Quilting with Japanese Fabrics

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Martingale, 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 96 pages
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The stunning beauty of Japanese fabrics inspired award-winning quiltmaker Kitty Pippen to immerse her quilts in Japanese elegance and style. Now Kitty shares her dazzling creations in eight exquisite patterns that illustrate how quilters of all skill levels can play with these dramatic fabrics in their quilts. Includes patterns ranging from simple mosaics and Japanese octagonal designs to Crazy patchwork, plus over 40 photos of glorious Japanese-style quilts. Provides a comprehensive introduction to Japanese textiles, such as indigo, kasuri, yukata, shibori, and aizome. Features a section on using sashiko quilting to add richness to any pieced quilt. Draws on common quilting techniques, such as traditional machine piecing, paper piecing, and applique.

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Kitty Pippen has been a contributing designer for numerous books on quiltmaking. She has also written articles for several national quilting and sewing magazines, such as Quilter's Newsletter, Threads, American Quilter, and Ladies' Circle Patchwork Quilts.

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