Book Reviews of 101 Patchwork Patterns

101 Patchwork Patterns
101 Patchwork Patterns
Author: Ruby McKim
ISBN-13: 9780486207735
ISBN-10: 0486207730
Publication Date: 6/1/1962
Pages: 124
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
One of the finest books available for making patchwork quilts. It contains over 100 patchwork patterns, with complete instructions for cutting and sewing. All conceivable designs are diagrammed and carefully described: flowers, rainbows, Irish Chains, fish, bird and leaf designs. The book shows you step-by-step, all the details of making each kind of quilt: it covers choice of pattern, piece vs. patch quilting, simple and complex quilts, choice of quilt materials, interlining materials, lining and thread materials, cutting and piecing, the applique process, various methods of setting together, quilt sizes, borders,scallops, flounces, valances, straight line and close shell quilting, methods of stamping, perforated quilting patterns, quilting the quilt, putting into frames, quilting in a small space, embroidery quilts, and many other topics. It is written in an entertaining manner, with the author weaving a great deal of rosy humor into the lining of her instruction, as well as some history of quilting, material and patterns and some really choice folklore about the origin of the highly ingenious names of some of the patterns. This book is not technical in any sense of the word. You can use it to make beautiful quilts provided only that you know the fundamentals of sewing. Enjoy!!
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Older, very basic book..would be good for a beginner, but wasn't what I was looking for.
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Older book....wish there were more pictures in color.
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a little older styles than i was looking for, but a really great book over all!
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A good book for patterns.