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    The 1718 Coverlet: 69 Quilt Blocks from the Oldest Dated British Patchwork Coverlet (Hardback) By (author) Susan Briscoe, Foreword by Kaffe Fassett

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    DescriptionThis is a unique opportunity to step back in time and learn how to recreate the earliest dated piece of British patchwork - the 1718 coverlet. The coverlet is the earliest known British patchwork that has a date worked into it and forms a benchmark against which all other rare survivors of early 18th century patchwork can be compared. Learn how to piece each of the stunning 69 quilt blocks - this unique book features a block directory and instructions for how to piece each of the blocks using the original mosaic piecing technique, as well as more accessible modern techniques. The traditional technique used to piece the blocks is known as 'Mosaic patchwork' and is a time-consuming method requiring the use of paper for templates. Some of the paper templates still remain in the coverlet and provide tantalising glimpses of printed and hand written text including bills, letters and printed text as well as hand drawn designs for the quilt. Quilt historian, Bridget Long, explores the fascinating history surrounding the coverlet and its discovery by the Quilter's Guild. Experienced quilt author, Susan Briscoe, explores how a replica quilt was painstakingly reproduced using the original mosaic piecing technique. There is information about the original fabrics used to create the coverlet and what kind of modern fabrics lend themselves best to recreating the quilt, using a variety of different techniques. This makes it perfect for the more experienced quilter looking for a challenge, as well as anyone fascinated by the history of this traditional craft.


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    Title
    The 1718 Coverlet
    Subtitle
    69 Quilt Blocks from the Oldest Dated British Patchwork Coverlet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susan Briscoe, Foreword by Kaffe Fassett
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 760 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781446304433
    ISBN 10: 1446304434
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14210
    BIC subject category V2: WFBQ
    BISAC V2.8: CRA031000
    DC22: 746.460437
    DC23: 746.46
    Thema V1.0: WFBQ
    Publisher
    DAVID & CHARLES
    Imprint name
    DAVID & CHARLES
    Publication date
    26 September 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Newton Abbot
    Table of contents
    Foreward by Kaffe FassettIntroduction A History of the 1718 Coverlet: A short history by Bridget Long The Coverlet and The Quilters' Guild Collection: An article by Heather Audin Making the Replica Coverlet: An interview with Pauline Adams, replica organizer Coverlet Layout and Numbering Fabrics and Materials Techniques Block Directory References Bibliography and Further Reading About The Quilters' Guild Suppliers Acknowledgments About the Author Index