A Batch of Patchwork: Beyond the Quilting Bee, 12 Easy Quilts to Make with Friends

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American Quilter's Society, 1998 - Crafts & Hobbies - 127 pages
Today's quilters gather together to piece quilt tops and have the pleasure of attending a modern day quilting bee.

Groups and individuals who want to learn shortcuts, quick cutting instructions, and assembly line methods for making more qilts or multiple charity quilts will enjoy using this book. Imagine, only three people can spend three days to produce three quilt tops! The instructions are writen for a "stitcher, " a "presser, " and a "cutter, " all working together. The quilts can also be made by anyone who loves traditional patterns----it just requires more days.

Easy menus and recipes for quick lunches and snacks will help quilters keep their energy levels up---to have fun; eat, for getting calories; stitch quilt tops; and enjoy each other's company!

Essential instructions are included for quiltmaking choices; fabric selection, cutting. stitching, pressing, borders, backing, binding, tying and quilting. A variety of layouts are provided for a dozen traditional patterns----Log Cabin---, Kissing Nine--Patch, Double Irish Chain, Rings of color, and more.

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This book includes, of all things, recipes, harking back to a time when quilting was a social event. The simple, step-by-step sewing and construction instructions, which include helpful diagrams, are ... Read full review


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