Scrap Quilts - Print On Demand Edition

Scrap Quilts - Print On Demand Edition

by Roberta Horton
     
 

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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.… See more details below

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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 same time, beautitful - old quilts give today's quilters inspiration for coloration, composition, and fabric usage.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782844390806
Publisher:
C & T Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
0.37(w) x 8.50(h) x 11.00(d)

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