Making Antique Quilts

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
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Recreate beautiful antique quilts from the pioneer days of the 1850s to the wartime 1940s--and preserve the stories they tell about America's quilting heritage. Twenty antique quilts are pictured in detailed color photos with fascinating information about each of the originals in their era. Complete, photo-filled instructions explain how to make yesterday's quilts with today's fabrics, techniques, and materials. The projects have been expertly chosen by one of the world's leading authors, publishers, and lecturers on the history of needlework. Among her selections: Chimney Sweep Variation, developed by quilters with only small pieces of fabric available; the Double Wedding Ring, a gift quilt from the 1820s; and Jacob's Ladder, another pattern drawn from the farm home scrap basket.
 

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Shes a serious quilter and I got it for her Christmas Secret Santa gift shes been looking for many of these antique patterns for a while! They are traditional and the book even breaks down the ... Read full review

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Rita Weiss is an author, designer, and teacher whose name has become a household word in the fields of knitting, crochet, quilting, and cross stitch. The author of more than 150 books in the needle arts, she is co-owner of Creative Partners LLC needlework book production team. Linda Causee is a quilt editor for Creative Partners. Previously she was a longtime editor for American School of Needlework.

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