Serge and Merge Quilts

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Overview

Serge your way to speedier, snazzier quilts!

There are things a serger can do for quilts that an ordinary sewing machine cannot, and—with this book as your guide—you don't have to be an expert at serging (or quiltmaking!) to get great results. Sharon Rotz is here to show you how to use standard serging stitches to neatly construct and creatively embellish quilts—from old-fashioned scrap quilts to sophisticated...

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Overview

Serge your way to speedier, snazzier quilts!

There are things a serger can do for quilts that an ordinary sewing machine cannot, and—with this book as your guide—you don't have to be an expert at serging (or quiltmaking!) to get great results. Sharon Rotz is here to show you how to use standard serging stitches to neatly construct and creatively embellish quilts—from old-fashioned scrap quilts to sophisticated wall-hangings.

Inside, you'll find everything you need to explore this fun new twist on quiltmaking:

  • Serging and quilting basics, from set-up and fabric selection to a rundown on the various stitches needed to complete the projects
  • 14 projects, in a variety of sizes and styles, from perfect starter projects to more advanced techniques
  • Easy-to-follow directions for using your serger to create dimensional flowers, romantic scalloped edges, enhanced appliqués, decorative backgrounds and more
  • Notes from Nancy—sidebars and notes from sewing and craft expert Nancy Zieman—sprinkled throughout the pages offer more expert advice!
Whether you're a quilter in search of ways to bring more originality and variety to your projects, or a serging fanatic eager to discover the joys of quiltmaking, Serge & Merge Quilts will inspire you to explore, experiment and enjoy!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896898103
  • Publisher: KP Books
  • Publication date: 8/5/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 806,170
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Rotz is the author of two previous titles, Log Cabins with Attitude and Quilting Through the Seasons and she has more than 20 years experience teaching quilting. Her sewing background is diverse—from the home decor to ready-made clothing industries—giving her the background and knowledge to introduce quilters to sergers and sergers to quilting.

Nancy Zieman—an author, pattern designer, business woman, home economist, and national sewing authority—is the host of the popular show Sewing With Nancy, which appears exclusively on public television stations across the United States and Canada.

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