Patchwork and Quilting with Kids

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If you've been looking for ways to interest children and students in quilting, Patchwork & Quilting with Kids is your best bet! Inside you'll find more than 40 machine projects for beginning quilters of all ages, including easy projects like tote bags and little quilts. You and your children will learn easily and quickly from author Maggie Ball, who has been quilting for nearly 20 years. With her easy-to-follow techniques and photos, you can learn how to strip piece, make fast triangles, crazy patchwork, and ...
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Overview

If you've been looking for ways to interest children and students in quilting, Patchwork & Quilting with Kids is your best bet! Inside you'll find more than 40 machine projects for beginning quilters of all ages, including easy projects like tote bags and little quilts. You and your children will learn easily and quickly from author Maggie Ball, who has been quilting for nearly 20 years. With her easy-to-follow techniques and photos, you can learn how to strip piece, make fast triangles, crazy patchwork, and many more quilting techniques.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873495707
  • Publisher: KP Books
  • Publication date: 9/17/2003
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.14 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Section 1 Patchwork and Quilting Basics 8
Project Preparation Tools and Supplies 10
Choosing Fabrics for Your Projects 11
Color 11
Value 12
Print Scale 13
Fabric Basics 14
Estimating Yardage 15
Rotary Cutting Fabric 15
Sewing Machines and Extras 15
Using the Sewing Machine 19
Teaching Tips 19
Machine Embroidery 20
Machine Piecing the Patchwork 21
Pinning 21
Pressing 22
Assembly Line Piecing 23
Sewing Squares 23
Strip Piecing, Four-Patches, Nine-Patches, Multiple Strips 25
Corner Triangles 27
Half-Square Triangles 27
Quarter-Square Triangles 28
Crazy Patchwork 29
French Seams 29
Assembling Blocks and Adding Borders 30
Quilt Backs 31
Unsewing or Reverse Sewing 32
Quilts and Blankets 33
Preemie Baby or Doll Blankets 33
From Quilt Top to Quilt 35
Selecting Batting 35
Basting the "Quilt Sandwich" 35
Quilting 36
Machine Quilting 36
Commercial Quilting 37
Hand Quilting 38
Tying 39
Buttons, Beads, and Charms 39
Binding the Quilt 40
Making a Label 41
Hanging the Quilt 42
Other Techniques 43
Fusible Applique 43
Illustrations on Fabric 44
Reverse Stencils 45
Printing Computer Generated or Photocopied Images 45
Section 2 Patchwork and Quilting Projects 46
Patchwork Blocks 48
Making Patchwork Blocks 49
Blocks Using Squares 49
Blocks Using Strip Piecing 49
Blocks Using Corner Triangles 50
Blocks Using Half-Square Triangles 50
Designing Your Own Blocks 52
Crazy Patchwork 53
Fusible Applique 53
Patchwork Pillows, Pillowcases, and Tote Bags 54
Patchwork Pillow Patterns 55
Crazy Patchwork Pillow 59
Uncle Sam's Pillow 60
Bed Pillowcases 62
Tote Bags 64
Wall Hangings 66
Preprinted Panel 67
Fusible Applique 67
9-Patch Chickens 70
Machine Embroidered Hearts 72
Illustrations with Fabric Markers and Rubber Stamps 74
Computer Images on Fabric 75
Little Quilts and Receiving Blankets 76
Supplies 77
General Instructions 78
Quilts Made from Simple Piecing 79
Strippy and Split Strippy Quilts 79
Assorted 25-Patch Quilts 80
Strip Piecing 83
4-Patch Quilts 83
Double 9-Patch Quilt 85
London Stairs 86
Strippy Triad 87
Piecing with Corner Triangles 88
The Bowtie 89
Snowball Quilt 90
Star Quilt 91
Fast-Pieced Half-Square Triangles 92
16 Half-Square Triangle Units 92
Bear Paw 93
Quarter-Square Triangles 95
Ohio Stars 95
Four-Block Quilts and Blankets 98
Crazy Patchwork Quilt 100
Design Your Own Quilt or Blanket 101
Lap Quilts 102
General Instructions and Tips 103
81-Patch Quilt 106
One Hundred Rectangles 108
4-Patch 110
Rail Fence 111
Snowball 112
Large Ohio Star 113
Two More Star Quilts 114
Layne's Stars 114
Laurel's Stars 116
Katie's True Lover's Knot 118
Ramona's Milky Way 120
Log Cabin Quilts 123
Design Your Own Lap Quilt 127
Glossary 128
References 129
Supply Sources 129
Project Participants 130
Appendices 131
Appendix 1 Block Patterns 131
Appendix 2 Cutting for 9" and 12" Quilt Blocks 133
Appendix 3 Heart Templates 134
Appendix 4 4-Patch Grids 135
Appendix 5 9-Patch Grid 136
Appendix 6 25-Patch Grid 137
Appendix 7 Four Bowtie Blocks 138
Appendix 8 16 Half-Square Triangle Units 139
Appendix 9 Ohio Star 140
Appendix 10 81-Patch Grid 141
Appendix 11 4-Patch and Squares Grid 142
About the Author 143
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