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Harriet Hargrave, internationally known quiltmaker, teacher, and author, presents the definitive resource guide to the selection, use, and care of today's textiles. From Fiber to Fabric includes easy-to-understand directions for testing fiber content, thread count, colorfastness, lightfastness, washfastness, and shrinkage; information on the effects of water and detergents on different fabrics and dyes; thread compatibility and batting selection charts; recommendations for storing quilts; and Fabric and Batting ...
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From Fiber to Fabric: The Essential Guide to Quiltmaking Textiles

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Overview

Harriet Hargrave, internationally known quiltmaker, teacher, and author, presents the definitive resource guide to the selection, use, and care of today's textiles. From Fiber to Fabric includes easy-to-understand directions for testing fiber content, thread count, colorfastness, lightfastness, washfastness, and shrinkage; information on the effects of water and detergents on different fabrics and dyes; thread compatibility and batting selection charts; recommendations for storing quilts; and Fabric and Batting Analysis sheets. With a better understanding of how textiles are made, what to consider when buying them, and how to care for them once you bring them home, you will have much more enjoyment and less stress as you create your wonderful quilts.
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Hargrave (Heirloom Machine Quilting, C&T, 1995. 3d ed.) writes that "while a tremendous amount of information has been published about the history of quiltmaking and the process of creating quilts, there has been a relative lack of information available to quilters about the medium with which we worktextiles." This well-organized manual covers textile manufacture, dyeing, printing, and finishing and also reviews the various types of quilting thread and battingall the information the quilter needs to use these basic ingredients of quilting to best advantage. Serious quilters will find invaluable the directions for testing fabrics, the reference charts on battings, and the fabric, thread, and needle compatibility charts. Highly recommended for all textile collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571200259
  • Publisher: C & T Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Pages: 146
  • Sales rank: 1,269,140
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4
Introduction 5
Ch. 1 Consumer Expectations 7
Ch. 2 Cotton 11
Ch. 3 From Fiber to Fabric 15
Ch. 4 Textile Preparation 25
Ch. 5 Textile Dyeing 31
Ch. 6 Textile Printing 37
Ch. 7 Textile Finishes 45
Ch. 8 Learning by Testing 52
Ch. 9 Dimensional Stability (Grain) 76
Ch. 10 Thread 81
Ch. 11 Types of Thread and Their Uses 88
Ch. 12 Batting 95
Ch. 13 Care of Your Quilts 123
Appendix I 134
Appendix II and Sources 135
Glossary of Textile Terms 136
Bibliography 140
Index 141
About the Author 144
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