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Quiltmaking by Hand: Simple Stitches, Exquisite Quilts
Jinny Beyer
097212182X
January 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...


Designing Tessellations
Jinny Beyer
0809228661
June 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Designing Tessellations opens the door for quilters to thousands of new and exciting patterns by showing them how to create tessellations--designs made up of the repeated use of seemingly complex but deceptively simple shapes that interlock perfectly to flow across a quilt. Inspired by artist M. C. Escher, Jinny Beyer introduces quilters to the fascinating world of symmetry and then clearly shows how to experiment with shapes and images to create sensational, tessellating designs. Quilters will not only learn how to produce interlocking geometric patterns, but also will learn how easy it is to create true-to-life images of birds, fish, butterflies, and more in the style of Escher. Features include: - More than 125 color photographs and 2,000 step-by-step color drawings - Dozens of quilts featuring tessellated...


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.


Jinny Beyer's Color Confidence for Quilters
Jinny Beyer
0844226394
January 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
Drawn from her own experience in teaching and making quilts, Jinny Beyer's "Master Palette" system is great for quilters who want to develop color confidence quickly and easily without studying formal color theory. Quilters will learn how to create a smooth-flowing palette with no jumps from dark to light or one color to the next, and will also learn the secrets to "coloring" a quilt by shading colors and fabrics or scattering them throughout a quilt. Practice exercises help crafters combine colors again and again until they can confidently choose colors for any project. Includes eight quilt patterns and templates that encourage quilters to stretch their palette, handy eight-step guide to creating a multi-color, multiprint quilt, 128 color swatches, two master palettes, and eight-course outline and suggestions for...


A Patchwork Notebook
Jinny Beyer
0972121862
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Quilting tips, motivational quotes, and elegant drawings adorn this journal designed for quilting enthusiasts to record their thoughts, ideas, and inspirations about the art form and their lives. Grid paper is included for sketching out original patchwork designs and redrafting patterns to different scales. The spiral format and portable size make this a constant companion for avid quilters and a perfect gift for quilting friends.


Soft-Edge Piecing
Jinny Beyer
0914881949
June 1995
Paperback
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Book Review
Challenging herself to find a way to incorporate into a new quilt a paisley design that had all the right colors but whose pattern was too pretty to obscure, noted quilter and teacher Jinny Beyer was inspired to invent the unusual and striking soft-edge piecing technique. Resembling the kaleidoscope quilt, this innovative approach allows the quilter to add a unique dimension to more traditional patchwork by adapting portions of the block to accommodate the geometry of elegant and colorful prints. By utilizing bold border prints and fabrics with strongly hued allover patterns, Beyer lets the pattern of each material dictate the boundaries of the pieced design. This beautifully presented book explains the method clearly, and the photos do justice to Beyer's exquisite sense of color and wonderful design abilities--her fabrics...


Patchwork Portfolio
Jinny Beyer
0939009463
Jan 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Quilters who need a creative shot in the arm will appreciate this book's original designs and easy-to-follow instructions. Central to the collection are Beyer's drafting techniques for eight-pointed and feathered stars, plus her ideas for fragmenting and enlarging designs.

About the Author
Jinny Beyer, an outstanding American quilt designer and teacher, has written four other books on quilting. Her award-winning work has been shown at the Smithsonian Institution and the National Textile Museum in Washington, DC. Mrs. Beyer condeucts workshops and judges quilt contests around the country. She lives in Fairfax, VA.


Hand Piecing with Jinny Beyer
Jinny Beyer
1933308001
Sept 2005

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Book Description
This all-in-one CD-ROM allows users to watch master quilter Jinny Beyer demonstrate hand piecing techniques and practice right alongside her. Video sequences, accessed through the Web browser, demonstrate precise hand movements for eight key techniques, from threading a needle to piecing an eight-pointed star. To make each skill easier still, step-by-step directions are a mouse click away, with dozens of detailed color photographs. Easy to navigate and compatible for PC or Mac, this CD includes a complete pattern for an original Jinny Beyer quilt.


The Quilter's Album of Blocks and Borders : More than 750 Geometric Designs Illustrated and Categorized for Easy Identification and Drafting
Jinny Beyer
0914440926
March 1986
Paperback
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Book Description
The blocks and borders in this comprehensive collection of patchwork designs are not only indexed by their various names but also organized according to their type of design and illustrated in detail. A transparent plastic grid sheet is also included.

Book Description
Book of more than 750 geometric designs illustrated & categorized for easy identification and drafting. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Patchwork Patterns
Jinny Beyer
0914440276
May 1979
Paperback
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Book Description
This classic reference explains the revolutionary paper-folding system for creating original or traditional geometric designs. Its simple approach will free any artisan who works with such designs-from weaver to woodworker-from manufactured templates and complicated mechanical drafting methods.

About the Author
Jinny Beyer, an outstanding American quilt designer and teacher, has written four other books on quilting. Her award-winning work has been shown at the Smithsonian Institution and the National Textile Museum in Washington, DC. Mrs. Beyer condeucts workshops and judges quilt contests around the country. She lives in Fairfax, VA.


Quilts Hechos a Mano/Quiltmaking by Hand
Jinny Beyer
8496365832
Oct 2005
(Paperback) - Spanish
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The Scrap Look: Designs, Fabrics, Colors and Piecing Techniques for Creating Multi-Fabric Quilts
Jinny Beyer
0914440861


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Christmas With Jinny Beyer: Decorate Your Home for the Holidays With Beautiful Quilts, Wreaths, Arrangements, Ornaments, and More
Jinny Beyer
1579541941
September 1999
Paperback
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From Booklist
Who's Jinny Beyer, and why should we care? In the wake of Martha Stewart's phenomenally successful empire, homemaking wanna-bes are imitating many of her moves. Yet Beyer seems to be the real thing, without much pretense--and laden with talent. Her skills are highlighted here in time for the holidays not only in quilts but also in knitted sweaters, fabricated natural wreaths, and stitched accessories and decorations. Each of the more than 50 projects features color photographs and illustrations, as well as an indication of skill level. (Unfortunately, most are geared to intermediate or close-to-professional crafters.) Traditional patterns, such as flying geese and crazy quilting, are repeated in different media. Barbara Jacobs --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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