Fabulous Facades

by Gloria Loughman
Retail: $29.95   20% off
This book's creative take on quilting will have you looking at buildings, doorways, bridges and more in a whole different way! Using an innovative fusible applique method that's easy to do but produces stunning results, this book walks you through creating a unique scene from your own photo or memory. There are also three projects and downloadable bonus patterns.

Techniques: applique

3 projects, 128 color pgs Item No. 46567

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