Quilts! Quilts! Quilts! 3rd Editionby Diana McClun & Laura Nownes
Based on the principle that a solid foundation turns beginners into lifelong quiltmakers, this book is widely considered it is the essential handbook for the beginner and a constant companion for the experienced quilter. There are patterns for 34 full quilts in multiple sizes with complete cutting and sewing instructions. In addition, there are 27 different blocks perfect for the beginner right up to the advanced, ready to design into sampler quilts. You'll find a vast number of topics from fabric selecting, choosing patterns, techniques, drafting patterns, and using templates. The instructions are very clear, and the photographs are large and detailed.
Techniques: piecing, applique, reference
34 projects - 196 pgs. Item No. 45943
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The broad scope of quilting-related techniques and skills are covered in both the older and newer versions. General, essential instructions for color selection, drafting, cutting, piecing, appliqué, quilt assembly, quilting, and binding are still included. Basic blocks, such as Nine-Patch, Snowball, Square-in-a-Square, Log Cabin, Pinwheels, Flying Geese, Kaleidoscope, Sawtooth Star, 1000 Pyramids, and many more, are still included but they often look so different! The quilts are updated with larger blocks and brighter/bolder fabrics with a modern flare. Changing color value placement and varying the size of units often creates a whole new look while still teaching the basic skills. Current favorites, such as hexagons, circles, and chevrons, are highlighted. Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! The Complete Guide to Quiltmaking, 3rd Ed. will be worthwhile addition to any quilter’s library!