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Geometric Patterns From Patchwork Quilts

Author : Robert Field
ISBN : 1899618414
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Robert Field has travelled extensively and has taken his camera and a keen eye with him wherever he has gone. Many people will be both suprised and delighted by the sheer number and variety of interesting patterns that he has discovered. These books will appeal both to those who have a particular interest in the topic covered but also to those who are looking for a rich resource of pattern designs.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Hawaiian Quilting

Author : Elizabeth Root
ISBN : 048625948X
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 74.95 MB
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Hawaiian quilts, which date back to the 19th century, are not only objects of practical necessity, but a form of artistic expression. This book offers detailed instructions and 20 full-size quilting blocks — each 18 inches square — for creating exotic floral motifs including orchid, water lily, hibiscus, and other exotic island vegetation.
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The Romance Of The Patchwork Quilt In America In Three Parts History And Quilt Patches Quilts Antique And Modern Quilting And Quilting Designs

Author : Various Authors
ISBN : 9781447482260
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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This early work is a fascinating read for sewing enthusiasts providing an in depth insight into the history of quilts and quiltmaking. Illustrated with over one hundred full page plates. Contents Include: Part I - Origin and History of Quilt-making with Photographic Reproduction of Patches - The Romance of Patchwork; Quilt Names; The Quilting Bee; The Quilt's Place in Art; The Quilt in the Twentieth Century; Historical Quilts from Recent Exhibitions; Gleanings from Old Scrapbooks; How to Make a Quilt; Reproductions of Quilt Patches; Part II - Quilts of Colonial Ancestry and of Modern Design - Quilts-Antique and Modern; Part III - The Art of Quilting and Quilting Designs - The Art of Quilting; and Quilting Designs. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Quilt Block Geometry

Author : Nancy Wick
ISBN : 1589239083
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Quilters of all skill levels will love the geometric quilt block patterns offered in this book! Quilt Block Geometry includes rotary cutting basics followed by block instructions for 13 different quick-pieced quilt blocks, all made from geometric shapes. With its mix of original designs and modern interpretations of traditional patterns, this 32-page booklet offers something for both beginners and experienced quilters. Each block can be interpreted using endless fabric combinations, so you'll gain a color-shifting kaleidoscope of inspiration. Whether you choose to use the blocks for full quilts, small decor pieces, or even fashion accents is completely up to you. Follow the step-by-step instructions to quickly learn the order of construction and directions for pressing seam allowances, while color diagrams of the blocks show them used in multiples so you can plan out your full quilt as you go along. Let the quilting begin!
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The Art Of The Handmade Quilt

Author : Nancy Brenan Daniel
ISBN : 9781402733512
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Sewing machines are speedier--but, increasingly, quilters are discovering that working by hand provides even more pleasure and superior results. And world-renowned quilt maker, teacher, author, and show judge Nancy Brenan Daniel has created an inspiring guide just for them, with ideas for 18 varied and beautiful hand-sewn quilts. Her detailed instructions cover it all, from making the blocks and stitching them together to adding borders and binding. Many of the designs come straight from Nancy’s own antique collection, and they’re pieced, appliquéd, and even stenciled. Several traditional and much loved patterns--including the Courthouse Log Cabin, Shoo-fly, Prickly Pear, and Windblown Daisy--are accompanied by a contemporary appliqué quilt and a small hand-embroidered wall hanging.
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Traditional Patchwork Quilt Designs

Author : Carol Schmidt
ISBN : 0486462315
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Traditional patchwork quilts — characterized by fascinating patterns of stars, triangles, circles, squares, and other geometric configurations — are renowned for their extraordinary beauty. This ready-to-color treasury features 30 time-honored patchwork quilt motifs, each rendered from original designs and filled with the charm of authentic Americana. Using markers, crayons, pencils, and other creative media, colorists and quilters alike will delight in bringing this collection of patterns to vivid life!
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1000 Great Quilting Stitch Patterns

Author : Luise Roberts
ISBN : 1843403471
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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One of the biggest questions facing any quilter is to decide what stitch pattern to use. With over 500 pages containing over 1,000 motifs, this book provides all the inspiration you'll ever need. Key techniques show how to translate designs to fabric: drawing round a card template, stitching through a trace outline and cutting templates out of stencil plastic. The designs – from traditional, modern and heirloom to easy-to-follow geometric designs – are quick and easy and can be worked on a machine, by hand or by a combination of both. The material is organised by theme, so it’s easy to find a pattern to suit every style of quilt. Where appropriate, Luise shows where to position figurative designs in circular, square or triangular blocks to create the best effect, and for each design she explains how each example can be repeated and the percentage to enlarge the patterns. All stitch designs as are required to satisfy the most avid enthusiast. This extensive collection is divided into chapters ranging from traditional quilting patterns such as triangles, squares, stars, hearts, pictoral motifs and regional designs including Celtic, Indian, Chinese and Polynesian. This is further enhanced by a techniques chapter exploring useful transfering and quilting assembly techniques, along with information on the quilting process from start to finish. Very few books offer this many choices of patterns, but this indispensable volume will satisfy the most avid and discerning enthusiasts.
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The Origin And History Of Patchwork Quilt Making In America With Photographic Reproductions

Author : Various Authors
ISBN : 9781473390379
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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This vintage book explores the colourful history of quilt making in America, looking its origins, development and evolution, influences, popularity, contemporary techniques, and much more. Quilting can refer either to the process of creating a quilt or to the sewing of two or more layers of material together to make a thicker padded material. Typical quilting is done with three layers: the top fabric or quilt top, batting or insulating material in the middle, and then the backing material. With fascinating information and photographs of authentic examples, this is a volume not to be missed by anyone with an interest in quilting. Contents include: “The Romance Of Patchwork”, “Quilt Names”, “The Quilting Bee”, “The Quilt’s Place In Art”, “The Quilt In The Twentieth Century”, “Historical Quilts From Recent Exhibitions”, “Gleanings From Old Scrapbooks”, “How To Make A Quilt”, “Reproductions Of Quilt Patches”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on quilting.
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