The Joy of Quilting


The Joy of Quilting by Joan Hanson and Mary Hickey. Published by That Patchwork Place. ISBN 1-56477-070-2. Pages: 271

Discover the joy of quilting with this ultimate quilting primer! If you would like to begin quilting, this beautiful, high-quality guide is a great place to begin - with detailed lessons, many fantastic projects, and the expert guidance of Joan Hanson and Mary Hickey. Never before has there been such a comprehensive guide to all aspects of this complex art form, and never before has it all been so wonderfully or well explained.

Featuring: A collection of 12 detailed lessons, including: Lesson 1 - Gathering tools, supplies, fabrics; Lesson 2 - Planning blocks, settings and borders; Lesson 3 - Cutting with rotary cutter and scissors; Lesson 4 - Stitching blocks and matching points; Lesson 5 - Sewing squares and rectangles (Ladybug's Luncheon, Breakfast in Bed, Chickens in the Chimney, Over Under Around and Through, Winter in the Cabin); Lesson 6 - Stitching appliqué (It all started with Ralph's mother, Aunt Boppy's Baskets, Fantastic Fans and Beautiful Bows, Hearts and Gizzards); Lesson 7 - Mastering half-square units (Cheerful Child, Butterflies at the Crossroads, Christmas Bear Paw, Green Gables); Lesson 8 - Assembling quarter-square units (Line Dancing Lilies, Starberry, Garland Star); Lesson 9 - Conquering half-rectangle units (The Incredibly Cool Cosmic Rocket Ship, Women in the Mens' Club, Jiggle and Jump); Lesson 10 - Devising diamonds (Garden Trellis, Glowing Star); Lesson 11 - Creating with Templates (Winter in the Woods, Shining Stars, Good Neighbours, Nesting Birds); Lesson 12 - Finishing with a Flourish; Putting it all together (Exampler Quilt); Templates; Index..

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