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The Standard Book of Quilt Making and Collecting
The Standard Book of Quilt Making and Collecting Author:Marguerite Ickis A complete, easy-to-follow guide that shows you how to make beautiful, useful quilts. Even if you are a beginner you will soon find yourself quilting like an expert by following these clearly drwn patterns, photographs, and step-by-step instructions. — All the information you need is here, lucidly and thoroughly explained. You learn how to plan... more » the quilt, the number of blocks to fit a bed, how to select the pattern to harmonize with the design and color of the room, and how to choose the materials. You are told how to cut, sew, make appliqued patterns, patchwork, and strips. An entire chapter on design discusses basic elements, sources, making your own designs, avoiding sewing problems, how to use the rag bag, and much more, while the section on patterns gives directions on tracing, seam allowance, and estimating quantity. There is full information on borders, quilting, and tufting, and just about every other aspect of quilt making.
This book shows over 100 traditional and unusual quilts, including over 40 full-size patterns.