Link to the 30s: Making the Quilts We Didn't Inherit

Overview

Some people are lucky enough to own beautiful heirloom quilts that were passed down through the family. The rest of us have to be content with making those eye-popping quilts ourselves! Now we can, with this fantastic collection of nine authentic 1930s patterns made using reproduction fabric. The projects feature a range of skill levels and techniques and are ideal for showcasing your talent and your fabric collection.

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Overview

Some people are lucky enough to own beautiful heirloom quilts that were passed down through the family. The rest of us have to be content with making those eye-popping quilts ourselves! Now we can, with this fantastic collection of nine authentic 1930s patterns made using reproduction fabric. The projects feature a range of skill levels and techniques and are ideal for showcasing your talent and your fabric collection.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564778796
  • Publisher: Martingale & Company
  • Publication date: 2/9/2009
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 174,120
  • Product dimensions: 10.88 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Kay Connors was born in Texas, raised in New Mexico, and she has had homes in Colorado, California, Washington, Alaska, and Idaho, where she has lived since 1979. She has been quilting since 1973, first to use up fabric, and then to feed her passion. She is a contemporary quilter but finds she can't pass up anything having to do with old quilts. She buys feed sacks, old quilt tops, quilts, and every piece of reproduction '30s fabric she finds. Collecting old patterns and drafting her own from found quilts has allowed her to make quilts that she feels need to be in her home. In 1998, Kay and her sister, Karen Earlywine, bought a little house in the hill country of Texas as a quilting getaway.

Karen Earlywine was the youngest of four children in a post-war family in Texas. She was two years old when the family moved to New Mexico. Karen, her husband, and their grown children still live in the southwestern part of the state.

Quilting became an important part of Karen's life in 1977. Now the most important thing in her life is her family. Four young grandchildren have new quilts as they go from cradles to cribs to beds. College graduations and other events in the lives of close friends and family are celebrated with the gift of a quilt.

Years of working on old homes and collecting antiques intensified the interest Karen has in reproduction fabrics and quilts of the past. She and sister Kay Connors both share this passion and try to get away to their shared house in Texas to scout the area for fabric and antique treasures as often as possible.

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  • Posted June 3, 2010

    Excellent Book for Vintage Quilt Making

    This is by far one of the best book I have ever purchased for making vintage 30's quilts. The color photos and diagrams make it easy to follow when constructing a quilt. The patterns are different from others I have seen in 30's style quilt books.
    This book is not for Beginners. It is for Intermediate to Advanced. Worth every penny!

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  • Posted September 7, 2009

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    Wonderful patterns for the 30's lover

    Nine quilts that your great grandmother made such as Double Windmill and Jeweled Wedding Ring are found in this book. It begins with 15 pages of quilting basics like rotary cutting and machine piecing.

    Each pattern begins with a blurb about the quilt pattern and continues with the name and finished size of the quilt. A material and cutting list follow, along with a full page color photo. The instructions continue with directions on appliqué or piecing. Large, clear graphics help to explain the written word.

    Any templates needed are provided at full size. Suggestions on how to finish the quilt complete the pattern. There are even quilting designs given but some of them need to be enlarged before use. Tips are scattered throughout the book and can be found in colored blocks with a patterned border. There is a full page bio on each of the authors.

    Like the feel of the 30's? If so, this book will guide you through making quilts to give as gifts or for use in your own home.

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