Thirty Classic Patchwork Patterns

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Courier Corporation, 1996 - Crafts & Hobbies - 93 pages
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With the help of this informative and clearly written guide, needlecrafters at all levels of expertise will be able to create a treasure chest of lovely heirloom-quality quilts. Easy-to-follow instructions — from the initial steps of piecing the block together to applying the binding — are accompanied by patterns for thirty classic quilts, among them such all-time favorites as All in a Spin, Around the World, Birds in the Air, Card Trick, Dresden Plate, Garden Path, Merry-Go-Round, Road with No End, Wedding Ring, Ann's Poinsettia, Bear's Paw, Bow Tie, Center Stage, Friendship Album, Hattie's Choice, Pinwheel, Swan Dance, Windmill, and more.
Author and veteran needlecrafter Dorothy Welch also provides an abundance of helpful suggestions and information on quiltmaking basics, including definitions of quilting terms, a list of necessary supplies and equipment, tips on preparing fabric, using color and patterns, making templates, cutting pieces, creating borders, attaching batting and backing, and much more.
Offering both inspiration and practical guidance, Thirty Classic Patchwork Patterns will be a welcome addition to any quilter's reference library.

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About the author (1996)

Richard E. Welch, Jr., (1924-1989) taught history at Lafayette College and was the author of "Response to Imperialism: The United States and the Philippine-American War, 1899-1902" (from the University of North Carolina Press).

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