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May 11

Books on Monday – Quilts with a Spin

Today we are looking at Quilts with a Spin: 7 New Projects from Piece O’Cake Designs by Becky Goldsmith & Linda Jenkins. I got this one because I saw a picture of a quilt made from this book that I fell in love with; I just don’t remember where or when. What I do know is that finding this book is a bit tricky since it is out of print, except for the Amazon Print on Demand which is where I purchased it (and where the following Amazon Associate link will take you). I ordered the Print on Demand Edition because when I ordered it a few months ago, the used copies were just as expensive as the Print on Demand Edition. That does not appear to be the case right now, though. I guess I should have waited.

The quilts in this book have a lot of round or spinning-looking elements. I’m pretty sure that the quilt I fell in love with was the first one in the book, Whirlygig. (And to make it, I am seriously going to have to learn how to appliqué!) There are a couple of others I’d be interested in making and many many elements I can see myself using once I learn to … you know.

The sections of this book are:

  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Basic Supplies
  • For Your Information (information about fabrics, fabric prep and seams)
  • The Seven Projects
  • General Appliqué Instructions (covers both machine and fusible)
  • Special Techniques
  • About the Authors
  • Index
  • Resources

I keep collecting these appliqué books. I probably should start someday!

Quilt on!

2 comments

  1. Kathy Mathews (@KQuilt)

    I love buying quilt books also. They’re the best!

  2. Jaye

    Here us how to machine applique’: http://artquiltmaker.com/blog/2012/10/sampler-class-fusible-machine-applique-tutorial-part-1/

    😉

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