Quilts and Quilting: From Threads

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Making quilts is a way of handing down traditions and expressing new ideas. This text presents technical information on quilting; covering strip piecing, patchwork and applique, trapunto, stippling, and modern interpretations of quilting traditions from around the world.

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Overview

Making quilts is a way of handing down traditions and expressing new ideas. This text presents technical information on quilting; covering strip piecing, patchwork and applique, trapunto, stippling, and modern interpretations of quilting traditions from around the world.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Since 1983 Threads magazine has examined the many forms of sewn work by offering its readers practical how-to directions, and this book collects 29 of these from the magazine. Refreshingly, the author of each seeks to create a ``personal'' textile, often breaking away from traditional patchwork. One creates each of her quilt patterns by painting a picture, then taking scissors to her canvas. Another uses a computer as an automated sketch pad to generate surprising quilt blocks, settings and colorations. A third designs over an unconventional grid (65, say, instead of 60 or 90), producing ``blocks'' with jagged edges that interlock to produce a surface full of movement and mystery Unusually flamboyant embroidery characterizes the crazy quilts featured. Another author describes the liberating effect of using the sewing machine with its feed dog disengaged: you can stitch line drawings by moving the fabric around. The unique cultural traditions of the Amish, Seminole Indians, Hawaiians and African Americans are shown to be related; making a Japanese-style futon is presented as a weekend project. Suggestions for using pieced work in clothing are offered. Altogether, this is a stimulating book for anyone who has made a few quilts. Photos not seen by PW. (Mar.)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781561580255
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/1992
  • Series: Threads On Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 9.02 (w) x 11.78 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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Located in Newtown, Connecticut, THREADS is the leading source for garment sewing. Designed to help sewers of all skill levels, the pages of Threads provide the right tools to create functional and fashionable clothing to last a lifetime. Must-have patterns, essential techniques, and expert advice are available at www.threads.com

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