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Mariner's Compass Quilts
Judy Mathieson
1571203001
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
• 2 projects with clear, step-by-step instructions• 13 full-size patterns—no need to enlarge! America’s expert on the classic mariner’s compass quilt design has an all-new method—a freezer paper foundation. It sounds funny, but since the quilter doesn’t have to sew through the paper, the foundation is reusable—and crafters will certainly want to reuse it for the two step-by-step projects and thirteen full-size patterns, featuring geese, checkerboards, and more

About the Author
Judy Mathieson has been teaching quiltmaking since 1977; her quilts often appear in top quilting publications and juried shows. A respected lecturer and quilt judge, she lives in Sebastopol, CA.


Denyse Schmidt Quilts: 30 Colorful Quilt and Patchwork Projects
Denyse Schmidt
0811844420
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In Denyse Schmidt Quilts, the ultimate resource for the home quilter, Schmidt reveals the secrets behind her most popular designs. Thirty projects range from the simple to the challenging, from patchwork slippers and aprons to tote bags and pillows to her beloved quilt patterns, offering something for every level of quilter. Schmidt reviews the fundamentals of quilting and provides easy-to-follow instructions, patterns, sewing tips, and an artful approach to design basics. With engaging wisdom and beautiful step-by-step color photography throughout, Denyse Schmidt Quilts will inspire beginning and skilled crafters alike to embrace this age-old tradition with a new and modern twist.

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Quilts from the Quiltmaker's Gift
Joanne Larsen Line
0439309093
Jan 2001
Paperback
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505 Quilt Blocks : Plus 36 Beautiful Projects to Make (Better Homes & Gardens)

0696216531


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Book Description
Blocks can be customized easily and adapted for use as wearables and home decorations.

Color photographs inspire quilters to create new projects for themselves and for others.

Step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and full-size quilt blocks make quilting easy even for beginners.



849 Traditional Patchwork Patterns: A Pictorial Handbook
Susan Winter Mills
0486260038
June 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
Abundantly illustrated index to traditional quilting patterns, with designs organized according to most prominent geometric configuration—star (Blazing Sun), triangle (Birds in Air), circle (Pickle Dish), square (Stained Glass), many combinations. Includes 139 new quilt patterns. Indispensable to quilters, collectors, folk art lovers.


21 Terrific Patchwork Bags

0715314432


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Book Description
Susan Briscoe brings her considerable talent and experience as a quilter and teacher to inspire readers who want to make a really original accessory. No woman would be without one a bag is the accessory that carries any number of essential items. A bag can be as individual as the person using it and Susan Briscoe has come up with myriad inspirational suggestions alongside practical guidance on how to make bags that proclaim their owner's personality. There is a practical, everyday shoulderbag, zipped for security,patchworked to co- ordinate with a special outfit and decorated with sashiko quilting. A rucksack echoes today's fashion for backpacks, machine quilted for added charm. The simple to make envelope bag, quilted in silk, is perfect for bridesmaids or even the bride. With so many ideas, Susan Briscoe...


Your First Quilt Book
Carol Doak
1564771989
October 1997
Paperback
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Quilted Memories
Lesley Riley
140271484X
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Scrapbooking and quilting are each two-billion-dollar industries.
Combine the two crafts and you've got a collection that will fly off the shelves.


Thimbleberries Big Book of Quilt Blocks
Lynette Jensen
1932533052
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Presenting 60 quilt block designs that combine to make five distinctive quilts, this collection features techniques for various skill levels, a progressive approach that moves from easy to more complicated blocks, quiltmaking basics, a broad range of quilt designs that varies from casual to formal, and different quilt-making styles. 


Mickey Lawler's Skydyes: A Visual Guide to Fabric Painting
Mickey Lawler
157120072X
September 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Renowned textile artist Mickey Lawler's exquisite hand-painted fabrics are eagerly sought by quilters. Here she shares her amazing way with color and design, instructing readers of any skill level how to paint cottons to achieve remarkable scenic effects suggesting sunrises, sunsets, night skies, storms, seas, landscapes, and gardens. Most of all she exhorts us to have fun, to relax and develop a playful attitude toward our work, to enjoy the serendipitous results these techniques produce. Strewn throughout these vivid pages are gorgeous quilts by various artists utilizing Lawlor's hand-painted fabrics. Also included is one brief project for turning your own painted fabrics into a simple quilt. --Amy Handy

From Library Journal
Like many of C&T's offerings, Skydyes takes an easygoing...


Patchwork Quilt
Valerie Flournoy
0803700970
January 1985
Hardcover
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School Library Journal, starred review
This story will leave children moved and satisfied.

Booklist
Pinkney interprets the story with warm family scenes that glow.

