Quilting and Color Made Easy

Overview

Quilting and Color Made Easy is the ultimate resource for polishing your quilting skills and exploring new fabric colors and textures. If you've ever started a quilt and found that you needed more guidance than the pattern offered, you'll find all the help you need in this user-friendly book. From cutting patchwork pieces more accurately using quick rotary-cutting techniques to choosing and marking a stunning quilting design, you'll discover newer, speedier methods and sewing tips that will save you time, improve...
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Overview

Quilting and Color Made Easy is the ultimate resource for polishing your quilting skills and exploring new fabric colors and textures. If you've ever started a quilt and found that you needed more guidance than the pattern offered, you'll find all the help you need in this user-friendly book. From cutting patchwork pieces more accurately using quick rotary-cutting techniques to choosing and marking a stunning quilting design, you'll discover newer, speedier methods and sewing tips that will save you time, improve your accuracy, and help you become a better quilter.

Choosing colors and fabrics is probably the most exciting part of quiltmaking, yet many quilters feel unsure about combining colors, textures, and prints. Explore the many color exercises and the workbook section included in this book. You'll learn to make more satisfying color choices, create sparkle with an accent color, and combine colors in the right proportions for more eye-catching quilts. Nothing is more fun to play with than color! Once you know how to make color choices with confidence, you'll be amazed at how harmonious your quilt colors are!

About the Authors

Susan McKelvey and Janet Wickell are well-known teachers and quilters. Susan has written several books on quilting and color and teaches throughout the United States. Through her company, Wallflower Designs, she designs and distributes quilting books, patterns, and supplies. Janet is a freelance writer and editor and has contributed her technical knowledge and expertise to countless quilting books. She teaches both quilting and hand-marbling on fabric classes.

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This colorful book will guide intimidated readers through the art and process of quilting. Starting with the selection of fabric and color scheme, moving on to cutting and piecing, and, finally, reaching the finishing stages of binding and embellishing, authors McKelvey and Wickell make quilting a hobby anyone can pursue with their easy-to-follow directions and expert advice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615531721
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan McKelvey and Janet Wickell are well-known teachers and quilters. Susan has written several books on quilting and color and teaches throughout the United States. Through her company, Wallflower Designs, she designs and distributes quilting books, patterns, and supplies. Janet is a freelance writer and editor and has contributed her technical knowledge and expertise to countless quilting books. She teaches both quilting and hand-marbling on fabric classes.

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