The Essential Sampler Quilt Book: A Celebration of 40 Traditional Blocks from the Sampler Quilt Expert

The Essential Sampler Quilt Book: A Celebration of 40 Traditional Blocks from the Sampler Quilt Expert

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By (author) Lynne Edwards

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  • Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 272mm x 22mm | 980g
  • Publication date: 2 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Newton Abbot
  • ISBN 10: 0715336134
  • ISBN 13: 9780715336137
  • Illustrations note: 500 illustrations, 150 colour photos
  • Sales rank: 33,001

Product description

Create your own gorgeous sampler quilt with this stunning celebration of Lynne Edwards' bestselling books, The Sampler Quilt Book and The New Sampler Quilt Book. Master a range of patchwork and quilting techniques whilst sewing classic block designs, such as Mariner's Compass, Rail Fence, Monkey Wrench, Celtic Knot, Attic Windows, Tumbling Blocks, Drunkard's Path, Seminole, Bargello, Maple Leaf, Dresden Plate and Courthouse Steps. Hand and machine techniques - Make the quilt blocks using a range of techniques, including hand piecing, machine piecing, applique, strip patchwork, hand stitching, English patchwork, American patchwork and paper piecing. Colour illustrations guide you through each step, making even the most complicated techniques easy to follow. Using fabrics - There are 45 quilt designs included to inspire you as you choose your own fabric patterns and handy tips for choosing the best colours for each block design. Select the best wadding (batting) for your quilt and prepare the fabrics for sewing by washing and ironing them first. Making your quilt - Learn how to finish the blocks with framing and sashing to adjust the size. Discover hand quilting and machine quilting techniques, including quilting in the ditch and free machine quilting. Then join the blocks together to create a gorgeous quilt, adding borders and binding.

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Author information

Lynne Edwards is a world-renowned expert in patchwork and quilting techniques, both hand and machine. Her previous books include The Sampler Quilt Book, The New Sampler Quilt Book, Making Scrap Quilts to Use It Up, Stashbuster Quilts and Cathedral Window Quilts. In 2000, Lynne was given honorary lifetime membership of the Quilter's Guild of the British Isles, and in 2002 was awarded the Amy Emms Memorial Trophy for services to quilting. In 2008 Lynne was awarded an MBE for her services to arts and crafts.

Table of contents

Introduction; Getting Started; Basic Equipment; Basic Techniques; MAKING THE BLOCKS; Includes 40 popular block designs such as Tumbling Blocks; Rail Fence; Maple Leaf; Trip Around The World; Card Trick; Strip Rail; Drunkard's Path; Spider's Wed; Grandmother's Fan; Log Cabin; Courthouse Steps; Dresden Plate; Triangles; Rose Of Sharon; Wild Goose Chase; Tulip Block; Crocus Design; Honey Bee; Grape Basket; Finishing and Quilting the Blocks; Completing the Quilt; Gallery; Acknowledgements; About the Author; Index.