Quilt Mavens: Perfect Paper Piecing

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For anyone who has admired quilt patterns with long, narrow, sharp spikes, but thought they were beyond reach, this book and pattern CD is for you. Now, even beginner quilters can perfect paper piece with pizzazz. The days of awkward pieces of paper held up to the light are over. With the paper-folding method, that's no longer necessary, and with paper foundations, the accuracy of those sharp points is assured. The instructions for Perfect Paper Piecing are given in detail and generously illustrated in photos. ...
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Overview

For anyone who has admired quilt patterns with long, narrow, sharp spikes, but thought they were beyond reach, this book and pattern CD is for you. Now, even beginner quilters can perfect paper piece with pizzazz. The days of awkward pieces of paper held up to the light are over. With the paper-folding method, that's no longer necessary, and with paper foundations, the accuracy of those sharp points is assured. The instructions for Perfect Paper Piecing are given in detail and generously illustrated in photos. Plus, the accompanying pattern CD contains all patterns at full size, allowing you to print as many as you need, without worrying about distortion from the copy machine. Quilters can begin by making a pillowcase or playful placemat. Once they experience this easy and fast method, they can, with confidence, try one of the quilt patterns taught by the QuiltMavens in their beginning classes - pieces such as Aaron's quilt, Day at the Beach, or Whirligig. Raspberry Sorbet is the most playful of the group. These quilts look complex but go together very quickly. Then comes what the authors call 'Extreme Spiking.' These are blocks that have been skewed into new shapes. Because paper foundation piecing is so accurate, these unusual blocks go together nearly as easily as more traditional blocks. Compatible with Windows and Mac.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574329193
  • Publisher: Collector Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 675,136
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Deb dabbled in quilting when her children were born BRC (Before Rotary Cutters). But then she put down her scissors and cardboard templates and took up the task of raising her children and launching a career in the interior design industry. Her youngest daughter's announcement in 2000 that she was pregnant with triplets was all the incentive Deb needed to try quilting once again.

Janet was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, and learned all types of needlework from her mother. She dabbled in paints and pencils as well, but her college education included few art courses. She and her husband, Avram, and educator and writer, relocated to San Francisco in the early '80s, where they raised their son Matthew and where Janet has been employed in the music merchandising business for twenty years.

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

    Quilt Maven is not intimidating!

    Looking at these quilts and designs, I was intimidated to even consider constructing one! Saw this book on the Barnes and Nobel website and thought that I would treat myself, if for nothing else but the beautiful pictures! What a pleasant surprise! These instructions are crystal clear and the authors walk you through the lessons and projects. The illustrations are terrific but the instructions are even more terrific. No project attempts yet but I have been auditioning my fabrics!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2007

    Spikey Quilts Extraordinaire!

    This book and accompanying CD-Rom need to have a Black Box warning that says: 'WARNING! Spikes are addictive. View and use at your own risk!' Deb Karasik and Janet Mednick have collaborated to create a collection of gorgeous quilts containing curves, and spikes, and all manner of things! Best of all, these quilts (now known as Spikey Quilts) are something that can be done by quilters everywhere, because they are paper pieced. The instructions in the book are clear, the illustrative pictures are great, the patterns are on the CD-Rom for ease of use, and the pictures of the quilts will take your breath away.......... and then inspire you to create Spikey Quilts of your own!

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