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Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space: Sewing-Room Makeovers for Any Space And Any Budget
Lois L. Hallock
1564775690
November 7, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Say good-bye to that jumble of tools, muddle of magazines, and forest of fabric! Systemize your cluttered space with an expert’s ideas on planning a functional and beautiful home quilting studio—a place where creativity wins over chaos. · Create the quilt studio of your dreams with dozens of ideas for making your time more enjoyable and efficient · View before-and-after photos of real-life makeovers for small, medium, and large spaces—all on a range of budgets · Find fantastic storage solutions for fabric, scraps, patterns, books, tools, and more

About the Author
Home: Snohomish, Washington (near Seattle) Lois L. Hallock is a quilter and professional organizer, with a specialty in maximizing efficiency. This is her first book.


Quiltmaking by Hand
Jinny Beyer
097212182X
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Celebrating today's surge of interest in hand crafts, this book introduces new quilters to a simple yet versatile set of techniques that allows them to create sensational quilts entirely by hand. A world-class designer and extraordinarily skilled quilter, Jinny Beyer demonstrates everything from threading a needle to piecing perfect points. Beginning with the basic running stitch, quilters quickly move on to joining two, then four patches, making stars and compasses, setting in pieces, and stitching curves. With each new skill, quilters are invited to begin the next section of a quilt designed especially for beginners-encouraging a "sew-as-you-learn" approach with each of the 10 quilting projects. The quilting stitch is simply and clearly explained, and detailed photographs illustrate how neat, even lines of stitching...


501 Quilt Blocks: A Treasury of Patterns for Patchwork and Applique
Staff of Better Homes & Gardens
0696204800
November 1995
Paperback
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Book Review
Subtitled A Treasury of Patterns for Patchwork & Appliqué, this comprehensive book is just that--250 pages of pattern-block diagrams accompanied by concise construction directions and small color photos of the made-up blocks in well-chosen colors. In addition, a prelimary chapter gives instructions for about 15 projects, and a tips and techniques section outlines the basics for making the blocks and the projects. Whether your tastes run to the more traditional (nine-patch, star, basket, or pineapple variations, among many others) or the more experimental (appliquéd orchids, cacti, or heraldic designs, for example), you're likely to find something of interest here.

Book Description
501 pieced and appliquéd quilt blocks, easily customized for unique,...


One-Block Wonders: One Fabric, One Shape, One-of-a-Kind Quilts
Maxine Rosenthal
1571203222
March 30, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
• Two super-speedy, surefire projects • Easy random cutting! No planning, no fussy cuts, no mess-ups Simple steps to dazzle friends and impress people: 1. Buy One-Block Wonders. 2. Follow precise directions to choose a large-scale print, calculate yardage, and cut and piece these drop-dead gorgeous quilts. 3. Graciously accept cheers and accolades from all. Big pieces and clever shortcut methods make these quilts go together fast so that quilters can spend more time with their admiring public.

About the Author
Maxine Rosenthal came to quilting via a path that included writing software and refinishing furniture. She lives in Woodbury, Minnesota.


Diamond Quilts & Beyond
Jan Krentz
1571202404
July 2005
Paperback
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Passionate Patchwork: Over 20 Original Quilt Designs
Kaffe Fassett
1561586501
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
The riot of color that defines Kaffe Fassett's renowned work in needlepoint and knitting also energizes his remarkable quilts. Passionate Patchwork features 20 projects of Fassett's designs, complete with materials lists, pattern templates, cutting directions, assembly instructions and diagrams, and gorgeous photos. Fassett draws on traditional quilt-block forms, lending his unique design and color sensibilities to squares and rectangles, triangles and diamonds, circles and ovals. An old favorite like Courthouse Steps takes on new vitality when pieced in countless shades of red. The chevrons of brilliant stripes comprising Fassett's Handkerchief Corners quilt hint at optical illusion, belying the quilt's simple assembly. Appliqué enlivens designs like Hat Boxes, wherein basic window blocks take on the appearance of...


Fast, Fun & Easy Irresist-A-Bowls
Linda Johansen
1571203079
June 2005
Hardcover
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Patchwork Puzzle Balls: Fast, Fun Projects from Simple Shapes
Jinny Beyer
0972121854
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Fun and quick to make, fabric balls are great for indoor play, for home-decor accents, for holiday ornaments, or as soft and cuddly toys for babies. The ten designs featured in this book include complete step-by-step directions and color diagrams to show how to construct and color each project. Easy-to-use templates take the math out of even the most complex of the designs, enabling crafters to create dazzling patchwork patterns that match up beautifully.


The Magic of Crazy Quilting
J. Marsha Michler
0873497244
Mar 2004
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This is, indeed, a complete resource for both the beginning and intermediate quilter wishing to indulge in crazy quilting, that 19th-century amalgam of patchwork, appliqu, and embroidery that is enjoying renewed popularity today. Michler takes the reader step by step through the creation of a crazy quilt and in the process teaches four different piecing methods, 15 embellishments, and more than 1000 embroidery stitch variations. Stitches are divided into broad groups and include stitch diagrams, color photos, and suggestions for use. Highly recommended for public libraries.Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
This complete resource for embellished quilting provides...


