Patchwork: A beginner's step-by-step guide to patterns and techniques

by Charlotte Gerlings

FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING | April 1, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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Patchwork is a craft for all ages and all skill levels - there is such a variety of shapes and designs to choose from that everyone should find something to suit their tastes and capabilities. Written for the beginner, as well as those looking for a refresher course, Patchwork includes three projects with straightforward instructions, as well as a section on choosing the right equipment, glossary of terms, and how to care for your homemade products.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 48 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.25 in

Published: April 1, 2012

Publisher: FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1565236858

ISBN - 13: 9781565236851

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Patchwork: A beginner's step-by-step guide to patterns and techniques

by Charlotte Gerlings

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 48 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.25 in

Published: April 1, 2012

Publisher: FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1565236858

ISBN - 13: 9781565236851

About the Book

Patchwork is a craft for people of all ages. There is such a variety of shapes and designs to choose from that everyone should find something to suit their tastes and capabilities. Like other titles in the series, this book has been prepared with the beginner in mind, taking them through the methods and techniques in easy stages. However, it also features plenty of templates and patterns to inspire more experienced stitchers to try their hands, perhaps at a dazzling Mennonite star or delicate Hawaiian applique.
You don't have to make an entire quilt all at once. Piece together just one intricate block of patchwork and if you go no further, you have a unique cushion cover or a decorative panel for the side of a tote bag. Using scraps, young children can start on a simple cover for a doll's bed or cheerful padded pan holders; the basic four- or nine-piece block makes an easy introduction for them.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Equipment and Materials Templates Equipment Fabric The sewing machine Graph paper Curved templates Part 2: Pieced Patchwork Methods and Techniques Graphs Making templates Standard shapes Cutting shapes from fabric Seminole patchwork English patchwork PROJECT: Place mat To sew by hand or machine? Joining techniques Blocks Setting in Putting blocks together The patchwork quilt Part 3: Assembling the Quilt A basic border Assembly Finishing Part 4: Applique and Quilting Applique Antique cut outs Quilting A piped [corded] edge Sashiko Display and aftercare Terms and abbreviations

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Patchwork is a craft for all ages and all skill levels - there is such a variety of shapes and designs to choose from that everyone should find something to suit their tastes and capabilities. Written for the beginner, as well as those looking for a refresher course, Patchwork includes three projects with straightforward instructions, as well as a section on choosing the right equipment, glossary of terms, and how to care for your homemade products.

About the Author

Charlotte Gerlings is an expert in several art mediums, including needlecraft and fabric arts. She graduated in Publishing from Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes University) and since then has worked as a book designer, writer and editor. She lives in South West London and is currently studying at Wimbledon School of Art for her MA in Fine Art. She is the author of several books, including Sewing, Patchwork, Cross Stitch, Knitting & Crochet, and 100 Great Artists.
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