Quilts from Grandmother's Garden: A Fresh Look at English Paper Piecing

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A little handwork--and a few quick tricks--is all it takes to create these striking quilts inspired by old-fashioned Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts. Instead of sewing together thousands of tiny hexagons, make appliqué units instead!

  • Start with one learning place-mat project; then get creative with ten quilt patterns
  • Take these perfectly portable projects wherever you go;...
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Overview

A little handwork--and a few quick tricks--is all it takes to create these striking quilts inspired by old-fashioned Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts. Instead of sewing together thousands of tiny hexagons, make appliqué units instead!

  • Start with one learning place-mat project; then get creative with ten quilt patterns
  • Take these perfectly portable projects wherever you go; appliqué units make it easy
  • Learn how today's inexpensive precut papers make the process a breeze--no need to draw and cut hexagons
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564776426
  • Publisher: Martingale & Company
  • Publication date: 3/23/2011
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 688,975
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Former quilt-shop owner Jaynette Huff has won several awards for her work, which has been featured in numerous books and national quilting magazines. She is a member of several wonderful quilt guilds, and she especially enjoys the friendship and care that develops among members of smaller, more intimate groups formed around particular quilt types, techniques, and interests. Jaynette lives in Conway, Arkansas, with her husband, Larry, and their cat and dog, Inky and Buddy.

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  • Posted February 24, 2013

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    I have never wanted to try English paper piecing because of all

    I have never wanted to try English paper piecing because of all the time spent in removing the paper. After reading this book, I have even less desire. The pieces are even smaller than the ones I had read about in the past which were 1” or 2”.

    I think the quilts made from this style are beautiful; I just don’t have the patience for it. These pieces are ¼” or ½”. With having to fold the edges in, baste and then sew the edges of the pieces together, that is a lot of work right there. Then you have to remove the paper. Even more work.

    Then the instructions say that the method used to join the hexagons is different than traditional English paper piecing. Since I have never done either, I presume from reading the book the difference is that traditional paper piecing is put together with right side together where this method is held flat (side by side) when stitching them together.

    There are 10 patterns for you to try your hand at. The instructions contain everything you need to create the project from cutting and material lists to graphics in the written instructions. There is even a fabric color key. If templates for leaves, etc. are needed, they are included at full size.

    I like to read about the background of the person who wrote the book and the last page is this author’s bio. If you have the patience, this book will walk you through how to make the most beautiful quilts.

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