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  • Publisher: C&T Publishing
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 07 August 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781617455407
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 215x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: £29.99
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The Art of Mixing Textiles in Quilts


14 Projects Using Wool, Silk, Cotton & Home Decor Fabrics by Lynn Schmitt

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Book Description

Have a ball blending cottons with rich wools, lustrous silks, and textural home decor fabrics for quilts that beg to be touched. Weave unconventional textiles together like a pro with the best advice for cutting, sewing, and pressing fabrics of texture and sheen. Craft 14 pieced and appliquéd projects, like table runners, quilts, pincushions, and tote bags. Dimensional and exciting, mixed-fabric quilts are ripe for using up scraps and expanding your horizons.

Table of Contents

Exploring New Textiles, Eclectic Fabric Guidelines
Wool Appliqué . . . My Way
Machine Appliqué
Favorite Things
Umbrian Fields
Market Totes
With Appliqué
With Pieced Header
Bohemian Dance
Echoes of Italy
Table Topper

About the Author

About Lynn Schmitt

Lynn Schmitt holds a BFA in Interior Design and has worked in the field for over 30 years. She has been creating quilts for twelve years with an eclectic mix of cotton and alternative textiles. She lives in Illinois. Her website is adifferentboxofcrayons.com.



A sumptuous cover with the subtitle 'using wool, silk, cotton and home decor fabrics' so this is textiles as in fabrics, not techniques. There are 14 fabulously coloured and exciting projects in this book, including pin cushion, bolster pillow, throw, table runner, needle case, tote, wallhanging and quilts. You'll discover fabric guidelines, how-to's on wool applique, double-fold binding, embroidery and favourite tools of the trade. The projects show the materials, block size, construction, methods, assembly, templates and finishing. The projects explore a wide variety of piecing and applique techniques. Lynn encourages you to engage in quilting with a free spirit, a willingness to embrace eclectic fabrics and come up with something a little bit different. This is a book that really appeals to the designer in me.

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