The Quilter's Recipe Book: All the Ingredients You Need to Create Over 100 Fabulous Quilts

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David & Charles, 2005 - Quilting - 255 pages
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Beginning with the simpler, one patch, traditional designs and graduating to more complex patterns using nine-patch arrangements, the collection includes hexagons, stars and log-cabin designs. All the sewing techniques required for this traditional craft are included and most of the designs can be sewn by machine. All the templates for each design are listed and simply need to be copied and cut out. Each pattern is accompanied by design variations and they are given a contemporary twist with the clever use of colour and fabric. Clear instructions set out the method to be used, the order to follow to piece together individual blocks, and references given to techniques and finishes described elsewhere in the book. The combination of the exciting use of colour and fabric and the suggested variations make this an inspirational guide to dip into.

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About the author (2005)

Celia Eddy has been quilting since the 1970s, and is an enthusiastic researcher of the history of patchwork and quilting in American and British traditions. She is Acting Heritage Officer of The Quilter's Guild of the British Isles and coordinator of The British Quilt Study Group. When she isn't lecturing and writing articles on quilt history and traditions, she runs her own on-line quilting and patchwork magazine, " Quiltstory. " Among her previous books is " Quilting Illusions " also available from Barron's.

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