Simple Start--Stunning Finish: Easy As 1. Fabric Secrets 2. Easy Piecing 3. Quilting Solutions


15 hip, quick-to-make quilts that get dramatic results from simple shapes and large-scale prints.

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Simple Start-Stunning Finish: Fabric Secrets - Easy Piecing - Quilting Solutions

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15 hip, quick-to-make quilts that get dramatic results from simple shapes and large-scale prints.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571203786
  • Publisher: C & T Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/30/2007
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.55 (w) x 11.13 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Valori Wells runs The Stitchin’ Post quilt shop with her mother, Jean Wells, and designs fabrics for Free Spirit Textiles. She lives in Sisters, Oregon.
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Table of Contents

Foreword     4
Preface     5
Introduction     6
Straight Piecing
Floral Sorbet     9
Tips & Techniques: Choosing Large-Scole Prints     11
Vintage Floral     13
Tips & Techniques: Adding Strip-Pieced Details     16
Retro Romance     17
Tips & Techniques: Choosing Companion Colors     21
Daisy Mae     23
Tips & Techniques: Expanding Your Color Scheme     25
Painted Grass     27
Tips & Techniques: Using Value When Working With Solids     34
Yard Sale     35
Tips & Techniques: Creating Scrap-Bag Palettes     42
Curve Piecing/Circle Applique
Blossom     43
Tips & Techniques: Creating Quilting Designs     47
The Red Tree     49
Tips & Techniques: Using Blind-Hem-Stitch Applique     52
Zinnias     53
Tips & Techniques: Using Repetition     55
Circle Around     56
Tips & Techniques: Adding Interest by Varying the Design Elements     60
Effervescence     61
Tips & Techniques: Finding Inspiration     64
Cerulean Sands     65
Tips & Techniques: Combining Design Elements     68
Coming Home     69
Tips & Techniques: Using Accents     73
Firefly     75
Tips & Techniques: Improving Your Paper-Foundation Piecing     82
Lily Pond     89
Tips & Techniques: Using Painterly Piecing     97
About the Author     95
Resources     95
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