Sensational Sets and Borders (Rodale's Successful Quilting Library)

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9780875967622: Sensational Sets and Borders (Rodale's Successful Quilting Library)

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Sensational Sets & Borders

Discover lots of exciting new ways to arrange your stash of blocks in fresh, creative settings, and then surround them with a dynamic pieced or plain border. More than 200 quilter's-eye-view photos and clear step-by-step directions will guide you each step of the way.

Here's a glimpse of what you'll learn:

* Simple solutions for dealing with blocks that aren't the same size
* How to size and fit borders so they never, ever ripple or wave
* Sashing strategies that instantly add pizzazz to your quilts
* An ingenious, time-saving way to join blocks together (cut your assembly time in half!)
* The secrets to custom-fitting a pieced border
* Dozens of clever ideas for straight and diagonal settings

And much, much more!

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Introduction

Quilters everywhere seem to want to know more about sets and borders. This isn't just a hunch--we know this because we asked! When the Rodale quilt editors surveyed quilters to find the tops they wanted to learn about, this duo was at the top of the list. Figuring out the most pleasing way to arrange the blocks together and then deciding what sort of border to use to finish the whole arrangement are not matters to take lightly. These two decisions affect how successful your finished quilt will be. But we noticed that there are very few books that help quilters explore all the creative setting and border possibilities, how to choose the best one for a particular quilt, and then how to actually sit down at the sewing machine and make it all happen. There's a big gap in setting and border information, and we decided to fill it!

Working as the editor on this book was doubly exciting because I love working with borders, plus I've always wanted to explore setting options that go beyond the ordinary. I've been a quiltmaker for more than 25 years now, and I've added a lot of borders to quilts. When I first started quilting, I figured that all you had to do was cut a strop of fabric, sew it to the edge of the quilt, and trim off what was left over. As a result, many of my early quilts have very wavy borders, and no, the fullness often didn't quilt out. But once I learned the very simple basics of fitting borders to quilts, my finished pieces became much flatter, making them easier to baste, quilt, and bind.

About the Author:

Sally Schneider has been a quilter for more than twenty-five years and a quilting teacher for fifteen years. She is currently a quilt editor with Rodale books and lives in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania.

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