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Title:
Quilts from The quiltmaker's gift : 20 traditional patterns for a new generation of generous quiltmakers
Author:
Line, Joanne Larsen, 1937-
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Edition:
First Scholastic paperback edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, 2001, 2000.
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780439309097
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Who says you have to be an expert to make beautiful quilts? Inspired by The Quiltmaker's Gift, this companion book shows beginners, children included, as well as seasoned quilters to experience the joy of quiltmaking and quiltmentoring. 20 traditional patterns for a new generation of generous quiltmakers are included.


Table of Contents

Visual glossary: Anatomy of a Quilt Block
Introductionp. 6
How to Use This Bookp. 8
Easy Squares and Rectangles
Puss in the Cornerp. 10
Quiltmaker's Lesson
Nine-patch X- and O-blocks
Quiltmentoring: Quilts in the classroom
Children's Delightp. 16
Quiltmaker's Lessons
Sashing and cornerpost settings
Crosscutting multiple strip sets
Nesting seams
Quiltmentoring: Mother-daughter first quilt
Quiltmentoring: Med student-landlady tutorial
King's Hiwayp. 22
Quiltmaker's Lesson
Alternate block settings
Quiltmentoring: Seasoned quilter and novice collaboration
Log Cabinp. 28
Quiltmaker's Lessons
Multiple settings for diagonal light/dark blocks
Random scrap quilt using leftovers
Using a design wall
True Lover's Knotp. 34
Quiltmaker's Lessons
Stitch and fold corner triangles
Creating color transparencies
Quiltmentoring: Collaborative wedding quilt
Double Irish Chainp. 38
Quiltmaker's Lessons
Interlocking blocks and overall quilt design
Organizing strips for assembly
Quiltmentoring: Generosity model
Trip Around the Worldp. 44
Quiltmaker's Lessons
Tips for managing strip sets
Multiple borders
Easy Squares and Triangles
Friendship Starp. 50
Quiltmaker's Lessons
Introducing half-square triangle units and dog ears
Disappearing and reappearing triangle points
Pinning for precise intersections
Quiltmentoring: Three-generation quilt project
Quiltmentoring: Quilt guilds
Milky Wayp. 56
Quiltmaker's Lessons
Fabric values and quilt block names
Interlocking blocks
Alternative techniques for half-square triangles
Quiltmentoring: Grandmother-granddaughter team
Rosebudp. 62
Quiltmaker's Lessons
Adding triangles to squares
Joining pieced and plain triangles
Setting blocks on point (diagonal settings)
Bear's Dawp. 68
Quiltmaker's Lessons
Internal and external sashing
Making a sample block
Challenging Squares and Triangles
Hen and Chicksp. 74
Quiltmaker's Lessons
Piecing multi-triangle units
Optical illusions in secondary design patterns
Flying Birdsp. 80
Quiltmaker's Lessons
Tips for precision triangle points
Pieced borders
More settings for diagonal light/dark blocks
Developing a whole-quilt pressing plan
Northwindp. 86
Quiltmaker's Lessons
Fabric selection tips from a quilt shop owner
Joining complex triangle units
More settings for diagonal light/dark blocks
Computerized quilt design
Quiltmentoring: Ask the experts
Follow the Leaderp. 92
Quiltmaker's Lesson
Making half-rectangle triangles
Creating movement through value contrasts
Snail's Trailp. 96
Quiltmaker's Lessons
Square-in-a-square construction
Making perfect corners
Flying Geese and Beyond
Wild goose Chasep. 102
Quiltmaker's Lessons
Flying Geese from stitch and fold corner triangles
Strip Quilts
Quiltmentoring: Cheerleading
Toad in a Puddlep. 106
Quiltmaker's Lessons
Alternate colorings for complex blocks
Organizing pieces for complicated patterns
Photo essay: Flying Geese unit construction
Robbing Peter to Pay Paulp. 112
Quiltmaker's Lesson
Try a pieced border
Creating secondary designs
Corn and Beansp. 118
Quiltmaker's Lessons
Advance planning for multi-fabric blocks
Practice with triangles
Samplerp. 124
Quiltmaker's Lessons
History of samplers
Combining multi-size blocks
Wellness for Quiltersp. 126
Ergonomics for quilting
Stretch for well-being
Quilting Basicsp. 130
Tools and Techniquesp. 130
Color and Fabric Selectionp. 132
Cutting/Piecing/Pinning/Pressingp. 134
Settings/Assemblyp. 136
Borders/Finishingp. 138
Resourcesp. 140
Suggested reading
On-line resources
Professional machine quilters
The Quiltmaker's Gift Generosity Project
Acknowledgmentsp. 143
Glossary and Indexp. 144
Visual glossary: Anatomy of a Quilt