Over 200 Easy-to-Follow Patchwork and Quilting Patterns.
A number of tried and tested patchwork patterns comprise the basis for what we today regard as traditional quilts. This book includes many of these standard patterns and other methods of piecing quilts which derive from places as diverse as Japan and the Amish religious communities of North America. Each pattern section begins with a short introduction, illustrated with historical and contemporary quilts, which provides a wealth of background information and describes the most common and influential patterns within that group.
The book features around 250 traditional patchwork blocks and quilting patterns and includes schematic diagrams to show how the pieces should be stitched together. Each pattern is followed by full-colour variations so that the reader sees successful colour and fabric combinations right from the start. The book also features a step-by-step techniques section which sets out all the equipment and skills needed to know to tackle the patterns.
With its clear, full-colour artwork, diagrams and inspirational colour photographs, this is an invaluable sourcebook of patterns and ideas for all quilters and patchworkers.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 07 / 2001
- 219 x 286mm