Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker

Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker

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By (author) Elizabeth Hartman

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  • Publisher: Stash Books
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 198mm x 251mm x 15mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 16 November 2010
  • ISBN 10: 1607050080
  • ISBN 13: 9781607050087
  • Illustrations note: full-colour illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 5,024

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Discover the wonderful world of quilting or brush-up your technique with this practical guide to the basics. Try a fresh, relaxed approach to making quilts with this brilliant 'dip-in, dip-out-of' book that features a bright aesthetic and clear, simple instructions to guide beginners and intermediates alike through the entire process of creating fun and useful quilts that they'll be proud to call their own. "The Practical Guide to Patchwork" features 12 fantastic projects that allow quilters to experiment with different styles - from scrappy and vintage to modern and playful. Each project also comes with an alternate colour scheme to show how swapping out fabrics can dramatically change the look of a quilt.

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By liberal sprinkles 04 Jan 2012 4

Elizabeth Hartman has written an excellent book for quilting beginners. As in her blog, the writing in The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker is friendly, the instructions clear and she makes it look achievable - an important point since quilting can be intimidating in so many ways.

Hartman covers the basics of patchwork and quilting very succinctly, giving instructions and suggestions for materials, tools, fabric choices, color combinations, adjusting pattern sizes, and quilting and binding of course. I love her fabric choices and the fresh and modern designs of the quilts. But since most of the quilt patterns in this book are catered to beginners, with a couple for intermediate sewers, they are mostly quite simple. While appealing, they are not as fun or exciting as some of the works you can see on her blog.

If you're an experienced quilter, this book may not appeal to you as you're unlikely to learn much from it. But for beginners, there's much here to help you get started or gain confidence in your skills in making quilts.

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In my opinion, the author Elizabeth Hartman hits the nail on the head when she recommends choosing a first project that doesn t have a deadline attached to it (such as a baby shower or birthday . The Practical Guide to Patchwork starts out with basics from selecting cotton fabric, elements of a quilt, common fabric cuts, and tips for planning a quilt. The section on choosing fabrics was especially helpful to me. With all the great cotton prints available in quilts shops and my stash of home decor fabrics, sometimes I struggle with selecting the right combination of fabrics. You ll find a breakdown of basic supplies, piecing techniques, machine-quilting tips, as well as tips for making and attaching binding. The book includes step-by-step instructions and diagrams for 12 modern quilt projects. Each project is made in two alternate colorways to demonstrate the impact that color choices have on each quilt design. As a new member of a modern quilt guild, I m inspired to dig through my stash of bright fabrics and start sewing Review Author: no record of Review Source: no record of Review Date: no record of"