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This book has projects suitable for all levels of ability, from simple pieced block designs for the beginner experimenting with colour, pattern and texture to more complex challenges for the experienced needleworker. The Encyclopedia of Quilting and Patchwork Techniques covers both the traditional techniques, such as 'English' or mosaic patchwork, block patchwork and applique, and more recent developments using rotary cutters and sewing machines. The variety of different styles is reflected in an inspirational and colourful gallery of both traditional and contemporary designs. To interpret or reproduce the traditional patterns gives the satisfaction of making something both useful and beautiful. The time and skill expended on historical quilts are apparent in the artistry of contemporary quiltmakers, illustrating the enduring attraction of this imaginative craft.
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Get the A-Z on all the techniques you'll ever use to make beautiful quilted and patchworked items. Beginners will get off to a fast start with advice on equipment, materials, and working out a design. Busy, but creative, quilters will appreciate the tips on rotary cutting and speedpiecing that explain how to achieve great results in half the time. Once you know you how to set the blocks, and assemble and bind a quilt, you'll finish your work like a pro. Try your hand at Log Cabin, Prairie Points, Crazy Patchwork, Shadow Appliqué, and so many more. Bonus: a gallery of stunning quilts to inspire you.
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Book Description Search Press Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11085532984X