The Encyclopedia of Quilting & Patchwork Techniques: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques

The Encyclopedia of Quilting & Patchwork Techniques: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques

by Katherine Guerrier
     
 
Born of necessity, done for practical purposes only, quilt-making has now become a cherished art form. Its combination of patchwork, appliqué, and quilting give this craft a wonderful versatility—and you an unparalleled opportunity for self-expression. From shoofly blocks and Suffolk puffs to folded stars and four-patch pinwheels, this unique volume

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Born of necessity, done for practical purposes only, quilt-making has now become a cherished art form. Its combination of patchwork, appliqué, and quilting give this craft a wonderful versatility—and you an unparalleled opportunity for self-expression. From shoofly blocks and Suffolk puffs to folded stars and four-patch pinwheels, this unique volume presents both simple traditional designs and elaborate investigations of color and pattern. Take apart the "anatomy" of a quilt in progress: the top layer, batting, backing, border, blocks, stitching, and sashing. Work out the design before you actually start sewing. Construct several kinds of blocks—all shown in fabulous pictures. Busy quilters will appreciate sections on rotary cutting and speed piecing that give satisfying results in half the time. Beginners will immediately gravitate to advice on how to start, while more experienced stitchers can head right to the advanced techniques. You'll soon have handmade, heirloom-quality quilts to show off and treasure!

Get the A-Z on all the techniques you'll ever use to make beautiful quilted and patchworked items. Beginners will get off to a fast start with advice on equipment, materials, and working out a design. Busy, but creative, quilters will appreciate the tips on rotary cutting and speedpiecing that explain how to achieve great results in half the time. Once you know you how to set the blocks, and assemble and bind a quilt, you'll finish your work like a pro. Try your hand at Log Cabin, Prairie Points, Crazy Patchwork, Shadow Appliqué, and so many more. Bonus: a gallery of stunning quilts to inspire you.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402722448
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)

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