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  • Publisher: C&T Publishing
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 06 November 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781617458798
  • Stock: 29 in stock
  • Size: 133x229 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £16.99
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The Ultimate Appliqué Reference Tool

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Hand & Machine Techniques; Step-by-Step Instructions; Choosing Supplies; Options for Embellishments by Annie Smith

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Sharing her passion for appliqué, experienced teacher and author Annie Smith teaches you everything you need to know to sew the quilt of your dreams! This colourful guide to hand and machine appliqué includes step-by-step techniques, plus advice on fabric selection, choosing supplies, and working with templates. Gain the confidence to design your own appliqué blocks and quilts, or flip to find several pretty patterns to get you stitching.

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About Annie Smith

Annie Smith’s quilt pattern company, SimpleArts, has evolved from a small family business to an global online presence, reaching more than a million households. She teaches appliqué techniques at national and international quilt guilds and lives near San Jose, California. For more information visit www.anniesmith.net

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If you want to learn how to do hand or machine appliqué this book teaches it from scratch, at least if you are already either a quilter or have some other sewing hobby. A lot of the text is from the authors own point of view, and there is much said about being bold and saying I can. I am not a quilter myself and it was interesting to note how different the creative process is between confecting a (presumably heirloom quality) quilt and making clothes. The appliqué journey goes from getting ready for the creative process by taking photos, keeping a journal etc and thinking about choosing the right fabrics. There is a look at the equipment you will need (dont be alarmed, I have done this for years and dont own even a quarter of all this) and then instructions on how to do the various different methods of hand and machine appliqué. This is certainly an in-depth look, and there are plenty of staged photographs to show what the work looks like as you go. Further chapters take a look at designing quilts and quilt blocks, and I would suggest that the person who would get the most out of this book is a quilter rather than a dressmaker. There are some shapes to use in your own work, although there is also a section on copyright and doing your own work rather than appropriating somebody elses. Finally there is a useful list of definitions and another with recommended websites and books. If you are wanting to create something special to be handed down through the family filled with special memories, then this book is full of useful information.

If you cannot find a good range of sewing and quilting materials locally try http://www.searchpress.com for a list of suppliers.

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