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Title:
Quilting on the go : English paper-piecing projects you can take anywhere
Author:
Alexandrakis, Jessica.
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Edition:
First edition
Publication Information:
New York : Potter Craft, [2013]

©2013
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Offers advice for using a small kit of sewing items and a stash of fabric to create modern patchwork quilts away from the sewing machine, covering color theory and the use of geometric patterns and offering ten step-by-step projects.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780770434120
Format :
Book

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Break Free from Your Sewing Machine
Imagine being able to quilt on vacation, at the beach, or virtually anywhere else you find yourself. Jessica Alexandrakis has traveled the world with her on-to-go sewing kit and small stash of fabric, creating strikingly modern patchwork along the way. Now she shares everything she's learned about this addictive, beginner-friendly technique.

* Sewing kit essentials that you can slip in your bag so you'll always be ready to stitch
* Color theory and stash organization tips for dramatic effects or scrap-happy results
* Creative patterns to combine hexagons, half-hexagons, diamonds, stars, squares, and triangles
* 10 step-by-step projects, including the hand-pieced Laptop Bag, Tanuki Stripe Throw, Falling Stars Baby Quilt, and Jessica's signature Travel Quilt
* 10 customizable quilt patterns with 40 vibrant color palette suggestions

Whether your style is classic or modern, Jessica offers a range of stunning projects, from small home accessories to full-size quilts, for all skill levels. So leave the sewing machine at home. Take your quilt to go.


Author Notes

JESSICA ALEXANDRAKIS learned to quilt while living in Hokkaido, Japan, in 2002. She loves scrap quilts, one-patch quilts, and quilting in public. She started blogging about her quilting efforts in 2006 and currently blogs at LifeUnderQuilts.blogspot.com. An active member of the NYC Metro Modern Quilt Guild, she lives outside of New York City with her husband and two children.