From Fiber to Fabric: The Essential Guide to Quiltmaking Textiles (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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Harriet Hargrave presents the definitive resource guide to selection, use, and care of today’s textiles. Includes easy-to-understand directions for testing fiber content, thread count, colorfastness, lightfastness, washfastness, and shrinkage. You’ll find information on the effects of water and detergents on different fabrics and dyes. Thread compatibility and batting selection charts. Recommendations for storing quilts is also included. With a better understanding of how textiles are made, what to consider when ...
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From Fiber to Fabric: The Essential Guide to Quiltmaking Textiles (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview

Harriet Hargrave presents the definitive resource guide to selection, use, and care of today’s textiles. Includes easy-to-understand directions for testing fiber content, thread count, colorfastness, lightfastness, washfastness, and shrinkage. You’ll find information on the effects of water and detergents on different fabrics and dyes. Thread compatibility and batting selection charts. Recommendations for storing quilts is also included. 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: 9781571205247
  • Publisher: C & T Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 680,621
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Harriet started quilting seriously in 1974, working alongside her mom. Her early quilting career included producing baby quilts for craft shows and teaching adult education classes. In 1981, harriet opened her quilt shop, Harriet’s Treadle Arts. Her specialties at the time were free-motion embroidery, machine arts, and machine quilting. In 1982, Harriet attended one of Mary Ellen Hopkins’s seminars. Mary Ellen’s streamlined techniques and innovative design ideas led harriet to a new way of thinking, which caused her to give up the machine arts and to teach only quilting. Today, she is world renowned for being a true mover and shaker in the quilt world. In the late 1990s, she was voted one of the 88 Leaders of the Quilt World. Harriet created and inspired a whole new generation of machine quilters with her bestselling book Heirloom Machine Quilting, which has enjoyed 22 continuous years in print. She is also the author of Mastering Machine Appliqué and From Fiber to Fabric, and co-author of The Art of Classic Quiltmaking. She is responsible for a myriad of products pertaining to machine quilting, and she has developed batting with hobbs Bonded fibers and designed fabric for P&B Textiles.
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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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