Simple Strategies for Block-Swap Quilts

Simple Strategies for Block-Swap Quilts

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by Lynn Roddy Brown
     
 

It's hard to resist a block swap! If you've ever wondered what to do with all those blocks you've collected in guild swaps, online trades, or at antique shops, this book has the answers. You'll find plenty of options--including cutting lists for making individual quilts if you don't have a collection of blocks.

  • Find step-by-step instructions for creating

Overview

It's hard to resist a block swap! If you've ever wondered what to do with all those blocks you've collected in guild swaps, online trades, or at antique shops, this book has the answers. You'll find plenty of options--including cutting lists for making individual quilts if you don't have a collection of blocks.

  • Find step-by-step instructions for creating 15 scrap quilts
  • Get tips for starting a successful block swap, including suggested block sizes, fabric choices, and more
  • Increase your creative options with the alternate layout suggestion in each project

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564778581
Publisher:
Martingale & Company
Publication date:
01/12/2009
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Lynn Roddy Brown began sewing at the age of eight. Two years later she won the Singer regional dressmaking contest and received a sewing machine as her prize. She has now published several popular books on quiltmaking.

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BarbaraLyn More than 1 year ago
What do you know about scrap quilts? This book explains about value and visual texture which are important in creating a beautiful scrap quilt. It also lays out the steps for having a block trade and using a design wall. If you don't have room for dedicated design wall, just take a piece flannel or fleece and hang it over a door. Instant design wall! Some of the special sections in this book are eight pages on quilting techniques, five pages of designing with blocks, five pages on trading blocks and 15 quilt projects. Full page color photo of the finished projects also includes the name of the quilt, who made the quilt, the finished quilt and block size and the number of blocks. A couple of paragraphs about the quilts begin the instructions. A materials and cutting list are next; followed by assembling the quilt. Detailed color graphics emphasize the written steps. Hints can be found in bordered boxes and an alternate layout is also given. Suggestions for finishing the quilt are not detailed, leaving the quilting design up to you but it does remind you to make a label for the back of your quilt. A full page bio of the author can be found at the back of the book. With all the techniques included in this book, it will be a great gift for your quilting friends or even one you will want on your library shelf.