Scrap Quilts: The Art of Making Do (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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Antique scrap quilts can be the most humble of quilts and, at the same time, the most complicated of all quilts to understand. Roberta Horton shows her techniques for making a scrap quilt, including how to free-hand cut shapes for a folk-art look. A selection of block patterns is provided, with possibilities for pieced, pieced-and-appliqued, and folk-art scrap quilts. Roberta shares advice on the interaction of fabrics within a quilt and how to choose just the right blocks. Unpretentious and honest - and, at the ...
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Scrap Quilts: The Art of Making Do (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview

Antique scrap quilts can be the most humble of quilts and, at the same time, the most complicated of all quilts to understand. Roberta Horton shows her techniques for making a scrap quilt, including how to free-hand cut shapes for a folk-art look. A selection of block patterns is provided, with possibilities for pieced, pieced-and-appliqued, and folk-art scrap quilts. Roberta shares advice on the interaction of fabrics within a quilt and how to choose just the right blocks. Unpretentious and honest - and, at the same time, beautitful - old quilts give today's quilters inspiration for coloration, composition, and fabric usage.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Horton dedicates this book to all those individuals who have said to me, I cant do that, Im a traditional quiltmaker. Over the years, she has amassed a remarkable collection of scrap quilts. Here she uses 65 pieces from her collection to illustrate effective ways to work with different fabric categories (textured fabric, printed motifs, plaids) and colors in designing quilts from fabric scraps. While she discusses such familiar topics as the use of color and choosing fabrics, she also emphasizes topics not widely covered elsewhere, such as free-form piecing and cutting paper patterns for appliqus based on drawings. Neither a pattern collection nor a how-to book, this is a guide to using fabric scraps in novel and creative ways. Highly recommended for quilting collections. [BOMC/ Crafters Choice alternate selection.]
Editors Threads
I'd suggest you take a peek even if you have no intention of making a quilt, just to be reminded of how spectacular the quilting past has been and how alive it still can be.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607050322
  • Publisher: C & T Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/5/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • File size: 31 MB
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Meet the Author

Roberta began her sewing career at the age of ten when she learned to make clothes for her dolls. She continued her study of textiles through her B.S. degree in Home Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. After five years of public high school teaching, Roberta retired and began her second career as a quiltmaker. Combining her love of fabric with her love of teaching, Roberta taught the first state-accredited class in quiltmaking in California in 1973. Her personal goal was to teach, and eventually to write, disclosing what she had discovered about quiltmaking. This passion has taken Roberta to Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Norway, England, France, Belgium, and South Africa as well as across the United States. Whenever possible, Roberta has delved into the history of fabric and tracked down quilts and their makers, broadening her own knowledge and understanding of the wonderful world of quilts. Roberta's work has appeared in numerous quilt magazines and books. She designs fabric for Fasco/Fabric Sales of Seattle and was selected as one of the 88 most influential quiltmakers in the world by Nihon Vogue, publisher of Quilts Japan.
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