Strips 'n Curves: A New Spin on Strip Piecing

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Get ready for Louisa Smith's innovative new quiltmaking technique, and see basic strip piecing in a whole new light. The combination of straight lines and gentle curves creates zingy but easy-to-make quilts. You'll be hooked before you know it!

3 complete quilt projects to lead you from beginner through advanced levels Learn to choose colors and lay out blocks to give your quilt drama and contrast Louisa teaches you to draft your own curved templates, or you can use readily ...

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Overview

Get ready for Louisa Smith's innovative new quiltmaking technique, and see basic strip piecing in a whole new light. The combination of straight lines and gentle curves creates zingy but easy-to-make quilts. You'll be hooked before you know it!

3 complete quilt projects to lead you from beginner through advanced levels Learn to choose colors and lay out blocks to give your quilt drama and contrast Louisa teaches you to draft your own curved templates, or you can use readily available commercial ones Create one-of-a-kind quilts that look complicated but are simple to construct.

Important Note about PRINT ON DEMAND Editions: You are purchasing a print on demand edition of this book. This book is printed individually on uncoated (non-glossy) paper with the best quality printers available. The printing quality of this copy will vary from the original offset printing edition and may look more saturated. The information presented in this version is the same as the latest edition. Any pattern pullouts have been separated and presented as single pages. If the pullout patterns are missing, please contact C&T Publishing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571201683
  • Publisher: C & T Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Pages: 98
  • Sales rank: 1,328,120
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE: STRIPS, STRATA, AND CURVES
CHAPTER TWO: GETTING STARTED
Fabric
Tools and Supplies
CHAPTER THREE: COLOR MAKES THE QUILT
Finding a Focus
Value
Transition Fabrics
Scale
Background Fabrics
Fabric Mock-ups
CHAPTER FOUR: CREATING THE STRATA
Preparing the Fabric
Cutting the Strips
Playing with the Strips
Sewing the Strips Together
Pressing the Strata
CHAPTER FIVE: CREATING THE TEMPLATES
The Basic Set Templates
The Basic Set II Templates
The Advanced Set Templates
CHAPTER SIX: MARKING THE TEMPLATES
Adding the Horizontal Lines
Cutting the Templates Apart
Cutting Shapes with the Templates
CHAPTER SEVEN: DESIGNING WITH STRIPS 'N CURVES
L-Shapes and Quarter Circles
Creating a Focal Point
Portholes and Full Circles
CHAPTER EIGHT: PIECING TECHNIQUES
Piecing
What to Do When Strips Don't Match
Sewing Methods for Circles
Pressing the Blocks
Assembling the Quilt Top
Embellishing
Borders: The Next Frontier
CHAPTER NINE: QUILTING IDEAS
CHAPTER TEN: MORE DESIGN POSSIBILITIES
The Beg and Borrow Templates
The Negative/Positive Templates
Mini Strips 'n Curves Templates
Flowing Ribbons Templates
Designing with Interlocking Circles
CHAPTER ELEVEN: QUILTS TO CREATE
Beginner Project: Citrus Flavor
Intermediate Project: Colorado Sunset
Advanced Project: Cycloid
RESOURCES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
TEMPLATES
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2002

    A wonderful new concept

    The main idea of the book is to produce new fabric from strips and then cut them in large curved pieces, for example like giant drunkard's paths. The resulting quilts are wonderfully rich in texture and a joy to behold. The instructions are understandable and well written. I am looking forward to trying this method some time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2002

    Excellent book on Quilting.

    This book will get you into different aspects of quilting and how to get started. A very fine book for someone just starting, also for quilters that have been at it for years. Wonderful color photogaphy of different quilts and all types, using bright colors. A wonderful book to look through for ideas. Enjoyed book, waiting for her next book.

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