Puzzle Quilts: Simple Blocks, Complex Fabrics
Paula Nadelstern
1571203362
April 30, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Library Journal calls Paula Nadelstern’s quilts "breathtakingly gorgeous"•The puzzle is in the pairs—identical blocks look amazingly different Everyone loves Paula Nadelstern’s complex quilts, but beginning quilters wondered where to begin. In Puzzle Quilts, the author strips construction down to the bare bones. Quilters focus on fabric selection, then use pairs symmetry, mirroring, and seam blending to create stunning designs. Six basic blocks, once mastered, can create stunning designs. Six basic blocks, once mastered, can create unlimited projects.

About the Author
Paula Nadelstern is an award-winning designer, honored by the inclusion of her work in the Twentieth Century’s 100 Best American Quilts. Her books include...


Still Stripping after 25 Years
Eleanor Burns
1891776142
September 2003
Hardcover
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The Patchwork Girl of Oz (Oz Series #7)
L. Frank Baum
0486265145
November 1990
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
Forced out of their dark forest, two Oz characters embark on the search for magic ingredients which will change their lives, and encounter Dorothy and her cohorts and a spirited Patchwork Girl who travels in order to see the world. Fine vintage color illustrations throughout a strong story. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
Delightful story of a patchwork doll, who, after being brought to life by a magician, must find a way to break a spell that has turned two victims to marble. Familiar Oz characters and delightful new creatures join in whimsical adventures. Reprinted from original 1913 edition, complete with 130 superb black-and-white illus. by John R. Neill. A must for Oz fans.


The Quilters Ultimate Visual Guide
Ellen Pahl
0875969879
Dec 1998
Paperback
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Review
"This comprehensive book will delight quiltmakers. Don't even file it on the bookshelf-- keep it out somewhere handy because you'll want to reach for it again and again."--Pepper Cory, author, designer, and internationally known quilting teacher

"Reading this impressive encyclopedic reference for quilt lovers is like taking classes from 60 top-notch teachers, each offering different areas of expertise. The excellent illustrations make it remarkably easy to understand the many quiltmaking techniques described. The book is an invaluable resource for every quiltmaker!"--Bonnie Leman, founder of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine and Quiltmaker magazine


Return to Elm Creek: More Quilt Projects Inspired by the Elm Creek Quilts Novels
Jennifer Chiaverini
1571202692
October 1, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Join best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini in creating quilts inspired by her best-selling Elm Creek Quilts novels. Quilters will get reacquainted with their favorite characters from the Elm Creek Quilts series while browsing through a dozen brand-new quilts. The 12 all-new quilt projects inspired by the series include three from the author’s latest book, The Master Quilter. Every quilt tells a story of its own introducing both longtime fans and those just discovering the appeal of Elm Creek Quilts to new and familiar characters with each quilt pattern. • 12 all-new quilt projects inspired by the Elm Creek Quilts novels, including 3 from Jennifer’s latest book, The Master Quilter • Read about new and familiar characters with each quilt pattern • Projects for everyone – easy or more...


Elm Creek Quilts: Quilt Projects Inspired by the Elm Creek Quilts Novels
Jennifer Chiaverini
1571201777
July 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Create gorgeous quilts based on Jennifer Chiaverini's best-selling Elm Creek Quilt series! Here are 12 quilt projects from all four Elm Creek books, ranging from Sylvia's Broken Star and Sarah's Sampler to When He Cooks Dinner and the Underground Railroad Quilt. Each quilt design is suitable for all skill levels and tells a wonderful story of its own.

About the Author
Jennifer Chiaverini, author of The Quilter's Apprentice, lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Nancy Odom is a popular quilt designer, author, and creator of Quilter's Gloves. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana


Quilting Makes the Quilt
Lee Cleland
1564770753
October 1994
Paperback
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Thimbleberries New Collection of Classic Quilts: 28 Quilting Inspirations for the Home (Thimbleberries)
Lynette Jensen
1890621986
March 30, 2006
Paperback
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Reversible Quilts: Two at a Time
Sharon Pederson
1564774104
May 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Discover an unexpected "two-for-one" twist in these beautiful quilts! Create an exciting design on the front side and a completely different design on the back side. Plus, construction is quick and easy because these projects are quilted at the same time they are pieced. • Choose from 10 gorgeous, two-sided quilts that are easy enough for beginners, yet flexible enough for lots of design possibilities • Quilt projects in small segments and join with simple sashing strips--perfect if you're short on time or space • Use this innovative technique with pieced and appliquéd quilts Double your quilting fun with Reversible Quilts!

About the Author
Sharon Pederson is a popular teacher who has taught hundreds of classes on her two-sided quilt technique. Her...

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