1000 Great Quilting Stitch Patterns

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Pavilion Books, Oct 31, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 512 pages

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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About the author (2006)

Luise Roberts was taught to knit, sew and crochet at an early age by her German mother. She specialized professionally in graphic design and then book design and also continued to work with textiles in her spare time, exhibiting as an embroiderer, before turning her attention back to knitting and crochet. Luise has written several books and contributed to books and magazines with the aim of making techniques more accessible.

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