quilting the project.

    The book ends with a four-page spread on techniques and short bio about the author. I can wait to make the pinwheel quilt and several of the other ones as well.

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  • Posted March 4, 2012

    I've always been intimidated by quiltmaking but this book gives

    I've always been intimidated by quiltmaking but this book gives me the confidence to try it again. The projects are beautiful and look more time-consuming and detailed than they really are. While it isn't a "how to quilt" book, it is appropriate for quilters of any level and basic sewing skills are assumed. The idea is to have projects that can be done quickly by using large pieces of fabric, strip quilting rather than intricate smaller pieces, and simple techniques.

    There are many beautiful color photos to inspire a crafter, plus many drawings and diagrams that accompany clear instructions. Another feature I appreciated in this book is that the author gives alternatives to some of the projects with suggestions for different color combinations, fabric designs, etc. For example, with the valentine theme quilt, a suggestion for a baby quilt done in different colors and fabrics is shown.

    The 18 projects in this book will inspire any quilter and serve as a springboard to creating an original quilt using the techniques taught.

    I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicited, nor was a positive review required.

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