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Worth doing twice
Morris, Patricia J.
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Publication Information:
Iola, WI : Krause Publications, [1999]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
"Creating quilts from old tops"--Cover subtitle.
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TT835 .M6884 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Details the renovation and reconstruction of old quilt tops, dating from the 1870s to the 1940s. Readers will learn where to find old tops and how to repair, stitch, and finish them. Before and after photos and step-by-step instructions guide the reader through the process of finishing or mending a quilt. Also includes accurate patterns and instructions for creating 20 quilts.

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Library Journal Review

Authors Morris and Muir, both experienced lecturers, teachers, and quilt judges, are on a mission to salvage old and funky orphan quilt topsÄthose unquilted tops that would be relegated to the scrap heap or cut up to make teddie bears if left to less expert hands. After making it clear that they do not advocate creating new quilts from museum-quality tops, the authors discuss sources for old tops, gathering the proper supplies for the restoration, assessing and then remaking the top, quilting, finishing, and documenting the entire process. The reader is led step by step through 20 restorations. The last half of the book includes patterns and instructions for each of the restored quilts, enabling readers to experience the thrill of replicating these classic quilts. An excellent purchase for large public libraries and quilting book collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.