Liberated String Quilts

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C&T Publishing Inc, 2003 - Crafts & Hobbies - 96 pages
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Quilt artist Gwen Marston introduces a new concept in string quilts! Learn her innovative techniques for fast, foundation-free string quilts that sizzle. According to Gwen, grand results come from letting go and improvising as you create your masterpiece, so get ready to have lots of fun sewing strings! 20 string-pieced quilt projects include updated traditional designs, Amish classics, and more Complete instructions for working with short strings, long strings, rectangles, and wedges Gwen shares string quilt history and her "liberated" methods of construction Plus a dazzling gallery of antique string quilts
 

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A well-known quiltmaker/teacher and the author of 16 books on the art of quilting, Marston calls string quilts the " 'Jackson Pollacks' of textiles, as spontaneous, vibrant, and dramatic as his ... Read full review

Contents

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
12
Design Principals for String Quilts
13
Tools
14
Adding Borders
15
Hand and Machine Quilting
16
WORKING WITH SHORT STRINGS
19
String Quilt Set on Point
21
In the Beginning
23
Mary Ellens String with Red Center
57
Chevron String Bars
59
Slanted Bars
62
WORKING WITH RECTANGLES
65
Amish Rectangular String
67
Quartered String Quilt
69
WORKING WITH WEDGES
72
String Tulip Block
74

Pinwheel String With String Border
25
String Bars
28
Liberated Strings and Stras
30
Gallery
33
WORKING WITH LONG STRINGS
42
String Quilt with Sashing and Corner Squares
44
Arkansas Traveler
46
String Quilt
48
Amish String Quilt
51
Bunny String Quilt
54
Liberated Wedding Ring
76
WORKING WITH TRADITIONAL BLOCKS
79
Amish String Star
82
Liberated String Basket
86
NinePatch with String Border
89
Patterns
92
Bibliography
94
Index
96
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About the author (2003)

Gwen Marston is a professional quiltmaker, teacher and author. Since 1981 she has had nineteen solo exhibits and participated in many group shows. She maintains a busy teaching and lecture schedule across the United States and has twice taught in Japan. For the past twenty years she has conducted quilt retreats on Beaver Island, Michigan, her year-round home. She was a regular columnist for Ladies Circle Patchwork Quilt for twelve consecutive years.

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