Quilting Party: Group Quilting for Celebration, Commemoration & Charity

Overview

Presented in full color, this guide presents ideas and techniques to inspire quilting parties for a variety of occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, fundraisers, and just for fun. Starting with a photo cut into squares, these squares are passed out at the party, enlarged, and then copied onto fabric. Once completed, the finished blocks are assembled into a fun and funky quilt. These versatile parties can be held in one day or over a period of months, with examples of projects completed both ...

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Overview

Presented in full color, this guide presents ideas and techniques to inspire quilting parties for a variety of occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, fundraisers, and just for fun. Starting with a photo cut into squares, these squares are passed out at the party, enlarged, and then copied onto fabric. Once completed, the finished blocks are assembled into a fun and funky quilt. These versatile parties can be held in one day or over a period of months, with examples of projects completed both ways provided here. The guide is organized into two color-coded sections—one with instructions for the director of the party and one with instructions for the participants. Also included are step-by-step instructions for organizing a group, gathering supplies, techniques, and easy finishing methods.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780964120136
  • Publisher: Dragon Threads
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Pages: 56
  • Product dimensions: 8.47 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Chang Teufel was an apprentice for Koos van den Akker while attending Pratt Institute. She is the author of Fabric Origami and numerous articles for crafts, sewing, and quilting magazines. She has taught for numerous sewing manufacturers, guilds, and conferences. She lives in Worthington, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

WHY MAKE A GROUP QUILT?

GALLERY

Basic PROCEDURE checklist

SELECTING THE GROUP

SELECTING the QUILT IMAGE

MATERIALS

FINISHED QUILT SIZE

DIVIDING THE PHOTO

ENLARGING THE PHOTO

GRID METHOD

TRANSFERING THE DESIGN TO FABRIC

MAKING THE BLOCK---

Fusing

Appliqué

Markers

Painting

Embellishing

FINISHING THE BLOCK

Label

Backing

ASSEMBLING THE QUILT

Making binding

Sewing on binding

Serging seams

Rod pocket

Binding the edges

Finishing: Alternate method

PACKET FOR PARTICIPANTS

Letter to participants

Instruction sheet

Quilt stationery designs

RESOURCES

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