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  • Publisher: Stash Books
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 05 August 2015
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781607057406
  • Stock: 30 in stock
  • Size: 203x254 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: £16.99
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Strip Your Stash


Dynamic Quilts Made from Strips 12 Projects in Multiple Sizes from GE Designs by Gudrun Erla

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Book Description

Bust your stash with 12 strip quilts, perfect for those larger pieces of leftover fabric that you aren’t quite sure how to use. Learn how to cut, sort, store, and sew 21/2" strips to make a variety of quilts in two or more sizes.

Confidently pair fabric prints, using three no-fail strategies: controlled colorway, distinct blocks, or scrap crazies! Whatever your approach, you’ll love stripping along with the popular pattern and fabric designer behind GE Designs. Gudrun Erla’s quick yet impressive patterns only look complicated. Complete with helpful charts and illustrations, everything from fabric selection to block construction is made clear and simple, even for beginners. 

About the Author

About Gudrun Erla

Gudrun Erla was born and lived for many years in Iceland before moving to the United States. Gaining experience from owning quilt shops in her home country, she now designs full time, publishing patterns and books under her company GE Designs. She lives in Minnesota.


Jane Cameron

Im not a patchworker but I love this book! It makes me think that I could be one!

The instructions are fantastic, so clear, with lots of pictures and diagrams, and tables to show you exactly how many blocks and how much fabric you need for each type of quilt.

So, I decided to have a go at the Ripple quilt. A small one. I chose this one because it was all straight lines and no diagonals so I thought Id have a chance of getting it right!

It starts off with an insight into how to collect, prepare and store your strips, which would be really helpful for someone with a larger stash, and suggests steam ironing them before use to reduce the chance of shrinkage.

The book then talks about each quilt design and gives some ideas for how to select fabrics to make them look effective. It also has some pages of general instructions, including some great pictures on how to bind a quilt using straight-grain binding.

Each section of the book is a complete project. This makes it easy to concentrate and not get lost! It also tells you the size of your finished block, which in the Ripple Effect version is 12ins x 16ins. I knew I didnt need a full size quilt, so wondered whether I should just make a couple of blocks and turn them into cushions or bags Or whether to make a long thin one to go across the end of the bed which would also mean it would fit in the sewing machine! Decisions! I had an absolutely awesome fun time making this and I LOVE my new cushion! I even managed to put in a zip!

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Karen Platt-

Strip with precision. 12 designs in multiple sizes. Easy to follow, clear instructions. Styles to suit everyone. If you have a collection of strip rolls in your workroom, here is how to store, design and make strip quilts. Each project has at a glance materials, construction, fabulous photos and beautiful designs. I love Stash books, they know just what quilters want - colour, design and ease of use. It isn't often that I can say I like every design in a book - but this one is a classic keeper - I love them all. This is an inspired book that is well designed and perfect for stitching the quilt you'll love.

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