1000 Great Quilting Stitch Patterns

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Collins & Brown, 2004 - Patchwork - 512 pages
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One of the biggest questions facing most quilters is which quilt design to use. With over 500 pages containing over 1000 motifs, this title provides all the inspiration quilters might need. The book starts with three key techniques showing how to translate designs to fabric: drawing around a card template; stitching through a traced outline; and cutting templates out of stencil plastic. Then, the designs - a lifetime's worth of patterns from traditional, modern and heirloom to easy-to-follow geometric and figurative examples as well as both machine and hand-quilting ones - are organized by theme, so it is easier to find a pattern to suit every style of quilt. circular, square or triangular block 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 this key data is succinctly presented in short notations accompanying each pattern, a feature of the book which allows the author to include as many stitch designs as are required to satisfy even the most avid enthusiast.

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