Quilt Revival: Updated Patterns from the `30s

Quilt Revival: Updated Patterns from the `30s

by Nancy Mahoney
     
 

With the need to "use it up and make it do" during the Great Depression, quilting exploded in popularity. By the mid-1930s, over 400 newspapers printed block patterns on a regular basis. Author Nancy Mahoney was lucky enough to find scrapbooks filled with clippings of those patterns. She shares her favorites--along with simplified sewing techniques--in this rare

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Overview

With the need to "use it up and make it do" during the Great Depression, quilting exploded in popularity. By the mid-1930s, over 400 newspapers printed block patterns on a regular basis. Author Nancy Mahoney was lucky enough to find scrapbooks filled with clippings of those patterns. She shares her favorites--along with simplified sewing techniques--in this rare collection.

  • Eleven scrappy quilt patterns include "Chinese Checkers," "Patriotic Star," and "Treasure Chest"
  • Designs feature '30s reproduction fabrics that capture the cheerful colors reminiscent of the era
  • Block patterns are updated with quick cutting and piecing techniques--get that old-fashioned look in less time

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564776433
Publisher:
Martingale & Company
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.35(d)

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