Mini Quilts: fun patterns to quilt in a snap

Mini Quilts: fun patterns to quilt in a snap

by Jodie Davis, Jayne Davis
     
 

Now all the rewards of quilting can be enjoyed easier and faster than ever with Mini Quilts. The 20 thoughtfully designed, 16-inch square quilt patterns are perfect for time-pressed quilters and a great skill-developing “workshop.” The book provides quilters of all levels with the expert guidance that’s needed to master new techniques

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Now all the rewards of quilting can be enjoyed easier and faster than ever with Mini Quilts. The 20 thoughtfully designed, 16-inch square quilt patterns are perfect for time-pressed quilters and a great skill-developing “workshop.” The book provides quilters of all levels with the expert guidance that’s needed to master new techniques including: hand-tying a quilt, precision piecing, appliqué, embroidery, curved piecing, and more. Each mini quilt is a fun and worthwhile project on its own, an excellent way to use leftover scraps or fabric stash, and can also be used as a component in any of the five larger projects. These crafts include a tote, throw, pillow cover, table cover, and table runner. Mini Quilts is the perfect way to sample and experience a wide range of timeless quilting ideas.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
06/15/2014
Mini quilts are all the rage in the quilting blogosphere—but if you're not using them as a decorative wall hanging or a doll blanket what do you do with them? Jodie Davis, along with her stepmother Jayne, became interested in mini quilts as a means of learning new techniques. Their seventh book together showcases a wide variety of techniques, including precision piecing, decorative machine stitching, fabric painting, faux trapunto, and foundation paper piecing. Each mini showcases a different learning objective (cleverly highlighted in a "what you'll learn" section of the pattern) and includes straightforward, illustrated instructions that teach the method. The final chapter solves the problem of what to do with mini quilts: pillows are the most logical choice but there are also patterns for a tote bag and two table runners, as well as for a larger-scale version of one of the quilts. VERDICT Quilters seeking a low-risk way to try something new will appreciate the variety in this collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621137962
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/15/2014
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,390,288
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Jodie Davis spreads the joy of quilting via her 30+ books and online quilting TV network QNNtv.com (where she produces and hosts classes and series). She also sells quilting products to shopping-network audiences.

Jayne Davis keeps busy with needlework and crafts: she made her first quilt in the 1970s and sees no end in sight.

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